Latest News from WSA

ART SCHOOL:  Our art classes have started for Term 1, 2022. If you’d like to enrol for Term 2, 2022 the you can do so on our website. To keep our tutors safe through the coming term we strongly encourage our students to wear face masks please. This helps reduce the risk of covid, flu and other germs being transmitted as easily. This also ensures our classes are less likely to be postponed or cancelled due to unnecessary sickness.

Saturday Office Hours: Our Saturday office closing hours are sometimes reduced. Please call ahead to see if we are open.


PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD winner – Abigail Jensen with Funny Games

Catalogue of finalists to view under Awards page-NZPPA 2021


Main Prize Award winner $20000 – Ruby Wilkinson with Flower for the Sun

Merit in Printmaking Award $1000 – Mark Graver with Rangihoua II

Merit in Printmaking Award $2000 – Tessa Williams with Skin of the First Woman

Merit in Painting Award $1000  – Patrick Lundberg with No Title

Merit in Painting Award $2000 – Nicola Jackson – When I Grow Up

Amazing effort from artists throughout Aotearoa. We  received 405 entries and our amazing Judge, Dr. Ed Hanfling has chosen 52 finalists from throughout Aotearoa. Congratulations to all of the incredibly talented artists who entered and to those were chosen as finalists. These names are listed under our Awards section.

Entries for the 2022 NYAA is under our Awards section. Entries open now and close 16 June 2022.

We now have several spaces where our members, students and tutors have opportunities to exhibit their own work apart from our Next Level Gallery, please enquire at the office if you would like to know more or check out our NEWS page for further information.

Our art classes have low student to tutor ratios so these fill up quickly.  Our experienced tutors have quality lessons for all ages and skill levels at the WSA. Please take a look at what’s still available under the Art School.

The current exhibition  in the Next Level Gallery  is Dudri du Preez’ display from her series ‘SPIRALS’. Come and view this bold display of colour. Opening, Saturday, April 30th from 11am to 1pm. Exhibition closes April 27th.

You can also view and purchase from all our Exhibitions online.

Gemma Reid now has her ‘Looking Up’ exhibition at Mavis and co. Rototuna. Chace and his team have  kindly let us hang exhibitions from our WSA members and students.

Please keep checking our website and Facebook/Instagram for further information.

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 New Zealand.

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

Includes $20 off all art classes