|WELCOME TO THE WAIHEKE
COMMUNITY ART GALLERY
A Community Inspiration.
The greatest experiences of art are unexpected.
Walk into this Gallery and prepare to be dazzled! You will experience diverse and inspiring art of national and international importance that you would never expect to find on a small island.
Acclaimed artists from Waiheke and all around New Zealand exhibit here regularly. Every three weeks there is a new collection of eclectic, iconic, and stimulating art on show: including national exhibitions of paintings, ceramics, jewellery, photography, and design.
Out there Diversity.
Our community spirit finds expression in ingenious art that never draws the line on artistic mediums or hot local and global issues of the day. Our first exhibition in July 1995 was "Ten Years Later", a look back at the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior and the initiatives of Greenpeace.
To us, art of significance is anything that has the real power to engage, challenge, inform or inspire and gets to the heart of who we are as a community. Our Gallery activities therefore extend to outdoor events, book launches, art education, youth exhibitions, environmental awareness, and creating gala occasions all over the island.
We constantly seek new ways to engage people in art beyond these Gallery walls. A brilliant example is the staggeringly beautiful national art event "Headland: Sculpture on the Gulf" - where New Zealand's leading sculptors transform the coastal headlands drawing thousands of people to the island.
Art meets heart here like no other gallery
The reason why we are so unique and innovative is simple. We are owned and run by the community, for the community. It makes us highly motivated to foster emerging talent and help everyone feel part of the creative life of the island.
Ask about our youth and adult workshops, our Artist in Residence program, and the many Award opportunities we offer.
When you support this Gallery, you support our creative community
||Small Sculpture Prize 2014
21 Mar - 14 Apr 2014
The Small Sculpture Prize 2014 is proudly sponsored by Davis Funerals in association with Obsidian Wines and the Waiheke Community Art Gallery. This is a National Award for an original Free-standing or wall sculpture up to 450mm in any dimension. It has a prize of $3000 attached to it and the selector for 2014 is Monique Redmond - Senior Lecturer, Visual Arts, AUT University.
||Waiheke Summer School 2014
20 Jan - 24 Jan 2014
Time to think about what you are going to do this Summer to get your creativity moving again.
We have just announced three new streams for the 2014 Waiheke Summer School and the synopsis of the programmes is attached.
Participants in last year’s courses expressed how satisfied they were and the showcase at the end was inspirational.
Check out what is store for this year, tell your friends about it, book a space and get your accommodation reserved.
This year the programme is running from 20-24 January – Waiheke will be beautiful then, so time to plan and schedule some personal enrichment.
We already have a few bookings so don’t delay.
See you in 2014.
Download the pdf brochure for more information
14 Sep 2013 - 14 Sep 2014
The gallery is setting up a Youtube channel to share events and also showcase moving image works. Early days yet but we'll add more as it develops! here's the link, copy and paste it into your url address area, click enter - jump over and have a look!
||The New York Times 36 Hours in Asia and Oceania
17 Oct 2013 - 17 Oct 2014
The Waiheke Community Art Gallery achieves international recognition.
The prestigious New York Times publication 36 Six Hours in Asia and Oceania has recommended the Waiheke Community Art Gallery as a go-to destination in their recently released book of stylish and carefully researched weekend travel itineraries to memorable destinations.
“This is an incredible thrill and a real endorsement of the role the gallery plays in hosting visitors to Waiheke. We showcase artwork created on the island and from other parts of New Zealand so visitors experience a snapshot of our creative community plus unique works from other parts of the country" said Linda Chalmers, Director.