Mahara Gallery

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About Us

Mahara Gallery is the district public gallery for the Kapiti Coast. It offers a diversity of curated group and solo exhibitions in contemporary art and cultural heritage.

Where are we?

20 Mahara Place, Waikanae,
Ph 04 902 6242
Open Tues–Sat 10am–4pm
Sun 1pm–4pm, closed Mon

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Current Exhibitions | Upcoming Exhibitions | Events | Past Exhibitions

Currently Showing at Mahara

Wai Ora ki Tonga/Waterlife to the South

Artwork and poems by children from Paekakariki, Paraparaumu, Kapiti & St Patricks Schools


new SPACE:

Nature Study, Melanie Mills

Exhibition runs 20 September - 26 October 2014

Gallery Hours: 

Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 1pm-4pm
Monday  Closed


Fundraising for the Mahara Gallery Redevelopment


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Public Programme, Events & Tours

Live Theatre:

Human Fruit Bowl

Ever wondered what goes through the mind of a model as she poses? Structured as a live fine art modelling session, Human Fruit Bowl attemepts to ansewer that question while it delves into the mysterious death of Renee Monchaty, muse and model to legendary French painter Pierre Bonnard. Mahara gallery is hosting two performances of an award winning play from the US about the relationship between artists and their models. this play contains full nudity, and audiences are welcome to draw during the performance. Written by Andrea Kuchlewska, performed by Harmony Stempel, directed by Jessi D.Hill.

Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 October, 7pm-8.30pm.
Tickets are $25 or $20 for the Friends of Mahara.
Ticket includes light refreshments.

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Reikorangi Potteries

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Kerry Hines, Young Country


Foundlings, Liz Cathie

1 November - 7 December 2014






Waikanae Children's Art on the Camellia

5 - 19 August 2013