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Latest News from WSA

We will be closed for Good Friday and Easter Monday. No classes will be running and the Next Level Gallery will be closed.

Our annual members exhibition at the ArtsPost galleries will be held from the 5th of August to the 6th of September 2021. If you are wanting to be a part of a rewarding event then why not consider joining as a WSA member and taking this opportunity to display your art amongst fellow members and enjoy the other member benefits that come with your annual subscription. It is a great way to meet new people,  develop artistic relationships and join in the other events we hold throughout the year.

Term one, for our art classes is drawing to an end, the term has flown. If you are wanting to enrol in one of our many classes please check online from April 1st, for what is available in Term 2. Please remember because our classes have low student to tutor ratios, these fill up quickly. You are guaranteed good attention and quality from our experienced tutors at the WSA. 

The Next Level Gallery’s current exhibition, is by local artist and WSA tutor, Haydn Rive. Please come along and see Haydn’s beautiful paintings in Oil and Acrylic.

The 2021 National Youth Art Awards preparations have begun. We are so pleased to introduce our Judges for 2021, Diane Scott and James Ormsby. You can find out more about these two knowledgeable and talented artists on the Awards page. We have made the entry pricing more accessible to young artists so please take a look, we would love you to enter and enjoy the experience. Start planning your entry for this exhibition to celebrate 13 to 25 year old NZ artists both new and developing. The entry form is  online now.

We are excited to announce our Judge for the 2021 NZ Painting and Printmaking Awards is Dr Ed Hanfling. You can read more about Ed on the Awards page. We will be hosting this annual exhibition at the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion from October 28th, 2021. We can’t wait! The entry form is online now.

Please keep checking our website and Facebook/Instagram for further information. WSA

Our Vision - Fostering creativity and growth of visual arts

Our Mission

Supporting local artists with learning facilities and providing resources and exhibition opportunities. Waikato Society of Arts is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to serving the art of the visual artist and art lovers at every stage of their development. WSA works to enrich the community by supporting growth and development of the visual arts through classes, exhibitions, forums and fellowship. WSA holds several exhibitions each year and we are especially proud of hosting the National Youth Art Award and the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award, both attracting entries from all over New Zealand.

Become a WSA Member today and enjoy a range of benefits.

Includes $20 off all art classes