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Welcome to Artspost

Waikato Society of Arts

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 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 Painting 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 societies in New Zealand!

Contact Details and Opening Hours

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, Art School and Gallery are open Monday - Friday, 8.30 - 4.00

School holiday hours - Monday - Friday 8.45 - 2.00

After these hours, messages can be left on 07-839-4481.
For Artschool email, all other enquires email 

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NYAA 2018

The Midland MRI National Youth Art Award is open for entries again and we cannot wait to see this year’s submissions!

The amazing Anna Mile’s has come on board to judge this year’s event and we are thrilled to be working with her. Owner and operator of a contemporary dealer gallery (the Anna Mile’s gallery in Auckland), she is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about contemporary art in Aotearoa.

Again, we have seven awards to present: The Midland MRI Grand Prize of $2,000, the Breakthrough Artist award ($1,000), Emerging Young Artist award ($500), the Print award ($500), the Abstract award ($500), the Photography award ($500), and the People’s Choice award ($250).

This is an excellent opportunity to participate in a national art award whether this is the first time you have had the opportunity to exhibit or you have done it before. An exhibition of the finalists will be shown at ArtsPost in Hamilton from September 7th – October 8th. We look forward to seeing your entries as they roll in, entries close July 27th.

If you have any questions regarding the award, feel free to email us at

You can download your entry form below, print, complete and return to us. Good luck!

NYAA entry form

WSA Members Exhibition-Artspost Galleries

The annual Waikato Society of Arts Members Exhibition will again be held in the Artpost building. The Chartwell, Ida Carey and Margot Phillips galleries will all be used to display our Members entries. The exhibition runs from 12 October to 12 November, 2018 with the Opening Night being at 5.30pm on Thursday 11 October, 2018.

Keep an eye on the website for entry details.



Important Dates:

Exhibition at ArtsPost: 7 September - 8 October

Opening: Thursday, 6 September

Entry Form due: Monday, 27 August (forms available next month)

Work due: Monday, 3 September

Workshop: Saturday, 15 September, expressions of interest be 1 August.

Please keep checking the website for updates.

NZ Painting and Printmaking Award 2018

Please keep checking our website for updates to entering in the 2019 NZPPA. 

An entry form will be uploaded very shortly and entries will be due by November 9, 2018

In its 18th year, the New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award (NZPPA) has a proud history of presenting a well-rounded group exhibition during the Hamilton Arts Festival featuring artwork produced by many of New Zealand’s top artists, alongside the announcement of the $20,000 prize sponsored by the Phillip Vela Family Trust.

This year we have invited painter/printmaker Dianne Fogwell from Australia to be the judge. More information here.

NZPPA 2018 information including Finalists


Premier Award (Phillip Vela Family Trust) - John Pusateri - Buho y Calavera

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Merit Award (WSA) - Tim Croucher - Princess


Merit Award (PCANZ) - Jacqueline Aust - Atlas Of Declensions

Highly Commended - Hiria Anderson - My Advance Care Plan

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Highly Commended - Flynn Morris-Clarke - Young Hubris

People's Choice (Gordon Harris) - Libby Vandy-Mines - Whaingaroa, Raglan

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More information about NZPPA 2017