Lake House Arts presents a vibrant and engaging exhibition program profiling artists and groups that are both nationally and locally recognized as well as community based and local artistic talents. Our exhibition program 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 program is accompanied by a range of public programes 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, Pop up Studio, the upstairs Harcourts Heritage Homes and buildings exhibition hallway. We also collaborate with a network with external organizations and businesses to provide a a wider exhibition opportunity to our members and artists, these include Spenser on Byron and the Pump House Theater. 

Lake House Arts: 2020 Exhibitions Submissions

Saturday 6 July 2019 - Sunday 13 October 2019 , 07:00

We are now accepting proposals to be included in the 2020 exhibition programme. It's easy to apply just fill in the online application here and return it to Lake House Arts by midnight Sunday 13 October. Group, solo and community shows are all welcome to submit and a range of art forms will be considered. This opportunity is open to all skill levels from emerging artists to established professionals. To submit please fill in the online form:

There is a gallery fee for all exhibitions and commission is taken on work sold. Decisions on which exhibitions will be scheduled from January to December 2020 will be made by the start of November 2019.

Spring Mantle: Irene Macfarlane

Monday 2 September 2019 - Thursday 10 October 2019

IRENE MACFARLANE        Diploma of Art, Dundee Scotland

“I was a trained artist/designer when I was young and have taught in        School both in Scotland and N.Z. in the seventies. For many years  because of family commitments I did not have the time or the money to indulge in art.

In my forties I became interested in Spiritual work and now the art and the Spiritual work have combined. At present I love having the time to paint for my own pleasure and to help, heal and inspire others.

My oil paintings have changed from being realistic to more abstract / creative. I use a palette knife, rubber tools, my fingers and some brush work. Oil paints give me the intensity of colour and atmosphere that I love.  Often there is no plan before I start a painting as to what each picture will be about. The subject and images seem to mysteriously appear as I go along. Many of my paintings contain images of flowers, birds, faces, insects and symbols without my deliberate input. People interpret the images in different ways. I call this Art at Soul level as it comes from within and nothing is copied.

 My paintings are all completely one off originals.”

From The Peninsula 2019

Tuesday 3 September 2019 - Saturday 21 September 2019 , 09:00 - 15:00

"From The Peninsula 2019" a showcase of artworks from 10 schools from the Devonport Peninsula (year 1 to year 13). The participating schools are: 
Takapuna Grammar • Belmont Intermediate • Devonport Primary • Belmont Primary • Vauxhall Primary • Hauraki School • Wilson School • Bayswater School • Stanley Bay School • St Leo's Catholic School. 

Seven of the schools participating in this show belong to the Devonport Kāhui Ako or Community of Learning. A  Kāhui Ako is a group of schools which work together to help students achieve their full potential. It sets shared goals or achievement challenges based on the particular needs of its children and young people. 
This exhibition endeavours to create a visual focus and identity for the Devonport Kāhui Ako and give its ākonga the experience of displaying their artwork in a public space. For many of our young participants, this will their first taste of being part of a public art show. 
The exhibition will be curated by Linda Sew Hoy a teacher at Takapuna Grammar Visual Arts Department and will feature a range of different types of media and art disciplines. 
"From The Peninsula 2019" will run from the 3rd September until the 21st September.

Studio Printmakers, Heritage Exhibition

Sunday 22 September 2019 - Friday 11 October 2019 , 09:30 - 15:30

A group show of printmakers featuring: Julienne Francis, Gillian Clark, Pat Grove-Hills, Susan Hurrell-Fieldes, Donna Dold, Kheang Ov, Ian Halliday, Catriona Caird, Sarah Philipson, Erinna Law, Lianne Timlin, Vivien Davimes, Evelyn Short, Lisz Bodsworth and Val Cuthbert

The exhibitors taking part in this show created work through a series of workshops designed to stimulate concepts around the idea of 'Heritage' as a theme. The resultanting images came from discussions on a range of topics such as family, New Zealand history and places further afield. 

The artists have ended up taking inspiration from several starting points. One printmaker produced ideas around the shape of her grandchildren's feet, another has focused on her children's profiles, while nature's heritage has provided forest images for another series.

Please come to the opening, 4pm Sunday 22 September

Exhibition 22 September - 11 October

The Friday Group Artists Exhibition

Sunday 13 October 2019 - Friday 1 November 2019 , 09:30 - 15:30

A group show featuring: Richard Beckett, Norma Beck, Peter Carter, Raewyn Cervin, Jan Cunningham, Pam Dun, Pauline Gitmans, Helen Oborne, Ann Saunders, Wensley Petterson, Hilary Wade, Kelly Wilson, Gillian Wilmar, Margie Woodward

‘The Friday Group Artists’ is a collective of creatives that meet once a week in a large painting studio at Lake House Arts. They share ideas, techniques and encourage one another. Each artist has their own unique creative voice and works on their own project. The group is facilitated and tutored by Lib Steward who is a highly respected artist and multi-skilled practitioner who works in a range of different mediums. Lib Steward will have the smaller adjoining gallery at Lake House Arts to exhibit her own solo works.

Artist talk – Podcast recording with audience Q&A Saturdays during the exhibition at 11am.


Please come to the opening, Sunday 13 October at 4pm
Exhibition: 14 October –1 November

Members’ Merit Exhibition and Awards 2019

Sunday 3 November 2019 - Saturday 23 November 2019 - 15:30

Application form the Members’ Merit Exhibition and Awards are now open. You must be a current financial member of Lake House Arts to enter the awards. You can become a member here.

This year we have two categories, an open section and a themed section, with two awards, as-well-as an ultimate prize and runners up commendation. The themed section for 2019 is entitled ‘Nostalgia’ and we ask our Members to reflect on their memories or ideas of what the past was or could have been like. The themed section presents the opportunity for members to produce new work that relates to the concept of a bygone age.

Download your application form here.


Exhibition Information:

  • Exhibition runs from: 3 - 23 November. 
  • Registration and submission day: Thursday 31 Oct and Friday 1 Nov, 10am - 3pm.
  • Opening and award ceremony: Sunday 3 November, 4pm
  • Collection of work: 24 and 25 Nov


Prize Information:

  •  Riley Consultants Ultimate Award: $1,000
  • Nostalgia, Themed Section Winner: $250
  • Open Section Winner: $250
  • Themed Section Highly Commended: Prize Pack
  • Open Section Highly Commended: 
  •  Prize Pack
  • Takapuna Art Supplies - Merit Award: 
  •  $250 Art Voucher
  • Lake House Arts - Emerging Artist: Education Voucher
  • Audience Choice: Prize Pack
Lake House Arts Centre

37 Fred Thomas Drive,
Takapuna, Auckland 0622

Phone: 09 486 4877

Email: info@lakehousearts.org.nz

Opening hours

Office/Reception/Shop Hours
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm
Not open on weekends.

Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm,
Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 2pm

Cafe Hours
Tuesday - Friday Open from 8am - 4pm
Saturday - Monday Open from 8:30am - 3pm
Mondays are coffee and counter food only.

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