Latest News from WSA

CONGRATUALTIONS TO THIS YEAR’S WINNERS OF THE NZ PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING AWARDS:

Merit in Print Prize –

Zara Dolan – #FBB101 – 3 SC (The Title encodes the process)

Main Print Prize –

James  S Watson – A Quiet Place to Rest

Merit in Paint Prize –

Meg Wilson – Barrier Dreaming

Main Paint Prize –

Janet Mazenier – Mudflats

Thank you to our two Judges, Kura Te Waru-Rewiri and Marian Maguire, for their selection of 62 finalists for 2024 and for all their hard work towards choosing the award winners and giving their floor talks.

Thank you to our fantastic sponsors and donors – Print Council Aotearoa NZ, Vision Complete Earthworks, Cloud Torque, Bytalus Legal, Ruth and Lester Davey, Caiger Charitable Trust, WSA Life Members and Gordon Harris Art Supplies. A special thank you to all who entered into the awards for 2024, we appreciate your support for this award and are privileged to see your entries.

If you are coming into artspost to see the exhibition please remember to vote for the People’s Choice Award. The winner receives a $1000 Gordon Harris Art Supplies voucher.

Go the Awards page to find more details on the scheduled artist talks on at artpost galleries from April 20th @10.30am

 

 

blue Gallery

3 Anzac Parade, Hamilton

Wednesdays – Saturdays 11.30am-3pm. Blue will be closing permanently on April 27, 2024.

News

Our latest newsletter is now available by clicking on the link below:

https://wsa.org.nz/news/


Art School

Term 2 Classes

Some classes/spaces are now available for enrolments online. More spaces will become available after Friday 22nd April when we know which term 1 students are returning for term 2. 

Our art classes have low student to tutor ratios so can fill up quickly.  Our experienced tutors have quality lessons for all ages and skill levels at the WSA.

https://wsa.org.nz/art-school/classes/?term=term-2-2024

Our school holiday programme still has spaces for week 2 if you are looking for a fun morning for your 5-12 year olds. Book online now at wsa.og.nz/art-school/


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.


Office Hours:

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Sat 9am-4pm

Sun 10am-3pm

(Occasionally these can vary so please call ahead first if you are making a special trip)


Exhibition Opportunities

If you are interested in exhibiting in artspost or mavis & co Rototuna please email wsa@wsa.org.nz with your information and art images or to find out more information. 

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

https://www.instagram.com/artwaikato/

https://www.instagram.com/bluegallerynz/

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 an exhibition by Stacey Moore. Make sure to see this and perhaps pick up a piece for someone special.

https://wsa.org.nz/gallery-events/

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