Creative Wellbeing’s our Thing 

Year-round, a hive of creativity can be found coming from our studios and online spaces. From small groups trying new things, to artists with a distinct practice wanting company, all the while connecting over creativity and shared experience of mental distress. You can find our studios nestled in the beautiful gardens at the Phillipstown Hub.  

Together we make things happen: exhibitions, collaborative projects, art adventures and workshops with guest artists. We like to push the boundaries within the contemporary art scene. We’re often hatching plans with our friends at Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch City Libraries, Canterbury Museum and Rekindle.  

We’ve also laid a stake within the health sector, teaming up with Pegasus Health, Canterbury District Health Board, Kakakura Health Services, 298 Youth Health and Purapura Whetu. We know we are stronger together and these relationships allow us to reach the people who need it most.  

We got started in 2015, after the Christchurch earthquakes. We saw a gap – and stepped in to fill it. We’re in it for the long haul because we think it’s time to re-imagine our mental health system where access to creativity is valued as essential.  

Designed By Ana Craw Creative