HEARTH is a creative space in Rotorua, New Zealand. It is a new idea based on an eons old human tradition.
HEARTH is heart, art and earth. It was around the hearth, or fireplace, that humans first progressed into a working society.
HEARTH is where humans participate in ages old arts, crafts and human to human communication. It is a place where art expression is at the centre facilitating human family themes and environmental earth concerns.
It is proudly old school providing facilities for traditional visual art techniques which utilise human hand, eye and brain co-ordination. At a time where lonely individuals thumb over glowing square screens, HEARTH offers a welcome relief back to a friendlier time, not so long ago, where one could create in a peaceful, non judgemental environment.
HEARTH is basically a counterweight to AI seeking to hold onto, promote and practice traditional artistic activities in a family friendly environment.
But, how is HEARTH different from other traditional establishments?
The HEARTH model is the round, circle one. That is, it is heart based. Strong at the centre and flexible at the boundaries. It honours the individual being at the heart first. It does not follow superficial based (square) modern trends, digital solutions and social media. HEARTH acknowledges the sovereignty of the human being whose creativity HEARTH wants to protect and enhance, now and in the future.
HEARTH welcomes the use of computer based technologies for communication purposes, but will always uphold the God given sovereignty of the individual human being first. The alternative, we think, is gradual digital slavery.
So, HEARTH is different, it really cares, like a human and it really needs your help to get established here in Rotorua ... and in time, the World!