Winners at the Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award opening night

2018 First Overall Winner Nour Hassan with her artwork ‘Beat’.
2018 First Overall Winner Nour Hassan receiving her $3000 Lysaght Watt Trust award from judge Bill Milbank.
2018 Local Artist Winner Jean Finer with her entry ‘On, Upward Through the Herb-fields’ – being congratulated by one of the Exhibition Co-Ordinators, Margaret Springett.
Many more photos coming soon!


Opening tonight for new show Diverse Locals

The opening for our new exhibition Diverse Locals is TONIGHT Tuesday 6th March at 6pm.

All welcome – come along, enjoy refreshments and meet the artists behind the work.

This show brings together 45 South Taranaki artists, showcasing the wide range of skills, creative strengths, subject matter and media they use. Works will include painting, sculpture, weaving, printmaking, fibre, photography, glass, assemblage, drawing and collage.

The exhibition runs from Wed 7 to Thu 29 March. Curated by Michaela Stoneman, South Taranaki District Council Arts Co-ordinator. Go to for more information on the show.

Stories Told show starts tomorrow

A new exhibition Stories Told by Amanda Hewlett and Cecilie Elliot starts tomorrow, and runs until Monday November 27th.

Amanda’s paintings combine the kĊrero and physicality of the landscape, and are inspired by the poetry of James K. Baxter. Cecilie’s quirky sculptures celebrate the joy of life, created during her treatment for cancer. Click here for more information about the artists and their inspirations.

Here are Amanda & Cecilie getting ready for the show: