Kohukohu – Village Arts

Kohukohu - Village Arts

Village Arts is Hokianga’s community art gallery. Scheduled solo and group exhibitions plus a showcase space highlight the area’s established and emerging artists.

The spacious white-walled gallery showcases contemporary painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, furniture, object, jewellery, ceramics, and traditional and contemporary Māori arts.

On Te Ara Manawa: The Heart Trail and Northland Art Trail, Village Arts is located on the main street in historic Kohukohu on the northern shores of Aotearoa/New Zealand’s spectacularly beautiful Hokianga Harbour.

Village Arts is a non-profit charitable organisation that operates under the umbrella of the Kohukohu Community Trust and aims to support the development of a robust and vibrant arts community in Kohukohu and Hokianga.

Exhibiting artists during KOAST include:
Dawn Harris
Andries Willemse

Little Black Gallery

Little Black Gallery

Opened in 2016, The Little Black Gallery is home to local and national artists displaying quality original art in many mediums – painting, glass, jewellery, ceramics, photography, sculpture and much more.

We aim to provide a friendly, relaxed environment in which make a wide variety of art  accessible to all.  A community of well-established and new artists contribute to this.

Visit us during KOAST at 394B Kerikeri Road  and see many exhibiting artists with paintings, woodwork, jewellery, ceramics and more.  Note Little Black Gallery is also acting as a Collective Art Hub so the artists are listed in their own right.

Mangōnui Gallery

Mangōnui Gallery

Mangōnui Gallery comprises a collective of local artists located in the Historical Mangōnui Courthouse on the waterfront in Mangōnui.

The artists create exquisite, unique, contemporary and quality fine art and craft. Each artist individually specialising in original handmade art. Including embossed leather journals and items, oil and acrylic canvas paintings, wood and resin sculpture, patina copper wall art, printmaking, mixed medium tapestry, wooden boxes, ceramic, glass, pounamu, semi-precious and handmade silver, and torch worked glass art jewellery.

Artists exhibiting during KOAST include:

Andy Morrison
Cathie Slavin
Helen Jean
Jasmine Keir
Jo Busby
Karen Vernon
Kat Cowan
Kellie Edwards
Mike Stanners

No.1 Parnell Gallery

No.1 Parnell Gallery

A socially conscious gallery and community hub in the heart of the Hokianga, No.1 features the work of regional artists across all mediums – paintings, mixed media, jewellery, sculpture, and ceramics. The hub is also home to Erewhon Books, both quality second hand and new books by local writers, and community destination A New Era Café.

In 2013 the building was purchased by Linda Blincko and Lynn Lawton who have lovingly restored the building as a social conscious art space providing opportunities for artists to develop greater sustainability and for the community to have a space to hold creative events. Local Kaikohe builder, Malcolm Kildare, was project manager and lovingly and with great care carried out the restoration and refurbishment work.

Though the restored building today is a far cry from the original Andrewes Store, No.1’s wooden floor still shows off its indentation, the place where customers stood behind the shop counter to purchase and pass the time of day.

Artists exhibiting during KOAST include:

Nigel Brown
Michelle Morunga
Joanne Barrett
Kristina Robertson
Brenda Moir
Liz McAuliffe

Prana Gallery

Prana Gallery

PRANA Mineral Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the beauty of Mother Nature through our pounamu (greenstone) carvings, mineral art, bronze sculptures, jewellery and collection of crystals.

We can be discovered online and in our Gallery which is a stunning destination in Kerikeri, Northland. An absolute must-visit if you are in the Bay Of Islands! Our Glow-In-The-Dark Gemstone Exhibition is a must-see experience  and you can also learn about our Creative Studio where we work with our stones and  jewellery.

Witness our passion for the natural world and connect with our knowledgeable team who are always available to answer your questions & provide advice. If you are seeking a remarkable piece speak with us today!  Visit us at 2 Aranga Road in Kerikeri.

South Sea Art Gallery

South Sea Art Gallery

Russell, located in the Bay of Islands, is a picturesque town with a rich history and vibrant art scene. It is known for its stunning natural beauty, which often inspires local artists to create captivating works.

South Sea Art gallery in Russell showcases a diverse range of art, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and traditional Maori art. Visitors can explore South Sea Art to discover unique pieces that reflect the region's culture and landscapes. Visit us at 15 York Street, Russell.

Artists exhibiting during KOAST include:
Lana Kingsbeer
Darina Denali
Helena Verhaaren

Te Pu O Te Wheke Gallery

Te Pu O Te Wheke Gallery

Established in 2016, Te Pu O Te Wheke Community Gallery and Arts Trust is working gallery based in the heart of the Main St of Kaikohe. A small rural town where the art market is untapped and the potential for growth is recognised with more artist showcasing their works.

The art pieces in this gallery have been produced by local artists, which, reflects some of the creative strengths of the people of Kaikohe and surrounding communities.
Since the opening of the gallery, there have been many individuals and organisations who have been inspired by the gallery’s vision - to bring vibrancy and lift the community’s spirit through art.

The pooling of resources and working together has enabled this gallery to thrive and give the must stop and see draw card for tourist, and art loves looking for a point of difference.
With weaving, abstract, contemporary, landscape portraits, jewellery and much more to rest the eye including an enormous Wheke (Octopus) sculpture made of number 8 wire and covered with lights giving a spectacular night time lighting exhibition for those passing by at night.

During KOAST artists exhibiting include:
Alex Moa
Ann-Marie Fraser
Ann-Marie Houng Lee
Bev Wilson-Waru
David Kopa
Hui Ann Willis
John Hayward
Lynda Klaracich
Lynney Whittaker
Sheryl Rusling
Tina Lalande