Northland Society of Arts
Welcome to the home of the Northland Society of Arts. The society owns and operates out of Reyburn House, a category two historic listing and the oldest pioneer settlers house in Whangarei. Nearby, is Riverside Art Studio, where various art classes are held. This Charity based society aims to promote visual art in Northland through exhibitions and training.
Pop into Reyburn House when you are next at the scenic Town Basin in Whangarei to see what exciting exhibition we have up, fall in love with some art.
Exhibitions at Reyburn House change monthly so check back often!
This month we celebrate the retrospective work of Gerry Greenwood, lovingly presented by Janinka Greenwood, who has a wide selection of Gerry’s pottery, bronze work and poems on display.
Gerry Greenwood spent his life seeking to know the world through making art with a burning inner fire driving him to know, understand and engage. Although known predominantly as a potter, he loved playing with form using a wide variety of materials such as clay, wood, paper, metal and paint. Please come and celebrate with us as we take a retrospective look at his life’s work.
We also have three other Northland Artists presenting in their own exhibitions, Graham Rosenberg, Malcolm Burrell and Jenny de Weyer.
Graham Rosenberg is a self-taught painter who enjoys both acrylic and oils. His work is predominantly general scenery centered around water, bush, and buildings but also enjoys doing portraits and surrealism. Graham has done some beautiful works from around Whangarei.
“The Old Boatsheds” by Graham Rosenberg
Malcolm Burrell and Jenny de Weyer have a wonderland of wood to show us. They met several years ago through Whangarei’s woodturning group and have regularly put on small exhibitions of their work together. You may recognise Malcolm’s work as he supplies our Art Gallery Shop with many beautiful wood pieces. Jenny is also a painter working with both acrylic and oils and will have a selection of both her wood and paintings on display.
“Rosewood Platter” by Malcolm Burrell and “Vase” by Jenny de Weyer
We hope you will join us for the exhibition opening but if not, make sure to pop into Reyburn House this month to see these great exhibitions.