The Lake House Trust


Lake House Arts Centre is governed by the Board of the Lake House Trust, a Charitable Trust. 

Meet The Lake House Trust Board



FROM TOP LEFT - Kevin Millar (Chair), Mikayla Journee, Jane Walsh, Sandy Young, Johnny Hui, Simon Ede, Chris Mallows (Not Pictured), 


The Lake House Trust Patron is Genevieve Becroft.


The Lake House Trust operates Lake House Arts Centre to provide an accessible heritage facility, where vibrant and diverse community, arts and culture can flourish. 


To celebrate, innovate and elevate our diverse arts and culture practices for the benefit of the entire community. To honour the history and heritage of the buildings and community. To provide a sustainable legacy of arts and culture accessible to the whole community.


The Lake House Trust and Lake House Arts Centre operate with integrity, artistry and Whanau. 


Lake House Arts Centre is a heritage building and the first public community facility you can visit arriving on the North Shore over Auckland Harbour Bridge.  As of 2019, it is one of the top five most popular arts facilities in Auckland and in the Top Three for arts programme delivery.  Relocated to the reclaimed reserve at 37 Fred Thomas Drive, Lake House Arts has free parking and is two minutes walk from Akoranga Bus Terminal.  There are two gallery spaces onsite, the Becroft Gallery and the Members Cafe, as well as regular art rotations on its hallway walls and main meeting rooms and teaching studios.

Between the two buildings at the facility, there are nine studios with Resident Artists or Art Organisations and eight rooms/studios reserved for teaching art classes that are available for hire by the public.  

Membership of Lake House Arts is open to the public. Membership provides discounts on art supplies and studio use, exclusive invitations to events and AGM voting rights.

Lake House Arts is a family-friendly community arts centre offering exhibitions with affordable art, art events, art classes and activities.