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About Lysaght Watt Gallery

STAGE Incorporated - Lysaght Watt Gallery - was established in 2005, our community-driven facility has provided space for art exhibitions, community projects, and education.

Exhibitions change monthly, we're proud to offer a space that showcases a diverse range of artwork inspiring participants and visitors alike. This includes pieces contributed by our own gallery members, local artists, invited artists, as well as national touring exhibitions. 

Behind the scenes, a dedicated committee of passionate individuals volunteers their time to ensure the smooth operation of the gallery. 

We are supported by grants received from the South Taranaki District Council, COGS, sponsorship, donations, fundraising and commissions. The Lysaght Watt Trust is a generous supporter of the gallery and we appreciate the Trust and all our funders. 

Become Involved

If you are passionate about supporting Art in Taranaki and looking for a way to support Lysaght Watt Gallery, you can do so in the following ways:

Become A Gallery Assistant

The Gallery is manned by volunteers.  This is a peaceful, satisfying role that 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.​

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.


Become A Contributing Artist

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


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 carpark right across the road - directly opposite our front door.


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.

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