The New Zealand Children"s Art House Foundation Trust was established in 1999 to assist the establishment and development of Children's Art Houses within the communities of New Zealand. NZCAHF believes it is a fundamental right and necessity for children to explore their creativity within safe, valued community projects
What would you think about a club where the only rules are "to love art and to be kind to each other?" Where everyone must follow these rules, including teachers and parents! These are the rules of the New Zealand Children's Art Houses
The New Zealand Children`s Art House Foundation is delighted to be working with our Children’s Art Clubs and local schools preparing for the International Child Art Foundations 5th World Children’s Art Olympiad modelling the theme A CREATIVE MIND IN A HEALTHYBODY . The Opotiki Childrens Art House has been the film set for our National Showcase contribution to this world event.
The movie OKU MOE MOEA THE DREAM WHICH IS BIGGER THAN I AM is written and directed by Shona Hammond Boys following her book of the same name. This book will be launched in Parliament in March. Countless volunteer hours by many talented people have gone into this production and it is expected to be premiered in Opotiki before screening in Washington DC USA in JULY 2015.
We look forward to the opening of the Rotorua Children`s Art House this year in the beautiful historic Gardener’s cottage in the Government gardens.Many Children’s Art houses have big plans for rebuilding, extending and gathering new staff.
Every Art House and Art Club is different. Every Artist is special and different but we are all in the same picture. We love Art and We are kind.
Thank you for your contribution to our wonderful Foundation supporting the Individual Artistic Experiences of our Creative Children.
We grow a creative nation from our children upwards. They are our supreme innovators and our best force forward.
Shona Hammond Boys
New Zealand Children's Art House Foundation.
New Zealand Children's Art House Awards 2015
Iti Wae Wae Memorial Award for
The Emerging Maori Artist of the Year 2015
Eric Collier for his role in, Oku Moe Moea
The dream which is bigger than I am.
The National Directors Award for
The Artist most contributing to Children 2015
Sonja Hart of Foxton for work with murals
and children's art activities within her community
The Emerging Artist of the Year 2015
Louis grew up in a children's art house environment
He has travelled the world, won many awards.
He writes songs for our souls
......The book was launched in Parliament on Wednesday 25th of March by Anne Tolley Minister of Social Development.