Become Involved 

The Lysaght Watt Gallery is at an exciting stage of it's journey - currently situated in an airy, renovated retail space on Union Street by the Hāwera Town Square, in the future it will move into a purpose built gallery in Te Ramanui ō Ruapūtahanga in the centre of the main street.  The new building is an $8 million dollar facility and will be home to the Hāwera Library Plus, i-SITE, café, meeting rooms and the Lysaght Watt Gallery.  It is hoped to be officially opened by the end of 2022.  

With this new development occurring, now is an ideal time to become involved and share the excitement.  Click one of the boxes below to find out more.  

Become a Friend...

A Friend's subscription is just $10 per year.  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 Hāwera Paper Plus.  

Click here to download a subscription form with more information.  

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Become a Gallery Assistant...

The Gallery is manned by volunteers.  This is a peaceful, satisfying role which requires very little and gives very much.  The role involves greeting and attending to enquiries from visitors, keeping the gallery spaces tidy, and processing sales as required.

Please use our Contact Us form to get in touch and a committee member will contact you soon.

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Become a Committee Member...

Volunteers are the life-blood of any non profit organisation and the Gallery is no exception.  The AGM of the society is held around August each year, however if you are interested in supporting the arts in Hāwera and South Taranaki we would welcome your enquiry.

Please use our Contact Us page to email your interest and details and a committee member will contact you soon.  

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Become a Contributing Artist...


Exhibitions are planned in advance and bookings made a year ahead.  We welcome applications from all artists and your enquiry will be considered by our Curator and the Committee.  

A commission and hanging fee apply.  

Please use our Contact Us page to email your interest, including details of your work and photographs where possible.  Our Curator will contact you soon.