About Us

STAGE Incorporated – Lysaght Watt Gallery was established in 2005 and is a community facility providing space for art exhibitions, community projects and education.

Exhibitions change monthly, offering a wide variety of inspiring shows for participants and visitors to the gallery. Exhibitions include work from a range of artists and disciplines – including members of the gallery, local and invited artists, as well as touring shows.

The gallery is operated by a committee and gallery minders who dedicate approximately 300 voluntary hours per month to the running of the gallery.

It is supported by grants received from South Taranaki District Council, COGS, TSB Community Trust, sponsorship, donations, fundraising and commission.

Please pop by and visit! New members welcome.

4-6 Union Street (on The Square)
Hāwera 4610
South Taranaki, New Zealand

Summer Hours:  Mon-Fri 10 am-4 pm and Sat 10 am-1 pm
Winter Hours:  Mon-Fri 10 am-2 pm and Sat 10 am-1 pm

Chairperson:  Ella Borrows – phone or text 027 479 4720
Exhibitions Coordinator: Gail Thompson – exhibitions.lwg@gmail.com


Support Us

Become a Friend

The Lysaght Watt Gallery offers inspiring exhibitions for the public, with occasional public workshops for local artists/artisans and exciting activities for the community.

By becoming a Friend of the Gallery, you are supporting the Gallery to:

  • support emerging and established artists by exhibiting their art works
  • facilitate economic development opportunities for the arts in South Taranaki
  • support the initiatives of other art groups within the South Taranaki District with the provision of exhibition spaces
  • increase access to expertise and education in the field of the arts.

Friends receive our monthly newsletter, invitations to our exhibition openings and the Biennial Art Awards with opportunities to speak with the artists. Friends also receive an exclusive discount on art supplies at Hawera Paper Plus.

A Friend’s subscription is $10 per year. Please fill in this form and once completed please attach and email it to Treasurer.lwg@gmail.com. If you prefer to call into the gallery and collect a form and pay in person, please come and visit us. Your support is very much appreciated.

Other Support

We welcome support through donations and sponsorship of exhibitions. If you are interested please use our contact form to get in touch and someone will be in touch soon.

Volunteer Roster

The Gallery is manned by volunteers. This is a peaceful, satisfying role which requires very little and gives very much. If you would like to be added to the roster please use the contact form to provide your details. One of our committee members will be in touch.


The Gallery: The Lysaght Watt Gallery welcomes all visitors. The level entrance to the front door allows easy access for people with mobility aids. The gallery is also spacious with plenty of room to move around and seating to rest on.

Mobility Parking: There is a council provided mobility car park right across the road – directly opposite our front door.

Toilets: There are no public toilets available in the gallery. There are public toilets in the township – within a few minutes walking distance. The volunteers on duty will be happy to assist with directions, as well as other local information for visitors.