Exhibitions

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. 


Popular Social Mechanics

Monday 24 July 2017 - Saturday 26 August 2017

An ongoing and participatory image installation by Sam Melser.

Somewhere between an accumulation, a collection, and an archive, artist Sam Melser invites the public to participate in a large social tableau of human representation - from prehistoric times, through the present and into the future...

Workshops are available for schools. Please contact education@lakehousearts.org.nz


Five Lacquer artists from China

Wednesday 28 June 2017 - Sunday 23 July 2017

28 June - 23 July
Opening 1st of July 11:00

Artist talk and demo

"The Lake House is proud to present an exhibition curated by Han Nae Kim, bringing together five Chinese Lacquer artists with special international guest Meng Hong Li celebrating the history of Chinese lacquer and its contemporary use.

Han Nae Kim has over the past couple of years organized and usefully demonstrated the practice in various settings around Auckland and during last year’s art week produced a fascinating and insightful programme at Studio One Toi Tū. Recently she has been working in Shanghai, where she also met up with some of the artists included in this show, brought to you by the Kaipatiki Board. 

Lacquer art is a practice that is often considered culturally and aesthetically engaging. “The tactile quality of lacquer and the sensorial experience in the making process are equally important as the aesthetic appeal traditionally requires a high level of craftsmanship”.

Opening Saturday 1st of July 11 am
Artist talk 12 am
Demo on Lacquer as a practice 1:30-3pm
Han Nae Kim will demonstrate the use of lacquer touching upon traditional techniques covered in her Asian Lacquer Painting course.


The Collodion Collective

Wednesday 31 May 2017 - Sunday 25 June 2017

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. Utilising roughly equal quantities of faith and skill our “Collodion Collective” have been sharing ideas, discoveries and formulae with each other as we each make our personal collodion journey. For the first time, we are putting on a group show of our work showing a range of tintypes, black glass ambrotypes and large format prints.

Paul Alsop, Michael Bradley, Raewyn Dunn, Jane Fletcher, Su Hendeles, Brian Scadden, Martin Sowter, Ann Marie Hope-Cross, Brian Scadden, Megan Dickson

Come and enjoy the opening at 11:00am Saturday the 3rd of June with a demonstration on the practice!

 

 


Matariki Kites at Ihaumatao Pa - Mere Clifford - Matariki Festival 2017

Wednesday 31 May 2017 - Sunday 25 June 2017

A celebration in paintings of the traditional Matariki craft of making manu aute kites as well as reflections on the beauty of the contemporary kite. 


Proposals are now invited for Lake House Arts 2017 exhibition programme

Monday 1 May 2017 - Wednesday 31 May 2017

Visit our exhibition proposals page to download the guidelines


The Enchanted Forest - Emma Petterson

Wednesday 5 April 2017 - Sunday 7 May 2017

A series of pocket sized paintings influenced by Oriental lacquered objects. 


Auckland Quilt Guild: Dorothy Collard Challenge 2017

Tuesday 4 April 2017 - Sunday 16 April 2017

BECROFT GALLERY
Opening  Monday 3 April 7pm 

The theme for 2017's Dorothy Collard Challenge is ‘If I only had time... ’. The Dorothy Collard Challenge is a judged exhibition held annually with prize-money awarded to the three top entries
and a trophy given to the winner.
 


Inaugural North Shore Notable’s exhibition featuring Paul Woodruffe

Wednesday 1 March 2017 - Sunday 26 March 2017

BECROFT GALLERY
Opening Saturday 4 March 12:30pm
 
Many notable NZ artists have either grown up, lived on or produced art about, the North Shore of Auckland. The North Shore Notable’s series of exhibitions aims to profile these artists with solo exhibitions of their work and associated artist talks or events.
About Paul Woodruffe:
Paul Woodruffe graduated from AUT school of Design 1978 and following a brief time working as a graphic designer, has worked as an artist since 1981. Woodruffe also tutors at UNITEC school of Design and throughout the years he has been selected as a finalist in many of New Zealand’s top art awards such as the Waikato Art Award, The National Portrait Award the Team Macmillan BMW Art Awards. His work is in many public, private and corporate collections across NZ, Australia, UK, USA and Germany including several works
in The Wallace Art Trust Collection. Paul paints what he perceives makes a particular place, object or concept unique. He has a strong interest in naturally occurring patterns in nature, and their accidental or intended transference into architecture, culture, design and almost every aspect of human production. (courtesy NKB Gallery)

INITIATE[s] 2017 - Annual New Graduate show

Wednesday 1 February 2017 - Sunday 26 February 2017

BECROFT AND CAFE GALLERY'S

MEET THE ARTISTS - 11AM, SATURDAY 11 FEBRUARY

Recent graduates from tertiary art and design schools present works from their graduating portfolios. Come along to experience New Zealand's up and coming artistic talent.

 This year featuring:

Anqi Li - Postgraduate Art And design in Graphic design - AUT

Madison Rogers - Diploma in Jewellery - Hungry Creek Art and Craft School.

Birgit Moffat - Bachelor of Applied Arts - Whitireia Institute of Technology

Felix Pryor - Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) - Elam, University of Auckland

Hayley Lovelock - Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) - Elam,  University of Auckland

Judith Lawson - Master of Fine Arts - Elam, University of Auckland

Vivienne Jung - Masters of Visual Arts - AUT


Members Merit exhibition and awards

Wednesday 30 November 2016 - Friday 16 December 2016

BECROFT AND CAFE GALLERYS

The Friends of Lake House members merit awards is an opportunity for our artists to enter a judged award and exhibition. This year we are making things a little different and adding a theme for entries - challenging our talented artists to produce a new and exciting work for consideration. The theme will be 'My Heritage' - an opportunity to create an artwork (we are open to all forms and mediums) that illustrates an aspect of your heritage whether it is a cultural tradition, family member or ancestor or a memory. 

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

ENTRY FORM


Women's Voices - NZ Outsider Art Fair 2016

Wednesday 2 November 2016 - Sunday 27 November 2016

BECROFT GALLERY

Meet the artists Saturday 19 Nov 11am
 
Participating artists: Raewyn Judkins, Carol Anderson, Justine D'Anvers, Julia Newland
"To our friends and families we are a group that get together to discuss and deconstruct the subjective constructs of our individual and collective world; we do this through the craft of painting. To ourselves, paint is the binding element that draws us together. We are women, mothers and grandmothers and maybe that helps form the questions we have inside the paintings we make"
 

Junko Nakamura

Wednesday 2 November 2016 - Sunday 27 November 2016

CAFE GALLERY

Beautiful watercolour and acrylic paintings from one of our regular artists.

Aesthetic Forms - Margaret Petchell

Wednesday 5 October 2016 - Sunday 30 October 2016

BECROFT GALLERY

Opens Tuesday 4th October, 5-7pm

Intricate detail and perfection of colour and light are what first draw you in, but what really sets the work of artist Margaret Petchell apart, is her whimsy and the depth of personality imbued in her birds and animals and more recently her series of crowns and botanical flowers.


Tales of New Zealand - Sandy Rodgers

Wednesday 5 October 2016 - Sunday 30 October 2016

CAFE GALLERY

Opens Tuesday 4th October, 5-7pm

Artist Sandy Rodgers of Ngati Raukawa, Scottish and English descent has followed her heart and painted throughout her life - from a child with a crayon to a defined and talented artist today.  Sandy’s credentials include an honors Diploma in Creative Arts, two years spent learning traditional Maori arts under artist Erenora Puketapu-Hetet and her family in Waiwhetu, and over 18 years filled with exhibitions within New Zealand, London and Spain. 

Sandy researches New Zealand's rich and vibrant culture and her delving into history are captured in her works. Each work comprises a combination of elements from collaged images of her previous works alongside the actual notes typed up and printed in the background to thick layers of smoky shellac. The works are covered in a layer of archival tissue which is then worked over with delicate designs and images in watercolours, inks and graphite. She has travelled extensively throughout New Zealand and in fact the world, taking her inspiration from the many museums and historical sites she has visited.

Sandy's current works represent a ride back through time via the visual roller coaster that is poster art. 

Part of Auckland Heritage Festival 2016


The Annual Great Art Sale: ON NOW!

Wednesday 31 August 2016 - Sunday 2 October 2016

SALE RUNS FROM 31 AUGUST -  2ND OCTOBER

Our annual Art Sale is back! Now going for over 12 years, the Great Art Sale is a must see exhibition on every art lovers calendar. It is an opportunity for artists from all over the country to sell their works on a no commission basis - all proceeds go to the artist! 

 


As the soul grew coarse - Donald Overbeay

Wednesday 3 August 2016 - Sunday 28 August 2016

BECROFT GALLERY

Opens Tuesday 2nd August, 5-7pm

"My process is a vehicle, to search for originality and truth to self. It is pivotal in holding the image sacred. I use trance like states to free myself from the world around, and delve into the unconscious. This mimics the same process that prehistoric and shamanistic artists utilized when creating cave or rock paintings.  The imagery is ideally produced from the embedded structure of the mind and not from historic or contemporary references.  As a result, I am freed from any artifice and open to multiple visual outcomes.

Preparation of the unconscious mind is central to my process. Before I start painting, I perform a series of ritualistic actions in an effort to conjure belief in myself, my process and my ability to capture the enigma. When I paint, I believe in something.

Next I enter into a state of trance.  This begins with meditation, this is in an effort to calm the conscious mind and access the unconscious.  I deepen this state by employing other various trance inducing methods such as; playing music, sensory deprivation and using psychoactive compounds.

I generate the initial painterly impact in a blind manner.  Literally, I paint in the dark from a set of pre-mixed colors, basing my marks and composition on internal forms generated from the trance-like state. Within the darken room I paint the imagery of my minds eye. This imagery can range from abstract forms to recognizable imagery.  No judgment is made, no editing occurs.

After the initial impact, the evolution of the painting is natural and un-rushed, the answers typically presenting themselves in moments of serendipity.   Much time is spent in simple observation of the work.  Once the concept reveals itself, I encourage its resolution in a synchronous and intuitive manner." Donald Overbeay


Echoes of Gondwana - The memories beneath our feet: Susannah MacDonald

Wednesday 3 August 2016 - Sunday 28 August 2016

CAFE GALLERY

Opens Tuesday 2nd August, 5-7pm

"I have long been fascinated with the theory of Gondwana and the seismic and geological forces which split the continent and separated us from Australia. Fascinating too, is the knowledge that New Zealand was once part of the sunken continent of Zealandia, and it is essence of these movements which I have been endeavouring to capture in this series of paintings. I have been drawing on the idea that human memory of these forces at work, may give rise to mythology. Conversely, does the consciousness reflected in mythology bring about these changes?" Susannah MacDonald


Student Photography exhibition

Wednesday 15 June 2016 - Sunday 31 July 2016

CAFE GALLERY
No opening.
Our Saturday and Thursday kids photography class, taught by
Julz Glover presents an exhibition of their work. For more information on the class check it out here

 


Wahine Toa (Strong women) - Jah Tana

Tuesday 12 July 2016 - Sunday 31 July 2016

TINDALL ROOM - Until 14 August!
 

Jah enjoys creating images of strong women and iconic heroines from history. 


Matariki Minis

Wednesday 6 July 2016 - Sunday 31 July 2016

BECROFT GALLERY

Opens Tuesday 5 July 5-7pm

We are looking for artists to exhibit in our Matariki Mini's exhibition. As the title suggests all the works will need to be 'mini' in size (under 30cm square or cubed if sculptural works). As we are uniquely steeped in the past, being housed in historic buildings and surrounded by heritage themed gardens we would like submissions along one of the main Matariki themes - Remembering the past. This can interpreted as broadly as you wish by incorporating people, history, events or memories. 

Email the Curator on manager@lakehousearts.org.nz with images of the work you would like to submit (no limit on submissions), before 15 June.


ART CAPSULE - Sally Herbert, Herbert and Wilks Jewellery

Friday 8 July 2016 - Friday 29 July 2016

Our first Art Capsule Artist Sally Herbert is showing her beautiful sterling silver jewellery for the next few weeks.


Lake House Arts Emerging Artists Series

Wednesday 1 June 2016 - Sunday 3 July 2016

BECROFT GALLERY
Sharifa Karimi - Hasti? Are you there? Hastam. I am here.

Opens Tuesday 31 May 5-7pm

Sharifa Karimi aims to create a discussion around the circumstances of women who are struggling for basic rights because of the traditionalism of their culture. Her work manifests the core of this issue. “I consider my process both analytical and intuitive. Analytical, because I examine the women’s rights issues in Asian countries and intuitive because I use my own knowledge and experience to draw upon." 
Karimi explores gender equality in the roles of men and women in several different countries. Most importantly she highlights the extent and intensity of the cruelty many women go through on a daily basis. “It makes me extremely sad that these women live their whole lives as victims and the cycle continues with the next generation”
From her standpoint, although she has physically left her childhood home, the memories of the culture, the environment, and the people she was surrounded by have become part of her identity. Because of her circumstances she has been able to see the treatment of women from both a Middle Eastern and a Western point of view. 
This project is personally important to Karimi because she came from a part of the world where domestic abuse has become a norm. “Photography helps me make this reality known to people in Westernized cultures. I hope that, through my art I can give a voice to women and girls around the world who are being married as children or trafficked into forced labour and sex slavery.” 
In the countries that Karimi has included in her project such as Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, women have had no significant role in society. Although in some of these countries women are being given more rights and freedom with the progression of time, the issue of women’s rights is nowhere near to being resolved.

Part of the Auckland Festival of Photography


ARTiculate - A picture is worth a thousand words

Wednesday 18 May 2016 - Sunday 12 June 2016

BECROFT GALLERY/ CAFE GALLERY/ TINDALL ROOM AND HALLWAYS
Lake House Arts is holding an art sale, in the style of our annual Great Art Sale, for the benefit of the UpsideDowns Trust. The registration fee’s from the sale will go to the UpsideDowns Trust and no commission will be deducted from the artists.
The UpsideDowns Education Trust was established to support New Zealand children with Down syndrome by providing funding for specialist education programmes. The Trust plays a vital role in improving the learning development of the children, growing their confidence and independence. This speech language therapy greatly improves their communication, allowing these children to thrive.

Please join us in celebrating these special children and help us to support the wonderful organisation that assists them on Friday 20th May 5pm

Image left: Meghan Geliza, Listening to the world, acrylic on wood, 2015
 


Auckland Quilt Guild - Dorothy Collard Challenge

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - Sunday 15 May 2016

BECROFT GALLERY
Opens Tuesday 26 April, 7-9pm

The theme for 2016’s Dorothy Collard Challenge is ‘freedom’. The Dorothy Collard Challenge is a judged exhibition held annually with prize-money awarded to the three top entries
and a trophy given to the winner.
Annie White will be giving a floor talk about her practice in the Becroft Gallery, 11am Wednesday 11 May - All welcome!


Emerging - Leomie Willoughby-Ellis

Wednesday 27 April 2016 - Sunday 15 May 2016

CAFE GALLERY
Opens Tuesday 26th April, 7-9pm

Leomie Willoughby-Ellis emigrated from England in 2009 to raise her children in wild open spaces. Although living in Auckland, life revolves around the beautiful winding roads of the Waitakeres, the bush and most importantly, beaches. Having worked as an Archaeaological Illustrator she travelled widely and has always drawn, painted and sketched, selling or bartering pieces as she went. An accident in 2002 meant managing a chronic physical condition with regular therapy to keep mobile and upright. Painting and drawing helps create calm and peace, reducing stress and therefore injury. The painting process is a form of relaxation and bliss. Time does not pass and the world seems clarified but quiet when painting, which is evident in her images. These works find the calm, peace and beauty in spending time just being in Aotearoa.  


Table Top Design Competition

Tuesday 1 March 2016 - Sunday 17 April 2016

Lake House Cafe is getting a makeover and we want some amazingly decorated tables to set us apart from the rest!
Submit your design by March 1 2016 - finalists will be contacted in the following week.
Prizes include: a 4 week exhibition in the Cafe gallery, $500 cash, Art Magazine subscriptions and more...
More details and an entry form here.

Finalists will be painting their designs on their tables in the Becroft gallery from Wednesday 23 March until Sunday 10 April.
The winner will be announced at a celebration on Tuesday 12 April 5-7pm.

 


Table Top Design Competition - Vintage theme

Monday 23 November 2015 - Sunday 17 April 2016

Lake House Cafe is getting a makeover and we want some amazingly decorated tables to set us apart from the rest!
Submit your design by March 1 2016 - finalists will be contacted in the following week.
Prizes include: a 4 week exhibition in the Cafe gallery, $500 cash, Art Magazine subscriptions and more...
More details and an entry form here.

Finalists will be painting their designs on their tables in the Becroft gallery from Wednesday 23 March until Sunday 10 April.
The winner will be announced at a celebration on Tuesday 12 April 5-7pm.

(Tables and some materials provided).

A selection of finalists left and below...



Finalist - Kim Randall



Finalist Hannah Zhang (Age 9)



       

  

INITIATE[s] 2016 - New Graduates exhibition

Wednesday 24 February 2016 - Sunday 20 March 2016

Opens Tuesday 23 February 5-7pm

2016's graduate artists are: Cole Zeal, Marisa Vodanovich, Nik Hanton, Fran Carter, Nicholas Pound, Celine Saye, Louise Caig, Sharifa Karimi, Sarah Lenton and Yvonne Shaw

Recent Graduates from tertiary art and design schools present works from their graduating portfolios. Come along to view and experience New Zealand's up and coming artistic talent.

 Image: Marisa Vodanovich


Tenants and Tutors of Lake House - note dates change!!

Wednesday 10 February 2016 - Sunday 21 February 2016

Meet the Tutors evening, join us for drinks and nibbles. Friday 19 Feb 5-7pm

Image: Anita Levering - Lake House Tutor


Members Merit Awards 2015 - Various artists

Wednesday 2 December 2015 - Friday 18 December 2015

Opening Tuesday 1st December 5-7pm

Lake House Trust's annual Friends of Lake House merit awards.

And the winners are:

Supreme Award - Graeme MacKay

Gordon Harris Painting Award -  Wensley Petterson

Art Zone Award - Valerie Cuthbert

Merit Awards - Norma Beck and Richard Beckett

The Members Merit Awards are proudly sponsored by Panasonic - This years supreme Award will be a DMC GM5k camera worth over $1300!

Thanks Panasonic!


Also sponsored by

Dawn and Keith Wright - Art Prints
     

 


Rebecca Holden - Retold: Paintings from the Grimm project

Wednesday 11 November 2015 - Sunday 29 November 2015

ARTISTS TALK: Sunday 29th November at 11am - all welcome!!

Retold is part of artist Rebecca Holden’s larger artistic undertaking, The Grimm Project. As in the well-known fairy tales, themes of right and wrong, good and tyranny are woven into her artistic practice. You are invited into the narrative through the combination of different painterly techniques, from sketchy drawings to overlapping layers of thickly painted colour.

A series of chance encounters formed the impetus behind this project – the discovery of the Brothers Grimm museum in Kassel, Germany; an unexpected visit to their gravesite in Schöneberg, Berlin; a chance introduction a year or so later to Phillip Pullman's collection of fairy tales, ‘Grimm Tales for Young and Old’. These encounters fuelled what Holden called The Grimm Project and led to the creation of a group of painted works that interpret tales from Pullman's collection.

For these works, Holden wanted to further encourage the idea of chance, which was so instrumental in the project’s inception. Via social media she invited others to give her two things: a number between a given range and a photo of a favourite landscape. Holden used the number supplied to select a tale from the corresponding page in Pullman's book, which she would then visually interpret through painting. The landscape photo given was used to influence her colour palette.

“This compelled me to work outside of my favoured palette and be more experimental with the use of colour,” explains Holden. “Rather than simply illustrating the main plot of the stories, I felt I wanted to be receptive to the elements of the story that most strongly resonated with me, those that appealed (or appalled), and to allow for everyday influences to weave their way through.”


Tuesday Painters - Various artists

Wednesday 11 November 2015 - Sunday 29 November 2015

The Tuesday Painters are a group of artists guided by Anneke Laan,
a long standing tutor at Lake House Arts. Every one in the group has
developed their own style and subject matter. The class finishes each
session with a critique in order to solve any issues that may have
arisen within each work - the discussions are not about personal
taste but to gain an understanding of what makes a good painting.


Nemesh Vjekoslav, Anthea Stayt, Philippa van Kuilenburg, Myra Lloyd and Wendy Worley - Interconnection V

Wednesday 21 October 2015 - Sunday 8 November 2015

Opening Tuesday 20 October, 5-7pm

Interconnection V is part of a series of exhibitions held across Auckland and New Zealand by a group of artists who work collaboratively to create individual and group based works ranging from paintings, sculptures and mixed media works.


 


The Studio Printmakers Collective - Marking Time

Wednesday 30 September 2015 - Sunday 18 October 2015

Opens Tuesday 29 September 5-7pm

The Studio Printmakers Collective explore their diverse cultural backgrounds and life experiences through printmaking. At the same time they will be paying tribute to the rich history of printmaking processes and techniques from the traditional and in some cases ancient methods of intaglio and woodcutting through to contemporary processes influenced by technological advances.



Alexandra Taylor - Breaker of White Horses

Wednesday 30 September 2015 - Sunday 18 October 2015

Opens Tuesday 29 September 5-7pm

Breaker of White Horses is an artist-run social experiment aimed at gathering recognition and acknowledgement of Family Action, a counselling and refuge centre for those affected by family and sexual violence, abuse, or trauma.

'Breaker' and 'White Horses' are allegories referring to the whitewater that helps to break down the energy of an oncoming wave; just as with the tide of domestic violence, Family Action softens the blow but cannot hope to dispel the issue at hand.

A series of portraits painted by Fine Art Honors Student, Alexandra Taylor, will be exhibited at the Lake House Arts Centre in Takapuna, and the Cellar Room at the Corbans Estate Art Centre in Henderson. These portraits identify a small portion of the Family Action staff that help run this caring and confidential place, where issues in relationships and the violence or abuse that many New Zealanders experience or have experienced, can be discussed.

In identifying these women, the artist seeks to liberate insight into a constitution of social reality within which exists a great New Zealand struggle.

 

 


Harry Goodwin - Acting the Goat

Wednesday 16 September 2015 - Sunday 27 September 2015

Opens Tuesday 15 September, 5-7pm

The late Harry Goodwin created a large collection of artworks, both humorous, political and abstract in style, all with his very distinctive heavy brush strokes and bright colours. This exhibition is the final opportunity to obtain one of his sought after works.


Rosanne Croucher - Ablaze

Wednesday 16 September 2015 - Sunday 27 September 2015

Opening Tuesday 15 September 5-7pm

An exhibition of paintings that capture the beauty and wildness of fire immersed within the ocean. This unlikely pairing reveals how the opposing forces of water and fire can touch, interact and co-exist visually. Inspired largely by tonalism and surrealism, Rosanne Croucher’s newly envisioned landscape scenes are characterised by glowing light and unusual subject combinations.

Have a look at her website and       to see more work.

 


The Annual Great Art Sale - cash and carry art!! - Exhibition now extended until 13th September !!

Thursday 30 July 2015 - Sunday 13 September 2015

Our Great Art Sale has been running now for over 10 years and gets bigger and better each year!

If you are wanting to sell your artworks on a no commission basis or invest in some beautiful pieces for your home or collection this is the place to come...


 


Simon Fletcher and Reuben Horn - Anchors

Wednesday 26 August 2015 - Sunday 13 September 2015

Opens Tuesday 25th August 5-7pm

What anchors the human soul?

Illustrator and graphic designer Simon Fletcher and artist Reuben Horn exhibit for the first time at Lake House Arts.



Works of Rochelle Andrews

Wednesday 8 July 2015 - Sunday 26 July 2015 , 9:30

Becroft Gallery

Rochelle paints images of delicate realistic flowers, female figures, golden sunlight, classic cars and more. Her floral works often capture the golden glow of the sun setting over a garden with roses, wild grasses and rose hips, sparkling in the light glistening through trees. The floral paintings capture the imagination as a beautifully feminine visual experience. The larger than life size captures the dazzling 'moment in time' of a flower blooming before it fades away.


OPTIV101 Legends and Myths - Various artists from the OPTIV101 Fine arts and Multimedia studio

Wednesday 8 July 2015 - Sunday 26 July 2015

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCE THIS EXHIBITION HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Opens Tuesday 7 July 5-7pm

The Epic explored...
Legends and Myths examines and reworks folktales and cultural lore that envelop all societies and cultures.  Optiv101 studio artists each treat an epic narrative to explore meaning and perception. The ‘epic’ is a tale of protagonists in a journey of discovery and adventure. Rewritten for our modern sensibilities, Optiv101 Legends and Myths brings our age-old heroes into a new age.
 

 


 

 


Paola King-Borrero - Mixed Media Works

Wednesday 8 July 2015 - Sunday 26 July 2015

Café Gallery

The main content of Paola’s works are the vast materials  she has accumulated over more than 30 years. Paola has been collecting images that attract her either for their symbolism or for their purely aesthetic properties. As she gathers together the objects and images, associations and juxtapositions are inevitable and the imagery and materials begin to articulate a small part of her perspective of the world.


Tā Moko - James Ballantyne - Matariki 2015

Wednesday 17 June 2015 - Sunday 5 July 2015

Opening Tuesday 16th June, 5-7pm

With his highly detailed portraits, James Ballantyne specialises in  capturing his sitters personality and mana with his brush strokes. The subjects of his current body of work are all proud wearers of Mā​ori tā​ moko, people that James has encountered by chance and approached to sit for him.


Moments - Tony Brown - Matariki 2015

Wednesday 17 June 2015 - Sunday 5 July 2015

Opens Tuesday June 16th, 5-7pm

Tony Brown offers us all a vision of perseverance and triumph over turmoil. An enthusiasm to forge a better life is what fuels Tony's passion to create works that inspire powerful and emotive responses: "I want to reach out to people who are stuck".

Tony’s paintings, which are deeply inlaid with a locality and familiarity and in some cases, are intimately provocative, grapple with issues such as depression, loneliness, adoption and sobriety. Tony's dark and raw works show an artist who interprets issues with an innate sense of compassion and individuality.

Through a process of rehabilitation, Tony rediscovered art as a form of expression from childhood and values the emotions he is able to stir within viewers of his work.

 


Self Portraits - Chinese Photographers Association of NZ

Wednesday 27 May 2015 - Sunday 14 June 2015

Opening Tuesday 26 May 5-7pm

Self Portraits showcases recent photographic works by New Zealand/Chinese photographers attempting to express their diverse artistic and cultural identities, both literally and metaphorically.

Each artist has explored and examined their lives within New Zealand society; articulating their reality through a unique and expressive visual language. The variety of ages and life experiences of the artists provides the opportunity for viewers to formulate their own mirrored perceptions while communing with the unveiled lives of immigrant New Zealanders.

 


Westlake Girls and Boys High School senior photography students

Wednesday 27 May 2015 - Sunday 14 June 2015

Opens Tuesday 26 May 5-7pm

Works from local high schools talented senior photography students. To coincide with the Auckland Festival of Photography.


The Art of Letters - NZ Calligraphers Association

Wednesday 6 May 2015 - Sunday 24 May 2015

Opening Tuesday 5th May 5-7pm

Everyone is familiar with letters.  They are widely used in a functional manner. The New Zealand Calligraphers Association will portray the art and beauty that can be found within letters

 


Celebrating Orphism -Shelley Hanna

Wednesday 6 May 2015 - Sunday 24 May 2015

Opening Tuesday 5th May, 5-7pm

"Expressionism has become my preferred style after exploring other media and styles.   With expressionism I can explore texture colour and shape with a freedom I have been pursuing for about the last 8 years under the tutelage of the renowned artist James Lawrence."



Auckland Quilt Guild - Dorothy Collard Challenge - Various artists

Wednesday 15 April 2015 - Sunday 3 May 2015

Opening Tuesday 14th April 7-9pm

Becroft Gallery

In 2015 the members of the Auckland Quilt Guild have been challenged to design and create quilts to the theme of NZ Books. The Dorothy Collard Challenge is a judged exhibition held annually with prize-money awarded to the three top entries and a trophy given to the winner.

There will be a floor talk with Chris Behersing in the Becroft Gallery, 11am Friday 1st May - All welcome!


Mindscapes - Wensley Petterson

Wednesday 15 April 2015 - Sunday 3 May 2015

Opens Tuesday 14th April 7-9pm

Wensley constructs her paintings from memories of land she has visited, then adds her own imaginary aspects, creating a patchwork of land, sky and mind .

 


SAMPLER - look, make, create - the artist is YOU!

Wednesday 25 March 2015 - Sunday 12 April 2015

Inspired by American artist Charles Long’s 100 Pounds of Clay exhibition where visitors to the Orange County museum of Art were invited to interact with the display and create their own art works from modelling clay, Sampler challenges the traditional art gallery rule of ‘no touching’, encouraging visitors look, make and create their own masterpiece in the gallery space, inspired by the artworks on display or their own imagination.
Various artist will be offering free demonstrations of their crafts throughout the exhibition period. Check our website for dates and times.

SAMPLER is proudly sponsored by Gordon Harris, the Art and Graphic store


Past/Present - Works I live with - Kim Randall and Nanette Randall

Wednesday 25 March 2015 - Sunday 12 April 2015

A retrospective exhibition from a talented Mother/Daughter team.


Petite Story - Isabelle Staron-Tutugoro

Wednesday 4 March 2015 - Sunday 22 March 2015

Opening Tuesday 3rd of March, 5-7pm

Internationally recognised New Caledonian artist, Isabelle Staron-Tutugoro presents Petite Story, a variety of captivating prints and mixed media paintings that embrace indigenous symbolism.

Born in 1964 in Saint Symphorien sur Coise (Lyon - France), Isabelle has been living in Poindimié (New Caledonia) and working in the Pacific for the last 19 years. Isabelle is inspired by the Kanak culture of her husband and she pays tribute to Kanak history and culture by incorporating from symbols found on petroglyphs, Lapita pottery, tapa, and engraved bamboo within her paintings and prints.


She is has also learned from and been inspired by other cultures across Oceania including Aotearoa/New Zealand, Samoa, the Cook Islands, Hawaiʻi, French Polynesia, Australia, Tasmania, Vanuatu, and the mysterious Rapa Nui (Easter Island).

She exhibits internationally, most often in New Caledonia, France, and Australia. Isabelle is excited to return to Auckland to share the exhibition "Petite Story" through a collaboration with Alliance Française of Auckland.

This series of paintings is a continuation of her solo exhibition in New Caledonia last year for the occasion of her fiftieth birthday. For this important event, Isabelle created this series as a tribute to her grandmother Lucie who has been a strong source of inspiration for her. Isabelle incorporates elements from French and Kanak cultures within each painting such as the ancient petroglyphs found in New Caledonia and in France. The paintings also include personal symbols of family history, as for example, marriage certificate, letters written during WWI, and mementos from travels.


Isabelle has been exploring collage for many years and her technique is a reminiscent of the palimpsests of the Middle Ages. The layers within the works offers opportunities to include multiple stories and different readings and ways to approach the soul of her work.

This syncretism is the foundation for her work and has, over many years, become her "trademark".


After this exhibition, Isabelle will hit the road to exhibit her work month after month: April in Lyon (France); July in Port Vila (Vanuatu) at the 8th International Lapita Conference and Poindimié (New Caledonia); September in Samoa (Vanya Taule'alo Gallery); November in Koumac (New Caledonia); December in Galerie Arte Bello, Noumea (New Caledonia).

In 2016, she will exhibit at the Alliance Française of Melbourne, Australia.

 


Moving In Lines And Circles - Ellie Faamauri Firisua

Wednesday 4 March 2015 - Sunday 22 March 2015

Opening Tuesday 3rd March 5-7pm

Tagged with repetition of motifs and patterns taken from earlier works inspired by the artist's Pacific Island heritage, specifically, the Solomon Islands and derived from the kapkap, a traditional shell disc head ornament.


INITIATE[s] - New Graduates exhibition 2015

Wednesday 11 February 2015 - Sunday 1 March 2015

Lake House's annual new graduates exhibition. Recent graduates from tertiary art and design schools present works from their graduating portfolios.

Opening Tuesday 10th February, 5-7pm


Tenants and Tutors - Various artists

Wednesday 21 January 2015 - Sunday 8 February 2015

Our annual Tenants and Tutors exhibition, showcasing the talents of the Lake House Studio artists and our education programme tutors. Come along to the ‘Meet the Tutors’ evening held during this exhibition to chat to our tutors and gain an idea of the skills they can teach you in their classes.

Meet the Tutors Evening: Tuesday 3rd February 5-7pm

Call for Proposals - New Graduates exhibition 2015: Initiate[s]

Monday 1 September 2014 - Saturday 31 January 2015

Lake House Arts Centre is holding its Annual New Graduates exhibition in February 2015 (exhibition runs from Wednesday 11th Feb – Sunday 1st Mar, opening Tuesday 10th Feb 5-7pm). We are looking for graduates from 2013 or 2014 graduating classes in the visual arts (performance also considered) to be involved. A connection to the North Shore (born, based or bred) is a bonus but all submissions will be considered.

If you would like to be considered for inclusion please forward the following to the Manager and Curator of Lake House, Lisa Rogers via manager@lakehousearts.org.nz or for more details please ring (09)486 4877.

Name:

Medium/s included in practice:

Blurb about yourself (education, influences etc – no more than 300 words):

Blurb about the works you are submitting for inclusion (Please submit up to 5 works for consideration – only 1-2 will probably be shown if selected but it gives the curator a decent overview of your work):

Images of your work (high res – print quality – 1mb at least and 300 dpi) – please name the images with artist name, title and date of work.


Members Merit Awards - Various artists

Wednesday 3 December 2014 - Friday 19 December 2014

AND the winners are:

Supreme Award - Rebecca Owen (pictured left)

New Holland Publishers Award - Sally Lush

Gordon Harris Painting Award - Lynn MacKay

Merit Awards went to - Kim Randall, Pam Dun and Wensley Petterson

People's Choice Award - Yolanda Whitehead

This annual award exhibition reflects the broad range of art mediums
that current members of Lake House are working in.
The entry form is available here or by contacting Reception.

OPENING AND AWARDS: TUESDAY 2nd Dec 5-7PM

Proudly sponsored by New Holland Publishers, Panasonic, Babich wines and Gordon Harris

      

  

 

 


Kolose: The Art of Tuvalu Crochet 2 - Fafine Niutao i Aotearoa

Thursday 6 November 2014 - Sunday 30 November 2014

Opening Thursday 6th Nov, 7-9pm

Kolose: The Art of Tuvalu Crochet 2 - Fafine Niutao i Aotearoa  is version ‘2’ of a show of the same name that was first exhibited at Māngere Arts Centre in May to June 2014

Kolose or crochet is one of the key art forms practiced by some Tuvalu women, particularly from the island of Niutao, here in Aotearoa, New Zealand and back in their homeland. Kolose works are worn at
church, on special occasions, as part of female dance costumes, and as casual wear. They are gifted during special occasions and used to add a unique Tuvaluan décor. This demonstrates the symbiotic relationship between art and culture in Tuvaluan life.

 

Demonstration/Workshop: Thurs 27th Nov

Kolose: Crochet Niutao Style - Fafine Niutao i Aotearo

Two Sessions: 10.30am - 12.00pm & 1.00pm - 2.00pm
The art of kolose is used in everyday life for Tuvalu women, especially from the island of Niutao. Come and see members of Fafine Niutao i Aotearoa collective as they crochet their dynamic designs into dance costumes, tops, petticoats and pillow cases! Open to enthusiasts and all levels of crochet artists interested in watching and learning how these women create works and designs, freestyle.
Contact reception for booking information.


in situ - Lana Lopesi, Elisabeth Alani, Salome Tanuvasa

Thursday 6 November 2014 - Sunday 30 November 2014

Through language we have an innate ability to transcend culture, age and class. The everyday encountering of language through conversation, enables us to understand each other. Types of language even among a small geographical area such as Auckland varies immensely crossing suburbs and therefore socio-economic barriers. Elisabeth, Lana and Salome come from South, West and East Auckland. While on paper they may appear similar as NZ born female artists of a shared lineage, they all have incredibly varied experiences of being Pacific Women.

 


Art Adventures - Various Artists

Wednesday 15 October 2014 - Sunday 2 November 2014

Work from a talented group of students with diverse needs, including those with physical or intellectual disability’s. The students attend art classes with the Art Adventure facilitators Maureen Beer and Claire Benson who work with them to maximize their creative talents and opportunities.


Still Life - Louise Keen

Wednesday 15 October 2014 - Sunday 2 November 2014

Opening: Tuesday 14th October, 5-7pm

The use of plastics in Louise’s works have developed into a piecing
together and synthesis of form that references the historical
art movement known as Synthetic Cubism, which in turn, sparked the
modernist’s optimistic use of ‘real world objects’ in painting and
collage.  

Her canvas works play with compositions of form by including real world objects onto the canvas and the use of colour as a significant motif of culture. By using the transparent and malleable properties of plastic, naïve machine stitching and layering, Louise merges the two dimensionality of painting, into sculpture.


Heritage Homes - a re-imagining - Featuring Marie Potter

Wednesday 1 October 2014 - Sunday 12 October 2014

Opening Tuesday 30th September, 5-7pm

The Harcourts Heritage Homes and Buildings of Takapuna and Milford is normally on permanent display on the upper floor of Lake House. This year, to coincide with the Auckland Heritage Festival we are re-imagining the exhibition and adding new information and stories from Lake House’s past.

Also showing within the space is Marie E. Potter a well known multi discipline award winning North Shore artist, whose current art is underpinned by continuing re-evaluation of New Zealand cultural and social history. She has produced an installation for the exhibition reflecting on the past and specific to the era in which the Lake House building was built and lived in. Marie not only researches rituals and traditions which were established here by early British settlers in the 1840s, but where these values sit today in 21st Century N.Z. She turns to her community to research and collect artefacts, including medical instruments and associated stories, which are all steeped in significant history. When creating her art, she also relies on her nursing and maternity skills to allude to the reality of the past from a female perspective. As a result the viewer can re-imagine and keep alive their ancestral history.

Saturday 4th October 11am - Becroft Gallery.
A floor talk and discussion from locals involved in the history of Lake House and its journey to its present position on Barry’s Point Reserve. Also featuring Marie Potter.


Papercuts - Auckland Secondary Art Teachers Association

Wednesday 3 September 2014 - Sunday 28 September 2014

EXTENDED UNTIL 28TH SEPTEMBER!! 

 

Opening Tuesday 2nd September, 5-7pm 

Papercuts brings together a collection of works by a diverse group
of artists currently teaching in Auckland secondary schools. The
Annual Auckland Secondary Art Teachers Association exhibition
celebrates the teacher-artist and the show is always innovative,
engaging and thought-provoking. Artists will be using paper as a
starting point, an end point or anywhere in between or not at all.


Say it by Hand - Lisz Bodsworth & Donna Dold

Wednesday 3 September 2014 - Sunday 28 September 2014

EXTENDED UNTIL 28TH SEPTEMBER!!

A wonderful collection of artwork in the Cafe Gallery by two of our talented local printmakers.


The Annual GREAT ART SALE

Thursday 31 July 2014 - Sunday 31 August 2014


The Annual Great Art Sale is back!!

Fabulous art from talented practitioners with excellent prices and bargains galore...


Matariki: Land Sea Sky - Various artists

Wednesday 2 July 2014 - Sunday 27 July 2014

Opening Tuesday 1st July 5-7pm

Matariki is the name of the Pleiades star cluster and is seen as the beginning of the Maori New Year. Maori were practiced observers of the night sky, using the stars to navigate the oceans – the rise of Matariki signified a time of remembrance, fertility and celebration of the harvest.  


Through Dragons' Eyes - Chinese Photographers Association of NZ

Thursday 5 June 2014 - Sunday 29 June 2014

Opening: Wednesday 4 June 5-7pm

Becroft Gallery

A selection of photographic works from NZ Chinese photographers embracing the cultural experiences and aesthetics of living in a new land. The aim of this exhibition is to capture the personal, emotional perspectives of Chinese immigrants in NZ. Through Dragons Eyes documents and explores a variety of cultural and aesthetic developments as New Zealand becomes a more diverse society.

It aims to present a method of visual communication and provoke discussion between all of our ethnic groups.

ARTISTS TALK: Sunday June 15th 2pm

29th May - 20th June 2014


Teenage:This is us.

Thursday 5 June 2014 - Sunday 29 June 2014

Opening: Wednesday 4th June, 5-7pm

Cafe Gallery

A series of portraits of teenagers by teenagers.

Students from Birkenhead College

People often have distorted memories of their teenage years, which in turn distorts their perceptions of teenagers now. The teenagers of the 21st Century are saturated by media imagery and have more access to camera’s than ever before. Does this make them more sophisticated image makers, are they more conscious of their own image than previous generations and how do they want to be seen?

This is how they see themselves and each other. This is Teenage.

 

29th May - 20th June 2014

 


Christopher Fidoe - In the Eye of the Beholder

Wednesday 21 May 2014 - Sunday 1 June 2014

Opening: Tuesday 20 May 5-7pm

Becroft Gallery

A stunning selection of images, from landscapes to birds, dawn to dusk, dramatic to ethereal, sea views and city views – for relaxation and stimulation. Come and feast your senses and cast your eye on these limited edition prints.

29th May - 20th June 2014

 


Photo:Field Paintings - Jim Overall

Wednesday 2 April 2014 - Sunday 27 April 2014

Becroft Gallery

Photo:Field Paintings references the two prime motivations in Jim’s practice - Photography and Colour-Field Abstraction.

InPhoto:Field Paintings Jim works within two parallel exploratory lines - using a limited or monochromatic palette, he experiments with composition to explore the potential of these limited palettes. Blues and greys characteristically preside over warmer colors.

As well as monochromatic palettes he has pared down the subject matter to only the absolute essentials to present an uncluttered, unconfused setting offering a reflective ‘at oneness’ with the painting.


Holiday Memories - Pat Backley, Fiona Christie and Roz Innes

Wednesday 2 April 2014 - Sunday 27 April 2014

Cafe Gallery

An exhibition designed to stir nostalgia for holidays past, present and future. Each artwork has been created from a little snippet of  a holiday memory.



Telling Tales - Bec Robertson

Wednesday 12 March 2014 - Sunday 30 March 2014

Bec’s current body of work portrays peacocks in a parody of human behaviour. She chose the majestic peacock for this particular series because it is a dynamic creative subject matter which lends itself to a quirky disposition and experimental ideas. There are many different layers to work with - colour, beauty and the peacock’s perceived aloofness which makes its follies appear even more curious and amusing.

 


Picture This...Various Artists

Wednesday 12 March 2014 - Sunday 30 March 2014

Work from a talented selection of children's book illustrators from around the world. Please see the events page for associated public programmes for children and adults.

Public programmes associated with this exhibition include:

Storytime! - 19th March, 11am - during the final Pre-school summer play session for the year.

A talk by David Ling - 20th March, 1pm - North Shore independent book publisher. 

Have a look at photos from the opening on our facebook page - click on icon below...

 

Please click here for more information on these events

Opening Tuesday  11th March, 5-7pm


 

 


LAUNCH: New Graduates exhibition - Various artists

Wednesday 19 February 2014 - Sunday 9 March 2014

 Lake House's inaugural new graduates exhibition. Recent graduates from tertiary art and design schools present works from their graduating portfolios.

 Opening Tuesday 18th February, 5-7pm


Scenes of New Zealand - Auckland Watercolour Society

Tuesday 5 November 2013 - Sunday 24 November 2013

The theme of this years annual Auckland Watercolour Society
Members awards and exhibition is Scenes of New Zealand.

OPENING: WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER. 5:30-7:30PM

RSVP

Joanne Mortimore's Student Show - Various Artists

Tuesday 12 November 2013 - Sunday 24 November 2013

A mix of landscapes and still life subjects in both acrylics and
watercolours from the students of Joanne Mortimore.

OPENING: MONDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 5-7PM


A Fleeting Glimpse - Jacqueline Letham

Tuesday 22 October 2013 - Sunday 10 November 2013

A fleeting glimpse follows the freedom of birds who have the ability to interact with whatever or whomever they choose. Birds are busy and the old saying of there being ”a pecking order” comes to mind.


A Summer of Glass - John and Frances Hanson

Tuesday 22 October 2013 - Sunday 3 November 2013

Although they have exhibited their work over a number of years and won several awards, this will be John and Frances’ first ‘solo’ show. From John’s beautiful glass flowers, plates and platters to Frances’ sculptures, wall pieces and sterling silver, bronze and glass bead jewellery; this will be the most expansive display of their work to date.


Bustle - Chantelle Gerrard

Tuesday 1 October 2013 - Sunday 20 October 2013

Perfectly timed to compliment the Auckland Heritage Festival, Bustle
brings together recreated historic costume and the visual arts.
Selected costume pieces inspired by clothing spanning the last 500
years will be on display, capturing the beauty and industry of their
time. Also being shown will be art works made to compliment them
by Costumier and artist, Chantelle Gerrard.


Moments of Equanimity - Kim Randall

Tuesday 1 October 2013 - Sunday 20 October 2013

This is Kim’s first solo exhibition, bringing together drawings, prints and paintings from the past year. Equanimity is a state of mind - being mentally calm and even-tempered especially in difficult situations. This exhibition responds visually to this notion showing moments when this state of mind is realised, acknowledged or required. It aims to give the viewer a feeling of calmness, allowing them to question what must be overcome.


Needle, Thread and Fabric meet - North Shore Embroiderers Guild

Tuesday 17 September 2013 - Sunday 29 September 2013

The North Shore Embroiderers Guild present their annual exhibition with two different judged categories as well as the Viewers Choice award being shown; the Edith Rain’s Cross Stitch Embroidery Award and the Founder’s Trophy - this is an open class award and there is no set theme. Also showing in the Tindall room is work from our next generation of stitchers. This group of young people have taken part in the Stitchbird classes which the NSEG holds for children in the school holidays.


Two Painters - Lib Steward and Janet Williamson

Tuesday 27 August 2013 - Sunday 15 September 2013

A joint exhibition by two friends who love colour. They use a variety of media including fabric, clay, acrylic and oils. Their artworks express the sheer enjoyment they have of their craft.

ARTISTS TALK, Friday 6th September, 1pm: Lib Steward and Janet Williamson talk about their work with Curator, Lisa Rogers.

Janet Williamson is a Tutor at Lake House - click here to learn more about her class 


MEM(ory) - Anne Hill

Tuesday 27 August 2013 - Sunday 15 September 2013

This is the third series of my works shown at the Lake House focused on memory, faith and friendship with special reference to Mem (who works from The Lake House, managing The NZ Body Art awards). Mem and I grew up as neighbours. To some extent we continue to grow up together. Ideas of personal memory and private stories have always peppered my work, often ambiguously referring to our early dreams and later life experiences. We are both often nodding to that lovely ordinary craft of painting. I am particularly focusing on the shared Catholic past that Mem and I have and those extraordinary signs and images, symbols and stories that helped us negotiate the rest of our lives.

Image detail on left


Just One Stitch - Way Out West Embroiderers

Tuesday 6 August 2013 - Sunday 25 August 2013

WOW supports a group of intellectually disabled people who are residents of A Supported Life, in Henderson, hence the name of ‘Way Out West’. This enthusiastic group of stitchers are constantly improving their knowledge and skills through involvement in projects like Just one Stitch that Lake House Arts Centre offers in collaboration with Joan Hamilton. They have come to value the benefits that inclusion brings to the group as they are warmly welcomed into the stitch community and realise they are capable of participating in their own right, in mainstream projects.


Conversations in Stitch - 8 Perspectives

Tuesday 6 August 2013 - Sunday 25 August 2013

 8 Perspectives is a group of textile and collage artists. Yoke Helwes Martens, Kate Howard, Barbara Kavermann, Janet Lambarth, Louise Porter, Lesley Rawlings, Leanne Rogerson and Janet Ryan came together some years ago to exhibit and promote their works. Using the medium of stitch and reflecting on life’s experiences and memories they use this exhibition to communicate something of importance to each of them. It is their fourth exhibition together.


The Great Art Sale

Tuesday 16 July 2013 - Sunday 4 August 2013

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  

Due to an unprecedented number of entries in the GREAT ART SALE we are completely full and can not accept any entries on Saturday 13 July. 

Our sincerest apologies for this inconvenience, from the Lake House team.

 

The Annual Great Art Sale is back!!

Fabulous art from talented practitioners with excellent prices and bargains galore...

 For more information on entering art works for sale please email us at info@lakehousearts.org.nz or phone 486 4877

Or download the entry form here


Crafted Clay

Tuesday 4 June 2013 - Sunday 14 July 2013

The Crafted Clay exhibition opens on 5th June, boasting an array of talented artists from around New Zealand. Clay is one of the most expressive of all sculptural mediums, allowing artists to mould and remodel, glaze, paint, cut and stamp its many surfaces. Clay also holds the memory of the artists hands with fingerprints, smeared lines and furrows forever imprinted, waiting for future generations to rediscover. Come and enjoy the beauty of crafted clay sculpture – the exhibition is showing in the Becroft gallery until the 14th of July.

 


Dog Walks

Tuesday 25 June 2013 - Sunday 14 July 2013

Janine Blackburn

A passionate dog lover, this series commemorates the many hours Janine has spent dog walking.


Yolanda Whitehead

Tuesday 4 June 2013 - Sunday 23 June 2013

A curious observer of the world around her, Yolanda explores the relationships between objects in the landscape, whether they be man made or natural, presenting a contrast from realism to abstraction.


APQG Dorothy Collard Challenge

Tuesday 14 May 2013 - Sunday 2 June 2013

Members of Auckland Patchworkers and Quilters Guild are challenged to design and make quilts that fit to the theme of "Word Art".  The Dorothy Collard Challenge judged exhibition held annually with prize-money awarded to the three top entries and a trophy given to the winner.

For more information on this years Dorothy Collard Challenge theme and the history of the award please visit the APQG website.


Here and There

Tuesday 14 May 2013 - Sunday 2 June 2013

Kim and Nanette Randall

“Here and There" is a collaboration of two bodies of work between mother and daughter.                       

“Here” is a response to the New Zealand culture, land and seascapes expressing the connection New Zealanders have to the land and the untouched natural beauty;  and  “There” a response to the culture, land and seascapes of the Mediterranean highlighting its history, beauty and eloquence through the eyes of a travelling New Zealander.

 

 

 


Wood Sculpture Outdoor Exhibition

Sunday 28 April 2013 - Sunday 26 May 2013

Sculptural works from Wood Sculpture Live 2013!

For photos detailing the sculptures from each day of Wood Sculpture Live, look on our Lake House Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LakeHouseArtsCentre
or our special Wood Sculpture Live Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LakeHouseArtsCentre#!/woodsculptureliveatlakehouse 

 

People's Choice

Remember to come and cast your vote for your favourite sculpture.  The winner of the People's Choice sculpture receives $500 cash. A lucky dip draw will be made from all votes with the lucky person receiving a $75 voucher to attend an art class at Lake House.

Supreme Award Winner - Joe Kemp "My Kaitiaki" carved from Norfolk Pine

Prize: $2000 cash & $500 travel voucher from United Travel Takapuna

 

 

First runner up - Glen Davis "Synergy" carved from Redwood

Prize: $1000 cash

 

 

Second runner up Chris Moore "Watching and Waiting" carved from Redwood

Prize: $500 cash

 

 

 

 

 


Wood Sculpture Indoor Exhibition

Friday 19 April 2013 - Sunday 12 May 2013

Participants of the 2013 Wood Sculpture Live event will exhibit their small sculptural work in the Gallery.


Journey of Discovery

Tuesday 23 April 2013 - Sunday 12 May 2013

Pat George and Yvonne Wilson

A joint exhibition featuring the details mosaics of Pat George and the fine prints of Yvonne Wilson

Wonderful Woodcuts

Wednesday 3 April 2013 - Sunday 21 April 2013

Beautiful examples of the ancient art of Woodcut Printmaking from a talented group of Artists.


Glimpses by Garage Studio Artists

Wednesday 3 April 2013 - Wednesday 17 April 2013

Exhibiting artist include: Wendy Andrews, Jan Barker, Marry Collow, Kath Dagg, Caroline de Wet, Pat Eales, Christine Harrison, Jan Hay, Winnie Koegler, Phillipa Plowman, Barbara Richards, Margie Woodward and Lib Steward.

Opening function:Tuesday 2 April, 5-7pm.


Sam Smorenburg

Tuesday 19 March 2013 - Thursday 28 March 2013

Macro oil paintings of cactus flowers.  "I love to paint nature's detail, colour and form."  This is a series of 6 paintings (each 30 x 30 inches) showing different types of cactus flowers.  The flowers are unusual and each one has its own "crown".


Thursday Painters

Tuesday 19 March 2013 - Thursday 28 March 2013

Barbara Barrow, Erica Canning, Val Carter, Christine (Devoy) Nicholson, Daphne Feary, Maureen Langford, Pam Longhurst, Ruth Miller, Lorna Mole, Margery Price, Pat Rainsford and David Underwood.


A Taste of Printmaking by Studio Printmakers

Tuesday 26 February 2013 - Sunday 17 March 2013

In the Becroft Gallery

View a diverse range of printmaking styles & techniques from this talented group of artists.

The studio will be open to the public daily from 11am - 2pm, for the duration of the exhibition.


A Trio of Art by Trish Parkin, Fiona Christie and Roz Innes

Tuesday 26 February 2013 - Sunday 17 March 2013

Trish - "I love the many different moods of the ocean and the tranquility of the bush". 

Roz is inspired by the kaleidoscope of colour, line and form that surrounds us. 

Fiona loves the amazing natural colours and beauty of New Zealand subtropical vegetation and birdlife.


A Diverse Collection by Ngaire Duncan

Monday 14 January 2013 - Thursday 28 February 2013

In the Tindall Room

“Abstracts come to me in a vision I suppose, then I aim to put it all on canvas! I am now leaving behind land & seascapes to concentrate on abstracts, to see where that will take me.


Shifting Horizons by Denice Symons

Tuesday 5 February 2013 - Sunday 24 February 2013

In the Café Gallery

As a coastal dweller, Denice is aware of the constantly changing relationship between the earth, sea & sky. The light effects and the blurring of the relationship between the strong horizontal lines of the land and the horizon has prompted  Denice to record these in an abstract manner.


Clocks and Dolls by Andrea Hammond

Tuesday 19 February 2013 - Sunday 24 February 2013

In the Becroft Gallery

Andrea uses colonial clocks, Babushka dolls and flowers not only as motif in expressionist paintings but also as floral installations to create a quirky fusional seasonal show.


The Whau River by Bronwyn Menhinick

Monday 4 February 2013 - Sunday 17 February 2013

In the Becroft Gallery

A series of charcoal drawings inspired by the Whau River which was an ancient waterway travelled by the local Maori as a passage from the Waitemata Harbour to the Manukau Harbour. “These drawings represent my response to the  experience of rowing at pre-dawn...”

Lake House Tutors Exhibition

Tuesday 15 January 2013 - Sunday 3 February 2013

Becroft Gallery

Lake House provides a comprehensive arts education programme.  This Exhibition showcases the work of the tutors involved.

View the Tutor Gallery


Mogi's World

Tuesday 15 January 2013 - Sunday 3 February 2013

In the Cafe Gallery

Arya Mogi Antara was born in Sabbang, a remote village on the Island of Sulawesi. He showed a natural aptitude for drawing and colour from the age of 8. Now in his late 30’s his painting style has evolved into a wealth of abstract creations,  usually featuring bold bright primary colours with the subtle use of texture.


A Victorian Christmas Exhibition

Monday 26 November 2012 - Sunday 16 December 2012

Be transported into a bygone Victorian era when the applied arts flourished with rich, sumptuous designs and textures. A collaborative Exhibition in the Becroft Gallery, co-curators are Joan Hamilton and Kim Boyd.

Join us for the Lake House end-of-year function and opening of this inaugural Exhibition on Friday 30 November from 5-7pm


Paul Woodruffe

Monday 5 November 2012 - Sunday 25 November 2012

The Old North Shore  by  Paul Woodruffe
from Rahopara Pa to Memorial Avenue in the Becroft Gallery. Paintings, drawings and photographs about the special character inherent within the series of places found when walking from Rahopara Pa in Castor Bay to Memorial Ave.

NO Exhibition Opening


Anneke Laan's Tuesday Painting group

Monday 5 November 2012 - Sunday 25 November 2012

Join this group of talented students who attend Anneke's Tuesday painting day at Lake House. A diverse range of styles and media will be on display in the Cafe Gallery.

 


John Ferguson

Tuesday 23 October 2012 - Sunday 4 November 2012 - 16:00

"Under my Umbrella" by John Ferguson in the Becroft Gallery explores ideas beyond what he once saw as non-negotiable.
 “In recent times I’ve had to face the fact that the umbrella I’ve been hiding under is rather useless at keeping me and those close to me dry. This colourful umbrella looks wonderful from a distance, but climb under it for a season or two, and you will see what has taken me more than three decades to see.”


Join John at the Exhibition opening on Tuesday 23 October from 5-7pm


Women

Monday 22 October 2012 - Sunday 4 November 2012 - 16:00

 A group show with the theme of “Women” featuring: Trina Batchelor, David Heras Verde, Giuliano Giuliani, Cassandra Gordon Harris.

Join Trina at the Exhibition opening on Tuesday 23 October from 5-7pm


Members' Merit Awards 2012

Tuesday 18 September 2012 - Sunday 7 October 2012

The Annual Members Merit Awards

First - Lib Steward. Object winner - Becky Ryan, Third - Chris Ashton, Forth - Ann Norris.

Merits - Lynette Jolicoeur, Marie Sanders, Julia Henderson and Fiona Ehn


Colours of New Zealand

Tuesday 4 September 2012 - Tuesday 4 September 2012 - 16:00

inaugural Exhibiton by the Auckland Watercolour Society

A highly successful exhibition of watercolours.

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