Current Exhibitions


A Micronaut in the Wide World: The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy

Exhibition developed and curated by Gregory O’Brien in partnership with

Exhibition Services Ltd.


Happy birthday Frances Hodgkins


Five works loaned by the Field Collection Trust and Avenal McKinnon


Exhibition runs until Sunday  June 7  2015 



The New Zealand Artist Abroad, 2003, ink and pencil, 760 x 560 mm. Wellington City Council Art Collection. Used with permission of the Estate of Graham Percy.



Frances Mary Hodgkins (1869-1947)

A Fortune Teller [The Fortune Teller], 1896. Courtesy of the Field Collection Trust








Previous Exhibitions


Summer Classics

A suite of six paintings on loan from Avenal McKinnon and the Field Collection. 

Francis Hodgkins, Goose Girl, 1905 (Courtesy Field Collection Trust)




20th December 2014 - 1st of Feburary 2015:


Lightness of Being, Michelle Backhouse


Michelle Backhouse, Sway, 2014. Photograph by Helen Fierlinger


(Somewhere) Between, Trevor Pye 


Trevor Pye, Secret Geography, 2014







Upcoming Events


Upcoming Exhibitions 


“He Toi Reikorangi” Te Atiawa Celebrate Matariki at Mahara

13 June - 12 July 2015 | Mahara Gallery | Free

Mahara features 25 leading Te Atiawa artists residing throughout the country to Waikanae, providing a range of both traditional and contemporary work which is a celebration of shared whakapapa. Most of them have exhibited Internationally and continue to do so.

“He Toi Reikorangi” has a few meanings such as A Beautiful Treasure / A Little bit of Heaven.  Reikorangi is also the hill above Waikanae which looks down onto Waikanae.  This is also a reference back to Matariki (Heaven, being the stars in the sky).


Upcoming Events



Artist’s talk ‘Under That Mountain’ by New Zealand children’s book illustrator Trevor Pye.

Sunday 26 April at 2pm, entry free.



A talk by art historian Dr Pamela Gerrish Nunn ‘Frances Hodgkins on the move’ at 11am, preceded by tea, coffee and birthday cake from 10.30am.

Tuesday 28 April, 10.30am – 12 noon, entry free.



Adult drawing workshop at Mahara Gallery with artist Kimbra Taylor.

Wednesday 6 May and Wednesday 13 May, 10am-12 noon, materials supplied. Cost $20 per session. Bookings through gallery.



Madrigals and Sonnets

In partnership with the Friends of Kapiti Libraries, members of Kapiti Chamber Choir conducted by Stuart Douglas, with Janet Secker award-winning poet Julie Leibrich 

Friday 15 May, 11am. Gold coin donation.


Friends of Mahara Sunday Event #4

Professor Les Holborow has recently joined the Mahara Gallery Trust Board, and will give a talk on ‘Appreciating art - the role of galleries and universities in a digital world’.

Sunday 10 May at 4pm, Friends of Mahara free, guests of Friends $10, new Friends welcome.



String Bean Puppets:  Anna Bailey. Saturday 23 May 11am, free entry.








Gallery Hours

Tuesday - Saturday10am - 4 pm

Sunday1pm - 4pm



Free Entry

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