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. 

EMERGENT: SEE - Exhibition and Award - Tertiary and Graduate Showcase and Award

Sunday 10 March 2019 - Saturday 30 March 2019


Tertiary and Graduate Showcase and Award






Sunday 2019 03 10 (4pm Happening) – Saturday 2019 03 30 (3pm Awards Presentation) 


EMERGENT: SEE is a Lake House Arts initiative to support an emerging artist every year.  2019 is the inaugural year and LHAC expect to see this initiative blossom in 2019 and flourish in the future.


Guest Curator Marion Breinhorst invites Tertiary Art Students and recent Graduates to participate in EMERGENT: SEE, the inaugural Lake House Arts Emerging Artist Awards and Exhibition open to all forms of art including (but not limited to)- 

Painting, Print Media, Publication, Photography, Ngā Toi Maori , Pacifika Art, Performance, Video, Virtual, Sculptural, Fashion, Drawing, Literature, Installation, Multi-media, Collaborative. 
EMERGENT: SEE will provide one $1000.00 award to the winning artist/s. 


The Exhibition / Installation / Performance will begin on March 10.  Delivery of entries, scheduling of performances and installations will be ongoing until March 24.  Judging will conclude on March 28 with the Awards Event being held on Saturday, March 30 at 3pm. 



Tertiary art students studying in all art genres. 

Recent Graduates (within 12 months of March 10, 2019) of Tertiary Art Programmes in all art genres. 


Each individual artist is required to pay- 

Size up to 1000mm x 1000mm - $10 entry fee per artwork entry, up to three entries are allowed.   

Size between 1000mm x 1000mm and 2000mm x 2000mm - $20 entry fee, one entry per artist only. 

Three artworks total per entering Artist/Artist Collective. 

Multiple Element works will be charged as above per element. I.E. a triptych with elements under 1msq will be charged at $10 per element = $30. 

The same charges apply to the surface area of the base of sculptural works. 

Each Art Group/Collective, (two members or more), for Performance or Installation works required to pay $20 per entry.  

Payment must be made on delivery.  Cash/Eftpos/Credit Card available. 

Delivery of Artwork 

To maximise exposure of artworks and artists we recommend delivery of artwork on- 

  • March 9 between 10am and 2pm 

  • March 10 between 10:30am and 2pm

James Lawrence: UNREAL

Sunday 31 March 2019 - Saturday 6 April 2019

James Lawrence: UNREAL



Presented by Smales Farm and The Wallace Foundation 

2019 03 31 – 2019 04 06 in The Becroft Gallery 

2019 04 07 – 2019  The BHive at Smales Farm Dates TBC


Works in Acrylic and Mixed Media 

With Virtual Reality 3D Light Painting 


Lake House Resident Artist James Lawrence will present a brand new multi-media exhibition and installation.  Using the latest in virtual art making technology available in the Wallace Foundation Digital Studio and Lake House Arts, James has taken his artwork and process into a new dimension of experience and interactivity.  Inside the Becroft Gallery at Lake House Arts James will transform the walls with his latest abstract works which will surround an interactive virtual platform.  Patrons will be able to enter the virtual works and experience his light art creations. 

“I have enjoyed the freedom painting with light adds to my creative process.  It has altered the way I use traditional medium.” 


James Lawrence is one of Lake House Arts oldest resident artists.  He is a well-known artist and tutor who has previously exhibited and taught classes and workshops, both nationally and internationally.

James has been a professional artist for over 30 years, gaining his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking in 1971 and Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking in 1973 at the Otis Art Institute in California. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Biology) from Austin College, Texas (1966)

James has shown at many exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Japan. He was included in California Design 76 and selected for a printmakers exhibit at the California Museum of Science and Industry. His work has featured in Home Magazine, California Printmakers, Prints Magazine and Décor Magazine, and is held in the Corporate Collections of IBM, RCA, Federal Reserve Board of Philadelphia, Home Savings & Loan, and Wells Fargo Bank. He has exhibited extensively within New Zealand at both Group and Solo shows including Northart, Mairangi Arts Centre, Portfolio Gallery, St Heliers Arts Festival, Royal Easter Show and Lake House Arts.

James was named “Most Successful Painting Artist” and awarded the Royal Agricultural Society Medal at one of New Zealand’s leading Fine Arts Exhibitions this year at the 2001 Royal Easter Show. He headed off 300 other painters to win both the Asia Pacific and the Faber Castell Dry Art Open categories, as well as place third in the National Art Supplies Print Making Open.

For James, the primary aim in producing any work of art is that of involving the viewer. James emphasises the importance of capturing the interest of his audience and arousing their curiosity, allowing questions to arise within the viewer.

"To achieve this end, I constantly experiment with the subject matter, media and form, because it continually challenges me to further my range of expression. This attitude enables growth to be automatic and leads me into areas that are always new and different and hopefully stimulating and exciting to view.”



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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