Conversations with the Artists

Join us at Northart to hear about the artistic practices of Rozana Lee, Karen Sewell, and Simon McIntyre on Saturday 11 June, 2pm - 3pm.

Artists Workshop | Rozana Lee

Fold and Dye | Artist Workshop with Rozana Lee on the 2nd of July

Artists Workshop | Karen Sewell

Make your own Cosmic Creation | Clay Workshop with Karen Sewell on the 18th of June

Northart AGM

Northart's Annual General Meeting is due to take place on 18th June 2022

Northart Board Members

Northart is looking for board members to be nominated for election at our forthcoming AGM on 18th June 2022

Conversations with the Artists | Oliver Cain

Join us at Northart to hear about the artistic practice of Oliver Cain on Sunday 13 February, 1pm - 2pm.

Conversations with the Artists | Ruth Cleland

Join us at Northart to hear about the artistic practice of Ruth Cleland on Sunday 13 February, 1pm - 2pm.

Northart Gallery Assistant

Northart is looking for a new team member for the role of Gallery Assistant.

Karen Sewell, 'Numinous Spheres (Interstellar)'

Profits from the sale of these works go towards fundraising for Karen Sewell's exhibition in Venice, 2022.

Art New Zealand | Spring Issue

The digital version of the Spring Issue of Art New Zealand is free to view for two weeks!

Artists Workshop | Sasha Reid

Join exhibiting artist Sasha Reid for an artists workshop at Northart.

Artists Workshop | Ron Left

Join exhibiting artist Ron Left for an artists workshop at Northart.

Conversations with the Artists | Sasha Reid

Join us at Northart to hear about the artistic practice of Sasha Reid on Sunday 12 August, 1pm - 2pm.

Conversations with the Artists | Ron Left

Join us at Northart to hear about the artistic practice of Ron Left on Sunday 12 August, 1pm - 2pm.

Artists Workshop | Hope Nobilo

Join Beyond Femininity artist Hope Nobilo for a watercolour workshop at Northart! This workshop will explore the representation of the feminine form.

Beyond Femininity | Artists Symposium

Join us at Northart for an afternoon of critical discussion with the exhibiting artists of our current exhibition 'Beyond Femininity: Embodiment and the Female Experience'.

|Beyond Femininity| Essay by Mirabelle Field & Tamar Torrance

Read essay by curators Mirabelle Field & Tamar Torrance on the |Beyond Femininity| group exhibition - on show at Northart July 6 - August 15, 2021

Kate Woods Exhibition Review

Read review by Andrew Clark for PhotoForum of Kate Wood's Sites and Settings exhibition at Northart, 1 June – 27 June 2022

Proposal Writing Workshop

Join us at Northart for a proposal writing event with Gallery Co-Director Jessica Pearless. At this workshop will take you through the process of putting together a project proposal and provide tips and techniques for a successful writing experience.

Call for Projects

Proposals are now invited from individuals or groups of emerging, mid career and established New Zealand artists and curators for projects in 2022. Submit your proposal now to Northart Co-Directors Jessica Pearless and Jonathan Organ.

Conversations with the Artists: Ra Gossage

Join us at Northart to hear about the artistic practice of Ra Gossage on Sunday 20 June, 1pm - 2pm.

Conversations with the Artists: Kate Woods

Join us at Northart to hear about the artistic practice of Kate Woods on Sunday 20 June, 1pm - 2pm.

Connectivity and Continuation: Charting dualities and similarities in the artistic practice of Jessica Douglas

Essay by Mirabelle Field on exhibiting artist Jessica Douglas' exhibition 'Cells' - on show at Northart 4 - 26 May, 2021

Awakening Numinous Experience in the Spheres of Karen Sewell

Essay by Tamar Torrance on exhibiting artist Karen Sewell's exhibition 'Numinous Spheres' - on show at Northart 4 - 26 May, 2021

Conversations with the Artists: Jessica Douglas

Join exhibiting artist Jessica Douglas on a tour of her solo exhibition 'Cells', as the artist discusses her past work and what has influenced her process.

Conversations with the Artists: Karen Sewell

Join exhibiting artist Karen Sewell in conversation with Northart Gallery Assistant Tamar Torrance on a tour of her solo exhibition 'Numinous Spheres'

Conversations with the Artists: Bev Goodwin, Colin Harris, and Jeff Thomson

Continuing Northart's 'Conversations with the Artists' series, Bev Goodwin, Colin Harris, and Jeff Thomson discuss their group exhibition 'Roofing, Wire, and Tin' in conversation with Northart Co-Director Jonathan Organ.

Conversations with the Artists: Gerry Copas

Continuing Northart's 'Conversations with the Artists' series, Gerard Copas discusses his exhibition 'Subtraction to Abstraction' - Curated by Billy Apple - in conversation with Northart Co-Director Jonathan Organ.

Reflection and Re-Invention: The Art of Hye Rim Lee

Read Mirabelle Field's superb essay on Hye Rim Lee's recent exhibitions at Northart: Reflection and Re-Invention: The Art of Hye Rim Lee

Artist Workshop | Karen Sewell & Jessica Douglas

Join exhibiting artists Karen Sewell and Jessica Douglas to make your own 'Lumen Print' at Northart. Lumen prints are made without a camera, they are photographic images made by the sun.

Artist Workshop in Association with the Urban Walking Festival

Art Discovery Northcote: Join Northart exhibiting artists Jeff Thomson and Bev Goodwin on a gathering stroll around Northcote Town Centre. Through a process of making drawings and taking photographs you’ll collect the visual materials to inspire an artwork created together after the walk.

Artist Workshop | Hye Rim Lee

Learn how to create and develop your own characters from highly-accomplished artist Hye Rim Lee at our Artist Workshop!

Conversation with the Artist - Hye Rim Lee

Join exhibiting artist Hye Rim Lee in conversation Charlotte Huddleston, Director of St Paul St, on a tour of Lee's solo exhibitions Black Rose & Crystal City

Northart's VIP Fair Event

Northart's VIP event with Hye Rim Lee, in conjunction with Auckland Art Fair.

Conversations with the Artists - Tracey Tawhiao

Join exhibiting artist Tracey Tawhiao in conversation with Northart Co-Director and artist Jessica Pearless, on a tour of and discussion on Tawhiao's current exhibition TE ORANGA (The Vitals)

Exhibition Coverage - Kiran McKinnon in Verve Magazine

Check out Verve Magazine's write up on Kiran McKinnon's current Exhibition 'Floodlines' - on show at Northart until Sunday, November 1st.

Conversations with the Artists - Kiran McKinnon

Celebrate with us this Art Week, with a tour of Kiran McKinnon's exhibition 'Floodlines', in conversation with fellow artist Sara Hughes.

Upcoming Exhibition - Kiran McKinnon, 'Floodlines'

Northart is excited to announce an upcoming exhibition of Auckland-based painter Kiran McKinnon's (MFA) new series ‘Floodlines’.

Northart Members’ Spring Exhibition

6 October - 1 November 2020

Upcoming Exhibitions

Elliot Collins and Bonco

ArtsDiary - Roy Good | Luise Fong

Roy Good - Gothic Revival and Luise Fong - REview

Conversations With Artists - Roy Good

Roy Good talks with Jonathan Organ

Children’s Art with Northart

July School Holiday Programme

Northart AGM

Sunday 7th June, 4pm – 6pm


Auckland Festival of Photography / Elliot Collins / Luise Fong / Roy Good / Kiran McKinnon / Paul Nathan / Tracey Tawhiao

Conversations With Artists - Elliot Collins

Elliot Collins talks with Jonathan Organ

Call for Exhibition Proposals

Proposals are now invited from individuals or groups of emerging, mid career and established New Zealand artists and curators.

Channel: New directors at Northart

Jonathan Organ and Jessica Pearless took over as co-directors/curators at Northcote’s Northart gallery...

ArtsDiary - Group show - Ko rātou, ko tātou - On other-ness, us-ness

curated by Salama Moata McNamara and Sonja van Kerkhoff

ArtsDiary - Members' Summer Show

- a selection from 110 works

What's on at Northart in March

Appointed: North Shore artists and experienced curators, Jessica Pearless and Jonathan Organ, as joint directors.

Channel: Northart kicks off 2020

Northart started its 2020 programme with a very fine exhibition of landscape painting.

ArtsDiary: Group show - Landscapes from Kelliher Collection

Opening night - 26/01/2020 - a selection

What's on at Northart in January and February


Channel: Christmas Showcasing at Northart

Currently on show at Northart we have two outstanding shows that are well worth checking out, especially if you are looking for a special Christmas gift at an affordable price.

What's On in December

The large and receptive crowd at the opening of the ‘Pocket Edition’ exhibition earlier this month was an indication of what a firm annual favourite it is amongst the Northart community.

ArtsDiary: Group show - Pocket Edition: small works for large walls

A6 size works from 32 artists - a selection

ArtsDiary: Heather Grouden + Group show - Rubicon

Opening 27/10/2019

What's On in November

Four mid-career artists exhibiting in Rubicon – Graham McFelin, Patrick Malone, Grant Whibley and Shruti Yatri.


To re-imagine something is to take something and imagine it in a new way, a different way, in an inclusive way and sometimes in a thought-provoking way.

What's On in October

For ‘Singing to the Dead’, 13 of Northart’s most accomplished members were invited to present works...

Channel: Northart in October

We have some stunning new exhibitions in the gallery, so it is well worth making the time to come down to Northcote to check them out.

ArtsDiary: 7 exhibitions, issues of sustainability re-generation and extinction

A selection from exhibitions that opened on 08 September with Kauri | Greg Piper | James Davidson Sonja Drake.

What's On in September

With Conservation Week falling between 14 and 22 September, several of the new exhibitions in the gallery this month deal with issues of conservation, preservation and regeneration.

Channel: Northart in September

We have another very busy month planned for Northart with lots of great art to look at, think about, and enjoy!

ArtsDiary: 3 Painters & 1 Photographer | 2 Painters

Carol Prentice, Sharon Cowley Vickers, Clare Young, Niki Hill - 3 Painters and a Photographer, Hilary Weeks - Fading Light, Bob Drake - Originating Elements

What's on in August

The simply named ‘4’ brings together photographer Niki Hill and three local painters...

Channel: Impressive shows at Northart

There is a lot to enjoy at Northart this month – two very impressive group shows across the five galleries, as well as pottery in the window display areas.

Channel: Northart members’ mid-year exhibition

Northart received a great response to the call for works for its mid-year members exhibition...

What's on in July


Channel: Mid-Winter at Northart

Mid-Winter at Northart heralds the annual Members’ mid-year exhibition.

ArtsDiary - Gillian Lander | Cath Williams

Gillian Lander - Interiors and Exteriors & Cath Williams - Horizons Without Borders

What's on in June


ArtsDiary: Group show - Roinn

Group show - "Roinn", on until 12 June.

Channel - Art to warm the heart this winter

Wrapping up warm and taking a stroll around Northcote Shopping Centre in the early evening is well worth the effort.

What's on in May

Northart’s highly anticipated annual Drawing and Works on Paper show brings together pieces by some of the gallery’s most accomplished and senior artists.

Channel - Art for April

There are currently two fascinating exhibitions to be seen at Northart.

Arts Diary - Eight Painters at Northart

Group show - Eight of NorthArt's most accomplished artists

What's On in April


Channel - Collective Creativity

The opening of two new exhibitions on Sunday 7 April at 5pm.

Arts Diary - Off Broadway - Four Solo Shows

Katie Theunissen | Dominique Baker | Yvonne Abercrombie | Ben Keeley

Arts Diary - Members' Summer Show Opening

On until 13 March...

What's On in March


Members, musicals and Māori inspiration this March

The Northart members’ summer exhibition is currently in the gallery. It is a fascinating collection of art works ...

What's On in February


Start with art

Northart starts off the year with festivities to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Think artfully this Christmas

The much anticipated and eagerly awaited ‘Pocket Edition. Small Works for Large Walls’ is currently on exhibition at Northart.

Pocket Edition: Small works for large walls - 02/12/2018 - a selection

31 artists contributed 10 artworks each

What's On at Northart in December



The final in our ‘First Five’ series is ceramic artist Merilyn Wiseman.


The fourth artist in our ‘First Five’ series is ceramicist Peter Collis.


The third in our ‘First Five’ series is Scottish-born textile artist Freda Brierley.


The second artist in our ‘First Five’ series is multi-award-winning fabric artist Susan Holmes.

20 Works, 20 Artists, 20 Years: TWENTY - curated by Wendy Harsant

A visit from ArtsDiary 04/11/2018


We kick off the ‘First Five’ series with jewellery maker Warwick Freeman.

20th Anniversary Exhibition at Northart

Northart celebrated its 20th anniversary in November with two exhibitions.

What's On at Northart in November

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS, 1998 - 2018

Marking 20 years of Northart

Two outstanding exhibitions open on the first weekend of November at Northart. Put together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Northart, they will continue until Tuesday 27 November.

What's On at Northart in October

Northart has four exhibitions opening during Auckland Art Week.

Shows of Strength for Artweek

‘Auckland Art Week’ is happening in the city near you. Northart is contributing to the festivities with four strong and vibrant shows, which open on Monday 8 October.

Arts & Heritage Q & A: Janelle Wills

Artist Janelle Wills exhibits at Northart Gallery in Northcote.

5 artists - to view...

A visit from ArtsDiary

What's On at Northart in September

John Nicol grew up in Dargaville and was just seven when he first encountered Tane Mahuta.

Six to See in September

This month is a good time to visit Northart: There are six exhibitions to view, each conceptually and materially very different from the other.

Wei Lun Ha, Alvin Xiong, Gavin Chai

A selection of images from Arts Diary.

What's On at Northart in August

Taking its name from one of the classic decorative approaches on Chinese porcelain...

Northart Turning Twenty

Northcote-based contemporary exhibition gallery, Northart, was established in late 1998, making this year a special milestone in its history.

East Meets West at Northart

Two new different exhibitions open at Northart in early August. Both demonstrate Northart’s extensive reach into the community.

NorthArt - Members' Midyear Exhibition

A selection of images from Arts Diary.

Art lovers flock to Northart's latest shows

Northart Gallery in Northcote continues its tradition of offering quality exhibitions of works by new and established artists. Five new exhibitions opened in late June and continue through to late July.

What's On at Northart in July

Northart’s twice-yearly members’ exhibitions are much anticipated and provide a fascinating insight into how artists’ works have developed and evolved since they last participated.

Siobhan Crowley, Trevor Newman, Ian Moore, Ray Wilkinson

Four solo shows by Siobhan Crowley, Trevor Newman, Ian Moore, Ray Wilkinson

Art to warm the soul

June was a busy and exciting month at Northart, with two very successful exhibitions for the Auckland Festival of Photography...

Nostalgia and new works at Northart

Northart opened two outstanding exhibitions of photography last month: ‘Same Space’ by Kumeu based, Korean born photographer Charlie Yang, the other by internationally renowned Auckland photographer Harvey Benge.

What's On at Northart in June

As part of the 2018 Auckland Festival of Photography, Northart is revisiting one of the most compelling exhibitions the gallery has staged in its 20-year history.

Karl Amundsen, Ross Ritchie, Frank van Schaik

Coverage by Arts Diary

What's On at Northart in May

The central focus of the fascinating ceramics exhibition opening at Northart on Sunday is the three kilns built between 1973 and 1984 on the Redvale property of Ian and Sheryl Smail.

Robyn Hughes - Commemorating Passchendaele

Coverage by ArtsDiary

Passchendaele: An interface of art and commemoration

‘Drawings’, 32 works by 16 invited artist, is currently on show at Northart.

What's On at Northart in April

Robyn Hughes’ intense expressionist paintings commemorate the disastrous 1917 campaign in Belgium, which saw nearly 12,000 British, Australian and New Zealand casualties.

Group show - Drawings with Artsdiary

curated by Wendy Harsant

Malcolm Harrison A Celebration 2018

A glimpse into the life of this extraordinary New Zealand textile artist.

What's On at Northart in March

Northart’s twice-yearly Members’ Shows are always much anticipated and very special events.

Plenty to ponder at Northart

Northart has made a great start to the year, with the month long installation of ‘Malcolm Harrison. A Celebration’.

What's On at Northart in February

A stunning retrospective of artworks from the estate of nationally acclaimed textile artist Malcolm Harrison.

Group show - Pocket Edition: Small Works for Large Walls

Until 21 December - Cash and Carry - A visit from Arts Diary.

What's On at Northart in December

Northart draws a very successful year to an end with one of its most popular annual shows.

Group show - "Connect | Disconnect | Reconnect" and Claudia Cooper - "Solo Show"

A visit from Arts Diary, and their great images of the 2 openings.

What's On at Northart in November


What's On at Northart in October


Tevita Lātū | Sharon Vickers

A visit from Artsdiary to the opening of Sharon Vickers's ffwd 1 – 10 and Tevita Latu's ‘Friends I haven’t Met’.

What's On at Northart in September

OPENS MID-MONTH SHARON VICKERS: FFWD 1-10 18 September to 4 October

April sun in Cuba prompts artist's visit

Ortega is now two weeks into a five-week visit which has seen him working with McAllister's art students ...

What's On at Northart in August

OPENS THIS WEEKEND TWO RISING STARS FROM CUBA 7 to 23 August Opening event 4pm Sunday 6 August Floor talk by Ortega 3pm Sunday 20 August

Group show - Drawings

Karl Amundsen, Garry Currin, Ross Ritchie, Frances Rood, Mere Clifford, Frank van Schaik, Sharon Vickers, Rosemary Theunissen, George Ritchie, John Oxborough, Janelle Wills, Fiona Lee Graham, James Lawrence, Belinda Griffiths, Frances Atkins, Barry Ross Smith.

Feast, Food – its preparation, presentation and consumption Jun/Jul 2017

Invited artists - Feast - a selection.

A selection from NorthArt Members' Mid-Year Exhibition

as featured on ArtsDiary...

What's On at Northart in June

OPENS THIS WEEKEND 'FOUR VOICES. THERE AND THEN' 6 to 18 June Opening event 4pm Sunday 4 June

What's On at Northart in May


A survey of North Shore ceramics - An Obsessive Pursuit

Curated by Wendy Harsant.

What's On at Northart in April


White Night | White Works and Senior students Brown School of Art - Assembly

Auckland Arts Festival’s White Night plus an exhibition by senior students from the Browne School of Art.

Collection a snapshot of NZ art history

NZ Herald Sunday Mar 5, 2017 Dionne Christian NZ Herald’s arts and books editor | Renowned art collector Warwick Brown stands in North Art Gallery in Northcote, Auckland, among a small portion of his art collection. | Photo / Nick Reed

What's On at Northart in March


Art collection on show for the first and last time at Northcote's Northart gallery

Lawyer turned art collector Warwick Brown features some of his collection at Northart, before selling them off to auction in May.

Calling all creative kids! Want to try photography?


Podcast of Rose Theunissen interview on 95bFM's Artbank show

Rose Theunissen discusses her work in Three Takes on the Artbank show.

Lindsay Kirk, Rosemary Theunissen, Malcolm McAllister, Fiona Gray

Here & There by Lindsay Kirk in Gallery 1, and THREE TAKES by Rosemary Theunissen, Malcolm McAllister and Fiona Gray in Gallery 2/3

What's On in Northart In November

November shapes up to be one of our busiest.

Bronze and Iron Opening

Paul Dibble, Phil Neary, Jeff Thomson - "Bronze and Iron" are featured on ArtsDiary.

Art from bronze and iron

From Standing Room Only, 2:48 pm on 9 October 2016

Collaborative art exhibition for past and present members of Westlake high schools

3.15 Westlake showcases the talent from past and present Westlake girls and boys high school students.

What's On in Northart In October

Open daily 10am to 4pm during exhibitions, except for Labour Day 24 October. (Closed next week from Thursday 6 October to 4pm Sunday 9 October for installation of new shows.)

New and Recent Works by Gayle Forster, Craig Humberstone and Barry Ross Smith

Gayle Forster, Craig Humberstone and Barry Ross Smith are featured on ArtsDiary.

"The Artist as Prophet" featured on Arts Diary

Michael Hall, Nic Moon, Bing Dawe, Garry Currin, Lianne Edwards, Greer Twiss, curated by Deborah White - Whitespace Contemporary Art.

Jacqueline Aust and Stephen Piper on Arts Diary

Jacqueline Aust - "Building a Presence" and Stephen Piper - "South" featured on Arts Diary.

Artists from Dornwell Studios and Drisana Tonga on Arts Diary

Dornwell Studios and Drisana Tonga

Ready or not? Exhibition offers glimpse into artistic process

Simon McIntyre says "is it finished?" is a common question for artists

Group show - "Arrested Practice" on Arts Diary

An exhibition of unfinished artworks .

Artist celebrates age and wisdom

Angela Reading says the worse thing about getting old is that after 60, even survey forms think you are invisible.

What's On at Northart in July

Northart – Kaipataki Community’s Gallery, Northcote Shopping Centre, Northcote

‘Spirit of Place’ on RNZ National’s Standing Room Only

Photographer Akura Makea-Pardington looks at Northland's colonial history with fresh eyes.

Photographer Ilan Wittenberg exposes the Bare Truth in portrait exhibition

Ilan's project will show at Northart 6 – 22 June as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography

Personal Effects on Arts Diary

More superb images from Artsdiary and Sait Akkirman of our Personal Effects exhibition - on until 11 May.

Assembly Exhibition on Te Kaea

Te Kaea | Maori Television


Group show - "Assembly" at Northart with Gretl Barzotto, Frances Rood, Sharon Vickers, Clare Young, Arpége Taratoa-Leaf.

What's On at Northart in April

Kaipatiki’s Community Gallery Northcote Shopping Centre, Northcote

Faka Fo'ou

Faka Fo'ou, a group show by Six Tongan Artists.

Falevai Flava on RNZ’s Standing Room Only

Listen to Tui Emma Gillies and Sulieti Fieme’a Burrows...

What's On at Northart in March

Kaipatiki’s Community Gallery Northcote Shopping Centre, Northcote

Chance and Change

NorthArt - Group show - "Chance and Change"