Public Programmes

Public Programmes

Toi Roto Whakairo - Art Of The Lake Carving

Saturday 22 June 2019 - Saturday 20 July 2019 , 11:00 - 14:00

Lake House has long been a supporter of wood carving running a number of symposiums since opening as an art centre in 2000. During this years Matariki Lake House welcomes back live wood sculpture! Master carver Natanahira Pona will be running a creative showcase 'Toi Roto Whakairo' (Art of the Lake Carving).
Whakairo is a Māori art of carving in wood, stone or bone. Wood was traditionally formed into houses, fence poles, containers, taiaha, waka and tool handles.
Natanahira Pona who has been taking part in wood carving showcases at Lake House since the first one held back in 2001 is joined by guest artists Lawrence Makoare, Bill Rata Smith and Andy Turner to create interactive carvings themed around the environment of a Lake. The artists will be working on site and we welcome the public to watch them carve. There will even be opportunities for the public to try carving a small panel under the supervision of Natanahira, who will also be teaching a carving workshop from July.  All works created by the artists will become features around the grounds at Lake House for friends and whanau to enjoy during Matariki and beyond.

Please join us at 11am Saturday 22 June for the naming ceremony and opening of this event. 

Public viewing open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 2pm, 22 June -  20 July.

Revolution Creative

Sunday 18 August 2019 - Sunday 18 August 2019 , 10:30

Join us at Lake House Arts to learn more about Revolution Creative. 

Revolution Creative is a free interactive platform, connecting emerging and established creatives with potential employers and other creative seekers. Our kaupapa is to bring together, strengthen and stimulate Aotearoa creative enterprise and culture. Though encouraging businesses to hire creatives is central to our mission, we are equally passionate about advocating for the arts and aspire for all creatives to make a career out of being creative.

By showcasing New Zealand’s most inclusive range of creative practitioners we aim to capture the imagination of employers for what creativity and creative thinking is able to offer businesses to flourish. We are inviting creatives and businesses to sign up. Video promo.  


Creatives can host their profile and portfolio of work for free:  helping to generate an audience, get considered for jobs and connect with other creatives.

Creatives will also find helpful tools and resources to navigate important employment issues such as formatting CV’s, securing job interviews and how to price work/time.

Businesses can post Call Outs (job ads) for work opportunities or crowdsource creative ideas, both for free


For business or marketing opportunities, please contact Lily Richards

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To join the Revolution sign here!

Lake House Arts Centre

37 Fred Thomas Drive,
Takapuna, Auckland 0622

Phone: 09 486 4877


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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