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Town Basin Sculpture - Dobbie Canopy

Whangarei recognises and celebrates the current and potential contribution the dynamic creative sector makes to the District.

Whangarei has developed its own unique arts identity which reflects its people and places, its history and cultures. There are over 350 professional artists in the district earning part or all of their living from sale of their work.

Art, culture and heritage activities and experiences attract domestic and international visitors and also contribute significantly to the social, economic, health and development of Whangarei.

Creative Northland is mandated to develop the arts and cultural sector within the Whangarei District and Northland region, translating creative ideas into innovative products and services. The Creative Northland team is based in Whangarei and inspires creative endeavour through artistic projects, touring opportunities, education and specialised resources to develop and sustain creative communities artistic practice throughout Northland.