Exhibition Spaces and Programme

The annual program of exhibitions, events and activities runs every year.  

Many of our Exhibitions, Events and Activities crossover multiple platforms for what is delivered at Lake House Arts, including:​

  • Multiple Gallery and Exhibiting Spaces ​
  • Hirable Spaces for events and Activities​
  • A diverse arts and culture education program​
  • Free community arts activities and events​
  • A Membership programme for artists, art lovers and students​
  • Lake House resident artists and arts organisations

Our programme is informed by:

  • Creating opportunities for our Membership and Students.​
  • Traditional Exhibitions with a history at Lake House Arts.​
  • Creating new opportunities for emerging and established professional artists.​
  • Creating new opportunities for Community Organisations and Schools.​
  • Creating opportunities for the wider community to engage in unique arts activities.​
  • Engagement with our Maori Culture, History and Heritage.​
  • Engagement with our wider, diverse international community who have made New Zealand their home.​
  • Our relationship with Auckland City Council Arts and Devonport-Takapuna Local Board and events/activities they provide the wider Auckland community.
  • Ongoing & Resident Exhibitions at Lake House Arts Centre

Hireage Costs

Moving forward, we are using a new model for hiring exhibition space as COVID 19 has changed how we operate. With the exception of a 10% non-refundable deposit, hirers will only be charged for days open to the public so if there is a public closure hirers won't bear that expense. We also don't charge for the Friday installation day.

Our public hours are:
Tuesday - Friday:  9:30am - 3pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am - 1pm
Mondays are closed.
If you wish to have the Galleries open longer, extra charges for staff will apply.


Available Galleries (All prices include gst)

Becroft Gallery

The Becroft Gallery is Lake House Arts' main gallery space and undertakes between 20 - 30 exhibitions per year.  There are hirable slots for exhibitions available as well as Lake House exhibitions programmed for Members and to be a part of larger festivals and events. 

Exhibitors in our Becroft Gallery willalso have free, scheduled access to our O'Neill Studio for the duration of their exhibition.

Cost of hire: $50 per day



Pop Up Studio (Hayes Studio)

This is a new pop-up studio space where we have quick turnaround exhibitions which run from Friday to Sunday.

Artists have access to the space to stage the installation from Fridays. Artists can then host opening celebrations on any day from Friday to Sunday. Artists can then de-install their exhibition at the end of the day on Sunday, or on Monday is available.

This is an artist-run exhibition space. Artists are expected to be on site during public hours and to run celebration events.

For example, a schedule will run as follows:

Friday from 10am - Install and open to the public 

Saturday from 10am - Extra day for finishing install and open to the public for preview.

Sunday - Open to the public until close of business.



Cost: $150 incl gst which includes:

Catalogue printing - We can provide templates to artists to use their own images, or we can print price lists for artists.

Equipment use such as ArtiTeq hanging system, PA, tables, stands and plinths

Eftpos machine for sales

$100 option for an online gallery after exhibition concludes.

Standard commission of 35% + gst applies to all sales.


Ogle Gallery

The Ogle Gallery is our cafe, and is great for havinbg your work seen in a lively social setting. This generates a lot of foot traffic and we see many sales come form cafe diners. Not suitable for sculptural of 3D works (unless only displayed during the opening celebration).


Cost: $25 incl gst per day.


Hamblin Gallery

$12.50 incl gst per day

Upstairs Gallery

Free for school exhibition use