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Welcome to Artspost

Waikato Society of Arts

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 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 Painting 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 societies in New Zealand!

National Youth Art Award 2017

4 August - 4 September.
ArtsPost Gallery, Hamilton


Entries for this year’s competition are now open. Deadline for entries is 9 July.

WSA has hosted this award for the past few years, the only award in New Zealand exclusive to talented young artists. Prizes total $4500, including a $2000 Grand Prize and the Gordon Harris People’s Choice award. Details and entry form.


This year's Waiprint exhibition is 4 August to 4 September at ArtPost Gallery. Guest exhibition is The Small Print by members of Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand.

NZ Painting and Printmaking Award 2018

In its 18th year, the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award (NZPPA) has a proud history of presenting a well-rounded group exhibition during the Hamilton Arts Festival featuring artwork produced by many of New Zealand’s top artists, alongside the announcement of the $20,000 prize sponsored by the Phillip Vela Family Trust.

This year we have invited painter/printmaker Dianne Fogwell from Australia to be the judge. More information here.

Our annual NZ Painting and Printmaking Awards for 2018 are now ready for entries; the closing date for entries is 14th November 2017. Download details and entry form here:

2018 NZPPA Entry Form & Conditions.pdf

NZPPA 2018 information

More information about NZPPA 2017

2017 Members Exhibition - Colour Speaks All Languages


2017 Members Exhibition Entry Form Entries close September 29th 2017.pdf

Contact Details and Opening Hours

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, Art School and Gallery are open Monday - Friday, 8.30 - 4.00

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

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