Alberton house from above.

Wishing Upon a Star

A poignant exhibition is featured at Alberton as part of the Matariki season.



100 Mt Albert Road
Mt Albert, Auckland 1025

+64 9 846 7367

An exhibition featuring work by Māpura Studios will take pride of place in the well-known historic home in Mt Albert.

Entitled Wishing Upon a Star, the exhibition marks a coming together of Māpura artists to celebrate Matariki through art – a time to remember the past, celebrate the present and dream about what lies ahead.

With a policy of inclusion at their heart, Māpura Studios provides programmes and activities in visual arts practice, creative expression, dance-movement, music and art therapy for people living with disability and diversity.

The exhibition is one of the first opportunities for this community of artists to work together after several years of being impacted by Covid 19 restrictions, which prevented them from leaving their homes and meeting in-person to create art.

The exhibition is named for Hiwa-i-te-rangi, the wishing star, which represents hopes and wishes for a new beginning and a brighter future. 

Entry to the exhibition is included in the entry price to visit Alberton.