Welcome to Lysaght Watt Gallery
We're a warm and vibrant community gallery run by a passionate committee of volunteers and art enthusiasts. Whether you're an artist, an aspiring artist, or simply someone who supports the production of art as a social activity that expresses people's lived experiences, we invite you to pay us a visit.
You can find us nestled at 4-6 Union Street in the beautiful town of Hāwera, located in the heart of South Taranaki. We can't wait to share our love for art with you!
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Inviting All Art Enthusiasts
Exciting times lie ahead for the Lysaght Watt Gallery! Currently located in an airy renovated space on Union Street, right by the Hāwera Town Square, in the future, we will be moving into a purpose-built gallery in the heart of the main street at Te Ramanui ō Ruapūtahanga. This upcoming $8 million facility is set to be a remarkable addition to our community.
The new gallery building will not only house the Lysaght Watt Gallery, but also feature the Hāwera Library Plus, i-SITE, a café, and meeting rooms. It's an all-encompassing hub designed to ignite creativity and foster community connections. We anticipate the official opening of this facility by the end of 2023.
With such significant developments on the horizon, there couldn't be a better time to get involved as a volunteer or a contributing artist. Please take a moment to fill out your details below, and one of our friendly committee members will reach out to you shortly.
Become a Volunteer or a Contributing Artist
Become a friend of Lysaght Watt Gallery
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.
Find Lysaght Watt Gallery in the Heart of Hāwera:
4-6 Union Street
Ph: +64 6 278 7611
Monday - Friday: 10am - 3pm
Saturday: 10am - 12:30pm
Monday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
" Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."
- Leonardo da Vinci