Lochmara Lodge is a vibrant art centre and we encourage artists to become involved at a range of levels. Watch a short video made by an Artist in Residence.
Residency opportunities are available at the Lodge from October to May each year. The purpose of the programme is to support artists seeking new inspiration for their work and to encourage access to artists regionally, nationally, and internationally. The programme is open to serious and professional artists from across the full spectrum of the arts. Download residency details
Ready to apply? Apply online here
Art Workshop Series
Lochmara Lodge Arts Centre offers a series of residential workshops through Spring and Autumn. These provide an opportunity for professional development and fresh inspiration. To submit a proposal to teach a new workshop, please download the proposal form and email it to [email protected]
Exhibiting at Lochmara
Art permeates the entire Lochmara Lodge property, including in the public areas, café, outdoor areas, accommodation rooms, and through the native bush. There is also a dedicated gallery space in the Huia Art Space and an art shop located in the Lodge reception area. We accept art for sale in all the gallery spaces and are able to exhibit a range of mediums. Expressions of interest to submit work on consignment will be received for all locations in September each year for exhibition for the season ending Queen Birthday weekend, the first week in June.
To discuss any of these opportunities, please contact the Arts Coordinator [email protected]
The Huia Art Space
The Huia Art Space hosts a permanent collection of artwork from artists from New Zealand and abroad. The Space is also available as a group studio space for workshops, visiting exhibitions and art tours.
The Window Exhibition Area
Centrally located adjacent to our cafe, The Window Exhibition Area offers recent works by local artists, ecoartists and previous resident artists. Refreshing representations of New Zealand flora and fauna are enjoyed as a feature of visits to the lodge.
The Art Shop
The Art Shop is located at Lochmara Lodge reception, and presents small artworks and gifts from New Zealand artists, including wall sculpture, small paintings, cards, and jewellery.
New Zealand art is also showcased throughout the Lodge in all public and accommodation spaces.