Becroft Gallery

Read about our upcoming and current exhibitions in our Main Building's Becroft Gallery

Future Tense: Lake House Arts Residents and Tutors

Sunday 19 July 2020 - Friday 31 July 2020

Lake House current Tutors and Residents are asked to tackle a weighty subject 

– What will our future be?  

Addressing themes of ambition, legacy and the growth of our species into the near or far future our Residents and Tutors are asked to interpret their own 
visions of what lies beyond 2020. 

Resident Artists at Lake House Arts work and create onsite in their own studios.  

Tutors at Lake House Arts teach over 1200 students per year in a diverse array of arts genres.  

From Ceramics to Printmaking to Abstract Oil Painting, to Theatre to cutting  edge Virtual Technology, this will be one of the most genre-diverse, multi-art 
experiences in 2020 and beyond at Lake House Arts.

Matariki Market with Mahi Toi

Sunday 21 June 2020 - Friday 17 July 2020


Lake House Arts Resident Artist Spencer Bellas runs the NZ Art and Gift Shop on site called Mahi Toi.
Spencer invites Maori Artists and Craftspeople to participate in his cash and carry showcase market inside the Becroft Gallery.
This Matariki Market will highlight the best in Maori Contemporary Bespoke Art from Auckland and around the country.
Mahi Toi, home of high-quality, original, affordable paintings by Māori artist Spencer Bellas. Visit the online store now at

Ko Putauaki te Maunga
Ko Rangitaiki te awa
Ko Ngāti awa te iwi he hononga hoki ōku ki a Ngāi Tahu kia ratou ko Ngapuhi ko Tuwharetoa.
Kia ora Koutou.

Auckland Festival of Photography Community Photo Challenge

Sunday 31 May 2020 - Friday 19 June 2020

The inaugural Community Photo Challenge – an open access community entry photography competition. Anyone, any age and any skill level can participate with up to 2 entries per person. All entries will be printed according to resolution to a maximum size of A3 size.  


You will also have the option to submit your entry digitally and have your work printed in-house at Lake House Arts. 


Entries will open May 1st on the Lake House Arts website – 


This is a fun showcase for the whole community .  


All photos submitted (considered suitable for a family audience) will be hung. 

And the Sun arose, with it my Spirits: Alex Witten-Hannah

Sunday 31 May 2020 - Friday 19 June 2020

“And the Sun arose. With it, my Spirits” - Digital Photography Suite taken during Level 4 - COVID-19 CONARONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN - March 26 -  May 14 2020 - Fundraiser Exhibition at Lake House Arts Centre - May 31 – June 19 2020

by Alex Witten-Hannah

We are very grateful for the incredible, ongoing contribution Alex Witten-Hannah has made to the success of Lake House Arts.  It is true to say that without Alex it is very possible Lake House Arts would not exist today!  As the legal support for the original trust that saved Lake House from destruction, Alex was responsible for putting the injunction in place which stopped the improper sale of the building and ensured it could be saved and restored.
Alex continues to make a substantial contribution with this extraordinary collection of “lockdown art”.  Level 4 had a significant and lasting impact on Lake House Arts, eliminating tens of thousands of dollars of revenue in a very short time.  In an incredibly generous gesture, Alex has agreed that all proceeds from the sale of these works will go entirely to Lake House Arts.
These works are now available to purchase as single edition, signed and framed prints.  The social media post will also be provided in a small frame to compliment the overall work and add prominence and context to the lockdown art.

20 x 25 cm size - $175.00
28 x 38 cm size - $250.00

Includes signed single edition print, complimentary A6 size framed social media post and printed and special edition printed catalogue.  To reserve you print please email Operations Manager Grae Burton at





Members' Showcase March 29 - April 24

Sunday 29 March 2020 - Friday 24 April 2020

This salon-style cash and carry exhibition is a showcase of our Lake House Members' latest work. This exhibition will be an opportunity for us at Lake House to utilise our online presence to make these works more accessible to our community and the public at large. A second call out for works may be made part way through the exhibition.

Keep an eye out for our Facebook or Instagram postings about the pieces involved!