|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
||Exhibitions Coming up in March & April
28 Mar - 3 Jun 2013
Have a look at the upcoming exhibitions scheduled over the next couple of months. A lot to look forward to!
||Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award 2013
25 Oct - 18 Nov 2013
The Waiheke Art Award 2013 is proudly sponsored by Walker & Hall in association with Kennedy Point, Te Whau Lodge and the Waiheke Community Art Gallery.
This is a National award for two dimensional works in any medium and has a Prize of $5000 as the Premier award.
This years selector and judge is Nigel Borell.
The entry form is available to download as a pdf or pick one up from the gallery.
||Open Studios Weekend ~ Waiheke Winter Arts Festival 2013
1 Jun - 3 Jun 2013
1 Jun - 3 Jun 2013
Bookings are now open for Waiheke Winters Arts Festival, in it's fourth year this is the largest to date
More artists than ever before are opening their doors for the Queens Birthday Waiheke Winter Arts Festival sponsored by Fullers.
Twenty-nine artists are taking part in this year’s festival from 1-3 June and all will have their art showcased both at their studios and at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery exhibition from 4 May-4 June.
The first 200 people to buy tickets will all receive a beautiful handmade ceramic medallion – their entry ticket – made on the island by Colleen O’Leary, whose work can be seen during the open studio weekend at the Red Shed in Palm beach. Tickets include a detailed art map and this year are just $10 per person or $20 for a car of 4/5 people, available from the Waiheke Community Art Gallery. Children under 18 and students are free.
“This event is just getting bigger and better every year thanks to our main sponsor Fullers and it’s great to see a number of new artists in this year’s festival,” says Katie Trinkle-Legge, who is involved in the festival both as an artist and a Waiheke Community Art Gallery committee member.
“For such a small island it’s incredible to see the range of studios we have on Waiheke – from professional established artists to people who are just beginning to open their doors to the public.
“Queen’s Birthday’s an excellent time for an open studio event because it doesn’t matter what the weather does – everyone can still get out with their friends and visit the artists in their studios. Part of the fun of this festival is that people love driving around the island to meet all the artists and of course every artist will have some new art for sale.”
At the end of the Winter Arts Festival there will be a Sunday Soiree from 5-7pm at the Waiiheke Community Art Gallery – a wine and cheese event with a silent auction of boxes painted by some of the festival artists.
"This event is open to all ticket holders and was extremely popular last year with all boxes selling well,” Katie says. “People love our wrap up - it’s a great event.”
Call or email the gallery to book!
ph: (09) 372 9907