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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 openTuesday 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: 

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: Sarah Ellis-Kirifi
T: 09 412 9480 E:

Mangere Arts Centre - Ngā Tohu o Uenuku

Address: Corner Orly Ave and Bader Drive, MangereTown Centre
Managere Arts Centre has a particular focus on Maori and Pacific visual arts and provides a professional, high quality venue to showcase artists in the Mangere community.  The two galleries, Gallery 1 and Gallery 2, feature a rotating schedule of exhibitions, with a mix of work by local and national artists. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am–5pm, Weekends, 10am–4pm, Public holidays, closed
T: 09 262 5789 

NorthArt Gallery
Address: Norman King Square (opposite  library), Ernie Mays Street,Northcote Shopping Centre, 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:

Upstairs Art Gallery

Address: 13 Totara Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland
Governed by the Titrangi Community Arts Council (TCAC), the Upstairs Art Gallery is a public gallery available to emerging artists and community arts. Emerging artists, community groups and artists wishing to exhibit in the gallery are invited to submit their proposasl to the TCAC. Open Monday to Friday from 10am–4:30pm and
Saturdays 10am–3pm.
T: 09 827 8020 F: 09 827 8020 E:

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: Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm, Saturday 9.30am-2pm.
T: 09 535 6467

Waiheke Community Gallery

Address: 2 Korora Road, Waiheke Island, Auckland
The Waiheke Community Gallery holds 32 exhibitions a year in three exhibition spaces: 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:

West Coast Gallery

Address: Seaview Road (beside the fire station), Piha
The West Coast Gallery offers exhibition opportunities for artists who are West Auckland residents, either as a sole artist, or as part of a group exhibition. Opening hours: summer, Wednesday to Sunday from 10am–5pm (extended hours during peak summer period); winter, Thursday to Sunday from 10am–4pm.
T: 09 8128 029 E:


Wallace Gallery

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. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am–4pm.
T: 07 889 7791  E:

Hawke's Bay

Hastings Community Arts Centre Gallery

Address: 106 Russell St South, Hastings
The Hastings Community Arts Centre Gallery has a number of options available for Hawke’s Bay residents to rent exhibition space. Opening hours: week days from 9.30am–4pm, Saturday from 10am–2pm.
T: 06 878 9447 E:


Artrium Gallery

Address: 310 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington
Artrium Gallery promotes emerging artists and encourages them to exhibit their work.
T: 04 499 4411 E: 

Farsite Gallery

Address: Unit 8, Doreen Doolan Mall, 193 Jackson Street, Petone
Farsite Gallery provides an exhibition space for local artists to show their artworks, and for groups to show their collaborative projects. Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am–3pm.
Contact: Hutt Valley Community Arts
T: 04 568 3488 E:

ROAR! gallery

189 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington
ROAR! gallery is interested in art that tells your story - your life experience or perspective, your vision, your cultural or spiritual inspiration. These stories can be expressed through paintings, drawings, installation work, three-dimensional, multi-media, sculptural work, collaborative projects and 3D work. Opening Hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 11am–4pm and Sunday from 11am–2pm  
T: 04 385 7602 E:

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: 


Refinery Artspace

Address: 3 Halifax Street, Nelson
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
T: 03 548 1721 E:


Eastside Gallery

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:

Selwyn Gallery

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:

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


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:


Southland Museum and Art Gallery

Address: 108 Gala Street, Invercargill.
Exhibition space is available for local artists and groups. Proposals are assessed twice
a year in June and December. The Gallery sets up the exhibition and handles media releases. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am–5pm, weekends and
public holidays 10am–5pm. 
Contact: Visual Arts Curator E:
T: 03 219 9069  E:



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