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


Matariki at Mahara

Opening Friday 13 June at 12.15 with a blessing, followed by the Kapanui Kapahaka group
Exhibition runs : 14 June - 27 July 2014

Seven Kapiti Artists

Opening Saturday 14 June at 5pm with Mayor Ross Church and music by Shayn hurricane Wills.
All welcome
Exhibition runs : 15 June - 27 July 2014


School Holiday Programmes

On this week ...

Box Fun with Helen Forrest

Thursday 10 July  10.30am - 12.30pm  

Decoupage for children. Free entry, no booking required

 Cloak of Protection

Friday 11 July  1.30 - 2.30 pm

Jil Hemming will be teaching children to play her award winning game
Suitable for ages 8 - 12
Free entry, no booking required

Gallery Hours: 

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

We are proud to be part of  Matariki Wellington Festival 1 June - 26 July 2014

We gratefully aknowledge the support of Wellington Regional Amenities fund


Fundraising for the Mahara Gallery Redevelopment


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Public Programme, Events & Tours

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Find us on...


Reikorangi Potteries

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Kapiti Embroiderers Guild

30th Aniversary Show
3 Aug - 14 sept.


Cathy Tuato'o Ross, Vanessa Crowe, Caroline McQuarrie

Gordon Brown

Works from the Fifties Plus

Aug 3 - Sept 14





Waikanae Children's Art on the Camellia

5 - 19 August 2013