By far one of the best galleries in Northland, if not the best!
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.
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.