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  • Support: Working alone may be great but can also be a lonely business.  Joining MAN will allow you to become connected, be able to reach out to others in the group and receive support from people who understand and who are also walking the walk. Enhance your art by connecting with other like-minded makers and artists. Exchange ideas, news and, opportunities about 6
  • Exposure: Opportunities for showing work in the area may be limited, so chances to develop opportunities to show work, lead workshops, etc, is both validating and necessary. The MAN allows us to help each other, to enhance the profile of the arts in the region, to draw in visitors and potential buyers. The philosophy has to be – ‘the more going on, the better for everyone’. It is not a matter of competition, it is an issue of getting as many events and people visiting as possible. This will lead to our region being known as a destination for the arts. More MAN members, more energy for events, more visitors, more buyers, more workshop participants, more artists taking part – a virtuous circle!
  • Encouragement: We all need a bit of this, whether we are early, mid or late-career artists, part-time or full-time. Imagine how much more enthusiasm you can generate if you have the ability to interact with peers who are able to comment knowledgeably on your ideas or output? Wouldn’t that be great!
  • Networking: As individuals within a network we are able to enable each other and perhaps in future be able to expand our connections to other groups in other regions.
  • If you have further questions or would just like to have a meet up with one or more of us already involved, contact us.
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Annual Membership is $60.00 and includes:
  • Free entry into the annual open studio art trail   (optional) DEADLINE for February Trail Entry is
30 September prior to annual Trail event.
  • A public profile on this site
  • Entry into Members Group Exhibitions
  • Artists and their work promoted on our social media channels
  • Free entry into the Year Round Art Trail Directory (optional)
  • Invitations to all opening nights
  • Regular artist get-togethers
  • Connection with creative people
  • Volunteering opportunities and more!
Year Round Mahurangi Art Trail Directory listing:
The opportunity to list in the Year Round Mahurangi Art Trail Directory is available to local art galleries, art centres and creative outlets in the greater Mahurangi region, as well as individual artists who wish to open their studios throughout the year by appointment or with set hours.

The intention is to create a one-stop go-to Directory for all things creative in the Mahurangi region as an easy resource for visitors to create their own self-guided art trail when it is convenient to them.

If your gallery, art centre or creative outlet wishes to have a listing in this Directory please email to express your interest.


If you need assistance filling in your application, please contact us at


The Constitution of the Mahurangi Artist Network was updated in April 2024.  Click on the pdf logo to download.  

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