Some dozen art and craft groups meet regularly in our workrooms – weekly, fortnightly or monthly, to suit participants, and Society members can join as many or few groups as they choose. Our Gallery displays members’ work in exhibitions that change each month. The Society’s Shop and Gallery are run by volunteer members, who are welcome to submit items for exhibition and sale.
Eclectic – varied – exciting – bright – accomplished – these are just few descriptors for our end-of-year Exhibition at Kapiti Gallery.
The “Christmas Show” has plenty of gifts to choose from, as well as art in several media, jewellery, pottery and stitching, sculptural works, greetings cards, art prints… and so much more.
ATTRACTIVE FAMILY LOCATION
Bring a friend and visit your local gallery on the coast: Kapiti Gallery in the Matai Road Reserve at 192 Matai Road, Raumati Beach. Children will enjoy the recently refreshed playground; there are a couple of picnic tables and plenty of on- and off-street parking.
Every item is for sale, and each one is made by a Kapiti Coast artisan, crafter and/or artist.
JOIN US to create in great company: 2023 subscriptions – payable by the end of January – work out to less than $2.00 per week. You can join as many groups as you wish, and display and sell your work in our gallery or Arts and Crafts shop in Raumati village. If you’re already a member, share this post with a friend and encoourage them to join.
We’re open Thursday to Sunday, 10.00 am-3.00 pm until Christmas Eve.
The gallery will then be closed for a refresh & refurbishment until mid-January 2023.
A new page on our website will feature the guests we invite to join exhibitions in Kapiti Gallery; sometimes members of the Society are “featured artists”, and we’ll include them, too. The new page is a work-in-progress as we bring it up to date. You can also see some of the guests who’ve exhibited with us on our Pinterest page.
See the latest works by local pastel artists at your local gallery on the coast:
Positively Pastels Exhibition
Thursday 4 – Sunday 28 August 2022
Kapiti Gallery, 198 Matai Road, Raumati Beach
Gallery hours: 10 am -3 pm, Thursday to Sunday
Vivid – pure – luscious – exciting
“Pastels are very versatile; they can be used as both a drawing and a painting medium. By twisting and turning the pastel stick you can create several different effects – fine, precise lines; broad, sweeping strokes, and solid dense layers of colours – and these can be combined in an almost infinite number of ways.
Pastels are quick and direct, have pure vivid colours and can be mixed with a variety of other drawing and painting mediums, for example: watercolour, acrylic and oil paints, pen and ink, monotype prints, pencils and ball point pen…
Pastel is an immediate, spontaneous and luscious medium to work with. It can be used in many exciting ways and, with proper care and attention, will never discolour or darken, crack or fade.” – Pastel Artists NZ
This year the Kapiti Arts and Crafts Society’s annual awards theme is “New Zealand Icons”. We are fortunate to have sponsorship, allowing the society to provide small monetary awards for first and second in each of the two categories, Art and Craft. This year our judge will be Harriet Bright.
While the exhibition will open on Thursday 16 June, we will celebrate the exhibition and present the prizes at a small ceremony and social gathering in the Gallery at 2pm on Saturday 18 June. All welcome.
After hitch-hiking around Australia and working in Western Australia with Aboriginal groups, Bill returned to New Zealand and started a family. As he was always interested in horticulture he ended up running a commercial organic vegetable farm in Te Horo. Back injuries put paid to that so he retrained as a potter.
After 20 years potting he started dyeing fabric using plants and pigments found locally. In the background he was making bird-houses and they have taken on a life of their own. He loves searching for odd bits and pieces to decorate them with. Most are donated by people who have bought houses before. His flock is huge now, and his own house has many sparrow apartments on it!
Opening on Thursday 24 March, our March-April exhibition is jewellery by local artisans – members of our Jewellery Group – and photographs by our guest, Vicky Brandt (more info below).
Here’s a sneak preview of some artworks to look out for:
Vicky is based in Paraparaumu on the beautiful Kāpiti Coast. Her love of photography came about after she and her husband closed their gift and homewares store in Johnsonville in 2015 and moved to Kāpiti. Taking long walks on the beautiful beaches and plentiful walkways in the area, Vicky started taking photos and soon became obsessed with learning more and more. She enjoys still life photography, bird, food photography and challenging herself to learn new techniques and different styles of photography.
Come to Kapiti Gallery’s Exhibition & sale of work by Society members – and see how featured artists Marion Henderson, Pauline Medhurst, Heather Chambers have responded to the challenge of this first exhibition of the year, with the theme “Morning Light or Evening Glow“.