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Monthly archives for October, 2015

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

Collage For All Ages

This fun filled workshop with artist Jo Bain is soooo good…

Come along and have some fun with mixed media and take home your new piece of art!

Workshop held – 7th November 2015

from 10.30am to 12.30pm – only $10, all materials supplied

Contact Pauline Denton 0n 021-158-6859 for details

Further information here

Outsider Arts

‘Outsider Arts’ shows the work of folk who live life challenged with disabilities…we view them as differently abled and relish the opportunity to showcase their works.

Further information here

Opening Exhibition


The “Opening Exhibition” will feature artwork from artists and people who have supported the Art Centre over the years.

2 dimensional works will be on 12 x 12 canvases and the size of 3 dimensional works will be open.

The exhibition commences on Labour Weekend to tie in with the ‘Arts in the ‘Ville’ event which will run over the same weekend and see many Helensville artists, including Jeff Thomson, open their doors to the public. The exhibition will then continue for the 3 weeks following Labour Weekend.

Further information here

Grand Opening Invitation


The board of Art Kaipara, the governing body of the Art Centre Helensville, would like to invite you to join us to share in the celebrations of this new milestone in the journey of  our community art centre in Helensville on Friday, 23rd October from 6-8pm.

We now have a new, bright, spacious, clean and dry art space in the basement of the War Memorial Hall in Helensville in which to hold exhibitions and education workshops.

Mayor Len Brown will be in attendance to officially open the space and we will share some delicious nibbles, wine and good times with artists, friends and members of the local community.

The opening exhibition will show work from artists who have supported the art centre over the course of it’s development, with wall works adhering to a 12″ x 12″ format.

Please RSVP by email by 20 October for catering and Mayoral requirements and include your name please. 

The art centre will be open from 10 to 4 over Labour weekend to celebrate Arts in the ville, Helensville’s  3 day  arts festival showcasing the amazing talent in our area. The streets and venues all over town will be full of colour and creativity.

“Arts in the Ville” will include a collection of Open studios, exhibitions and live interactive displays covering wood, paint, metal, thread and clay
Collect a map from points throughout the town and “follow the thread to feel inspired”.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday night and over Labour Weekend.