Current and upcoming exhibitions and projects at the Lysaght Watt Gallery.

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A Brush with Life

by Brenda & John Fawkner

Monday 4 February to Saturday 2 March

‘A Brush with Life’ is an exhibition by Brenda and John Fawkner. This show features a selection of paintings, drawings and prints inspired by Brenda and John’s love of travel around New Zealand and across the world.

John was born in Stratford, and has worn many different hats and achieved great successes during his lifetime. Brenda was born in New Plymouth, although her artwork is influenced by pilgrimages to sites of spiritual significance in various cultures.

An opening event will be held on Monday the 4th of February at 7 pm. Please bring a plate. Hope to see you there!

You can visit Brenda and John’s website here: fawknerart.nz

Brenda & John’s Work

John Fawkner

John Fawkner
Picture 1 of 9

'Rooftops of Paris' by John Fawkner

Photos from the opening

Upcoming Shows

2019 Exhibition Schedule coming soon! Watch this space.



January 2018

  • 8 January to 4 Feb – Lysaght Watt Gallery Members and Hawera Art School Adult Students

February 2018

  • 5 February to 4 March – Photographic Works from the Batten Collection from Aotea Utanganui, Museum of South Taranaki

March 2018

  • 7 to 29 March – Diverse Locals curated by Michaela Stoneman

April 2018

  • 9 April to 28 April – Hawera High School Art & Photography Folios

May 2018

  • 4 May to 10 June – 2018 Lysaght Watt Trust Art Award
    (The Taranaki Arts Trail is 9th-11th June – just a heads up in case you want to see the show while you visit the trail!)

June 2018

  • 14 June to 7 July – Stamping and Posting Exhibition by Jill Williams

July 2018

  • 10 July to 4 August – WHENUA by Gabrielle Belz

August 2018

  • 7 August to 1 Sep – The Youngs: Past And Present by Joyce Young & Geoffrey Young

September 2018

  • 3 to 29 September – Nature’s Wonderful by the Hawera Art Club

October 2018

  • 2 October to 4 November – World of Stitches by the South Taranaki Stitchcraft Guild (held at the Lysaght Watt Gallery)
  • 26 October to 4 November – Taranaki Garden Festival Exhibition (held at the Woolshed in the Dunlop Garden)
    – Guest Artists: Dora Baker and Dimphy de Vaan, plus Garden Sculptures

November 2018

  • 7 to 26 November – Sculptures & Paintings by Dimphy de Vaan
  • Joint show with Dimphy de Vaan – The Odyssey of the Inner Child by Aaron Tippett

December 2018

  • 27 November to 24 December – A Touch of Clay by Barbara Nicholls, Kathryn Gates & Lynda H (LJH Pottery)