Waiheke is currently home to over 100 working artists. Pre-eminent New Zealand sculptor Denis O'Connor came to Waiheke 40 years ago and gathered around him a number of like minded painters, potters, and glass makers who were inspired by the Island's dramatic beauty and found inspiration here for their work.
Today Waiheke boasts a truly international mix of artists who regularly participate in the island’s art programmes and festivals.
It also has a strong group of indigenous local artists who are predominantly engaged in the carving of stone, wood and Pounamu (greenstone) as well as traditional flax weaving.
The role of the Waiheke Community Art Gallery is to profile the work of Waiheke artists alongside other New Zealand artists in a programme of exhibitions which change monthly.
Walk into the Gallery and prepare to be dazzled! You will experience diverse and inspiring artwork of national and international significance that you would never expect to find on a small island.
The gallery also plays host to New Zealand's most exciting outdoor sculpture exhibition, Headland Sculpture on the Gulf, which every two years sees up to 40 sculptures installed for a 3 week period on the spectacular Matiatia walkway. Some of its other arts programmes include the Waiheke Artist in Residence, the Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Award, the Small Sculpture Prize, and the Waiheke Winter Arts Festival.
2 Korora Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island.
Acclaimed artists from Waiheke and all around New Zealand exhibit here regularly. Every three weeks there is a new collection of eclectic, iconic, and stimulating art on show: including national exhibitions of paintings, ceramics, jewellery, photography, and design.
Phone: +64 9 372 9907
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Connells Bay, Cowes Bay Road, Waiheke Island.
Art and nature are united to create special spaces for site specific sculpture. Viewing these awe-inspiring art works on a guided walk in this environment is an experience to be treasured. Bookings are essential and children must be supervised.
Phone: +64 9 372 8957
114 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island.
A collective of 7 local artists showing paintings, sculptures, ceramics and more in3 distinct display areas, including a courtyard featuring large to monumental outdoor sculptures.
Phone Olivier Duhamel: 027 286 0892
40 Motukaha Road, Church Bay, Waiheke Island.
A must see attraction for art buyers and enthusiasts visiting Waiheke Island. The studio stands in a stunning location, amid fields and veggie gardens, overlooking coastal views which serve as inspiration to many of the paintings.
Phone: +64 9 372 7030 - US callers dial (505) 407 7000
8190 Nick Johnstone Road, Church Bay, Waiheke Island.
Semi-abstract oil paintings.
Phone: +64 9 372 8899
I paint with bright colorful oils to elicit powerful emotions. I feel that a colourful environment increases happiness, and abstract painting invites repeat consideration as each viewing shows different nuances.
Phone: +64 9 372 8437
17 Lannan Road, Surfdale, Waiheke Island.
I am around most days. Please ring if you wish to visit and I will give directions. The access to my house is a bit tricky so this is necessary.
1 Alison Road, Surfdale, Waiheke Island.
Vibrant and colourful acrylic paintings.
Open most days (please call first).
Phone: +64 9 372 6616 or +64 27 218 2962
32 Goodwin Ave, Little Oneroa, Waiheke Island.
Open weekends and holidays.
Phone: +64 9 372 2479
Newton Road, Little Oneroa, Waiheke Island.
Figurative and abstract painter.
Open by appointment (please call first).
Phone: +64 9 372 2805 or Mobile: +64 211 650 716
13 Hauraki Raod, Waiheke Island.
Phone: +64 9 372 3135 or Mobile: +64 21 891 806
1 Te Toki Road, Palm Beach, Waiheke Island.
Please call for an appointment.
Phone: +64 9 372 9094 or Mobile: +64 27 247 8137
Anzac Bay, Ostend, Waiheke Island.
Phone: +64 9 372 3042 or Mobile: +64 21 0228 5820
Studio / Gallery 'Lavender Cottage', 39 Palm Road, Waiheke Island (Next to the Dairy, bus stop outside).
Open Friday - Sunday 11.00am - 2.00pm during the year.
Holidays - Most days 11.00 - 2.00pm.
Phone: +64 274 935 407 to view anytime outside these hours.
120 Trig Hill Rd, Onetangi, Waiheke Island.
Acrylic paintings and mixed media images.
Opening hours: Sat - Tues 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Phone: +64 372 8438 or Mobile: +64 21 887 819
40 O'Brien Road, Rocky Bay, Waiheke Island.
Studio is open most days by appointment.
Phone: +64 9 372 2938
Studio - 67 Fairview Cresent, Rocky Bay, Waiheke Island.
Island, sea and landscapes in vibrant acrylics.
Phone: +64 9 372 6550
Studio - 11 Anzac Rd, Orapiu, Waiheke Island.
Acrylic Mixed Media artist.
Open most days - 10.00am - 3.00pm please phone first.
Phone: +64 9 372 3472
49 Church Bay Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island.
"You will feel privileged to have been introduced inside Olivier's dark shed filled by the warm smell of molten wax."
Anna Mayne - Local Art Guide
Cnr Tawa and Huia Street
PO Box 560
Waiheke Island 1081