Creativity

Mt Pleasant Pottery Group

The Mt Pleasant Pottery Group was established in 1960 and, prior to the 2011 earthquakes, had a membership of over 80 drawn mainly from the eastern suburbs, but also from across Christchurch and surrounding towns. Although membership has dropped significantly since demolition of the Group’s studio, as part of the Mt Pleasant Community Centre, a core of very active members remains and many of the club’s activities, including adult classes, demonstrations, workshops, sales days and the annual exhibition continue.

Potters range from those who are nationally recognised and experienced through to total beginners. New members are always welcome. Our new club rooms are based at Phillipstown School Community Hub on Nursery road, room 7 which is on the edge of the city area. We have a beautiful class room with electric wheels, slab-roller, lots of research books, space for Raku firings and a great working space. We share the school spaces with other craftspeople, men's shed, gardens, and other community related groups. We are excited to have this after 4 years of nothing. Come and enjoy our space all welcome.

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The Muse Community Music Trust

We are a charitable trust, dedicated to making music accessible to all people, regardless of age, financial circumstances, experience or ability. At The Muse you can: join a choir, learn African Drumming, play ukulele and guitar, join in our Random Acts of Music project, train to be a music teacher and more! We are delighted to be collaborating with others at the Phillipstown Hub.

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Ōtautahi Creative Spaces Trust

Ōtautahi Creative Spaces is a creativity and wellbeing initiative, with a busy art room Room 5 at the Phillipstown Community Hub and neighbourhood creativity programmes in libraries. 

 Creativity groups 

 We run creativity groups at Room 5 for people with experience of mental illess and distress, social isolation, and earthquake trauma. The groups are an opportunity to explore your creativity in a group setting, with tailored mentoring and support from our experienced art workers. We have a registration process for these groups, which involves an initial meeting for us to talk about your needs and how we can support you. 

To talk to us about joining a creativity group, please contact Alexia on 022 379 1521 or alexia@otautahicreativespaces.org.nz

Phillipstown Creation Station 

Our creation stations are an opportunity for people from the Phillipstown, Linwood and Woolston neighbourhoods to get together around creativity. Activities are set up, or you are welcome to bring something along you are working on. The sessions are drop-in, free, and materials are provided. Phillipstown Creation Station is on every 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, from 1 - 4 in the afternoon. Come and join in!

To talk to us about our neighbourhood creation stations, please contact Issy 0275282043 or issy@otautahicreativespaces.org.nz

For more information about what Ōtautahi Creative Spaces offers, please contact Manager Kim Morton kim@otautahicreativespaces.org.nz 022 064 7963 

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