Latest News from WSA

Congratulations to the 2024 National Youth Art Awards finalists in 3 age categories: 13-14, 15-19 and 20-25 years. The Awards and opening will be held on 26 July at 6pm at Artspost galleries, Kirikiriroa.

Please go the NYAA2024 to see the finalists.

New exhibitions:

12 June – 14 July 2024

Empty Walls? by the WSA Monday group of seven artists in the Chartwell gallery 

28 Days in December

by Gaye Jurisich in the Ida Carey gallery

Birds of a Feather by Paulette Brun’s Wednesday children’s class in the Margot Philips gallery

Nici Peacocke’s adult’s painting class will be opened on 3 July in the Ruth Davey gallery.



26 July – 18 August, artspost

This is the annual exhibition of the WSA Printmakers. We’re pleased to be back in sync with the National Youth Art Awards and looking forward to a fabulous shared opening on Friday, 26 July.

Guest Artist Heather McLean from Te Kuiti will present her beautiful multiblock woodcuts iin ‘Flora’. For this year’s workshop Heather will offer a day of gel plate monoprinting. This fun and accessible technique offers amazing scope for expressive printmaking and does not require a press – or any prior experience with printmaking. The workshop will be Sunday, 28 July. If you’re interested in the workshop please email with subject line ‘WAIPRINT workshop’.

Download the WAIPRINT criteria and entry form


The WSA Annual Members exhibition is now open for entries. All mediums are accepted, with two entries allowed per member. Entry forms can be picked up at the WSA office in Artspost, 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton.

Memex 2024 entry

This year the Members exhibition will be held in the Artspost galleries under the management of WSA


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

Art School

Term 3 Classes

Term 3 classes are now available on our website. Places are filling quickly so make sure to secure your place. 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-3pm

Sun 11am-2pm

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. 

Don’t forget to follow us on instagram for updates on 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 an exhibition by Hilary Batt-Ramage. 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