Wanganui Art

Art Studios And Events

Wanganui Art Society

Keep up to date with the exhibitions. The 'Annual Exhibition' is a good exhibition to enter in for exposure to the community. 
The Art Society buildings are situated behind Cooks Garden next to the Red Cross building.
Monthly Saturday morning life drawing and Tuesday morning painting group, all welcome.
Wanganui Open Studio Weekend -

It is a time for Wanganui artists to open their studio's to the public. This event is run over 2 weekends and is proven to be a popular activity for many people around the lower half of the Island.

Wanganui Potters Society
The Potter's Society is a fantastic society to belong too!  Studio situated at the back of the community art centre at 19 Taupo Quay. Receive updated newsletters, use of the building and kiln, joint exhibitions, groups and classes, many fun events to attend, and on top of all that you get to use their library and much more.
Phone Pat Townsend on 06 344 6457 or Lesley Keats on 06 345 8397 for more information. The rooms are open on a Wednesday if you wish to call in then.
Fees are: Single $35 Double $45 Student $20 annual fee.

Wanganui Camera Club -

You can be sure of a friendly welcome and you don't even need to own a camera to get involved with this camera club, just have a interest in people and photographs. They meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month (Feb – Nov) @7:30pm in the Christ Church Lounge, 243 Wicksteed Street.
Contact Jacqui McGowan 345 2385 or or Linda Farley 342 5854  

The Quay School for the Arts -

Visit  and sign up the Quay School for the Arts, mailing list to keep up to date with everything they have going on.
The have some great tutors and some fantastic summer school programmes, so if you are keen on getting some education from UCOL get in contact with them today! 

Wanganui Festival of Glass -  

Galleries and Studios

Black Sand Studio
Visit the studio for sales of original art works, art workshops, studio space, interior design consultancy and FUN!
06-342 3707
Rural Number 1653 SH 3 Maxwell R D 4 Wanganui

Community Arts Centre Gallery
Arts Gallery, Handmade Glass, Pottery, Fiber, Paintings, Woodware, Jewellery and Hand Made Cards
06-345 1551
19 Taupo Qy Wanganui

Chronicle Glass Studio and Gallery
View the glassblowing process. See the stunning pieces on display
06 347 1921
2 Rutland Street Wanganui 

Denita Tizard
33 Waireka Road
06 342 5898

Art & Framing 
We are a professional art gallery and picture framing business in the heart of Wanganui.
06-348 4460
Taupo Quay, Wanganui  

McNamara Gallery Photography
Exhibits New Zealand, selected Pacific Rim & International, photographically-based art. We are dedicated to exhibiting and promoting lens-based media, and exploring the range of practice.
06-348 7320
190 Wicksteed St Wanganui 

Mosaic Studio
Louise Herdman gallery 
06 344 8104 or 027375 4715
Drews Ave Wanganui 

Paint Pit
Local Wanganui online gallery with over 50 artists work is on display in the gallery.

Mangaweka "Yellow Church" Gallery 
Resident artist Richard Aslett, plus local, national and international artists. Painting, photography, ceramics, wood-turning, saw-blades, stone-carving, and more. Also displays R18 and slightly more risqué works, in separate private viewing space.
06 382 5447 / 0275 266 612
State Highway One, Mangaweka (aprox 1hour North of Wanganui on SH1)

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and...

27. 06. 2017

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” ~ George Orwell #LibraryQuotes

Astronomy should NOT be exciting. Because that

26. 06. 2017

Astronomy should NOT be exciting. Because that only conjures up images of Bruce ( the bald ) bounding to our rescue.. from his retirement village; but for just a few moments last night a little exciting it was.. A bollide or space junk fell into Earth's atmosphere right where I was watching.. from my point of view the object seemed to be heading South just before eight pm. Very bright through some cloud cover and it broke into several smaller parts.. no sound and all over within three seconds,

Whanganui District Council

26. 06. 2017

Whanganui District Council is one of six local government partners working on a national Welcoming Communities programme for migrants. A Welcoming Communities Standard for New Zealand is being developed and we're helping with feedback. If you'd like to share your views on the draft standard, head over to our Viewpoint site to complete our survey. We have very short timeframes from Immigration New Zealand, so we'll need your feedback by Monday 26 June 2017. There'll also be a national

Whanganui Venues and Events has taken over the running of...

26. 06. 2017

Whanganui Venues and Events has taken over the running of the Royal Wanganui Opera House, Cooks Gardens, the War Memorial Centre, the velodrome and the i-Site.

Whanganui District Council

26. 06. 2017

Whanganui you're up! Help us celebrate the wonderful volunteers in your community by nominating them for an award. There's over $5,000 up for grabs and the Supreme Winner gets to come to Queenstown with us next year. You can enter online at, at the Whanganui District Council or right here on our Facebook page. Just click on 'Entry Form' in the menu on the left.

Puanga at the library. Our 2nd group from Fun House...

26. 06. 2017

Puanga at the library. Our 2nd group from Fun House Learning Cenre enjoying learning about our Puanga celebrations in Whanganui.