The go-to place in Wellington, for so many people as Vincents Art Workshop is a place of learning and creativity, which contributes to healthy communities.
Vincents Art Workshop is the oldest Creative Space in New Zealand. It was established in in 1985 when the mental health institutions were closing down and people were moving into their local communities.
Some of the people moving into the Wellington community had been involved with art activities in Porirua Hospital in the early 1980’s.
They wanted to continue to be creatively self-expressive when they left the hospital but they didn’t want to sign up for the established art schools. Two social workers from the Inner City Ministry noticed this need and set up Vincents as an Incorporated Society.