Exhibitions and Events

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. 

Great Art Sale (GAS) 2019

Sunday 24 November 2019 - Friday 31 January 2020

The Great Art Sale (G.A.S) Returns!  The Great Art Sale is the art sale to end all art sales!  It’s epic! It's huge! It's… GREAT! 


LAST DAYS!  on Thursday Jan 23 and Friday Jan 24 all GAS artworks will move to the hallways in the house to make room for a very special presentation celebrating Chinese New Year!



The Nomadic Art Gallery - Inaugural Exhibition

Friday 24 January 2020 - Friday 31 January 2020

Celebrate the Nomadic Art Gallery with us on Sunday Jan 26 at 4pm


The Nomadic Art Gallery is a mobile art gallery which steps away from traditional art spaces. Its emphasis on “cultural discoveries” guides spectators to eight pinned-down locations in New Zealand, where multidisciplinary artistic events are held, shedding light on local artists and the communities behind these.

Alongside the exhibitions held inside the gallery, the outside of this mobile art space serves as a canvas offering numerous artists the chance to express themselves. In this way, the Nomadic Art Gallery itself becomes a public participatory artwork. The rather complex but accessible theme “LIFE” is the overarching exhibition theme for both exhibitions held inside the gallery as well as for the public participatory artwork on the outside of it.

This gallery paves the way for unconventional artistic exhibitions, workshops, cinematic screenings and bridges the gap between art & people. This ephemeral art project aims to “unite” people across New Zealand and reflect on the country’s creative forces and freedom.

Minrui Jang graduated with honors from Elam in 2019. The artist with Chinese roots explores the transformative nature of space and the often fragmented memories one has about these spaces. Her recent work has involved a process of seeing the surrounding landscape and environment filtered through the aesthetic lens of Chinese Shanshui painting. 

Ada Leung also graduated from Elam but in 2018. Coming from a Chinese background, she is concerned with re-contextualising her everyday environment through manipulating recognisable items and repurposing them into unexpected contexts. Within her process, Ada embodies a notion of work derived from the attitude of an everyday labourer; working patiently and meticulously with found items or cheaply brought, accessible object. 


Special Exhibition Presentation: My Hometown

Saturday 25 January 2020 - Friday 31 January 2020


Silk Road China Shaanxi Folk Arts Global.

Celebration Opening Event - January 26 at 4pm inside the Becroft Gallery

Join us inside the  Lake House Becroft Gallery for a special presentation pop-up exhibition 'My Hometown' by the group of Chinese artists invited by New Zealand China Silk Road Chamber of Culture and Commerce Associations from China to New Zealand.

This exhibition kick-starts our 2020 Vision Programme for our 20th year of operation and is filled with works which are unique and rich in personal and cultural experience. These one-of-a-kind masterpieces draw on multiple artistic traditions which form a hybrid of Eastern and Western influences.

This exhibition was shown successfully overseas as the 'Silk Road China Shaanxi Farmers Painting Arts Global Exhibition' and is now in New Zealand here at the Lake House Arts Centre!



Saturday 25 January 2020 - Friday 7 February 2020

Join us for a Celebration Opening Event on January 26th at 4pm


SENSITIVITY BY Shujin Liu –Winner of World Press Seminar 2003

Shujin Liu is an international photo journalist whose career is twenty years young. Her works have earned her exhibitions that have traversed the globe. She has featured multiple times in the World Press Seminar.  Liu has worked as a photojournalist for China News Agency, Geo Magazine (Hamburg), Elle Magazine (Paris) along with several other media outllets.

Inspired by the highly detailed, dark and mysterious writings of Alain Robbe-Grille, Shujin Liu aims to surpass language with what she captures through the lens.

In this exhibition Liu focusses on Gender, Experience and Personality.  She aims to capture her subjects in a bleak authenticity that language fails to describe.

After a successful career that has lead her to many unique parts of the globe, Shujin Liu has recently settled on the North Shore of Auckland.

“I wasn’t sure of how to introduce myself to my new community. I am hoping that by sharing part of my life that the North Shore will accept me.” – Shujin Liu



Project 22: Yaniv Janson

Sunday 2 February 2020 - Friday 14 February 2020

Project 22: Solo Show by Yaniv Janson in the Becroft Gallery

Opening Night: 2nd Feb 2020 at 4pm

2nd Feb - 14th Feb 2020

Project 22 started with an experiment to see how much of the canvas Yaniv could cover without using a paint brush, by tilting it different ways. His challenge was to stretch colour whilst avoiding the colours getting mixed together. That first painting - Unexpectedly Designed - created from 22 different colours was a finalist in the 2017 Wallace Art Award and exhibited at the Pa late 2017. Yaniv continued experimenting with the idea and two paintings later, he created Oceans and Skies - Out Of The Blue to express that at different times of the day, the ocean and sky appear in different shades of blue. It was selected as finalist in the National Youth Art Awards, and exhibited at the Waikato Museum in Sept-Oct 2018.  


Yaniv continued building this body of work using different themes, primary colours, textures and directional elements. For each he used the same number of testpots on canvas because 22 is Yaniv's favourite number and his favourite birthday year. Each painting takes over 2 months to make to allow for different colours to dry without mixing. Some of the times Yaniv tilted the canvas on its sides and other times on its corners to cover more of the white background. Other times he calculated the canvas-drying angles to create a weave effect - a combination of the colours going over and under each other. Yaniv thought about his audience hanging them on their wall. Because one experiences different pulling forces when looking at the work, whatever direction they choose to hang it, the art will tell a different story. 



Lake House Showing of Crossfade Production's 'Oldest Friend' Written by David Osborne, Directed by Matthew Diesch

Saturday 15 February 2020 - Sunday 16 February 2020

Showings at 6pm on February 15th and 16th at Lake House Arts Centre

It’s not about fixing, it’s about coping.

Sometimes you need a friend, someone to listen, back then when you were struggling and just needed a bit of help. Using rich metaphors, Crossfade's writer, David Osborne and member of the trans community, takes your teenaged self for a walk down the beach; discharging those awful things you were thinking and feeling and letting them out.

This show is the relaunch of Crossfade Productions, an Auckland based theatre company run by three close friends and colleagues, who believe in working together to create meaningful theatre and develop themselves and their team. This will be their first full length play since their successful tour of Not About Heroes in 2015, which was a beautiful play about war poets which also featured queer themes.

This will be a short tour as part of the 2020 Auckland Pride Festival with starting out with a weeklong season at Garnet Station and finishing off with these two outdoor performances. The following week there will be a limited season at the Coalbunker Studio at the Pumphouse.

This will be an outdoor performance in the Lakehouse grounds. The performance will occur rain or shine so bring your raincoats and umbrellas. If the conditions are unsafe you will be offered either a transfer to one of the Pumphouse shows or a refund.

See the links below for ticketing options and Facebook event pages!






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
Tuesday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm,
Monday, 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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