Past Exhibitions (2018/19)


August 20 – Sept 29

The Gallery was full of colour and variety!

The Northland Society of Arts hosted our annual Calendar Competition for all the members of the Society with all entries being judged and the winners made into a calendar.

We had a great number of entries this year and such a variety of work. The judges had a hard time deciding but in the end awarded their top 13. The top three won cash prizes and all entries were on display in an exhibition here at Reyburn House.

During the exhibition we ran a “People’s Choice Award”, where visitors could vote for their favourite artwork. The winner of this award went to Gitte Dibley for her painting “Waiting for the Storm”.

Well done to all that entered, we hope to see you all again for next years Calendar competition.

First place winner – Lynda Bell

Second place winner – Adrienne Dietrich

Third place winner – Janice Clifton-Wykes

People’s Choice winner – Gitte Dibley

“Paradise lost” and Photographic Exhibition

July 15 – August 18

This month was quite special. We had the travelling Solander “Paradise Lost” exhibition alongside Whangarei’s Rotary Club Rural School Photographic competition

We celebrated the 250th Anniversary of Captain Cook arriving in New Zealand with a special dual exhibition. We had the honour or showing the travelling exhibition “Paradise Lost”, a group exhibition to commemorate the contribution naturalist Daniel Solander made to New Zealand’s history. Alongside this we had our own Rotary club of Whangarei who have organised a fantastic rural schools photographic competition whos photos will filled the other half of the gallery.

Winners of the Rotary competition

June 18 – July 14

The gallery split into three different sections to show the work of some very special artists!

Patricia Brickell

International Soundpainting artist Patricia Brickell filled the walls with an amazing intuitive colourful journey. We were immersed into Patricia’s colourful world. Patricia’s work sold like hotcakes!

Ann Montier

Ann Montier’s beautiful artwork is instantly recognisable and very memorable. Her style is unique and has a vintage feel to it. We love having her work on display and she often displays as part of our Member Gallery displays.

Malcolm Burrell and Jenny de Weyer

Two great artists who are primarily wood turners filled a gallery room with a mixture of wall and table art. The time and level of skill to produce these works is very noticable with the high standard of output

Vicki Leeuwenburg & NSA Members

May 28 – June 16

This was an amazingly colourful exhibition. Local talented figurative artist Vicki Leeuwenburg took up half the gallery with a stunning solo exhibition whilst the other half showcased our amazing talent from all over Northland with our NSA Members.

Douglas Chowns

May 1 – May 26

“Enduring of Suffering”

This solo exhibition by the international artist Douglas Chowns is a
“hommage to those who hurt physically or mentally and expect no help or change”

The works on display here at Reyburn house were completed within a year and a day and started on the Celtic festival of “Beltaine” on May 1st 1993.

Douglas is celebrating his 82nd Birthday with his revisit to this series on social realism.

At the opening night, on the significant date of May 1st, Douglas performed a ritual where the paintings, which cover very powerful themes, were slashed in order to release the suffering bringing peace to this section of his life’s work.

To Douglas, art is life. He is a realist, painter and thinker who remains true to his heritage.

Bay of Islands Painting Group

9 April – 28 April 2019

The Bay of Islands painting group has been meeting regularly for over 40 years.

“We usually have around 30 talented members who share a passion for art. A few of those members have been involved right from the start and still pass on their knowledge and experience to the rest of the group.”

The group meets weekly at the Waitangi yacht club, an amazing venue. They meet to share ideas, workshops and their love of painting and drawing and of course the occasional group lunch.

For more information about our group please contact;
Sandy      021 1828199

Mandy Wood – Stained Glass

19 March – 7 April 2019

Mandy Wood, well known for her beautiful hand painted stained glass work, set up some magnificent pieces and priced them to go! it was well worth a look at her gorgeous work. We were also lucky to be able to extend the exhibition held by the NSA members for another three weeks and so the other half of Reyburn House continued to be blessed with quality artwork produced by our local Northland Artists.

NSA Members Exhibition

25 February – 7 April (including extension)

We had an amazing selection of new and unseen artwork from the members of the Northland Society of Arts on show at Reyburn House.
If you are interested in becoming a member with pick up a form when you visit or apply online in the “Membership” section


5 – 24 February 2019

Three artists have come together to exhibit their stunning work!

Adrienne Dietrich, Deva Prem & Maggie Cross showcase a selection of their favorite work here at Reyburn House Art Gallery. Interesting techniques and a variety of medias highlight the various talents of these ladies.


Members Exhibition — 18th December 2018 – 12th January 2019

Members of the Northland Society of Arts  (NSA) have come together to produce a fantastic array of artwork that is now on display at Reyburn House Art Gallery. As always, it is free entry, but we welcome any donations.

Members “FLORAL” Exhibition — 27th November – 16th December 2018

Members of the Northland Society of Arts have put together a fantastic array of floral themed artwork.  Come support and buy from your talented local Northland artists by visiting Reyburn House Gallery.

If you would like to be a part of our next exhibition it’s open to all members of the Northland Society of Arts (NSA). Subscription is only $35 with added discounts for family, seniors and students. Apply online or collect a form when you come view the latest “Floral” exhibition. (



“CELEBRATING 60 YEARS” — 30th – 25th November 2018


A special commemorative exhibition highlighting the Northland Society of Arts’ (NSA) history through the lens of its permanent collection – a historical sweep of artists and styles from the 1890s.

ART OF DISTINCTION  — 9th – 28th October 2018

A selection of fine oil artwork from the winner of the people’s choice, Janice Clifton Wykes.

Old Bedford

CALENDAR COMPETITION — 3 – 30th September 2018

This exhibition is showcasing all those entries that were submitted for our 2019 calendar. Dougie Chowens selected 13 from all the entries to make up the calendar, which is available for purchase now. Please join in and fill out your People’s Choice vote.

Calendar Competition

Sunday 8th July Aoteroa QUILTERS

19th June to Sunday 8th July 2018

Natural wonders of the World Quilt Challenge

Some of the 90 Quilters exhibiting using their own personal artistic quilt style. Extended due to popularity . . .

10 JULY: “Rotary Club of Whangarei South – Photographic Winners and Commended Exhibition”

10th July to Sunday 29th July 2018

Tauraroa Area School and Nga Kura mo Te ako O Whangarei Kahui Ako 4 (community learning 4).

The Competition aims to encourage young people to experiment with photography, use digital or traditional methods of photography, show interpretation of topic and express their ideas through the medium of photography.

The works shown are the Winners and Commended from the over 60 photographs submitted.

 10 JULY: Artist Adrienne Dietrich  Exhibition “RUST 

10th July to Sunday 29th July 2018

“I began painting in the early1980’s as a raw beginner, “couldn’t draw a straight line”. l started by using oil paints, then graduated with pastels and now  . . . .anything goes!

In recent years, the works of the Expressionists, their strong use of colour and line, has given my work a new vibrancy and strength. l use a variety of paint mediums nowadays, my favourites being watercolour, gouache, pastels and pen& wash”.

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