Art Exhibition Spaces

Paraparaumu, Waikanae & Ōtaki Libraries all have community artspaces available to the public to exhibit their work. Come and see some fabulous local art on your next trip to the library.

Art Exhibition Spaces at the Library

Roderick and Gillian Deane Community Art Space - Paraparaumu Library

Opening hours:
Monday-Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday and Friday: 9am-7.30pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 10am-2pm

This community art exhibition space in Paraparaumu is located just to the right of the library foyer. Along with the new library, it was opened in 2002 and has proved to be a very popular exhibition space. Exhibitions of all descriptions have been held in the space: pottery, painting, sculpture, quilting, origami, woodturning, weaving and installations have all featured.

Current / Upcoming exhibitions:

2018

  • 12 November-7 December  Angelique Monaghan
  • 8-28 December  Renee Gerlich - printmaking 

2019

  • 3-25 January  to be confirmed
  • 26 January-15 February  Mark Thompson - world photography
  • 16 February-8 March  Joy de Geuss - painting

 

Interested in exhibiting?

He Kākano - Waikanae Library Art Exhibition Space

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm

He Kākano “the Seed” is a small (but perfectly formed) art exhibition space that allows local artists to display their artwork within the Waikanae Public Library.  He Kākano consists of two walls which are diagonally across from the Issues desk. The art space walls are visible from the library entrance and centrally situated on the ground floor.

Current / Upcoming exhibitions:

2019

 

Interested in exhibiting?


Ngā Wāwata - Ōtaki Library Art Space

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm

Ngā Purapura is an art exhibiiton space located inside the area to the side of the front entrance in front of the main library desk. The art space has a strong community focus as an exhibition space for community groups, schools and individuals who otherwise may not have access to exhibition spaces on the Kāpiti Coast. It is promoted as a “user friendly” place where artists can (with the guidance of the Art Space Coordinator) have the experience of organising and curating their own exhibition.

Current / Upcoming exhibitions:

2018

  • 27 November-10 December  Ōtaki pottery club
  • 11 December-7 January  Xmas and New Year display

2019

  • 8-28 January  Ramila
  • 29 January-12 February  Waitangi display

 

Interested in exhibiting?


Interested in Exhibiting? - Information for Exhibitors

Roderick & Gillian Deane Art Exhibition Space, Paraparaumu Library
The Art Exhibition Space is available to local artists and arts groups who may not have access to other galleries. This is usually free - no charge for rent nor is commission charged on sales. The gallery is often booked months ahead so if you are interested in exhibiting please contact the Art Space Coordinator who will be happy to chat with you about a possible exhibition.

Contact: Angie Salmon 296 4700 angie.salmon@kapiticoast.govt.nz

Installing an exhibition.
The art space has the following layout:

  • There is a track lighting system with small spotlights which can be adjusted
  • There are four walls with a combination of a track hanging system and pin boards that can be used (not all walls have both options)
  • The front of the gallery opens off the library foyer
  • The rear of the gallery has two swing doors that open through to a meeting room

If you would like assistance with hanging your exhibition, please let us know.
Please read the Library Policy governing the sale of items.

He Kākano Waikanae Library

He Kākano  - “the Seed” - is a small (but perfectly formed) art space that allows local artists to display their artwork within the Waikanae Public Library.  He Kākano consists of two walls which are diagonally across from the Issues desk. The art space walls are visible from the library entrance and centrally situated on the ground floor. The art exhibition space is available to local artists and arts group who may not have access to other galleries. This is usually free - no charge for rent nor is commission charged on sales.

Contact: Ailsa Koning  ph 296 4700 ailsa.koning@kapiticoast.govt.nz

Installing an exhibition:

The art space has the following layout:

  • A track lighting system with small spotlights which can be adjusted
  • Two walls with a combination of a track hanging system and pin boards that can be used

There are a number of options for displaying artwork:

  • Track hanging system – this consists of wire straps that hang from a track. The straps have adjustable hooks that are moved using an Allen key.
  • Pin board – lighter box canvas art, drawings, light quilts and lighter art can be attached to the pin board using dressmaker pins, tacks or Velcro dots/strips
  • Plinths – there are a number of white plinths of varying heights that can used for display (currently being sourced and painted)
  • Table top easels – there are three available (shared with Roderick & Gillian Deane Art Exhibition Space, Paraparaumu)
  • Dressmaker models – there are three that can be used (shared with Roderick & Gillian Deane Art Exhibition Space, Paraparaumu)
  • Black cloths – can be used on tables or plinths or as a backdrop on the walls
  • An “art space box” with a small collection of useful items such as pins/Velcro/scissors/blu tack, etc.

If you would like assistance with hanging your exhibition, please let us know.
Please read the Library Policy governing the sale of items.

Ngā Purapura Ōtaki Library

Ngā Purapura is an art space located inside the area to the side of the front entrance in front of the main library desk. The art exhibition space has a strong community focus as an exhibition space for community groups, schools and individuals who otherwise may not have access to exhibition spaces on the Kāpiti Coast. It is promoted as a “user friendly” place where artists can (with the guidance of the Arts Coordinator) have the experience of organising and curating their own exhibition. The Art Space is usually booked months ahead, so you will need to contact the Art Space coordinator well in advance. Occasionally bookings fall through and there may be an exhibition slot available at short notice.

Contact: Tiriata Carkeek ph 296 4700 tiriata.carkeek@kapiticoast.govt.nz

Installing an exhibition:

Exhibitions are usually in place for 2, sometimes 3 weeks. A library book loan is for three weeks so this time frame encompasses a return library trip for visitors so they will have an opportunity to view the current exhibition. 
The space has a total floor area of approximately 3m x 5m = 15m2 and 4 main walls in the gallery space with six wall panels with hanging attachments. The dimensions are:

1.7m x 1.2m, 1.1m x 1.2 m, .600m x 1.2m, 1.0m x 1.2m, .300m x 1.2m, 1.7m x 1.0m

The art  exhibition space offers a number of ways to display artworks

  • The Gallery Hanging System – this is a professional system used by galleries. It consists of a track placed on three of the walls - wire hanging straps slide into the track, each wire can take 1-2 adjustable hooks from which artworks can be hung. Hooks are adjusted using an Allen key. Artworks will need to be strung to use this system. The hooks are large and may show above a boxed canvas frame if it is simply placed on the hook and not strung. The hanging system is in place on the three main walls.
  • Pin Board – there is one pin board section which is 1700 wide by 1000 high. This is great for displaying drawings, lighter paintings (small boxed canvas), photographs, quilts, weaving or text. Pins and Velcro dots are recommended bu please NO blu tack on the pin board!
  • Floor Space – artists are welcome to make use of the floor space for displaying sculpture or an installation artwork. There needs to be enough clearance to around the space. Props such as driftwood or stones can be used as long as they will not cause damage to the floor covering or impede people walking around the art space. You are welcome to bring plinths and props to display your art as these are not provided by the library.

With certain conditions, artists are able to sell their work and generally no commission is charged.

If you would like assistance with hanging your exhibition, please let us know.


Please read the Library Policy governing the sale of items.