About

By far one of the best galleries in Northland, if not the best!
Mike Nettmann, Northern News

Village Arts is Hokianga’s community art gallery. Scheduled solo and group exhibitions plus a showcase space highlight the area’s established and emerging artists.

The spacious white-walled gallery showcases contemporary painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, furniture, object, jewellery, ceramics, and traditional and contemporary Māori arts.

Village Arts is open from 10am-3pm 7 days.

On Te Ara Manawa: The Heart Trail and Northland Art Trail, Village Arts is located on the main street in historic Kohukohu on the northern shores of Aotearoa/New Zealand’s spectacularly beautiful Hokianga Harbour.

Village Arts is a non-profit charitable organisation that operates under the umbrella of the Kohukohu Community Trust and aims to support the development of a robust and vibrant arts community in Kohukohu and Hokianga.


Wawata

Pā Te Aroha weavers

Open 23rd June to 28th July 2019

Village Arts is privileged to be holding the exhibition ‘Wawata’ by Pā Te Aroha weavers paying homage to the last remaining ancient Māori sail in the world, Te Rā. The sail was thought to have been taken back to London by Captain James Cook in the late 1700s.

With little recorded knowledge of the origins of Te Rā in place, three Pā Te Aroha weavers, Mandy Sunlight, Raouati Ewens, and Ruth Port travelled to London to view and document details about the sail. They hoped to work out how Te Rā was made then bring the knowledge back to Aotearoa and use it to recreate a traditional sail.

Wawata gives you an opportunity to experience the fruits of their research and, from 30 June, there will be weavers at the gallery creating and displaying differing tauira (models and methods) as a response to he taonga.