Latest News from WSA



NZ Painting and Printmaking Award 2023 Finalists announced. Congratulations to all the artists to entered. For more details please click on the link: 

Next exhibition at blue gallery is ‘Altarpieces and other things’ by Dale Gilmore. 24th March – 13th April, Wed-Sat 11.30am-3pm. Be sure to call in to view these vibrant works.

3 Anzac Parade, Kirikiriroa


If you’d like to enrol for Term 2, 2023 then classes are now available  on our website.

If you are enrolled in one of our art classes, please stay home if you are feeling unwell. Some of our tutors will still be wearing face masks and you are welcome to also. This also ensures our classes are less likely to be postponed or cancelled due to unnecessary sickness.

Our art classes have low student to tutor ratios so these fill up quickly, only 8 students per class.  Our experienced tutors have quality lessons for all ages and skill levels at the WSA. 

We now have Afterpay available. You can pay class fees, membership fees and more, over 4 payments, interest free. When you ‘view cart’ at checkout, click on the afterpay option.


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Entries are now open for the new Small Sculpture Award 2023.

Don’t delay entering this exciting new exhibition judged by the wonderful Andrea du Chatenier.

Supporting this new award and exhibition as sponsors are:

PAUA Architects, Fosters Construction and CFO Partner, Rachael Hayton.

Entries are now open for the 2023 National Youth Art Awards. Please follow this link for more details.

Exhibition Opportunities

We now have several spaces where our members, students and tutors have opportunities to exhibit their own work apart from our Student Gallery, please enquire at the office if you would like to know more.

Don’t forget to follow us on instagram for updates on blue gallery and everything else we have going on at WSA.

Chace and his team at Mavis and co. Rototuna, have  kindly let us hang exhibitions from our WSA members and students. On display now is Rachael Hayton’s exhibition. Make sure to see this and perhaps pick up a piece for someone special. 

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 Aotearoa.

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

Includes $40 off all art classes