Events

Read about our upcoming and current events happening around the Lake House!


Wood Sculpture Symposium 2020 Exhibition - Opening Celebration

Sunday 15 November 2020 - Wednesday 31 March 2021

Led by resident whakairo artist Natanahira Pona, watch talented sculptors 
working live over 10 days transforming massive chunks of raw 
Macrocarpa, Cedar, Pohutukawa, Norfolk Pine, Silky Oak and Totara into magnificent artworks. Daily in the grounds of Lake House from 9am to 5pm. 

Official kick-off for sculpting will be 9am, Sunday November 2nd until the 13th.

The Wood Sculpture Symposium encourages both emerging and established 
artists to step out of their comfort zones, to create a work ‘on the fly’; on site within Lake House grounds and within a strict time period.  The 2020 event includes public programming with artist talks, demonstrations and interactive activities for kids. The live sculpting part of the event which is completely free and open to the public, will run from the 12th of November, then the creations will be placed in situ around the Lake House Arts Grounds for exhibition throughout summer. 

Emergent See 2021 - Call for Submissions

Sunday 21 March 2021 - Friday 9 April 2021

EMERGENT: SEE III 2021 is the third year for the Lake House Arts initiative to support emerging visual artists.

Lake House Arts invites Tertiary Art Students and recent Graduates to participate in EMERGENT: SEE III, the Lake House Arts Emerging Artist Awards and Exhibition open to all forms of art including: Judged Categories - Painting, Print Media, Photography, Film and Video, Virtual, Sculptural, Fashion, Drawing.

EMERGENT: SEE provides cash prizes for each category from a total prize pool valued at $3,000. 

Click here to download the entry form, and bring to Lake House Arts Centre along with exhibition-ready work by Friday 19th March, 2021.