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Art Kaipara Members Exhibitions

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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….


3 For All exhibition

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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

3 For All

Our Annual 3 For All exhibition shows works from all artists in any media

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

Exhibition – Lilach Cohen

Jewish artist brings lively images of the sea to Helensville

Art Centre Helensville features Lilach Cohen’s 2 and 3-dimensional works, culminating in an installation inspired by her relationship with the sea.

Cohen takes viewers through her memories and passionate love of beach and bush, underpinned by her Jewish faith and identity.

Cohen immigrated to New Zealand with her family in 2003 and trained at Whitecliffe School of Art. Here she focussed on painting from nature, having been captivated by New Zealand’s spectacular scenery. More recently she incorporates sand, clay and spices in her work, loving the stimulus of all the senses, not just the visual.

The selected new paintings include works that are perfumed with spices and layered with embedded found elements. The whole is accompanied by a prayer to God ‘may it never end’ on DVD.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Pauline Denton artist and Coordinator of Art Centre Helensville

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


We are really excited to be holding an exhibition of Art and objects from the John Perry collection, opening this Saturday 16 January. John Perry is well known in Helensville for his eclectic range of antiques and memorabilia jam packed into the old Regent Theatre building, known as Global Village Antiques in Helensville.
John is passionate about collecting and documenting social history, folk art, International art and all things New Zealand.
John says “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, that of POP ART. At that time I was at Elam Art School studying Design for Printed Reproduction, Painting, Sculpture and Art History. It just so happened that this new international movement was branded Pop Art, which is short for Popular Art and it exercised a profound influence on me, not only as an artist but also as an educator, curator and collector.”
Come into the Art Centre over the next 2 weeks to view this outstanding exhibition.
On until Sat 30 January.Our hours to POP IN are Tuesday – Friday 10.00- 16.30, Saturday 10.00 – 15.00

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

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

The River and Other Stuff – August 2015

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Noeleen ‘Naughty Knickers’ were created in a ‘Panting Workshop’ organised after Tash Keefe forgot to proof read her exhibition poster and found that she was exhibiting her ‘panting’ skills. Noeleen has put some of her knickers onto canvas for the exhibition,
The River and other stuff. Noeleen Healey’s Exhibition of Art Works celebrate the artists 85th year of living and loving!

“Painting is just another way of keeping a diary” said Pablo Picasso and since 1996 Noeleen has been keeping a visual diary of her feelings for Helensville’s. Awaroa river.

After working long hours for six years to complete her Masters’ degree, Noeleen was told by her tutor “You can forget everything you ever learnt now. Just paint from the heart”.
Noeleen won’t let her reaction to that statement be put into print, but paint from the heart she certainly does. Every day she produces a series of small drawings, many of which she will do enlarged versions of in time for her exhibition, which will be the last in the Art Centre’s current Karaka Street location prior to it’s move into the basement of the Helensville War Memorial Hall. Noeleen’s exhibition runs from August 1st to the 30th, being open 11am-3pm Saturdays and during Arts & Activities sessions for Differently Abled adults Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2pm until 4.30pm.

Contact Art Centre Coordinator Pauline Denton on 021 158 6859 or email coordinator@artcentrehelensville.org.nz for further information.