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.


Colour Explosion

When nature is unsteady

Opening 11am Saturday 2nd November 2019

Open 2nd – 26th November 2019

Village Arts Gallery brings something truly amazing to the Hokianga on November 2nd.

One of New Zealand’s major ceramicists will exhibit installations and svelte hand-thrown shapes and vessels in a show that will excite and energise.

John Parker is known for his ribbed, modernist ceramic pieces that result in sell-out shows, but he is equally known as an award-winning theatre designer. In Colour Explosion he draws on the drama of his theatre design to make startling light-responsive ceramic installations, with lighting designed by John Wigglesworth.

Exhibited alongside Parker are bold gestural works in explosive colour by Jane Molloy-Wolt. One of the most productive and experimental professional painters in Northland, Molloy-Wolt explores themes of unstable geography and suspended belief.