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. 

Eirlys Shand: Legacy and Community - Exhibition and Fundraiser

Sunday 19 May 2019 - Saturday 1 June 2019

Eirlys Shand: Legact and Community - Exhibition and Fundraiser

Opening Sunday May 19 at 4pm - All Welcome
Fundraiser Auction June 1 at 6pm
All proceeds will go toward the Lake House Arts Kids Art Programme

In mid-May Aucklanders will have a rare opportunity to see and own a piece of the region’s history from the unique perspective of painter Eirlys Shand.  Eirlys, now in her 80’s has donated 30 works from her private collection to Lake House Arts Centre in Takapuna for an exhibition and auction fundraiser, supporting kids' art education programmes at the facility. 
Leaving school at 15 years old Eirlys did not find the opportunity to fully express herself artistically until later in life.  She painted stylised floral representations and scenes of the people and life in Auckland while her supportive husband Neil crafted and built the frames for her work. 
While on the Board of Govenor's Eirlys assisted with the implementation of Learning Support at Lynfield College.  That system was later adopted in schools around the country.  Over the years the programme has supported thousands of New Zealand children to learn to read. 
Through the 70’s and 80’s she sold work through influential Art Dealer Denis Cohn, who also represented artists such as Malcolm Harrison, Christine Hellyar, Tony Fomison, Philip Clairmont and Allen Maddox. 
Eirlys was New Zealand distribution agent in charge of mailouts for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.  It was largely from CND (NZ) and the Peace Media that Greenpeace New Zealand was formed 
With her permission a selection of her art collection has been donated to Lake House Trust to support the charity. 
Eirlys Shands paintings show a snapshot of everyday New Zealand and the political climate and social issues of the time. Exhibited works include art from 1974 – 1990 and include floral works, social comment s and representations of street and suburban life in Auckland from the same period.  The collection will be shown and auctioned as is and this will likely be the last exhibition of Eirlys Shands collected works to be presented. Supported by Moving Made Easy - www.movingmadeeasy.co.nz   


WHAT:   Eirlys Shand - Legacy and Community - Exhibition and Fundraiser 

WHEN:   Exhibition Opens Sunday May 19 at 2pm.  Auction on Saturday June 1 at 6pm 

WHERE:   Lake House Arts Centre, 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna 

MORE:   To request a catalogue, make a silent bid, and receive more info contact Operations Manager Grae Burton at manager@lakehousearts.org.nz 


Sunday 2 June 2019 - Saturday 22 June 2019

Members Cafe Gallery
June 2 (Sunday) 4pm - Opening
June 4 - June 22, 2019

In association with the Auckland Photography Festival, Lake House Arts Members are invited to participate in an open-access exhibition in the Members Cafe Gallery.

This is an opportunity for Members to showcase their own photography as well as including photo-art from their collection they wish to sell on.

To register to participate in this exhibition please email manager@lakehousearts.org.nz

All artworks being exhibited must be delivered no later than Thursday May 30 at 4pm

Participants must be current members of Lake House Arts (includes Family Memberships).


In Earliest Light II: The Collodion Collective

Sunday 2 June 2019 - Friday 21 June 2019

IN EARLIEST LIGHT II: The Collodion Collective
Opening June 2 at 4pm 
June 3 - June 21 2019

As part of the Auckland Festival of Photography 2019, Lake House Arts is exhibiting a collection of wet plate collodion photographs.
Wet plate collodion is one of photography’s earliest processes.
Its temperamental chemistry and beautiful image quality is being rediscovered by a small group of Kiwi photographers – the “Collodion Collective”.
In Earliest Light showcases work using tintypes, ambrotypes, and albumen prints from wet plate negatives.


Lake House Arts Centre

37 Fred Thomas Drive,
Takapuna, Auckland 0622

Phone: 09 486 4877

Email: info@lakehousearts.org.nz

Opening hours

Office/Reception/Shop Hours
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm
Not open on weekends.

Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm,
Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 2pm

Cafe Hours
Tuesday - Friday Open from 8am - 4pm
Saturday - Monday Open from 8:30am - 3pm
Mondays are coffee and counter food only.

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