The Northland Society of arts (NSA) was established in 1958 to fill the need for a Northland organization that encouraged active participation in the visual arts. From small beginnings, at one stage, a one car garage, the Society has developed into today’s vibrant organization. Its 230 members are involved in a number of different art-related roles: as artists, art-lovers, art gallery administrators, exhibition curators, workshop organisers, art-awards and permanent collection administrators, historic house and gardens conservators, and gallery hosts.
NSA is a self –funding charitable trust, is entirely run by volunteers – art lovers, artists and historic building devotees. Membership, commissions on gallery and gift shop sales and a variety of fundraising activities support the society’s work.