St paul's arts & media

St Paul's Arts & Media (SPAM) is a collective of individuals exploring arts and media and how it relates to contemporary expressions of spirituality and faith.

SPAM was started in 2005 by Advertising Art Director James Bowman and Film Director Kevin Denholm, a few months after we started our 'new services' at St Paul's. Out of SPAM came SPANK (St Paul's Arts 'n' Kids), key contributions to GLOW (Christmas carols by glowstick at what is now Spark Arena), and the creative culture of St Paul's.

After being an active SPAMmer, Creative Director Eleanor Calder became SPAM co-leader with James in 2021, starting with our STAINED exhibition.

In 2017, we thought it was time to reconnect with SPAMmers old and new by creating a Facebook page. We share the projects we've done in the past, what we're doing now, and discoveries we make of God intercepting arts and media.

Come and join us, tell us your thoughts, send us what you discover, and share ideas of what we could do next.

Latest Project

SPAM (St Paul’s Arts & Media) presents CREATION, a year-long community arts event, celebrating God’s unique creation in Aotearoa – our natural environment, and the flora and fauna that fills it.

CREATION launched during Creationtide 2023 and will culminate in the CREATION Exhibition weekend during Creationtide 2024, giving you four full seasons of inspiration and creating.

Creationtide or the ‘Season of Creation’ is the period in our annual church calendar, from 1 September to 4 October, dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life. Many churches use this time of year to hold special services and events to give thanks for God’s gift of creation, and to renew their commitment to caring for our one planet home.

Keep an eye on our Events page for things you can get involved with throughout the year.

Past SPAM Projects