a project of Art Kaipara Inc.

Come Along

Information about our current and upcoming exhibitions

Learn more


Discover your artistic abilities by taking part in one of our workshops

Learn more


View our artist's profiles and see some examples of their work

Learn more


Click for our contact details and a map to the Art Centre

Learn more

Make a movie in a day

Make a movie in a day

Make a Movie in a Day was a great day of fast paced action. The kids brainstormed for plot ideas then filmed the action.

Further information here


Artist Talk with Sally Lush

Last of our free artist talks happening 7pm Monday 11th April. Hear multi disciplinary artist Sally Lush talk about her journey from Chemistry to creativity and curation!

Further information here


Members Exhibition

Art Kaipara Members Exhibition now showing from Saturday 2 April until 30 April. Come and see gorgeous work by our amazingly talented local artists including Jeff Thomson, Leda Daniel, Leah Wilson, Andrew Denton, Sally Lush and many more….

Further information here

Claymaster Workshop for Children

A new series of fun clay art workshops for five to 12 year olds are
designed to stretch the children’s imagination and creativity.

Further information here

3 For All exhibition

3 for ALL jo1

This great exhibition as been run annually and continues to be an enjoyable and fun way to access and take part in visual arts. For $3 per item works are exhibited and entry is open to anyone who wishes to take part.

Tuesday-Friday 10am-4.30pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm

Further information here

Lilach Cohen’s Exhibition Opening – The Sea


Please join us for the opening on Saturday the 6th of February at 4pm – 6pm

About the Artist

 My name is Lilach and I have studied Art at Whitecliffe College of Art and Design. My Art is contemporary about Nature and the power of passion, which moves everything around. I am exploring the region between natural resources and the human feelings and Identity.

My art has taken many forms, from painting and mixed media to the large-scale 3D canvases Installations. My drive is nature and I source my own colours from nature, herbs and spices using sand, driftwood, turmeric, paprika, coffee beans and more!

Everything that I put in my painting has meaningful identity conceptual. Spices and herbs represent my childhood memories from mom’s kitchen as each medium has its own connotation to the human feelings.

I teach students to express themselves through art in the relation to their identity and the feeling they get of it, like I express my love to New Zealand and my belonging to this country and its nature by exploring each medium

I find painting to be the easiest and most concise form of communication and nature is a rich arena in which I explore and express emotion, intention, and challenge. Much of my work focuses on humanity and the environment and the delicate balance between the two.

In the past I exhibited in Helensville Art Centre, where I found my art suits the holistic and organic community.

Further information here http://artcentrehelensville.org.nz/event/exhibition-lilach-cohen/

Exhibition – John Perry



An exhibition of Art and objects from the John Perry collection

Tuesday – Friday 10.00- 16.30, Saturday 10.00 – 15.00

Further information here

Artist Talk – John Perry


6.30 pm on this Thursday 28 January. Come along and hear John Perry reveal the secrets behind his one man show “Wearing his ART on his sleeve”.
The exhibition features Art and Objects from the John Perry collection and Kaukapakapa Folk Art Museum Collection. John says of his exhibition “This exhibition endeavours to trace my involvement with a worldwide movement in art that had a parallel birth in England and America in the early 1960’s.

Further information here

Jeff Thompson – Artist Talk

Iconic Helensvillite, Jeff Thomson, opens the doors to his workshop and will narrate a slide show of his works and working life.

Bookings are not required

7pm, Tuesday 17th November

12 Awaroa Rd, Helensville

Further information here

Ceramics Workshop

Ceramics with Susan Brown

Make what ever you want in this workshop…as long as it will fit in the kiln!

Session 1 – Creating – November 14th, 10.30am to 2.30pm

Session 2 – Glazing -November 28th, 10.30am to 2.30pm

Cost is $45, all materials supplied

Further details here