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Magical Murals

Children engae in creative process from conception to completion. Taking in their immediate school location and proposed sites groups of children will collaborate to create murals that interact with the landscape and interior of their school. The children learn abut composition and juxtaposition, the importance of site and space, narrative and experimentation. Children will engage the creative process from planning, measuring, plotting and applying a variety of media to achieve the best possible pictorial outcome.

Artist Information

Anna Evans -Artist

Website: http://www.annaevans.co.nz/

Phone: 09 4282256 or 021 108 6939

Email: anna@artistinschool.co.nz



Teach art after school Whangaparaoa primary 2001- now

Freelance illustrator

Selected as artist in residence for Whangapaparaoa primary for Artist in schools project 2008. designed 3hr workshops for the entire school (26 classes!) From these workshops I selected 20 talented children to make murals to beautify the school grounds.

Worked with gifted students to create a mural that hangs in Whangaparoa primary schools hall

Worked on the stage set design for Whangaparoa primary schools award winning j-rock stage challenge 2004 debut performance

Commissioned by Rodney Council to produce a skate park design for Stanmore Bay skate park.

Worked on Whangaparoa primary schools project CWSA (children with special abilities) alongside Whangaparaoa primary's principal Steve Colins... This project incorporates creative writing alongside illustrations. The kids are making their own collaborated book.

Graduated Elam school of fine arts BFA

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Visual Arts

Topics or Genres of Expertise: Painting, drawing, sculpting,

Languages Spoken: English

Target Age Group: Junior Primary, Middle Primary, Senior Primary, Junior Secondary, Senior Secondary

Preferred Group Size: Small (1-8)

Regions: Auckland

Space and Resources Required: Materials, Suitible tech room/ hall space to create murals

Indicative Costs:


Mode of Delivery: Presentation, Workshop

Cultural Context: European, European, Asian, Pasifika, Maori


Another Dance Company moved from the U.K to New Zealand in August 2010.

A.D.C's work includes;
- professional contemporary choreography & performance
- dance education for young people and adults within formal education and the community
- project management.

Our dance education work includes performance projects, cross-curricular work, dance P.E, extended schools clubs and S.E.N projects.

Performance projects range from choreographing dance with young people to planning, creating and managing performance events.

Another Dance Company create cross-curricular projects to engage young people in curriculum subjects through dance. A.D.C's main focus in this area so far has been to bring literature to life through movement. A.D.C. secured funding from the Clore Duffield Foundation (U.K.) to work with 6 different schools on a dance and text project. Each group created a dance based upon a story, which they went on to perform. The entire project was conceived, planned, choreographed and managed by A.D.C.

Another Dance Company deliver dance P.E. sessions with a focus upon developing and refining movement skills. Sessions can include music and drama components for a more holistic performing arts experience.

A.D.C facilitate longer term in-depth projects with a real focus on the development of young people. Dance is the medium to achieve change in other areas of young people's lives. Agreed specific aims, decided with the school and pupils, steer the content of the delivery. Through Creative Partnerships (a flagship government initiative in the U.K) Another Dance Company have delivered focused projects to raise confidence and aspirations, and to improve reading and writing skills.

Another Dance Company create and deliver sessions and performance projects for young people with special educational needs. Past projects have included regular sessions leading to performances, intensive arts week dance activities, and youth group projects. A.D.C work in both primary and secondary S.E.N. schools as well as with community groups.

Another Dance Company deliver a range of adult projects.
Past work includes;
-teaching the dance & movement component of the Circus in Performance Course at Greentop Circus,
-leading adult community sessions,
-establishing and organising Sheffield Dance Collective; monthly workshops with guest teachers for the professional dance community.

A.D.C create and facilitate inset training days for teachers. Mentoring programmes support performing arts specialists working in education. Another Dance Company devise and manage projects from conception to evaluation.

Laura Aldridge, artistic director of Another Dance Company, has a BPA in Contemporary Dance from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance (U.K) and 4 years experience in dance education.

Programme Information


scollins@wgp.school.nz Steve Collins principal whangaparoa primary Emma.Beckett@nz.penguingroup.com Emma beckett editor penguin books

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: No

Photos of Relevant Work by This Artist

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