Kāpiti Coast Art Galleries
Hundreds of artists and many galleries and studios have ensured that Kāpiti has long been recognised as one of New Zealand's most creative regions. Use the info below to plan your own visit or join us every November for the annual Kāpiti Arts Trail to see artists at work.
Holtom's Art Studios
1 Beach Road, Paekākāriki
Holtom's Art Studios is a unique collective, creative mahi space, and artist-run gallery, for 12 practising local artists, providing a supportive community within a dedicated art space to grow and develop their creative practice.
Find them upstairs in the newly updated Holtom's Building (large pink building) in their large, open-plan studio spaces.
192 Matai Road, Raumati
Kāpiti Gallery is a showcase for locally created art and craft by members of the Kāpiti Arts and Crafts Society (KA&CS). Exhibitions change each month; some include work by guest artists. With a few exceptions, art and craftwork displayed in the Gallery are for sale. Kāpiti Gallery is home to the Kāpiti Arts and Crafts Society.
Big Mac Slabs Creative Centre
289 Mazengarb Road , Paraparaumu
The Big Mac Slabs Creative Centre showcases unique indoor & outdoor Furniture, Garden & Landscape Products, Garden Art, Sculpture, Pottery, Jewellery, Ceramics, Paintings, Prints, Glass Art, Mosaics, Mirrors, Photography, Gifts, Kiwiana and loads more…..
Mahara Iti Gallery
2 Mahara Place, Waikanae
Mahara Iti Gallery is a much-loved gallery featuring an exciting and free programme of frequently changing exhibitions, events, live music, poetry, art workshops and artist's talks and other special events.
Mahara Iti has a special association with famous New Zealand artist Frances Hodgkins and the special Field Collection which has been gifted to Kāpiti district with Mahara as its permanent home.
Tote Modern Gallery
Ōtaki Racecourse, 47 Te Roto Road, Ōtaki
Based in the old racing club tote building the Tote Modern Gallery is the home of the Ōtaki Pottery Club. The club, formed in 1989, is a place where people learn and create pottery pieces. The folks behind the name are driven to inspire everyone who visits - whether that’s for a class or to view the completed works in the gallery.
Toi Matarau Gallery at Māoriland Hub
Māoriland Hub, 68 Main Street, Ōtaki
Toi Matarau Gallery contains spectacular examples of indigenous art across a multitude of forms. Welcoming to all, the gallery is based in one of the oldest buildings Ōtaki which has recently been lovingly refurbished
At Toi Matarau the artist is part of a Māori collective encompassing disciplines both traditional and contemporary. It is a space where the art of tamariki is proudly displayed alongside some of the most venerated Māori artists. With ever-changing displays and exhibitions, Toi Matarau is a must-visit for all.
Te Whare Toi o Hori
84 Moana Street, Ōtaki
Visiting Te Whare Toi o Hori at Ōtaki Beach is a must! Local artist Hori has combined his love of creating statement art with his love of kawhe and set up a beautiful gallery and cafe Te Chur-ch. A talented artist and proud Māori, Hori is more than happy to korero (in either language) about all things art and Aotearoa.
180 Main Highway, Ōtaki
Artel Gallery started life as an artists co-operative in 2009. The founding artists were Ronda Thompson, Val Bartley, Susie Mills, Ruth Blair, and Jill Hemming; with Maude Heath joining in 2010. The co-op evolved over the years, with Maude turning it into a commercial gallery in 2014. She's now the Big Cheese, with accounting assistance from Ronda; and gallery management from Christina Wikaira.
The gallery represents approximately 90 artists and makers from the Kāpiti Coast, with additional works from artists around New Zealand.