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Mural projects/ workshop

Share the artists passion and experience with wall art. The how's the why"s . Design through to application.

We touch on the history of wall arts. The complexity's of making murals , problem solving, teamwork.

This is as simple or challenging but always rewarding, Developing skills confidence and improving visual perspectives.

Murals can tell a story, aim for an ideal or raise awareness in society or environments.

Artist Information

Doug Ford


Phone: 09 361 2014 or 09 361 2014

Email: sford1us@yahoo.com


Bursary Art
Visual Communication and Design, Wellington Polytechnic.

Doug Ford is an Grey Lynn based artist. His murals are dotted over Auckland. East west south and recently added north, an interactive mural with Albany junior high school.

For Me, Art and Murals are about creating atmospheres of colours and form, a response’s to life’s . . .

'Murals can change the physical nature of a location.'The arts motivates kids.

School Projects:

Artist in Schools,2008.
Ministry of education and Albany Junior High School.

Aorere college murals 2006-7.
Six cultural boards to present their Global identity.

Otahuhu bus depot project.

road and safety/ Stagecoach.
Otahuhu college, Macaully college, Otahuhu intermeadiate and primary, Panama rd school,St Annes primary,
Town hall holiday program, mt Richmond Special needs school and one kindergarden.

Consulting schools to gather idea's and discuss road and safety issue we could include.
It was drawn on the 23 boards which were taken schools then coloured, shaded, patterned and painted.
photo below.

Other projects
Otahuhu town hall school holiday program.
The America's Cup Viaduct Harbor's rubbish truck and trailer.Glen Eden Primary and Mairangi Bay primary schools.
Rosenbank rd primary school.Avondale township beautification.

2008 Orakie Community centre, Kepa Rd.

Open participation murals.
This is done as an outlined mural which the punters them paint with whatever ability they have, some shade, layers are added, designs, patterns.
this can be done in a day.i then take out my lines and add a few touches.(for a week)

Programme Information

Arts Practice Medium: Visual Arts

Topics or Genres of Expertise: murals,painting,drawing

Languages Spoken: English

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

Preferred Group Size: Medium (9-20)

Regions: Auckland, Northland, National

Space and Resources Required: Materials, walls,room,paint and brushes

Indicative Costs:


Mode of Delivery: project, Workshop

Cultural Context: kiwi


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


M Bates Aorere College R Sheilds, Anti-Graffiti, Auckland City Council R Fairly, Road and Safety, Auckalnd City Council Stacey Yates, Albany Junior high school.

Programme Materials Provided for Schools: No

Photos of Relevant Work by This Artist

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