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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 Awards, as well as various other exhibition events. WSA are also pleased to be supporters of local art awards such as the Waikato River Art Award.

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

Farewell to Campbell Smith

Campbell Smith passed away on Monday evening, the 13 July, peacefully in his sleep at the Tairua Rest Home. He was 90 years old, and has now joined his beloved wife Esme, who departed one year ago.

In going through Campbell's belongings to prepare for the service, my brother and I came across a particularly poignant poem which Campbell wrote in 1948 - as something of a mission statement to himself.

"Teach me to see not with my eyes, but with my heart.

And to paint, not with my hands, but with my Soul."

Those of you who know Campbell will attest to the fact that he has lived up to his gift.

   NZPPA 2015 grows into a new Exhibition!

  NZPPA - Salon des Refuses 2016 Exhibition.

Some splendid pieces of Paint and Print-making works are being exhibited at the ArtsPost Gallery. Each was submitted for the NZPPA 2015, but did not make the top 50 selected by the judge. These works demonstrate the incredibly high standard: they are each winners!
Exhibition is currently open and will be until 1 June, 2015 - including weekends.

Venue:   ArtsPost Galleries and Shop   120 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand 3204




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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   


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.