Art & Exhibitions

The Kāpiti Coast is well known for being home to a large number of incredibly talented artists working in all mediums. There are always exhibitions underway - especially with the wonderful "Art Everywhere" project.

Live Art : Art at the Market

4 Apr 2023
Mahara iti

2 Mahara Place

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Artists market table 4 April outside Mahara Iti, Mahara Place from 9am until 12 noon

Rebecca Bond Jewellery - Rebecca creates exquisitely handcrafted jewellery in silver or gold and precious stones, including bespoke individual, stand-out jewellery for people who like to be original. 

Roger Smith Photography - Roger Roger is mainly a nature photographer with special interests in our local birdlife, and he can often be seen at the Waikanae River estuary capturing images of the many birds that are resident and visitors there.

Live Art is a series of free events held in Mahara Place from 31st Jan to 28th April.

Lost Objects by Kath Foster & Beckoning Land by John Foster

22 Feb – 6 Apr 2023
Mahara iti

2 Mahara Place

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A dual exhibition featuring images of Kath Foster’s Lost Objects and several John Foster Beckoning Land prints.

Kath Foster - The chair and table series form part of a larger project in which Kath raises questions about how we inhabit our domestic spaces. 

John Foster - In his large-scale murals and print series John Foster investigated themes of work, the land, birth, art, society, conflict, and mortality. 

Exhibition ends: 6 April 2023

Pop Art Paint and Wine Night - Monstera Pot POP

20 Apr 2023
Sunday Cantina

31 Poplar Avenue , Raumati South

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Paint Pop Art with Paintvine, and create a vivid painting that evokes a printmaking aesthetic.

In this lively night out, entice your inner artist by experimenting with paint in the style of Pop Art. Made popular in the 50s & 60s by artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, Pop Art brings popular culture into the realm of art. This painted graphic style adds bold glamour to everyday consumer icons and objects, and really makes them pop!

So smooth out those brushes, buy a glass of your favourite tipple, and paint the night away!

Drinks: No drinks are included in the ticket price, but drinks are available to purchase.

Food: Want to enjoy some delicious food? Food will be available to purchase throughout the event.

Live Art : String Bean Puppets

28 Apr 2023
Mahara Place

Mahara Place,

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The Portrait Painter - Enid is a globetrotting portrait painter extraordinaire. She sets up her easel in street corners, marketplaces, festivals, capturing the likenesses of men, women, children, dogs and teddy bears the world over.

Live Art @ Mahara is a series of free events held in Mahara Place from 31st Jan to 28th April.

Kāpiti Coast Quilters Exhibition

16 – 17 Sep 2023
Southward Car Museum

Otaihanga Rd , Otaihanga

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This is the bi-annual exhibition held by Kāpiti Coast Quilters, an active group of quilters from across the Kapiti region.

It will feature traditional, modern, & art quilts, a members challenge, and a variety of other fabric creations. Also special touring exhibits to be announced.

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