Current ArtWest


ArtWest is a community art exhibition and art sale, showcasing over 60 West Auckland artists and makers.  Established in 2009 it is an unique event that collectively celebrates and honours the diverse arts practised in our communities, in an environment that is accessible to a broad audience.  A visual feast of local arts and mediums which includes sculpture, photography, a short film, jewellery, soap, painting, textiles, ceramic, illustration, raranga and VR.

Alongside the exhibition, there is a public opening with sounds provided by Dj Empress Naima, an installation of art created by students from 6 local schools and ArtSpark, and ArtsWhau will host the annual Dinner at ArtWest, a chance for local based artists to catch up, exchange ideas and get to know each other.

Hosted by Kelston Girls’ College in the Islay Anderson Auditorium, ArtWest 2018 opens on Friday October 26th (6pm-8pm).

The exhibition will run from Saturday October 27th to Tuesday October 30th (10am-4pm daily).

Support from Kelston Girls’ College, Creative Communities Scheme, Whau Local Board, Waitakere Local Board and local businesses, enables free public access to the exhibition and community art events to accompany the exhibition.

For more details visit or call Jody 021 245 3232.


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