Waiheke Local

Discover - Waiheke Community Art Gallery

A Community Inspiration.
Open 7 days 10am – 4pm

The greatest experiences of art are unexpected.

Walk into this Gallery and prepare to be dazzled! You will experience diverse and inspiring art of national and international importance that you would never expect to find on a small island.

Acclaimed artists from Waiheke and all around New Zealand exhibit here regularly. Every three weeks there is a new collection of eclectic, iconic, and stimulating art on show: including national exhibitions of paintings, ceramics, jewellery, photography, and design.

Out there Diversity.
Our community spirit finds expression in ingenious art that never draws the line on artistic mediums or hot local and global issues of the day. Our first exhibition in July 1995 was “Ten Years Later”, a look back at the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior and the initiatives of Greenpeace.

To us, art of significance is anything that has the real power to engage, challenge, inform or inspire and gets to the heart of who we are as a community. Our Gallery activities therefore extend to outdoor events, book launches, art education, youth exhibitions, environmental awareness, and creating gala occasions all over the island.

We constantly seek new ways to engage people in art beyond these Gallery walls. A brilliant example is the staggeringly beautiful national art event “headland : Sculpture on the Gulf” – where New Zealand’s leading sculptors transform the coastal headlands drawing thousands of people to the island.

Art meets heart here like no other gallery.
The reason why we are so unique and innovative is simple. We are owned and run by the community, for the community. It makes us highly motivated to foster emerging talent and help everyone feel part of the creative life of the island.

Ask about our youth and adult workshops, our Artist in Residence program, and the many Award opportunities we offer.

When you support us, you support our creative community.