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-4pm 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.


Karanga Hokianga

New work by Margaret Aull and Nigel Borell

Opening Saturday 7th of October with a powhiri at 11am

You are warmly invited to the opening of Karanga Hokianga, the title and theme of a collaborative exhibition by artists Nigel Borell and Margaret Aull. Karanga Hokianga speaks to whakapapa, whenua and wahi ngaro: those tangible and intangible spaces that exist within our being. Both artists recall their connection to land and place as they forge a conceptual pathway to a hokianga (a returning) of thought and contemplation.

Nigel Borell (Pirirākau, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Te Whakatōhea, Te Rarawa) is currently the Curator, Maori Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

Margaret Aull has paternal links to Fiji, and Maori (Te Rarawa, Tuwharetoa) heritage. She is the National Arts Registrar at Te Wananga o Aotearoa in Te Awamutu.