Thank you to all of the artists who have expressed interest to take part in Watershed Pop up.
Watershed Gallery is now available for the public to view on the Ground Level of Shore City Shopping Centre, corner of Como Street and Lake Road in Takapuna, directly across from Smiggle.
Click here to check out our online Gallery to view and purchase works.
About Watershed Gallery:
Lake House Arts launches new no commission Pop-Up Gallery at Shore City Mall.
The Watershed Gallery is a new initiative started in collaboration between Lake House Arts and Shore City Mall, which will see the launch of a new salon style, pop-up gallery representing Member Artists from all of the North Shore Art Centres.
Kaiwhakahaere for Lake House Arts, Grae Burton says the exciting initiative will give visitors to the Shore City, at the heart of Takapuna, a unique experience of local artists. “Artwork will be hung and displayed floor to ceiling, with massive floor and flat display space for ceramics and sculptural works.” Say Burton. “We are very grateful to Shore City for the opportunity to collaborate in support of our community artists in the beautiful retail spaces Shore City provides.”
It is expected that over 200 original artworks will initially be on display for sale, with an opening event planned for Thursday evening, September 2nd. Lake House Arts aims to make the art as accessible as possible, “While there will be a small fee per artwork submitted, guaranteeing a set amount of display time for the artwork, there will be no commission on sales, and we encourage artists to ‘Price to Sell’!” says Burton.
The Watershed Gallery will be a local artist led space, with submitting artists’ also volunteering on site in the space, greeting customers and running cashless sales of artworks through Lake House Arts online gallery system, a new system which arose out of providing new opportunities for Member Artists during COVID 19 lockdowns.
The pop-up aspect of the gallery means that Watershed Gallery may, from time to time the gallery shift spaces in and around the mall, to accommodate new commercial retailers coming into the mall space. Burton is excited by this prospect, “It's exciting. Visitors to the mall in the future will get to see fresh presentations of the artwork as the pop-up quality of the Gallery evolves. While we have that level of flexibility, both Lake House Arts and Shore City see the collaboration as long-term partnership, adding value to visitors’ Mall experience.”
For more information contact Arts Coordinator Hannah Berry – firstname.lastname@example.org