Latest News from WSA

CONGRATUALTIONS TO THIS YEAR’S PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER – SARA LANGDON with her stunning painting titled ‘ Evergreen’. Sara won a $1000 Gordon Harris Voucher.

Go the Awards page to view the main prize winners and other info.


Joan Fear (1932 – 2022) – 11 May-9 June

Joan’s posthumous exhibition presents her experience of life recorded in oils, acrylics, pencil, pen, pastel, conte, watercolour, ink, dyes, charcoal and ceramics, in a selection of Joan’s work from the 1950’s through to 2022, when she stopped making work aged 90. Sixty plus years of acquired skill, mastery of media and dedication to her practice can be seen at artspost in Hamilton.



Grey Street Studio Artists – 30 April-26 May

In February this year the artists who worked from Sandz Studio in Kent St. moved to new premises at 718 Grey St. in Hamilton East.

The Frankton studio was established in the early 2000’s by Idea Services (IHC) as a vocational art base for people with intellectual disabilities.The search for a smaller studio space more suited to the lower numbers attending in recent years, led us to the Hamilton East site, formerly a homewares store. Situated in a four-shop complex with ample, on-site parking, this light filled space is ideal as a studio with a small gallery space included which is also available for community artists to display their works. This busy neighbourhood brings many visitors to check out our new studio, meet our artists and sometimes purchase one of the amazing works on exhibition.

We are all enjoying being part of this local community.



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Art School

Term 2 Classes

We still have a few spaces available in some term 2 classes. Our art classes have low student to tutor ratios.  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.

Office Hours:

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Sat 9am-4pm

Sun 10am-3pm

Exhibition Opportunities

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

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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 Maria Spanbroek. 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