Ogle Gallery

Read about our upcoming and current exhibitions in our Main Building's Ogle Gallery - visit and sit down with a cup of coffee from the Cafe! 

Spring Soirée - Members Mini Exhibition

Sunday 2 October 2022 - Friday 2 December 2022

Lake House Arts presents Spring Soirée 

An exhibition of mini-sized works to celebrate Spring in our Ogle Gallery.

Sunday 2nd October – Friday 2nd December, 2022 

Opening Celebration: Sunday 9th October, 4pm 

Open to all current members to enter. To update your membership, please login to your account and go to 'My Details', then 'My Membership'. On this page you can pay for another year of membership.


Works must be no larger than 30 x 42 cm - the size of an A3 piece of paper.

One submission per artist


To download the submission form, click here.

Auckland Plein Air Artists Inaugural Group Exhibition

Sunday 11 September 2022 - Friday 30 September 2022

Opening celebration: 4pm Sunday 11th September, Becroft Gallery

Artist talk: 11am, Saturday 17th September, Becroft Gallery


The Auckland Plein Air group of artists was originally set up by Russell Hollings and a few of his artist friends. The group is made up of both professional and student artists, meeting up once a month to paint at various locations around the Auckland area. The term plein air is a French term, which simply means “in the open air”, and was first used by the French impressionist movement, who preferred to paint in the open air to capture the true light, colour and atmosphere, something that is not achievable from photographs in a studio. This movement has now taken off around the world, and is recognised as one of the fastest growing movements in the art world.

Included in this exhibition are 10 artists from the group, with each artist exhibiting four of their most recent works. The exhibition is the group’s first, and it is intended that we will be making it an annual event to be held here at the wonderful Lake House Arts


Opening Celebration

Sunday 11th September 4pm

Across Becroft & Ogle Galleries

Lake House Arts

37 Fred Thomas Drive


'Our Matariki' An exhibition showcased by the schools on the Takapuna-Devonport peninsula

Tuesday 23 August 2022 - Thursday 8 September 2022


'Our Matariki' is an exhibition that showcases how the schools on the Takapuna-Devonport peninsula celebrated the months of Matariki in 2022. Alongside larger peninsula wide celebrations, many schools held their own community festivals and classroom activities. A cross section of these events and experiences are documented here through artworks, stories, photography and video.

Schools represented are:

Takapuna Grammar • Belmont Intermediate • Devonport Primary • Belmont Primary • Vauxhall Primary • Hauraki School • Wilson School • Bayswater School • Stanley Bay School • St Leo's Catholic School

Seven of these schools belong to the Devonport-Takapuna Kāhui Ako or Community of Learning. This exhibition has run biannually in different forms since 2017 and continues to create a visual focus and identity for the Devonport-Takapuna Kāhui Ako. In addition, it gives our ākonga the experience of displaying their work in a public space. For many of our young participants it will be their first time in such a show. 

Works will also be displayed in the upstairs gallery.

'Our Matariki' Community Celebration - Sat 27 August - Lake House Arts - 3-5pm

Wild About Colour : Catherine Mitchell & Diane Taylor

Sunday 1 August 2021 - Sunday 22 August 2021

Opening celebration: Sunday 1st August 4pm, Ogle Gallery

Capturing the colours of life can lead to many different expressions and feelings. Colour can be bright, invigorating and uplifting, or it can be subdued, quiet and relaxed. Depending on how we feel, can relate to the colours we like to surround ourselves. Colour has traditional definitions, White for purity, black for darkness, red being fiery, green being clean and eco-friendly. Blue can be cool and fresh like the sea and yellow, warm like the sun. We have created a mixture of feelings and expressions with this collection.

He Kākano Ahau and Te ao Mārama

Sunday 20 June 2021 - Friday 9 July 2021

Guest artist Ramari Tauroa-Tibble had her first solo exhibition in our cafe gallery in 2020, progressing to a dual feature exhibition in the Becroft Gallery for Matariki Festival 2021. She is joined by Lake House Arts whakairo (carving) students, under the direction of Natanahira Ponawho. The students will create beautifully carved finial, which will be exhibited on the gallery floor, complimented by Tauroa-Tibble's paintings on the walls. Upon completion of the exhibition the finials will be blessed and installed on the main building of Lake House Arts.

Autumn Rush - Free Members' Exhibition

Sunday 2 May 2021 - Friday 28 May 2021

Call for works: Free Members' mini Exhibition - Autumn Rush at Lake House Arts

Download the entry form here.

Opening Celebration: 4pm Sunday 2nd May at Lake House Arts

Lake House Arts are pleased to announce our next free member's show 'Autumn Rush', where members are invited to submit one small original artwork responding to this theme. 

Following in the spirit of our Great Art Sale, 'Autumn Rush' will be displayed in the Ogle Gallery, reception and hallways in a salon-style hang. Entry is free, however all works are to be presented in the parameters of 40 x 40 cm.

The size limit is 40 x 40cm for wall-works (including frames), or 40 x 40 x 40 depth for objects.

Please fill out the attached entry form, and tape to the back of your work when delivering on Friday April 30th.

Key dates:
Friday April 30th - Delivery of all artworks to Lake House Arts (9.30am - 3pm)
Tuesday May 4th - Artworks to be installed
Friday May 28th 2pm - Unsold artworks to be collected by artists. A reminder email to collect works will be sent out in the days prior to May 28th.
Important notes:
-All works must be exhibition-ready. This means all wall works must have a wire across the back, or d-rings installed to secure to our exhibition hanging system safely. If works are not exhibition ready, we can offer to install d-rings for artists for $7.
-All works are for sale, and are subject to Lake House Arts' 35% + gst commission.

Clare Woods - Member Exhibition

Friday 9 April 2021 - Friday 30 April 2021

Clare Woods
Member Exhibition
Ogle Gallery
7th - 30th April

About Clare Woods:


For as long as I can remember, painting and design have been a huge part of my life. As a child I was given free rein. My parents were super supportive of my creative streak. I have vivid memories of bright colours and patterns spilling over my walls from the water colours I’d painted on the windows. Other kids in the street couldn’t believe I was allowed to paint anything I wanted to in my space.

I studied various art forms, majoring in graphic design and my art career began as a junior studio artist for one of New Zealands most prestigious graphic designers. It was the beginning of an amazing pathway in design that lead me to work as an art director for several leading advertising agencies. During that time digitalised design became the new normal. A really exciting progression.

I started my own design company in 1999 and began specialising in childrens book design. I loved it. At the same time I started to paint for my boys, and that lead to my own childrens art brand.

I have always been making art of one kind or another including fibre art and I really love a good yarn bomb in the middle of the night!

For the last decade I have been designing for web. It’s such an interesting field. The projects are incredibly diverse and every day is a school day! I get a real kick out of interpreting a client brief and making it sing.

It’s when I paint, though, that I am in my happy place. I am in an intuitive botanical phase at the moment. It’s very free and yet organised. I have no magic statement to make. I just want the viewer to feel good.

If I’m not designing or painting, I’m walking with my husband and our black lab Louie.


MINWHA - The Beauty of Korean Folk Painting

Sunday 31 January 2021 - Sunday 14 February 2021

MINWHA - The Beauty of Korean Folk Painting

In essence, Minhwa(Korean folk painting) is a genre of art created for the common people. The Korean folk painting illustrates the common people's freedom of expression and reveals their innermost thoughts and dreams. The art work of the common people (Minhwa) from bird and flower paintings, to the tiger and the dragon and the ten longevity symbols. Encompassing a variety of subjects and methods of expression, Minhwa was created through a strong adherence to the symbols and events of the everyday lives of Koreans. As a result, they are heavily invested with a uniquely Korean psyche in terms of both content and philosophy. The exhibition will give encouragement to students who learning Korean folk painting and to develop their social skills in diverse cultural background.

Mid-winter Minis Members Exhibition

Sunday 19 July 2020 - Tuesday 1 September 2020

Lake House Arts Members were invited to submit small artworks (under 30cmx30cm) for a mid-winter wall-hung mini art exhibition in the Ogle Gallery.  This is a salon-style exhibition in the Ogle Gallery (Lake House Cafe).  Members submit up to 5 small artworks.  Artworks will exhibit until Spring.

Members are still elcome to add to the exhibition - email manager@lakehousearts.org.nz .To become a member of Lake House Arts and take advantage of all the great benefits members have click HERE