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

Tuesday 6 February 2018 - Saturday 24 March 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 form 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 

North Shore Notables – Series 2

Monday 19 February 2018 - Sunday 18 March 2018


The North Shore Notables series is an annual showcase and celebration of those artists with a strong affinity to the North Shore, as a home, geographically, culturally, politically, ecologically. Artists included in this exhibition have established themselves as commendable professionals contributing the strength and quality of New Zealand Art. These artists have established themselves as cultural icons nationally and on the world stage, and represented by some of the most reputable commercial and institutional galleries on and off shore.

The aim of this exhibition is to bring the profiles of some of our most esteemed artists into a space accessible to a local community.



Roger Mortimer - Toby Raine - Jessica Pearless - Johnathan Organ - Rob Tucker - Joanne Gair - Jeff Thompson - Paris Kirby - Paul Woodruffe






Tenants & Tutors Exhibition – Lake House Arts

Monday 19 March 2018 - Saturday 7 April 2018

Lake House has a history of being a melting pot of fun and fantastic creativity! It has been a home to many residents who lived in and worked from the house. Disciples of Ananda Marga were apparently once residents. As were Hello Sailor, DD Smash, Lip Service and other ’70s New Zealand pop royalty, actor Warwick Broadhead, artists, even (now-Councillor) Chris Darby.  Established Artists like Paul Woodruffe and Tony Ogle were part of the relocation, rebuild and rebirth of Lake House Arts. Safe to say the Lake House is famous and infamous and the best kept secret this of the bridge.  It is the first port of call for arts on the North Shore and a heritage treasure. 

Nowadays we have a talented bunch of artists who have their studios here, teach here, exhibit here (and even a couple who run the place). This exhibition will showcase our current tutors, artist and staff who work from the Lake House.

A range of work will be on display to show our community what happens behind the scenes and around the house!


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

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

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

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



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