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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!


NZ Painting and Printmaking Award 2018

Please keep checking our website for updates to entering in the 2019 NZPPA. 

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.





NZPPA 2018 information including Finalists

NZPPA 2018 WINNERS:

Premier Award (Phillip Vela Family Trust) - John Pusateri - Buho y Calavera

Merit Award (WSA) - Tim Croucher - Princess

Merit Award (PCANZ) - Jacqueline Aust - Atlas Of Declensions

Highly Commended - Hiria Anderson - My Advance Care Plan

Highly Commended - Flynn Morris-Clarke - Young Hubris

People's Choice (Gordon Harris) - Libby Vandy-Mines - Whaingaroa, Raglan

More information about NZPPA 2017

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 artschool@wsa.org.nz, all other enquires email wsa@wsa.org.nz 


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WAIPRINT 2018

WAIPRINT 2018

Important Dates:


Exhibition at ArtsPost: 7 September - 8 October

Opening: Thursday, 6 September

Entry Form due: Monday, 27 August (forms available next month)

Work due: Monday, 3 September

Workshop: Saturday, 15 September, expressions of interest be 1 August.


Please keep checking the website for updates.