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The land we love
Artists: Helen Casey, Shawna Chow, Corinne Goedbloed, Charlotte Hird, Rika Nagahata, Andrea Robinson, Annette Straugheir

Seven Wellington artists display a body of recent work inspired by the natural world featuring both figurative and impressionist styles with distinctive themes.

New Zealand provides rare gems of beauty in fauna and flora and here they are captured in seven unique ways. From playful layering and bold brushstrokes to intricate lines and patterns. We display visual narratives that tell stories about the land we love.

On display are delicate expressive watercolour landscapes, dramatic flowers and detailed birds which capture transparency and magic. There are large and small compositions in oil and textured acrylic works, with bold colours alongside serene graphite works.

Our styles are expressive and diverse, yet all works bring to life the beauty and drama of the New Zealand wilderness. We want to share our passion for art with the people of Wellington.


Artistry Exhibition
A Selection of works by Wellington Women
28 July - 29 August 2020
Mitchell Studios
Tuesday to Friday 10am - 3.30pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm.

Splash Watercolour 2019 Exhibition
Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf, Wellington
2 - 17 November

Rotary Kapiti Art Show
Southwards Museum
Labour weekend
26- 28 October
10am - 4pm

Splash Watercolour 2018 Exhibition
Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf, Wellington
16 November-1 December 2018
  • View some of my new watercolours, on display and for sale

Rita Angus Showcase
10 & 11 November 2018
Rita Angus Retirement Village
66 Couttes Street, Kilbirnie
Art from Wellington Art Club for sale

Malvina Major Art Expo
We warmly invite you to our annual art exhibition, with artwork for sale.
134 Burma Road, Khandallah
10am - 3pm, Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 June 2018

Rita Angus is proudly hosting the Wellington Art Club for an exciting
Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November, 10am - 4pm
Rita Angus Retirement Village
66 Coutts Street, Kilbirnie
Free admission • Refreshments provided • Village tours available
Look forward to seeing you there!

Splash Watercolour 2017 Exhibition
Academy Galleries
1 Queens Wharf, Wellington
14-29 October

New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts Winter Exhibiton
The Winter Exhibition is open and attracting great comments. This show continues the academy’s exhibition calendar for 2017 and is the second members’ show of the year.

Members’ exhibitions have been part of the Academy’s art calendar since it was founded in 1883 and some 134 years later we’re still showing diverse and intriguing objects of art.

There are nearly 190 wonderful works in this exhibition which runs through to 16 July. To preview some the great works on show, please click here.http://www.nzafa.com/web/node/453

Malvina Major Art Expo.
10am-3pm, Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June 2017
Malvina Major Retirement Village 134 Burma Road, Khandallah

Free admission • Refreshments provided • Village tours available • Artwork for sale We look forward to seeing you there! For more information please ask for Bronwyn at reception or phone 478 3422.

We warmly invite you to our annual art exhibition, with artwork by Annette Straugheir, Jan Hill, John McDonnell, Judy Langham, Olympia Osborne, and many other artists.

Rita Angus Art Showcase. 12-13 November, 10am-5pm
Rita Angus Retirement Village 66 Coutts Street, Kilbirnie
Artwork from the Wellington Art Club, a talented group of artists will be available for sale

Pre-Christmas Art Sale at NZ Academy of Fine Arts. 6-21 November2016
100 amazing Academy artists represented with over 250 fabulous works on display.

Watercolour New Zealand Splash 2016 exhibition. 15-30 October 2016
The show features guest artist Philip Markham and promises to be a great exhibition, with over 200 paintings for sale.

Malvina Major Exhibition - 20-21 August 2016
Come along to an Exhibition at the Malvina Major Retirement Village. Opening night is Friday the 19th of August 2016.

Free admission • Artwork available for purchase • Village tours

Helen Cairney • Christie (Sangsook) Chan • Michele Courage • Elaine Kermode
Nicola Dench • Pavithra Devadatta • Lynne Jagusch • Evelyn McCutcheon
John McDonnell • Mary Mitchell • Judith Anne Royal • Linda Smith • Del Te Rito
Olympia Osborne • Annette Straugheir • Dennis C Hamblin • Jan Hill • Rosemary Friedlander
Helen Wilson • Divya • And plenty of local talent


March 2016
The Miramar Peninsula is home to some of Wellington's most talented artists. Come along to our Artists in Action weekend on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March, see artists in their studios, visit 10 art studios and go into the draw to win one of 22 artworks.

The Wellington Art Club is part of this event and will present a mural to be painted on a mosaic of wooden tiles installed on the Community Centre’s north-facing wall featuring some demonstrations and paintings.

I am excited that my painting “Water Lily Pond” has been accepted for the Watercolour New Zealand Exhibition at Pataka Art and Museum in Porirua from 29 May - 15 June 2014.