Events

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


Era and the Carbonauts

Thursday 12 January 2023 - Sunday 22 January 2023


The Great Art Sale - Call for submissions

Tuesday 29 November 2022 - Friday 2 December 2022

Lake House Great Art Sale December 2022 Submission Info

December 4th – January 23rd 

 

Click here to download the submission form

Lake House Great Art Sale December 2022 Taking further submissions from 13th December

Submission Info

December 4th – January 23rd 

 

Click here to download the submission form

 

Open to all public to submit. The Great Arts Sale is a cash-and-carry salon-style exhibition. Artists can contribute their own works or works they own and nominate their own prices. There is no commission on sale – price to sell! 

Art can be received throughout the exhibition, however it is the preference of LHAC to receive all artwork on the days indicated below. This will maximise your chance of sale during the season. Lake House Arts supports artist resale royalties (for artwork you own but did not create) at our recommended value.  

All delivery of artworks will be taken from Tuesday 13th December – Friday 16th December between 9am and 2pm. Please allow up to 7 days after delivery for artworks to be hung or as spaces become available.  

Please ensure that all artworks are exhibition-ready with either d-rings or string across the back of 2d works. Sculptural works must be of reasonable durability. 

Participants will be notified to collect unsold artworks ahead of the exhibition closing. All artwork must have registration form attached prior to delivery.

 

Artwork Submission Fees (Payable on delivery) 

Sizes up to 1000mm for length, width or depth: $9 per artwork submitted 

4 for $30 

Sizes larger than 1000mm for length, width or depth: $18 per artwork 

By submitting this form you acknowledge that you agree to the terms and conditions of exhibiting at LAKE HOUSE ARTS. (Available here) 

 


Roberta Queiroga - 'Hello'

Saturday 12 November 2022 - Sunday 13 November 2022

Lake House Arts is pleased to present 'Hello' - a pop-up exhibition by Roberta Queiroga.
Hayes Studio
Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th November
10am - 5pm
Exhibition celebration: 4pm Sunday 13th November


About Roberta Queiroga:

Roberta Queiroga is a Brazilian born New Zealand citizen contemporary visual artist living in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. She has also lived in Portugal and Japan and influences of those places and cultures are highly noticeable on her identity and ultimately in her work.

"I believe my identity is continuously evolving and reshaping by experiences and influences from cultures, people and places I come across."

Throughout her practice she incorporates and mixes elements of various techniques with a twist, such as reinterpreting brush strokes with hands full of paint directly onto the canvas. A symbiosis that allows for her emotion to spontaneously flow with minimum interference when creating. Her work is aligned with the abstract expressionism.

Roberta's background is in architecture and she has an interest in the relationship between the artwork, the space and the viewer.


Halloween at Lake House Arts

Saturday 29 October 2022 - Saturday 29 October 2022 - 21:00

Dare to explore Lake House Arts after dark this Halloween?!
We invite you to this all ages, family friendly event.
Trick or treat hunts, ghost hunts and maybe playful Patty the ghost may make an appearance.
Bring your flashlights - Lake House will be lights out!
Our SPOOKTACULAR Costume competition will be happening from 7.30pm in the Becroft Gallery - WE WANT TO SEE YOUR BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
Coffee and Snacks available $
Free parking onsite
Gold coin koha donation upon entry per person
Excited to have SPECIAL GUESTS Haunted Auckland! 
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Rangatahi - Younite

Friday 14 October 2022 - Sunday 16 October 2022

Younite presents Rangitahi


An exhibition event showcasing artworks by high school students across the North Shore.


Opening celebration: Friday 14th October 4pm
Opening hours: 10am - 2pm Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October
 


Closing event: Artopia & Co - Chinese Moon Festival and National day Celebration

Thursday 13 October 2022 - Thursday 13 October 2022 - 18:00

Artopia & Co are pleased to present a selection of works completed by their students in celebration of Chinese Moon Festival and National Day.

Closing event: 4pm Thursday 13th October, Becroft Gallery


Ihumatao: A Unique Landscape - Russell Hollings

Sunday 11 September 2022 - Friday 30 September 2022

Russell John Hollings

Ihumatao - A Unique Landscape

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

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

Artist Biography


Born Otahuhu, Auckland (1948).

"Some years ago when I was residing in Ponsonby, I was looking for an area close to home that I could resonate with and find inspirational as a plein air artist. I started to explore this area at the back of Mangere Mountain and found it to be exactly what I was looking for.
Old farming areas (which reminded me of South Auckland where I grew up, and began my journey as an artist), beautiful coastal areas with the wonderful Manukau Harbour as a backdrop, ancient volcanic outcrops, Otuataua Stonefields, and these wonderful old farm buildings which appealed to me as an artist.
This is one of the most historic areas in Auckland where Maori first settled in Tamaki Makaurau more than 800 years ago, which they originally use for market gardening and farming.
So began my obsession with recording in paint this extraordinary area, which I wanted to document before the land was sold up, and large commercial buildings began to dominate the landscape and change the face of it forever.
My working methods:
I work from observation and experience, and draw and paint what inspires me and I hope to confirm that what I paint is of lasting importance. 
With plein air painting it is coming to terms with the landscape, immediate response and seizing the moment, and working quickly.
Translating a subject into paint is a challenging and often mysterious business. I look for immediate response and begin to assess the composition, the tonal qualities, the colour, and the contrasting light and shadow.
I work principally in oils and I paint on prepared panels, canvas boards and stretched canvas. I always work on a suitably toned ground and immediately state the darkest dark and the lightest light.
I also work in Gouache, watercolour, acrylic, pastel and mixed media. I use a variety of artists quality papers and matt board.
For studio work (excluding still life), I use my extensive collection of sketchbooks and small colour notes (which are produced in situ) and provide me with endless information and ideas.
My larger landscapes and abstract works are produced in the studio from my artists notes and studies.
All of my still life paintings are painted from direct observation from the subject. I work for a period of perhaps say an hour, and then continue on other days under a similar light until I feel I have said enough, with possibly up to 10 sessions with much scraping back and re-working. 
After 50 years at the easel and over 38 solo shows, this gives you an introduction to my working methods."

- Russell Hollings


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

Takapuna


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

Tuesday 23 August 2022 - Thursday 8 September 2022

 

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'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

'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 - 3-5pmOur 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

'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


Lake House Arts Gallery Orientation Evening

Thursday 25 August 2022 - Thursday 25 August 2022


Fluid Planes - Graeme MacKay

Sunday 10 July 2022 - Friday 29 July 2022

A collaborative exhibition 


In the Wild Ballet - Michelle Reid

Sunday 10 July 2022 - Friday 29 July 2022

A collaborative exhibtion 

Michelle Reid is an artist based in Tāmaki Makaurau who is interested in the smudging between locatable and poetic references. Her current body of work draws on pattern, romanticism and modern environmentalism. During research Reid observed the wildly optimistic patterns of Joseph Frank, reinterpreting her own plans for textiles designs exploring New Zealand natives. The seven colours used in ‘Aotearoa’ pattern design became the colour palette for her paintings in ‘In The Wild Ballet’. Acknowledging a displaced sense of romanticism amongst environmental degradation, Reid sought to find hopeful aspects of contemporary and future nature progressively thriving in human absence. Reid soaked canvas off-cuts in oils and mismatched imagery of nature patterns were composed, joined and stretched as under-paintings. Over 2021-22 the paintings traversed lockdowns and homeschool to let go of initially organised intentions to find her own visual interpretation of Frank’s statement ‘the freer the pattern the better’.

 


Whakahoki - A Matariki Lake House Arts Community Group Show

Thursday 16 June 2022 - Friday 8 July 2022

Whakahoki means 'return', but in the context of this exhibition it stands for 'recover': Recovery through arts for our communities.  Whakahoki is a community exhibtion that embraces this return and recuperation.

 

Whakahoki will involve Lake House Arts artists from diverse cultural backgrounds and with diverse life experiences - from students through to seasoned professionals - having the opportunity to work with and learn from Natanahira Pona, Lake Hosue Arts toi whakairo, about how aspects of matauranga Maori (kaitiakitanga, kotahitanga, manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and rangatiranga) and toi Maori can influence their artistic styles to create 'whakahoki' - a return and recovery through arts.


Harcourts Open Home Open Day Schedule of Activities

Saturday 7 May 2022 - Saturday 7 May 2022 - 14:00


Harcourts Open Home Open Day MAP

Saturday 7 May 2022 - Saturday 7 May 2022 - 14:00


Matariki Korero Nights with Natanahira Pona

Tuesday 22 June 2021 - Friday 2 July 2021


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. 


Art outside the box! Share your Art with the Takapuna community

Wednesday 28 October 2020 - Monday 23 November 2020

Invitation to Artists

Lake House Arts has collaborated with The Takapuna Business Association to bring a creative initiative to life!

We are inviting our Lake House members, friends and whanau to participate in creating vibrant art and design murals for power boxes around the Takapuna community.

Murals are a wonderful and unique way for our local artists to beautify, engage and strengthen the pride within our community while conveying a message in their designs.

Artists are encouraged to submit their designs for these power boxes and proposals themed around “Takapuna Community”, the brief otherwise is open to all styles.

There are a number of Locations include Anzac Lane, Huron Westpac, Como Street and Harcourts Hurstmere.

The selected entries will be rewarded $250 to each artist plus the materials.

How to Apply

- Complete application & acknowledgement of terms and conditions. Download Vector's application form here.

- Provide good quality digital images of intended design, brief artist bio and time frame required to complete mural in to assistance@lakehousearts.org.nz

- Entries close 5pm 23rd November 2020


20th Anniversary Celebrations

Thursday 19 November 2020 - Friday 20 November 2020

All of Lake House Arts events and activities for 2020 have led to this moment.  The official celebrations commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Lake House Arts!  Two spectacular events over two evenings will 
celebrate our November 19th birthday.

There will be art, music, dancing, laughter and entertainment, as well as a very special unveiling of a brand new commissioned public artwork from Lake House Arts longest standing resident, Bill Hayes.

Celebrations kick off November 18th at 6pm.


Lampshade Making Workshop - With Oscuro

Sunday 15 November 2020 - Sunday 15 November 2020 , 10:00 - 12:30

Lampshade Making Workshop - With Oscuro
Sunday 15th November 10am -12.30pm

A fun morning out learning to make your very own smallDrum Lampshade.
Bookings are essential - only 6 spaces per class.

You will be making a small drum lampshade 10-12" diameter
All materials provided except YOUR favourite fabric.
Cotton or linen is the best to use.
A small number of fabrics will be available to choose from for anyone who does not bring their own. 

www.oscuro.co.nz/book-online


Wood Sculpture Symposium 2020 - Live Sculpting

Tuesday 3 November 2020 - Sunday 15 November 2020

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, Monday November 2nd until the 13th. Public viewing available from Tuesday 3rd November.

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. 

Participating Artists:

Andy Turner (Andy Wilson)

Anthony Turner has studied under the tutorship of the countries top Maori carvers. Beyond carving, he has also developed a background in television production and has worked in below and above the line advertising marketing communications agencies.

Anthony also has a strong passion for working with at risk youth, and has pioneered a youth development programme Mana Rangatahi and works closely with Police, CYF, Ministry of Education, Iwi, and local schools.

He is a founding member of Nga Aho – Maori Design Professionals, and a board member for Te Hotu Manawa Maori and Awataha Marae.

Peter Millman

Peter Millman has a degree in fine art from Elam. He lives in the rain forest in Waitakere, Titirangi the ‘fringe of heaven’. He has won various international awards and has works in 16 countries. Career highlights include the ‘Giantwins’ of 2004, which was the first artwork from NZ to sell for more than $NZ1M.

Trisha Fisk

Trish Fisk is a painter and sculptor, now based in Whangarei Heads after 30 years farming sheep and cattle in the Hokianga. During that time she studied painting and sculpture by correspondance with the Learning Connexion. It meant juggling farm work with small children and art assignments.

But now her work sells in Auckland and Northland and to overseas buyers. Also a trained journalist, Trisha still writes freelance, mixing writing with painting and sculpture.

​"I believe art should be uplifting to look at. If you are going to live with something on your wall it needs to brighten your day either with its colours, or subject. Art needs to make a statement that warms your soul. It shouldn’t need words to explain or justify it."

Speaking of her developing sculpture practice, she has taken part in several symposiums around the country.

“I love being able to combine the practical skills I learned on the farm with my more creative side. Being comfortable wielding a chainsaw or arc welder or axe is like the reward for those years of hard physical work. Now I can use them for artistic ends.”

Brian Wright

Brian Wright is a Master Wood and Bone craftsman, and creator of Wild Image Studios based in Gisborne. He achieved his Open Water Dive Instructors certificate, in addition to specialties including Photography, night navigation, wreck and deep water diving.

Nici Palmer

Nici Palmer is a mixed media artist from Taranaki, she works predominantly in hard stone, Pounamu jade, Andesite, Basalt, Granite and N.Z. Marble. 
She has a diploma in Art and Design/Pattern making from WITT Taranaki.
 
She has previously exhibited in boutique galleries, sculpture
parks and homeshow exhibitions in New Zealand. She has been sculpting and exhibiting in symposiums around New Zealand since 2001.

Lyall Tupe

Lyall Tupe is an artist based in Waitara.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009811321766

Paul Olson

Paul Olson is an artist who works across sculpture, jewellery, painting and poetry. He has participated in sculpture symposiums around the country, including the recent Whangarei Sculpture Symposium, held at Hihiaua Cultural Centre.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010721953095

Tai Meuli

Since taking u­p carving at 24, Meuli has been involved in 60 symposiums and founded The Oro Haaruru sculpting event, which is not only about carving but rather charity and bringing men together to talk - because "everyone has stories".

Stan Young

Stan Young is a sculptor based in Kaitaia. Originally from Ahipara, he also specialises in Tā Moko.

https://www.facebook.com/stan.young.359

Keith Waaka

Keith Waaka is a sculptor from Mourea, and graduated with a Maunga Kura Toi - Bachelor of Maori Art from Te Waananga o Aotearoa in 2006.

https://www.facebook.com/Kieth.Walker111

Davey McGhie

Titahi Bay artist and art educator Davey McGhie has exhibited widely across many of the country's major sculpture symposia. Having completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts at Elam, in recent years McGhie has taught at Whitireia Community Polytechnic as well as various schools and community art groups in Wellington. His interests, ranging from song writing, performance in ska rock bands and work in horticulture all serve to inform his art practice.

McGhie values the notion of there being no right or wrong in contemporary art making. With an intuitive approach to the manipulation of his materials, and a robust sense of humour, his visual language is constantly evolving.

Brett Evans

 


Halloween at Lake House

Saturday 31 October 2020 - Saturday 31 October 2020 - 22:00

Lake House Halloween 2020

6pm – 10pm, Saturday 31st October

 

For Halloween, Lake House will be open to the public from 6pm till 10pm, 31st October. Join us for a night of spooks, fun scares and surprises!

This year, Lake House Arts will be co-hosting with Haunted Auckland, who will be set up with their ghost-hunting equipment to search for the mysterious Lake House ghost.

This is a family-friendly event, featuring activities for all age groups including face painting, prizes and a costume disco in the gallery.

Are you ready to scour the hallways and byways of the facility looking for the mysterious Lake House ghost?

Koha coin donation per person on entry.

 


Running Our Arts Off!

Wednesday 4 March 2020 - Wednesday 15 April 2020

We are 'Running Our Arts Off!' to raise money for our emerging artists!

Operations Manager Grae Burton, Engagement Coordinator and Assistant Curator Marion Breinhorst, and more of the Lake House Team will be running the 'Round the Bays' on the 8th of March, and the 'Shore to Shore' on the 5th of April.

This is to raise funds for our Emerging Artist initiative EMERGENT: SEE II 2020.

Visit our GiveALittle Page to donate and sponsor us while we 'Run Our Arts Off!' to support our young artists! 

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/running-our-arts-off
 

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