Waikato Society of Arts
Fostering creativity and growth of visual arts
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 needs 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 Paint and Printmaking Award both attracting entries from all over New Zealand.
Become a Member and enjoy all the benefits of belonging to one of the oldest and largest Art Society in New Zealand!
New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2017
Now in its 17th year the
New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award or the NZPPA as it is known has a
proud history of presenting a well-rounded group exhibition that forms a part
of the Hamilton Arts Festival, featuring artwork produced by many of New
Zealand’s top artists alongside the giving on a significant award.
for this award are now open and close on the 14th of November 2016.
Find more information and entry details here.
National Youth Art Award
The count down is on...
Waikato Society of Arts Annual
National Youth Art Award 2016
5 August 2016 - 5 September 2016
Opening event 5 August at 5.30pm
ArtsPost Gallery, Hamilton
See more here
WSA Art school runs holiday programmes during schools holidays. These courses are for consecutive days and are designed to be progressive, so we prefer for children to attend all days in that week so they don't miss out. Places book up fast so don't delay!! Please call Anne on 839-4481 (press 1) 9am-12pm for more information and booking.
July School holidays
Week 1 Monday 7th July to Wednesday 9th July 9am -12noon $80 for 3 days
Week 2 Monday 14th July to Wednesday 16th July 9am - 12noon $80 for 3 days
All materials supplied.
To enrol call Anne on 839-4481 (press 1) 9am-12pm.
Printmakers take note: the entry date for WAIPRINT is
Thursday, 14 July (a week earlier than announced in the May newsletter).
Apologies for changing the date (and setting it so far in advance of the
exhibition!) but we have to supply the details to ArtsPost three weeks before
the opening. Remember, the actual work is due 1 August, the Monday
before the opening.
Image of Waiprint 2015, held at ArtsPost
The conditions and entry forms are now available to download here, in the Print Room and the WSA office and hallway.
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The WSA Office, Art School and the Next Level Gallery are located on Level 1 of the ArtsPost Building, 120 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand.
The Office is open:
Mon 8.30am to 12.00pm and 3pm to 4pm
Tue 8.30am to 12.00pm and 3pm to 4pm
Wed 8.30am to 4.00pm
Thu 8.30am to 4.00pm
Fri 8.30am to 4.00pm
After these hours, messages can be left on 07-839-4481. For Artschool email firstname.lastname@example.org, all other enquires email email@example.com