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. 

Members’ Merit exhibition & Awards 2017

Monday 30 October 2017 - Saturday 25 November 2017

CLICK HERE to download all the information and registration form.

The Lake House Members Merit Exhibition & Award is a tradition for our members (Members and Friends Card holders). We invite you to participate in the 2017 group exhibition to be held in the Becroft Gallery.

This year we are introducing two sections, an Open Section and a Themed Section, with two prize awards. All applications are eligible for the Open Section; finalists will be curated into the Members Merit Exhibition. 40 – 50 finalists will exhibit in the Becroft Gallery. Those not selected as finalists will be considered for a Salon des Refusé Exhibition in the Tindall Room and other parts of the house.

The Themed Section for 2017 is entitled “Another brick in the Wall” and challenges our Members to reflect on their own experiences and thoughts on living in our diverse community. The Themed Section presents the opportunity for members to produce a new work that relates to the concept of Cosmopolitan Co-existence. (familiar with and at ease in many different countries and cultures.)

To become a Friend of Lake House and enter the Awards please register online and complete the Friends membership process. Details here 


Our sponsors for this year - Takapuna Art Supplies and Art New Zealand


For further information please e-mail to Janie van Woerden on programmes@lakehousearts.org.nz 





Monday 27 November 2017 - Sunday 21 January 2018

Lake House presents an exhibition dedicated to the art of retail. For two months our store will take over our gallery and provide a space for fashion designers, silversmiths, ceramicists, and other artisans to exhibit their talents, featuring; Sly and Company, Herbert and Wilks, Tina De Suza, Throwing Feathers, Dark Heart Beard Co. and many others. Come join us and shop a curated collection of the most stylish New Zealand designed products.


Initiate(s) 2017

Monday 22 January 2018 - Sunday 18 February 2018

The Initiate(s) exhibition is an opportunity to present work from graduation portfolios to a wider audience of the Auckland region. It is open only to those students who graduated from tertiary art and design schools in 2017 in Auckland with a certificate/diploma – BA/MA. This exhibition encourages exposure and experience for emerging artists, offering a glimpse into the future of contemporary New Zealand art. We welcome a diverse range of artworks; including painting, sculpture, photography, installation, sound work, and design and multimedia projects. 

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 - Aimèe Ralfini - Jeff Thompson - Paris Kirby - Paul Woodruffe






Auckland Quilt Guild: Dorothy Collard Challenge 2018

Sunday 8 April 2018 - Sunday 29 April 2018

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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