Events

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


Existence and Emptiness - Xinli Deng and Yide Xie

Saturday 10 February 2024 - Thursday 22 February 2024

Lake House Arts is pleased to present...
Existence and Emptiness by Xinli Deng and Yide Xie
February 9th - 22nd

Becroft Gallery

Opening Celebration:
Saturday 10th February, 4pm

 

Artist Statement about the exhibiton:

In this exhibition, artists Xinli Deng and Yi Xie will explore and present Zen culture and Chinese Taoist philosophy through a unique artistic perspective. Their works include a series of black and white paintings and sculpture installations. Each piece is meticulously crafted to embody the essence of Zen Buddhism in the form of visual art. Choosing monochromatic tones in their paintings is a tribute to the simplicity and profound contemplation of Zen Buddhism, aimed at creating a contemplative and peaceful atmosphere similar to Zen space. This environment will further enrich the elements of traditional Zen practice. These cultural forms are not only aesthetic supplements to abstract concepts, but also an indispensable part of providing authentic Zen experiences, allowing viewers to participate in art in a profound personal and spiritual way. The purpose of this exhibition is not only to showcase art; It aims to bring the audience into the realm of Zen Buddhism, providing a space for reflection, tranquility, and a deeper understanding of this ancient culture. Through this immersive experience, Xinli Deng and Yi Xie hope to bring the eternal wisdom of Zen to a wider audience. I firmly believe that this exhibition can promote people's understanding of Zen philosophy and its relevance in today's world. The innovative approach of combining visual art with experiential elements by two artists will provide a unique and meaningful experience for all audiences.



 


Haoquan Yang - Pop Up Exhibition

Saturday 10 February 2024 - Friday 16 February 2024

Haoquan Yang
Pop Up Exhibition
Hayes Studio


Curated by Xinli and Shay Xie Deng


Open during weekends from 10am - 2pm
 


K-Lunar New Year Experience Day

Saturday 10 February 2024 - Saturday 10 February 2024 - 19:00

 

Welcome to the K-Lunar New Year Experience Day – a laid-back celebration for all ages! Dive into the fun at our free event, packed with activities, workshops, and a whole lot of joy!

Chill with K-Vibes: 🎮 K-Game Hangout: Enjoy casual games that bring a touch of Korean culture to the day. 🍜 K-Food Delights: Indulge your taste buds with Korean treats, and maybe try your hand at the easy-going Dalgona challenge. 🎨 K-Art Lounge: Immerse yourself in the creativity of Korean art through relaxed exhibitions and workshops.

Soak in the Korean Spirit: 🥋 Cultural Vibes: Feel the energy of Taekwondo, witness the beauty of Traditional Korean Dance, and groove to the beats of Samul nori. 🦑 Squid Game Vibes: Try out Squid game-inspired challenges for a laid-back thrill.

Go with the Flow of Tradition: 🍭 Dalgona Delight: Join the sweet fun of the Dalgona challenge - no stress, just sweetness. 🐓 Cockfight Banter: Laugh and cheer during this traditional game. 🏃 Tail Tag Fun: Play the lively game that suits all ages. 🤝 Easygoing Tug-of-War: Test your strength in a relaxed, friendly setting. 🎲 Play Ddakji: Flip paper tiles in a laid-back version of the traditional Korean game. 🌉 Brass Bridge Stroll: Take a leisurely walk across the symbolic bridge of good fortune. 🚦 Red Light, Green Light Play: Race at your own pace, whether young or young-at-heart.

Secure Your Spot – Pre-Register: Moneybag workshop and Dalgona challenge, please just take a minute to pre-register here.

Come, unwind, and make memories at our K-Lunar New Year Experience Day. It's a celebration where relaxation meets cultural delights!

 


Leo Liu - Pop Up Exhibition

Saturday 3 February 2024 - Friday 9 February 2024

Leo Liu
Pop Up Exhibition
Hayes Studio


Curated by Xinli and Shay Xie Deng


Open during weekends from 10am - 2pm


Express Yourself

Saturday 3 February 2024 - Thursday 8 February 2024

Express Yourself

Becroft Gallery

Saturday 3rd - Thursday 8th February

 

Opening Celebration: 4pm Sunday 9th February

 

This exhibition showcases a project (Express Yourself) that was run at Lake House Arts during 2023 to promote creativity and create connections within the LGBTQ+ community. Three events were held during the year and at each, participants were invited to create an ‘artwork’ on the wall. Creating a wall filled with intermingling creative expressions. Everyone was encouraged to paint/draw anything they wanted, complete creative freedom. The result a documentation of each event in three big murals. These artworks have then had aspects of each selected and framed to create individual artworks that can be hung within a gallery setting. Giving a different perspective on each artwork when isolated. 

The last Express Yourself will be running during the exhibition so everyone is welcome to come and create an artwork. 

 

All artworks exhibited were created by participants who attended these events. 


Waitangi Day Hakari Free Community Event

Tuesday 6 February 2024 - Tuesday 6 February 2024 - 20:00

Join us for our first community event of 2024—the Waitangi Day Hakari! A laid-back gathering on Tuesday, February 6th, kicking off with a community Hangi from 12 pm to 1:30 pm. Come and lets share kai together!
Enjoy live music, Waitangi history films, Kapa haka performances, arts markets, food stalls, and Kiwiana sing-alongs throughout the afternoon.
Bring your picnic blanket, gather the crew, and park up for the day. Let's make it a memorable day of remembrance and learning with family and friends. We're going strong until 8 pm, so come chill, relax, and embrace the spirit of Waitangi Day. See you there!

Lines and Colors - Chinese Children Art Group Show

Friday 26 January 2024 - Friday 2 February 2024

Lake House Arts is pleased to present:


Lines and Colours
Chinese Children Art Group Show

Ogle Gallery

Friday 26th January - Friday 2nd February

 

'Lines and Colours' is a selection of recently completed drawings by young artists, all living on the North Shore, and between the ages of six and thirteen years old. They are students of Lake House Arts tutors Xinli and Shay Xie Deng art classes.


Piki E Te Tūārā - Sculpture Symposium

Friday 1 December 2023 - Thursday 25 January 2024


Naked Clay - A group exhibition by students of John Parker

Saturday 25 November 2023 - Thursday 7 December 2023


RE:VOX - Artists Voices Then and Now - A Celebration

Saturday 25 November 2023 - Saturday 25 November 2023 - 18:00

🎥🎉 Join us for a celebration of New Zealand's contemporary arts scene at the exclusive VOX365NZ film screening! 

 "RE:VOX - Artists Voices then and now - A Celebration" - a FREE PUBLIC EVENT that promises to be a time capsule frozen in time. Immerse yourself in the world of New Zealand's vibrant arts community through an afternoon of entertainment and support of the arts at Lake House Arts


 Free Screenings of VOX365 interviews throughout the venue.
 A unique opportunity for local and regional artists to network.
 Food vendors, cozy café, and art stalls.
 Live Music 
Cash Bar for refreshments.
FAMILY FRIENDLY - ALL WELCOME

Would you like to be part of the celebration as a musician, artist with a stall, or food vendor? Contact us at info@lakehousearts.org.nz to participate

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with the local arts community and experience the rich tapestry of New Zealand's contemporary arts. We can't wait to see you there! 

 

 


Rachael Smith & Gerard Emery - Echoes in Time

Saturday 28 October 2023 - Friday 17 November 2023

Echoes in Time

Rachael Smith & Gerard Emery

Ogle Gallery

Saturday October 28th - Friday November 17th

Opening Celebration: 4pm Sunday October 29th

Artist Talk: 11am Saturday 4th November

 

Lake House Arts is pleased to present 'Echoes in Time', a photographic exhibition by Rachael Smith and Gerard Emery.

Juxtaposing histories through imagery from a German Concentration Camp and New 
Zealand Postage stamps.

“Echoes in time” invites the viewer to explore a unique and thought-provoking collection of 
work highlighting the striking contrast between two seemingly disparate, yet inextricably 
entwined narratives. Imagery created using subjects from the same era, this exhibition 
showcases the divergent paths taken by humanity during a pivotal period in history. The 
careful selection of archival photographs capturing the starkness inside a concentration 
camp, juxtaposed with the vibrant colours of New Zealand pictorial history, a landscape 
untouched by the immediate physical devastation of war, but deeply impacted by conflict. 
We invite you to engage in a visual dialogue that challenges our perception of history and 
interconnectedness.


Lights Out - Lake House Arts Halloween Event

Saturday 28 October 2023 - Saturday 28 October 2023 - 21:00

🎃 Beware, brave souls! Our popular annual 'Lights Out at Lake House Arts' Returns for Spooky Family Fun! 🌟
🗓️ Date: Saturday 28th October
🌌 Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00pm
📍 Location: Lake House Arts - 37 Fred Thomas Drive Takapuna
Koha donation per person
Prepare for a night of bone-chilling entertainment and activities.
This is a family-friendly, spooktastic event.
Bring your little monsters, ghouls, and witches for a night they won't forget!
Don't keep this frightful fun to yourself—share this post with your fellow Halloween friends See you there! 🎃👻🌙

 

Patterns of Memory:Korean Moshi Jogakbo Patchwork Art

Sunday 15 October 2023 - Friday 27 October 2023

 
Moshi Jogakbo is a traditional Korean patchwork technique with deep cultural significance. It involves creating vibrant textiles used as wrapping cloths for various purposes, symbolising connections between givers and receivers. These clothes were passed down through generations and carried meanings through colours, patterns, and stitching techniques. This Korean jogakbo exhibition is an exhibition where people who love traditional Korean gyobang(women's life in Joseon) crafts gather to share their stories.
 

Casting On, Casting Off

Saturday 14 October 2023 - Thursday 26 October 2023

Casting on, Casting off
Wendy Lawson, Abbie Read, Sonja Drake, Louise Keen

14th - 27th October 2023


Opening Celebration | Sunday 15th October
4pm  Becroft Gallery 

Casting on, Casting off, is an exploration of moments and states of transition in everyday interactions with human and nonhuman kin using the natural environment as an anchor. To be in transition, are we ever far from it? 


This group of conceptually aligned artists recognise the creative process as a celebration of making, being in conversation, and working in communitas. 

Alongside the exhibition, the artists of Casting on, Casting off, invite exhibition visitors to join a place-based response, which will be active for the duration of the show in the O'Neil Library. The invitation is to share stories while slow stitching onto a communal blanket. All ages, no previous sewing skills required and all materials provided. At the end of the show the blanket will be gifted to a creative community cause. Slow stitching together will be happening everyday for the exhibition duration (except Mondays and Tuesdays), from 10-2pm.


Matthew Son - In Search of Ordinary Life

Saturday 30 September 2023 - Friday 13 October 2023

Matthew Son

In Search of Ordinary Life

Ogle Gallery

September 30th - 13th October

Opening celebration: 4pm Sunday 1st October

 

What does the “ordinary” mean? Humans always long for something special. 

          However, its speciality is just an illusion. After reaching the speciality that humans  

          have pursued so much, the speciality is no longer special. 

          This is because humans seek out another speciality. 

          

          The future’s speciality is an illusion. Enjoying the mediocrity of the present, that  

          could be missed due to the illusion, will be the best happiness humans can have.  

 

          After all, enjoying everyday ordinary life is a already enjoying the special life that  

          you have dreamed of. 

          Ordinary daily life in this sense will always be the main theme of my artworks.

 

Artist Biography: 

        

           My name is YG Matthew Son. I was born in Korea in 1952 and immigrated to NZ with     

           my family in 1992.   I currently live in Takapuna, North Shore.  

           I majored in graphic design at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea, and  

           after graduation, I was in charge of advertising design and advertising production for       

           various companies for about 10 years at a large inhouse agency.         

           After that, I became independent and ran a private advertising production company   

           for 7 years. Even though I worked so passionately, I wanted to paint someday.  

           When I came to NZ, I had to work on my livelihood, so I couldn't start painting until I 

           was over 60 years old.    

           I started learning painting at Lake House Art Class for two years.   

           I participated in the 8th group exhibition and another small group exhibition  

           of 3 artists as a member of the Korean Art Association in Auckland, NZ.

           I will be opening my first private exhibition at Lake House Art Center in 

           Takapuna. The period is scheduled from September 29 to October 13. 

 


Stephen Perry - Climate Resistance

Saturday 16 September 2023 - Friday 29 September 2023

Stephen Perry

Climate Resistance

Photographic Exhibition

Ogle Gallery

Spetember 16th - 29th

Opening celebration: 4pm Sunday 17th September

 

The work is about the futility of hard constructions to hold back the daily tides and weather that is marking climate change. It's almost a metaphor for the climate denialism that persists.


Verity Kindleysides - Kelp Forests & Kina Barrens

Saturday 16 September 2023 - Thursday 28 September 2023

Kelp Forests and Kina Barrens - Verity Kindleysides 

Saturday 16th September - Thursday 28th September

Opening celebration: 4pm Sunday 17th September

 

Exhibition Statement:

"I have recently become a qualified diver. The local marine environment and seaweed regeneration efforts are the inspiration for the works in this exhibition. This treasured ecology is under threat from an imbalance.  Through over fishing and without enough of their natural predators Kina forage more actively than usual on the seaweed."

 

Artist Biography:

Verity is continuing her art practice from her studio and home in West Auckland, having recently returned from living in London where she studied at both the Slade and the Royal Drawing School.

Verity studied at Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts, completing her BFA in 2007.  Awards Verity has won include the First Prize Greater Auckland Art Awards 2018, Supreme Award Franklin Arts Festival 2016, Pumphouse Art Award for Painting in 2007, Molly Morpeth Best Drawing Award. Verity was also a finalist in the Parkin Drawing Award 2017, Adam Portrait Award 1991, 2000, 2004, 2016 and in the Portage Ceramic Awards 2001, 2005 and 2006.


Journey with Mātauranga - Staff & Ambassadors Exhibition

Sunday 3 September 2023 - Friday 15 September 2023

Journey with Mātauranga

Staff & Ambassadors Exhibition

Ogle Gallery

3rd - 17th September

Opening Celebration: 4pm Sunday 3rd September


Blooming Together - 6 Arts Studio

Saturday 26 August 2023 - Thursday 14 September 2023

Blooming Together - 6 Arts Studio

26th August - 14th September

Exhibiton celebration: Sunday 3rd September, 4pm

About the exhibtion:

"Welcome to our 6 arts education studio group art exhibition! We are thrilled to present an exceptional showcase of talent, bringing together a diverse collective of artists that promise to leave you inspired and enthralled. 
 
We are  Cissy Bao ,Wendy Ma, Jieer Chen,Cindy Jin ,Fiona Li, Cici Zhu....who are learning painting at 6 arts studio by Minlanda Wang.,we may be considered "immature" in terms of experience,   Take a moment to observe the intricately painted canvases, where brushstrokes come alive, telling stories in their own lyrical way.listen to their stories, and witness their artistic journey unfold before your eyes. It is through these shared experiences that we can not only appreciate their talent but also inspire and support their future endeavors."


Introduction to AI FREE Workshop

Tuesday 12 September 2023 - Tuesday 12 September 2023 - 13:00

Demystifying AI for Creatives: Embrace the future fearlessly, infuse art with technology, and together, reimagine creative possibilities with confidence.


Lake House Arts Open Day

Saturday 9 September 2023 - Saturday 9 September 2023 - 13:00

Spring is on the horizon! Join us for a laid-back and fun-filled day of art, creativity, and good vibes. Watch artists in action, chat with our tutors about upcoming classes, and explore the nooks and crannies of Lake House's cozy atmosphere.

Bring the kids for some face painting and clay play, and don't forget to treat yourself to local bites and arts markets while enjoying the scenic surroundings. It's a chill way to spend a spring day, and we can't wait to share it with you.

See you at Lake House Arts Open Day!


Lake House Arts Open Day MAP

Saturday 9 September 2023 - Saturday 9 September 2023 - 13:00


Copyright and IP for Creatives - Free Workshops

Thursday 7 September 2023 - Thursday 7 September 2023 - 21:00

Copyright and IP for Creatives Free Workshop
Curious about copyright?
One of the challenges we creative people face is that common knowledge of copyright is sometimes at variance with the actual law, leading to misunderstandings, infringements and confusion.
Supported by Manatū Taonga Ministry of Culture and Heritage, and presented by Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ), Karen Workman will be giving us an overview of our rights as creators, building our basic understanding of Copyright and guiding stronger business practices. Let's demystify the Copyright Act, and learn how to "do the right thing" as we sharpen our business acumen and build a stronger creative platform.
 
Ogle Gallery

The Body Owned - Margaret Lawlor-Bartlett

Saturday 12 August 2023 - Thursday 24 August 2023

Lake House Arts is pleased to present "The Body Owned", a retrospective exhibition of works by Maragret Lawlor-Bartlett.


12th - 24th August


Becroft Gallery, Lake House Arts
Opening celebration: Sunday 14th August, 4pm

Artist Bio:

Margaret Lawlor-Bartlett QSM is an artist who is an outspoken voice on social issues that have shaped our nation's identity over 70 years of change, addressing waves of feminism and institutional patriarchy, tackling the shame of apartheid. Margaret Lawlor-Bartlett was awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for services to the NZ Anti-Nuclear Arms Movement and her role in initiating VAANA together with its associated public murals. She is a founding member of the NZ Association of Women Artists.

“Margaret Lawlor-Bartlett is an artist whose place in Aotearoa’s art history will be remembered through her bold unmasking of our social history as a protest artist, and her introspective explorations of human consciousness, relationships, and survival, as seen and expressed, from a woman’s point of view.”

— Julian Harrison

Advistory: Contains adult themes and nudity

Younite x Lakehouse Arts Youth Art Exhibition

Sunday 30 July 2023 - Sunday 30 July 2023 - 18:00

Younite x Lakehouse Arts Youth Art Exhibition

Saturday 29th July - Thursday 10th August

Opening Celebration: 4pm Sunday 30th July

Younite’s annual Art Exhibition is by and for youths, displaying a variety of the most prominent budding artists in the Auckland region. The exhibition is an opportunity for young artists to experience their work being displayed professionally and to elevate their artistic reach. Come along to support and appreciate youth artists in your area.


Sheree Foster - A Journey with She

Saturday 10 June 2023 - Thursday 22 June 2023

Saturday 10 June 2023 - Thursday 22 June 2023

Sheree Foster - A Journey With She
Saturday 10th June - Thursday 23rd June


Becroft Gallery


Opening celebration: Sunday 11th June, 4pm


About Sheree Foster:
I am a "life" taught creative person who has been involved with many forms of Art for most of my life. My art pieces are one-off and unique. They're created from a range of repurposed materials as a means of acknowledging the environment through art.
I am inspired by the materials I gather from Mother Nature and combine them with textiles, metals, flax, weaving and cordage, harmonising with texture and form, defining their finished body, often showing a Pacific Rim style or contemporary finish.
Each piece has a story and often I feel that personal story as the pieces are completed. My Limited Edition Fine Art prints come from first growing, then pressing, and finally arranging into botanical themed art.
Printed on archivable ragged rolled papers will be an everlasting testament to their beauty. Many of my pieces currently feature in galleries in Auckland after winning multiple First Place awards, or have been selected to exhibit from NZ Wide entries.
 


Charlotte E. Johnson - Fathom

Saturday 27 May 2023 - Thursday 8 June 2023

Charlotte E. Johnson

FATHOM

Saturday 27th May - Thursday 8th June

Becroft Gallery

Opening Celebration: Sunday 28th May, 4pm

Artist Talk: Saturday 3rd June at 11am.

Charlotte E. Johnson is a contemporary photographic artist and educator, living and working in Auckland as a professional photographer, videographer and microscopist. Charlotte's artwork is often described as painterly and ethereal. Her art has gained a national audience within Aotearoa New Zealand as part of several exhibitions, books and magazines, as well as international publications. Her work is held in the New Zealand Maritime Museum and the McGregor Museum, and in private collections. FATHOM (2023) will be Charlotte's debut printed solo exhibition and will take place at Lake House Arts Centre, Takapuna, Auckland (27 May - 8 July), as part of the 2023 Auckland Festival of Photography program. FATHOM refers to both the measurement of water depth, and the verb describing the act of deep thought. The exhibition employs imagery of the ocean, seascapes, and contemporary portraiture to explore key themes of impermanence, connection to place, and mental health, encouraging the viewer to interpret the works and find their own connections. In addition to limited edition photographic prints, FATHOM utilises multiple mediums linked through visual elements, processes and themes, including fabric works, video, unique mixed media paintings, and hand-embellished AI composites.

To find out more or to get in touch, visit Charlotte's website: www.cejphoto.com 

 


Members' Merit Awards 2023

Saturday 6 May 2023 - Thursday 25 May 2023

Lake House Arts

Members' Merit Awards 2023

Saturday 6th May - Thursday 25th May

We are excited to announce the annual Lake House Arts’ Members’ Merit Awards and Exhibition, which is fast approaching! This is a great opportunity for our up-to-date members to showcase their talent and be recognized for their hard work. 

The exhibition dates are from Saturday 6th May to Thursday 25th May, and the registration and delivery days are from Tuesday 2nd May to Friday 5th May. The celebration and awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 6th May at 2pm. A guest judge will select the award winners, and the prizes include a featured display at the Auckland Art Show.

To participate, simply submit your artwork during the registration and delivery days. Please read Terms and Conditions before supplying works.
https://lakehousearts.org.nz/webpages/members-merit-entry-form-2023/

We encourage all our members to enter this prestigious competition and showcase their artistic talents. Become a Member of Lake House Arts today, if you haven't already, and join the thriving creative community. You can join online at www.lakehousearts.org.nz. 

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to showcase your talent and potentially win prizes. We look forward to seeing your wonderful creations. 


Thursday Art Club - Group Exhibition

Friday 28 April 2023 - Friday 12 May 2023

Thursday Art Club

Group Exhibition

Joanne Mortimore, Louise Sillitoe, Penny Adams, Shan Craig, Cynthia Archer, Pauline Feltham

'The Thursday Art Club' took its name from Richard Osman's 'The Thursday Murder Club'. There are five of us - all great fans of Richard Osman's books. Mostly we paint in watercolours, but sometimes an acrylic or two might appear.

We meet on a Thursday and can easily spend the day painting and enjoying each other's company. In between, we set the world right commenting back and forth on the news of the day and what is happening on the global spectrum.

Elizabeth Warde paints portraits and landscapes using her photography to reflect details and shapes for trees and water.

Penny Adams paints landscapes, yachts, tree - anything with lots of colour and contrast - and paints it very well indeed.

Shann Craig is very good with animals and landscapes - subjects close to her heart from her native South Africa. Her paintings of giraffes are to die for!

Louise Sillitoe paints landscapes and still life - anything that has plenty of colour and contrast.

Joanne Mortimore's favourite subjects are South Island landscapes and occasional flocks of sheep.

Cynthia Archer paints birds and landscapes in both watercolour and acrylic.

Pauline Feltham specialises in painting bird life using both watercolours and acrylics.


Mark Whippy - Cyber Isolation

Saturday 29 April 2023 - Friday 5 May 2023

Mark Whippy
Cyber Isolation

Becroft Gallery

Saturday April 29th - May 5th

Opening celebration: 4pm Sunday April 30th

Artist Statement:

Much of my inspiration for art comes from walking around and observing life around me, particularly people. I like to find “the story” in everyday life. 

These paintings are based on photos taken over the past 5 years around Auckland city. During that time a lot has changed in Auckland city life with covid, living in lockdown isolation and much of the big construction projects changing the landscape of the city. The inspiration for this project is from these changes in a growing city and its neon lights reminiscent of cyber punk art. Hence the title “Cyber-Isolation”.

The title cyber-isolation also refers to the changing way we live our lives online through phones, social media and how people can still feel isolated in a city. 


Jessica Douglas - Unbounded

Sunday 2 April 2023 - Friday 28 April 2023

Jessica Douglas

Unbounded

Ogle Gallery

1st - 28th April

Opening celebration: 4pm Sunday 2nd April

Jessica’s practice investigates the complexity of human relationships which are inherently intertwined and interconnected, to acknowledge that we rely on each other for our physical and psychological well being and survival. She draws on the metaphor of the cell walls semi-permeable membrane to evoke the concept of separation and transmission simultaneously; conveying ideas of transference, seepage and flow between distinct separate entities. Application of paint brushed on in thin wash overlapping layers illustrate ideas of complex interconnections, proximity and exchange. Under and over layers are highlighted equally. Lines / edges act as barriers and bridges halting flow while at other times creating connecting channels. Similarly, colour oscillates between oppositional strident complementary combinations, and closely related colours sitting alongside each other to create vivid and hovering compositional colour plays. 

Her practice inhabits a transitional space that evokes an inner world revealing rational and irrational truths. Each painting emerges from the canvas through a meditative and intuitive decision making process, with mistakes and process visible, to create works that open up and evolve before the eye.

Jessica has recently had work in The National Contemporary Art Award 2022, The Aotearoa  art fair in  21 and 22, and  solo exhibition ‘Cells’ at Northart in 2021. She has a Masters of Fine Arts from Auckland University and has received the Sawtell-Turner Painting Prize, the Bickerton-Widdowson Trust Memorial Scholarship, University of Canterbury, and the Joe Raynes Scholarship, University of Auckland. Her work is held in several New Zealand collections.

 


Coral Noel Yang - Unfurling

Saturday 15 April 2023 - Thursday 27 April 2023

Saturday 15 April 2023 - Thursday 27 April 2023

Coral Noel Yang
Unfurling

 

Solo exhibition
Becroft Gallery

15th - 27th April


Opening celebration Sunday 16th April 4pm

 

Unfurling is a solo exhibition of Coral Noel Yang’s new abstract paintings drawing inspiration from the summer nightly walks she took with her parents as a five year old when jasmines bloomed, lily pads floated and fireflies glowed. Leaning into her imagination of vaporous memories, UNFURLING recaptures a time and space of belonging and magic through exploration of abstract language. Coral blends the Soak-Stain method pioneered by 20th-century female abstract artist Helen Frankenthaler with Asian water-ink tradition which she grew up with to create mesmerising imagery rich in storytelling, colour, transparent layers, water marks and brushworks. 

 

Coral Noel Yang is an Auckland based, Taiwanese born artist specialised in expressive paintings in acrylic & oil that evoke timeless wonder.  Before pivoting to full time painting during Covid in 2020, Coral worked as a film and animation director/producer for 15 years. Her passion for Aotearoa nature, Chinese/Japanese heritage, and living and working across the US, Europe and Asia inform her works. She is the People’s Choice Award winner at Kumeu Art Awards 2021 and finalist of the Upstairs Gallery Emerging Artist Awards 2022. 


Minwha - The Story of Korean Life

Saturday 1 April 2023 - Thursday 13 April 2023


Illumination - Muhammed and Sameera Waqas

Saturday 18 March 2023 - Friday 31 March 2023

Illumination

Islamic art exhibition by Sameera and Waqas

Saturday 18th March - Friday 31st March

Opening celebration: 4pm Saturday 18th March

Muhammad Waqas and his wife Sameera Waqas are the founders of MW Calligraphy Art. They are Auckland based Islamic art artists. They both collaborate to create Arabic calligraphy art in a unique way. Their painting 51-Love, Peace & Unity received a lot of appreciation throughout New Zealand as it was displayed at the Beehive, Wellington Museum, and Police Museum.

Waqas and Sameera aim to show the unique beauty of Islamic Art by combining local art styles and Arabic calligraphy. They hope their paintings illuminate hearts with love of acceptance and bring a unique experience of this ancient art form to the people of Aotearoa New Zealand. They work on traditional and modern calligraphy but with a bold and modern twist that makes the letters transform into swift figures with effortless movement that dance on paper and canvas. The emotion evoked through the simple movement of lines, the balance of composition, and the contrast between vivid colors and background, all contribute to the beautiful wholeness of their work. 

 


This is Us: Race Unity Day

Saturday 18 March 2023 - Saturday 18 March 2023 - 14:00

Kia ora Community!
Are you ready for a day of excitement, celebration, and cultural immersion? We invite you to join us for our This Is Us: Race Unity Day, a culturally diverse celebration that promises to be an unforgettable experience!
At our Race Unity Day, you'll get to taste a variety of delicious foods from different cultures, watch mesmerizing dance performances, browse unique craft markets, and participate in fun activities for all ages. This is a chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of cultures from around the world.
We believe that diversity is what makes our community strong, and our Race Unity Day is a celebration of this belief. By coming together, we can break down barriers, build connections, and foster a greater understanding of each other's backgrounds and perspectives.
So, don't miss out on the fun! Mark your calendars for 18 March 10am-2pm, and bring your family, friends, and neighbors with you to enjoy this multicultural extravaganza. Let's make this a day to remember, filled with laughter, joy, and unity.
Join us in celebrating the diversity that makes our community so special. We can't wait to see you there! 

Michael Angelo - Solo Exhibition

Saturday 4 March 2023 - Friday 17 March 2023

Michael Angelo

Solo Exhibition

Ogle Gallery

4th March - 17th March

Opening celebration: Sunday 5th March, 4pm

 

Artist statement:

"Carving is part of my Maori Heritage. My maternal grandfather, Pani Paora was Maori of full blood, Ngāti Wharekōkōwai, Ngāti Kahungunu and Tūhoe. He was a talented artist, poet and a very creative man. I learned my art at The Learning Connexion in Wellington and Lower Hutt. I graduated with a Diploma in Art and Creativity with Honours. In 1999 I met Tony Kāpua at Papaiouru Marae, Ohinemutu Rotorua, where my mother grew up with her Arawa whanau. After watching Tony carving for about an hour he invited me to try it. He drew a pattern on a piece of rimu, gave me a chisel and mallet and said “carve this”. Although I had never done anything like this before he was so surprised at how well I had done and he said to me “Don’t put the tools down!” He said I had a natural talent and most of his students would take months to achieve what I had; in less than an hour. Subsequently I spent 6 months further training at Mihiroa Marae, Pakipaki, tutored by Master Carver, Tūhoe Huata. I also worked with Te Maru Marsh at Te Poho-o-Tangiianui Marae in Napier. In this time I learnt the significance of the Tribal patterns/styles of different Iwi and Master Carvers. I now carve in my own unique style which enables me to combine my fascination with carving and colour. I don’t plan my carvings and painting, the inspiration just comes from my soul, guided by the spiritual aspects of nature. The happiest memories of my childhood were playing in the trees, surrounded by the birds, flowers, all living things and the way in which light and colour influenced my world."

- Michael Angelo


Space Collective - Jessie Kanji and Rachel Auer

Friday 3 March 2023 - Thursday 16 March 2023

Space Collective - Group Exhibition

Becroft Gallery

March 3rd - 16th

Opening celebration 4pm Sunday March 4th


Space Collective are Jessie Kanji, Dali Susanto and Rachel Auer. This exhibition features artwork by Jessie Kanji and Rachel Auer.

"This group exhibition aims to explore the methods and properties unique to painting, drawing and print. For the artists in this exhibition, who are not originally from Tamaki Makaurau, Space Cloud a creative hub in Te Atahu has fostered an organic sense of community – a sanctuary of creativity and friendship, especially after months in isolation. Our self-taught artistic practices have evolved together through sharing skills and knowledge, while working side by side."

-Space Collective

 


Vatsu - The Science of Universal Culture

Thursday 16 March 2023 - Thursday 16 March 2023 - 21:00

When a space is defined by a structure, it begins to vibrate in a particular order and becomes a living organism. This talk with Johann BUrger is focused on the importance of harmonizing building and people with the laws of Nature and the Cosmos. He discusses the knowledge Architect Prabhat Podder has left us on energetical procedures to neutralise the negative effects without having to make any structural changes to the building themselves.

Join us in this interesting movement into better living

When: Thursday 16th March - Hayes Room

Where: Lake House Arts - 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna

Time: 7pm 

FREE 

 

Join us also 

When: Saturday 18th March

Where: Lake House Arts - 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna

Time: 11am-12pm 

FREE 


Book Launch and Author Talk - Susannah MacDonald

Saturday 11 March 2023 - Saturday 11 March 2023 - 16:00


Artopia Co - 24 Solar Terms

Friday 17 February 2023 - Friday 3 March 2023

24 Solar Terms
Created by little artists from Artopia & Co Education

 

Hamblin Gallery

18th Feb - 7th March


Exhibition statement:


The 24 solar terms are summarised by the ancients by observing  the periodic changes of the sun, recording the natural phenomena such as wind, frost, rain and snow, and the growth and development laws of plants when the sun is in different positions. The 24 solar terms also take the earth around the sun as a cyclem so it is closely related to the solar calendar and belongs to the solar calendar part of the lunar calendar.
It starts from the beginning of Spring and ends with the Greater Cold, moving in cycles. The element has been transmitted from generation to generation and used traditionally as a timeframe to direct production and daily routines. It remains of particular importance to farmers for guiding their practices.
These various functions of the elements have enhanced its visibility as a form of intangible cultural heritage and sustain its contribution to the community's cultural identity.
 


Oliver Cain - Just a Little Gay

Saturday 18 February 2023 - Thursday 2 March 2023

Opening celebration: 4pm Sunday 26th February

The Oliver Cain Art Exhibition: Deconstructing Sexuality and Gender Identity is coming to [insert location and dates]. This thought-provoking series of paintings explores the complexities of sexuality, gender, and identity through playful and minimalistic designs.

Oliver Cain uses clean black lines, bright block colors, and hidden text to create works that are simple yet deeply layered in meaning. The exhibition focuses on the male form and celebrates it from a queer perspective, challenging traditional notions of masculinity and the male gaze.

By employing the visual language of advertising and drawing upon the rich history of art, Cain's work sheds light on the ongoing battle for acceptance and equal representation in the LGBTQ+ community. The artist asks important questions about fetishism and representation, all while creating a visually stunning experience for visitors.

Don't miss your chance to see this unique and thought-provoking exhibition. Admission is free, and all are welcome! Come and be challenged and inspired by Oliver Cain's Deconstructing Sexuality and Gender Identity.


Pride Market

Saturday 25 February 2023 - Saturday 25 February 2023

Celebrate Pride Month by supporting local makers from the LGBTQ+ community at the "Pride Art and Craft Market" event! Join us for a day of shopping, community, and fun, as we showcase the diverse talents of our LGBTQ+ creators.

This event is a great opportunity to show your support for local businesses and artists, and to connect with others who share your values. You'll find a wide range of handmade crafts and artworks on display, all created with love and care by members of the LGBTQ+ community.

So mark your calendars and spread the word! We can't wait to see you at the "Pride Art and Craft Market" event, where we'll come together to celebrate love, creativity, and community.


Lauren Hughes - The Material Mythos of Love Craft

Saturday 11 February 2023 - Thursday 16 February 2023

Opening celebration: Sunday 12th Feb 4pm Becroft Gallery 

 

Auckland University of Technology Master of Design student, Lauren Hughes, presents her latest exhibition "The Material Mythos of Lovecraft". The collection combines elements of Gothic Literature, design and science to explore the agency of materials found in the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Hughes employs her signature sketching style to create intricate scenes that capture the haptic senses and visceral quality of material descriptions in Lovecraft's multiverse. The exhibit aims to break the dichotomy between the animated and unanimated, life and death, and fact and fiction, by colliding Gothicity with New Materialist philosophy. Don't miss this unique and intriguing exhibition of art artifacts and drawings.


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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