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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.

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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!

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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….

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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.

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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

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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

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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.