Lake House Arts presents a vibrant and engaging exhibition program profiling artists and groups that are both nationally and locally recognized as well as community based and local artistic talents. Our exhibition program strives to represent a wide range of visual art mediums, including historical and multi-cultural themes with links to a selection of regional and local, arts and cultural events. The exhibition program is accompanied by a range of public programes including artist’s talks, exhibition tours and art workshops for adults and children. 

Lake House Arts has several exhibition spaces: The Becroft Gallery, The Cafe Gallery, The Tindall Room, the Art Capsule, Pop up Studio, the upstairs Harcourts Heritage Homes and buildings exhibition hallway. We also collaborate with a network with external organizations and businesses to provide a a wider exhibition opportunity to our members and artists, these include Spenser on Byron and the Pump House Theater. 

Printmakers' Corner

Sunday 1 April 2018 - Monday 30 April 2018

The Studio Printmakers' is a collective formed in the 1990's by a group of practicing printmakers.

The initial aim was to provide a studio where printmakers could experiment and learn from one another.

It is now a vibrant communal space hosting workshops, exhibitions and tutorships from national and internationally respected printmakers.

On a monthly turn around the Lake House will now have a designated space in the downstairs hallway of the house to exhibit our residents' work on an ongoing basis.

see more at www.printmakers.co.nz 

Coming up: 

April - Margie, Janmarie, Vivien and Lisz. 
May - Gillian and Julienne. 
June - Cat and Carolyn. 

Auckland Quilt Guild: Dorothy Collard Challenge 2018

Sunday 8 April 2018 - Sunday 29 April 2018


History and prizes
The late Dorothy Collard, a former member of Auckland Quilt Guild, left a bequest from her estate to the Guild to sponsor an annual challenge for five years.   After nine years, the Guild has taken over the sponsorship of this challenge.

Dorothy’s estate provided a mounted greenstone trophy with space for engraved plates for each winner’s name to be added, and a sum of $500 per annum to cover a first prize of $200 and three merit awards of $100 each. The first prize winner holds the Dorothy Collard Memorial Trophy for one year.

Each year, the Guild invites their members to participate in the Dorothy Collard Memorial Challenge,  to share a love of patchwork and quilting.

2018 Challenge
The Challenge for 2018: is that you must use a flying geese block somewhere in your quilt.

Judge: Tracy Louise March

Sausage Sizzle

Monday 30 April 2018 - Saturday 12 May 2018

Ahead of Men’s Health Month, Lake House Arts will present an art exhibition to encourage the #MenStartTalking movement. We are throwing MAN ART on the BBQ, cooking up a storm and serving up a fundraiser and platform for men’s health and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.

Since the dawn of the Kiwi Man the BBQ has been synonymous with community fundraising. Instead of slapping a sizzled sausage on some bread with optional onions and tasty tomato sauce, Lake House Arts will slap up some SIZZLING ART- about men, for everyone. ……… #MenStartTalking

Supporting the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand, Sausage Sizzle is a light-hearted and ironic title that throws into contrast the reality of men’s health issues and concerns.

With Sausage Sizzle, we hope to open up a discussion about men and support men in the challenges that men face. We are using art to fire up and encourage conversations about men’s health issues, the challenges and the effects on those closest to men. We aim to create awareness and community access to resources and events at the Lake House and Sausage Sizzle will be a facilitator for change in our community.


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Metalaxis - Spiros Poros

Monday 28 May 2018 - Sunday 17 June 2018


‘’From Zero One goes to nothingness
 On the path you will see the sun” 
 When one tries to talk about life and death he is moving into unfamiliar waters. We seem to lack real answers for the greatest issues
and question of our lives. But, we never cease to search. 

 “We are made up of the material that dreams are made of, and our little life is surrounded by sleep”. ~ Shakespeare 

 A concept that has occupied individuals, generations, cultures and civilizations. Depending on time and place, cultures interact with the issue of life and death in ways that present similarities to that of the
individual but with unique differences between civilizations. 
 In Egypt, pharaohs were being buried with their material possessions, believing in the continuation of as if it were unchanging. 
 The existential question of whether and in what form there is life after death, and of the exact relationship between body and soul
was answered in different ways in Greek philosophy. Ancient Athenians had the
custom of anointing young women before they were married and at their death if
they were unmarried. Both, as rites of passage. The oil used was kept in a
white vase called a lekythos, on which was
painted a colorful representation depicting the dead in the underworld. This
lekythos was placed over their graves. 
 Fundamental questions and eternal wondering…who really can talk about the boundaries of life and death? How does the one exist in tandem with the other? Where does one stop, and then begins the other? 
And the body, its breath, its movement, its pain, its needs and desires, the performer of the soul.
 Our thirst for strength, for beauty, for passing into a world where destruction will not condemn us to obscurity, is depicted through the operation of the body, and how it is immersed in art and a reflection of
the human experience. 
 The desire for the land of incorruptibility, of eternity, makes us apprehend the moment, to make it immortal. Life, death and the
body their connector…the single point of currency.
 Within this adventure of our battle with death, the creative process works uniquely in the moment with the power to relate the past
and the future, giving the feeling of continuity, which may be the only form of
 The only thing these things have in common is man. His life, his death, his body as a field of encounter of life and death, his body
as a vehicle that moves through the passage between nonexistence, then life, and ultimately death. 
 A desperate attempt to fight against the unknown and the futility we are condemned to, from the beginning to the end of our life.
 In our sacred and desperate attempt to give a personal meaning to a world that stands firm on meaningfulness, we only desire to be
where beauty and silence themselves want to save something under the sun…or the

In Earliest Light

Saturday 2 June 2018 - Saturday 30 June 2018

Wet plate collodion is one of photography’s earliest processes, flourishing for few decades in the mid-19th century. Requiring the creation and development of large format glass or metal photographic plates “on-site”, its temperamental chemistry, fine grain and beautiful image quality is again being rediscovered by a small band of kiwi photographers.

Photography Festival (31 May - 22 June)

Café Photography


“In Earliest Light” An illusion to us all using processes from the dawn of photography - google also tells me it’s a line from “Confessions of an English Opium Eater” and a poem by Shelley.


Wet Plate photography sessions in pop up studio 10-2pm - $35 per portrait


Sunday, 3 June 2018

pop - up


Wet Plate photos in Pop-up studio

Sunday, 17 June 2018

pop - up


Wet Plate photos in Pop-up studio

Sunday, 24 June 2018

pop - up


Wet Plate photos in Pop-up studio


Lake House Arts Centre

37 Fred Thomas Drive,
Takapuna, Auckland 0622

Phone: 09 486 4877

Email: info@lakehousearts.org.nz

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm
Office is not open on weekends.

Tuesday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm,
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 2pm

Tuesday - Friday Open from 8am
Saturday & Sunday Open from 8:30am



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