Current Exhibition:

Contemplations of Place, eight decades on

George Chance & Anton Maurer


Topophilia, Love of the land

Birgit Moffatt 


Runs until 21 August 2016






Upcoming Exhibition: 

Te Whenua- the land

Children's art project in conjunction with Nga Manu Nature Reserve and kindly sponsored by the Philipp family Foundation.


Exhibition runs 27 August - 9 October, 2016




Previous Exhibitions 

The Burden of Dreams - Margriet Windhausen & Paul van der Bergh 

Frances Hodgkins & Petrus van der Velden

New SPACE : Once there was a Tree : Andrea Gardner 

Runs until April 3, 2016



Nga Manu - the Birds  run until January 17, 2016

Kia Poipoia and Focus on Frances Hodgkins runs until 14 February

Previous Exhibitions 

Mahara Arts Review

Seven Artist’s Awards selected by guest curators Brian Wood and Lyndsay Knowles and have been generously supported by the following sponsors:
Open Award $1,000 by Sir Noel Robinson. Highly Commended $500 by John Mowbray. Student Award $250 by Barry Herbert. 3D Award $200 by Kapiti Signs. 2D Award $200 by Artel Gallery + Store
Special Merit Award $200 by Picture Perfect Framing. Peoples Choice Award $200 by Kapiti Coffee Company. Congratulations to the recipients of the following awards:

Overall: Kate Elder

Highly Commended: Frances Jill Studd

2D Award: Bryn Morgan

3D Award: Akiko Baggott

Special Merit : Sophia Toscano

Student Award: Harriet Wills

People's Choice: Tracey-Lea Morgan


Retrospective, Bob Bassant

A Winter Sampling, Frances Hodgkins & The Field Collection

new SPACE Natural Design, Helena Fierlinger

30 August - 27 September 


Mondrianland, mid 1980's. Bob Bassant 


Bob Bassant was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 1927 and studied Art and Design at Rotterdam Academy of Visual Arts and Applied Science. In 1952 he emigrated to New Zealand with his wife Gré, and by 1959 was established in Wellington as a graphic designer and Art Director.


For twenty-five years Bob Bassant  then lectured in Visual Communication Design at the then-Wellington Polytechnic School of Design (now Massey University), until 1991. Bob was deeply involved with the Wellington art community also, and a Vice President Wellington Society of Watercolour Artists and Council Member of the NZ Academy of Fine Arts. They retired to Kāpiti in 1998 and Bob became a key supporter and occasional curator of exhibitions for Mahara Gallery in its formative years.


His exhibition history spans