Lake House Arts presents a vibrant and engaging exhibition programme profiling artists and groups that are both nationally and locally recognised as well as community based and local artistic talents. Our exhibition programme strives to represent a wide range of visual art mediums, including historical and multi-cultural themes with links to a selection of regional and local, arts and cultural events. The exhibition programme is accompanied by a range of public programmes including artist’s talks, exhibition tours and art workshops for adults and children. 

Lake House Arts has several exhibition spaces: The Becroft Gallery, The Cafe Gallery, The Tindall Room, the Art Capsule and off site at The Spencer on Byron Hotel and Beaver Cafe. 

Five Lacquer artists from China

Wednesday 28 June 2017 - Sunday 23 July 2017

28 June - 23 July
Opening 1st of July 11:00

Artist talk and demo

"The Lake House is proud to present an exhibition curated by Han Nae Kim, bringing together five Chinese Lacquer artists with special international guest Meng Hong Li celebrating the history of Chinese lacquer and its contemporary use.

Han Nae Kim has over the past couple of years organized and usefully demonstrated the practice in various settings around Auckland and during last year’s art week produced a fascinating and insightful programme at Studio One Toi Tū. Recently she has been working in Shanghai, where she also met up with some of the artists included in this show, brought to you by the Kaipatiki Board. 

Lacquer art is a practice that is often considered culturally and aesthetically engaging. “The tactile quality of lacquer and the sensorial experience in the making process are equally important as the aesthetic appeal traditionally requires a high level of craftsmanship”.

Opening Saturday 1st of July 11 am
Artist talk 12 am
Demo on Lacquer as a practice 1:30-3pm
Han Nae Kim will demonstrate the use of lacquer touching upon traditional techniques covered in her Asian Lacquer Painting course.

Popular Social Mechanics

Monday 24 July 2017 - Saturday 26 August 2017

An ongoing and participatory image installation by Sam Melser.

Somewhere between an accumulation, a collection, and an archive, artist Sam Melser invites the public to participate in a large social tableau of human representation - from prehistoric times, through the present and into the future...

From the Peninsula

Saturday 2 September 2017 - Sunday 24 September 2017

A showcase and celebration of student artwork representing seven schools from the Devonport Peninsula. Join us for the opening at 12:30 for light refreshments and the official Lake House Open day. 


Takapuna Grammar
Belmont School
Vauxhall Primary 
Hauraki School
Wilson School
Bayswater School
Stanley Bay School

Lake House Arts Centre

37 Fred Thomas Drive,
Takapuna, Auckland 0622

Phone: 09 486 4877

Email: info@lakehousearts.org.nz

Phone Cafe: 09 486 0802

Opening hours

Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm

Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm,
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 3pm

Everyday 9am - 3pm

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