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Welcome to Artspost

Waikato Society of Arts


Fostering creativity and growth of visual arts


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 needs 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 Paint and Printmaking Award both attracting entries from all over New Zealand.

Become a Member and enjoy all the benefits of belonging to one of the oldest and largest Art Society in New Zealand!

New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2017

Now in its 17th year the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award or the NZPPA as it is known has a proud history of presenting a well-rounded group exhibition that forms a part of the Hamilton Arts Festival, featuring artwork produced by many of New Zealand’s top artists alongside the giving on a significant award.  

Entries for this award are now open and close on the 14th of November 2016. 

Find more information and entry details here.

National Youth Art Award

Waikato Society of Arts Annual

National Youth Art Award 2016

5 August 2016 - 5 September 2016

ArtsPost Gallery, Hamilton

And the winners are...

See more here


WSA Art school runs holiday programmes during schools holidays. These courses are for consecutive days and are designed to be progressive, so we prefer for children to attend all days in that week so they don't miss out. Places book up fast so don't delay!! Please call  Anne on 839-4481 (press 1)  9am-12pm for more information and booking.

July School holidays

Week 1    Monday 7th July to Wednesday 9th July 9am -12noon             $80 for 3 days

Week 2    Monday 14th July to Wednesday 16th July 9am - 12noon        $80 for 3 days

All materials supplied.
To enrol call Anne on 839-4481 (press 1)  9am-12pm. 

Waiprint 2016


The annual show of WSA printmakers is on at ArtsPost Gallery until the 5 September.

The exhibition includes works in a range of techniques: etching, drypoint, linocut, woodcut and lithography. Featuring guest artists are Martinus Sarangapany and Hamish Oakley-Browne, showing their fabulous steam roller woodcut prints.


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The WSA Office, Art School and the Next Level Gallery are located on Level 1 of the ArtsPost Building, 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand. 

The Office is open:    
Mon    8.30am to 12.00pm and 3pm to 4pm
Tue     8.30am to 12.00pm and 3pm to 4pm
Wed    8.30am to  4.00pm
Thu     8.30am to  4.00pm
Fri       8.30am to  4.00pm

After these hours, messages can be left on 07-839-4481. For Artschool email, all other enquires email