Empowering young people through creativity.

An introduction

The heart of Mixit is our Saturday afternoon sessions, bringing together a diverse group of young people to mix, create and express themselves. Running from 2pm to 4.30pm, it’s an open space where anyone is welcome. We usually have 10-15 participants and a mix of regulars and newcomers, led by 2-3 Mixit leaders and guest artists. These Saturday sessions are commitment-free. Participation is fluid and our young people come along whenever they can. One thing we guarantee is that every Saturday during the school term, Mixit is here for them.

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Here are the latest events, projects and activities imagined, performed and created by our Mixit community.

Term 3 2019 at Mixit

In Term 3 we're exploring characters through costumes. Come along and create your own portraits with the help of professional stylists, makeup artists and photographers. Enter a new world and be someone else for a day!!

Find out more

When: Every Saturday from 27 July - 28 September

Where: Corban Estate Arts Centre, Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson


Mixit is all about people. Meet our Alumni, our Youth Leaders and the support team that have made Mixit what it is today.

Wendy Preston MNZM
Wendy Preston MNZM

Creative Producer/Director

Wendy has over 30 years of professional involvement as a choreographer, director, tutor, performer and artistic producer/manager. She has worked extensively with young people on performance projects throughout her career, focusing on cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary creative interaction. Wendy has collaborated with leading practitioners across...

Kaviesha Abeysinghe
Kaviesha Abeysinghe


Kaviesha joined Mixit as a teenager before becoming a part of the Youth Leadership Programme. More recently she has become an active member of the Alumni, co-facilitating Mixit workshops in schools and in other regions around NZ. She is currently studying to be a Primary school teacher, after graduating with a Science degree and working in a labor...

Mike Becroft
Mike Becroft


Michael is an Art Director in film and been part of the NZ film industry since the early 1980s. Closely associated with Mixit since it was established in 2006, he was the inaugural Chair of the Board. He retains a seat at the board table providing a steady voice of reason, a wise overview and ensures the project remains true to its core purpose, al...

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