Youth Programme

Future Animators

Future Animators is a youth initiative that supports secondary school students at Manurewa High School working in 3D animation.

Future Animators (install view). Photo by Salome Tanuvasa

Future Animators (install view). Photo by Salome Tanuvasa

Established in 2013, Future Animators has evolved into an exciting programme providing unique opportunities for students to share the development of their skills and learn what it means to display their work in a public gallery.

Throughout the year, students research, develop and refine a digital animation short towards an exhibition in August. Te Tuhi provides support for students through workshops and feedback sessions. By combining practical skills and professional guidance Future Animators enables students to test their ideas in a supportive environment and explore pathways into the arts and creative fields.

Future Animators is supported by Auckland Council and Nathan Homestead.


Future Animators showcase 2017

11 August – 16 September 2017
Nathan Homestead, 70 Hill Road, Manurewa, Auckland

Nathan Homestead opening hours

Monday – Thursday: 9am – 7pm
Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 3pm
Sunday: Closed

Future Animators Open Day
Saturday 19 August 1-4pm

Celebrate Animation in Manurewa. Try your hand at creating 3D animated characters, see the dynamic creations of Manurewa High students showcased in the gallery and join us for a screening of animated artworks. Popcorn and kids art table provided.

1-4pm Workshop
2pm- Presentation by Raymond Sagapolutele from local artist collective ManuRewa  

Future Animators is a Te Tuhi and Manurewa High School education outreach initiative supported by Nathan Homestead and Manurewa Local Board.

Animation still by Andy Hoang

Animation still by Andy Hoang


Dozens of south Auckland students ready for animation exhibit - Manukau Courier, 10 August 2017

An animated opportunity - The New Zealand Herald, 17 August 2016

In partnership with:
Manurewa High School
With support from:
Manurewa Local Board