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Welcome to Artspost

Waikato Society of Arts

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 hosts the annual New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award and Biennial National Youth Art. Entries for the NZPPA are now open, please see below and download your entry form here.

Become a Member and enjoy all the benefits of belonging to one of the oldest and largest Art Society in New Zealand!

Entries are now open for the 2016 New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award!

2016 year's judge for the NZPPA is Dr Zarah Stanhope, Principal Curator and Head of Programmes at Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tāmaki, in New Zealand, where she is responsible for the exhibition and visitor engagement programmes, learning and outreach, volunteer guides and a public research library.  

Prize: The First Prize is $20,000. Sponsored by The Philip Vela Family Trust. Non-cash merit awards may also be awarded.

Entries close: 16 October 2015   

Download an entry form from the NZPPA page.


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. 

2015 Members Exhibition- Versions of Us

The annual Members Exhibition for 2015 runs October 16th-November 16th in all three of the ArtsPost Galleries, with an opening event 5.30pm Friday October 16th .
Artwork submissions are to be around the theme “Versions of Us” and are required by Sept 30 2015   for selection by our guest curator Peter Dornauf. Entries must have been produced after August 2013 and may be two or three dimensional, with a size no greater than 1500 x 1000mm. Please notify the office of any works with special hanging requirements by October 6th . No installations will be accepted.
There will be a Curators Choice awarded.

Entries close September 30th 2015.

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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 4.00pm 
Tue     8.30am to 4.00pm 
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, all other enquires email