Community galleries directory
Community art galleries provide opportunities for emerging and local artists to exhibit their work. Please contact us or submit a form here if you would like your community art gallery to be listed in this directory.
Village Arts Gallery
Address: 1376 Kohukohu Road, Kohukohu 0453, Hokianga
Village Arts is a community art gallery in Hokianga. Scheduled solo and group exhibitions, plus a showcase space, highlight the area’s established and emerging artists.
T: 09 405 5827
Te Pu o Te Wheke Arts
Address: 81 Broadway, Kaikohe
This is an open gallery space run as a co-op of artists who make a small weekly contribution to hang works for sale. Te Pu o Te Wheke Arts is community focused, a place where you can share your ideas and inspiration and support each other to make it happen. It's open Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 2pm.
Contact: Sasha Wilson, Gallery Manager
Estuary Arts Centre
Address: 214B Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa
The Estuary Arts Registered Charitable Trust administers the Estuary Arts Centre to operate an arts centre for the local community. Their mission is to enrich the lives of people of all ages and abilities, involving and engaging them in arts appreciation and creative opportunities and experiences. There are four galleries available for hire. Artists can phone and book a time with the Centre Manager to have an informal discussion on how to get started, funding and teaching opportunities and exhibiting etc.
Contact: Kim Boyd
T: 09 426 5570 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kumeu Arts Centre
Address: 300 Main Road, Huapai (behind the Kumeu Public Library)
This is a not-for-profit, registered charity and community arts centre that provides membership, classes, workshops, events, festivals and ongoing exhibitions.There’s a large variety of classes on offer for all members of the community. New members are welcome.
Contact: Jago Neal
T: 09 412 9480 E: email@example.com
Mangere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku
Address: Corner Orly Ave and Bader Drive, MangereTown Centre
Managere Arts Centre nutures and presents a diversity of arts, crafts and cultural activities that underpin the unique character of Mangere's population. It showcases Mangere as an important creative and cultural hub, featuring a rotating schedule of exhibitions, with a mix of work by local and national artists. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm, Saturdays 10am–4pm, Sundays and public holidays closed.
T: 09 262 5789 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Norman King Square (opposite library), Ernie Mays Street, Northcote, Auckland
NorthArt has several exhibition spaces available for hire. Opening hours: seven days a week from 10am–4pm. Closed on public holidays and over the summer break.
T: 09 480 9633 E: email@example.com
Studio One Toi Tū
Address: 1 Ponsonby Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1011
Studio One Toi Tū is a creative precinct where artists and creative people can connect. The facility provides spaces and resources for people to propose, present and host courses, programmes and events that support Artstation’s vision of vibrant and connected communities. Visit the Studio One Toi Tū website.
Contact: Reception | 09 376 3221 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Upstairs Art Gallery
Address: 418 Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Auckland
Governed by the Titrangi Community Arts Council, the Upstairs Art Gallery is a community-centred space that supports and promotes emerging artists. Artists and community groups wishing to exhibit in the gallery are invited to submit their proposals to the Titrangi Community Arts Council. Open seven days a week from 10am–4:00pm.
Uxbridge Creative Centre
Address: 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick
Uxbridge Creative Centre has two galleries available for hire, as well as studio teaching spaces and rooms. Gallery space needs to be booked well-ahead as the galleries are usually booked a year in advance. There's an onsite café . Opening hours: Friday to Monday 9am-4pm, Tuesday to Thursday 9am to 9pm.
T: 09 535 6467 E: email@example.com
Waiheke Community Art Gallery
Address: 2 Korora Road, Waiheke Island, Auckland
The Waiheke Community Gallery holds exhibitions opening every four weeks in the Main Gallery, the Small Gallery and the Annexe. Exhibitors include many of Waiheke’s local artists as well as national artists by invitation, and exhibitions also involve community groups. Opening hours: seven days from 10am–4pm.
T: 09 372 9907. E: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Coast Gallery
Address: Seaview Road (beside the fire station), Piha
The West Coast Gallery exhibits and sells the artworks of more than 200 artists who are West Auckland residents. The gallery is an essential hub of artistic activity in the area, hosting regular events and art projects that encourage community involvement. Opening hours: summer, Wednesday to Sunday from 10am–4pm.
T: 09 8128 029 E: email@example.com
Wallace Gallery Morrinsville
Address: 167 Thames Street, Morrinsville
The Wallace Gallery has three exhibition spaces, one of which is dedicated to promoting and encouraging community art, including school competitions and local art groups. The second gallery shows artwork from the Wallace Collection while the third gallery shows work by New Zealand artists. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am–4pm, July to September 10am–3pm.
T: 07 889 7791 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hastings Community Arts Centre Gallery
Address: 106 Russell St South, Hastings
The Hastings Community Arts Centre Gallery showcases the diverse work of Hawke's Bay artists and craftspeople, with exhibitions usually changing every two weeks. Opening hours: week days from 9.30am–4pm, Saturday from 10am–2pm.
T: 06 878 9447 E: email@example.com
Hutt Art: Odlin Gallery
Address: 9-11 Myrtle Street, Hutt City
The Odlin Gallery features a range of artwork from local/national and overseas artists from painting, pottery and porcelain art to embroidery, weaving, printmaking, woodwork and photography. It's also worth checking out exhibitions by local artists in Hutt Art Centre's foyer gallery. Opening hours Monday to Sunday 10am - 4pm.
Sunday Night Club
Address: Level 2, 4 Bond Street, Te Aro, Wellington
Sunday Night Club is a community art gallery and creative space that promotes and showcases the work of local emerging creatives. The gallery aims to provide a creative collective for anyone passionate about art, whatever their day job. It's a koha-funded space and relies on the generosity and contribution of art lovers for funding. Both long-term and short-term studio space is available to hire for workshops, exhibitions and personal use.
Contact: Zoe Ella
E: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SundayNightClub
Thistle Hall Community Gallery
Address: 293 Cuba Street, Wellington (Cnr Cuba and Arthur Sts), Wellington
Thistle Hall provides a community exhibition space, providing a varied programme that reflects and stimulates the local community, and provides exhibiting opportunities for emerging and established artists. Brief applications are invited from individual artists and groups six months in advance of a proposed exhibition. The duration of each exhibition is usually one week.
T: 04 384 3088 E: email@example.com
Address: 114 Hardy Street, Nelson (until July 2022)
The Refinery Artspace provides two gallery spaces and a sculpture garden. Proposals from individual artists or groups of artists are acceptable. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am–5pm and Saturday from 10am–2pm on Saturday. Currently closed for earthquake strengthening, but intending to reopen in 2021.
T: 0276 326 9166 E: : firstname.lastname@example.org
388 Worcester Street (Cnr Worcester St & Stanmore Rd), Christchurch.
The Linwood Community Arts Centre offers a low cost, non-profit exhibition space for local artists. Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 12pm–4pm, Thursdays from 12pm to 6pm, Saturday 10.30am to 1pm.
T: 03 381 1665 E: email@example.com
Address: 17 South Terrace, Darfield
Selwyn Gallery has two galleries, where it exhibits leading New Zealand artists and provides opportunities for local artists, schools and preschools to exhibit and sell their work. Opening hours: 10am–4pm daily (except Mondays).
T: 03 318 8702 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aigantighe Art Gallery
Address: 49 Wai-iti Road, Maori Hill, Timaru
As well as housing a permanent collection, the Aigantighe Gallery has gallery space available for hire.
T: 03 688 4424 F: 03 684 8346
Torea Gallery and Studios Inc
Address: 97b Torea st, Granity
Established in 1994, it is one of New Zealand's oldest self-sustaining, community-owned-and-operated craft co-operatives. Its artists are mainly from the northern Buller region and offers a wide range of their unique handmade works. Its exhibition space open to anyone wanting to exhibit.
T: 03 782 8826 E: email@example.com
Dunedin Community Gallery
Address: 20 Princes Street, Dunedin
The Events Unit of the Dunedin City Council has a Community Gallery space available for public hire.
Contact: DCC Events Unit
T: 03 477 4000 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern Southland Gallery
Address: Norfolk St, Gore
The Eastern Southland Gallery is a major provincial art gallery, housed in the town's former Carnegie library building built in 1909 and including the internationally renowned collection of expatriate New Zealander Dr John Money.