Muriwai is home to many of Auckland’s and the nation’s top creatives, artists and artisans. Local photographer and businessman, Laird McKechnie, is committed to creating a world-class gallery to curate, promote, exhibit and retail locally created art.
Muriwai has 100+ artists with nowhere to exhibit
Muriwai is home to over 100 artists, creatives and artisans
Over 1.3 million people visit Muriwai every year
Muriwai has no gallery to curate, promote, exhibit or sell locally created art and artisanal work
Lost revenue for local artists
Lost tourism opportunities
Lost economic development opportunities.
Establish Glide- a world-class gallery and focal point for curating, promoting, exhibiting and retailing art works produced by Muriwai artists.
Glide will be advised by a steering group of local artists who will lead curation and guide operations.
Glide will operate as a social enterprise. Profits will be invested in growing Glide and to the local arts community.
Glide has three core revenue streams to support its establishment and operations.
•External funding and investment from private investors and public funders
•Exhibitions and Events fees and sponsorship
•Commission and fees from retail sales and brokerage services
Glide’s preferred modus operandi is to collaborate whenever possible to make Muriwai and the South Kaipara a destination for artists and art lovers alike
Accordingly, any arts-related entity or initiative in the area is a potential collaborator
Key potential non-arts collaborators include
•Northwest District Business Association
•Muriwai Surf Club
•Nga MaungaWhakahiio Kaipara Development Trust
•Muriwai Golf Club.
We would love to hear from Artists, Residents, who would like to participate and support this venture.
Send us an email to either confirm your support as an artist, supporter, would like to be a part of the team in making this happen or all of the above.
we look forward to hearing from you.