Kapiti Arts

Toi MAHARA invites youth artists to exhibit May 23, 2024 Toi MAHARA, the Kāpiti Coast District Gallery, is inviting young artists to submit work for the inaugural Young Artists’ Exhibition planned for later this year.… ...
Creating a bond among Kāpiti musicians May 22, 2024 Paraparaumu-based distillery and tasting room The Bond Store will join forces with Mostly Music – Kāpiti’s guide to local music – to host a Muso… ...
Heritage photos capture a century of Ōtaki women’s lives May 17, 2024 Photographs of Ōtaki women taken during the 110 years between 1860 and 1970 caught the eye of Toi MAHARA curator, Vicki Robson, during a visit… ...
Legendary Dancer Honoured at Kapiti Concert May 14, 2024 A fundraising concert at Southwards Theatre, Paraparaumu at 7pm on Sunday 24 May features a fascinating range of performers, all lining up to honour Kapiti’s… ...
Vibrant Art adorns Kapiti May 13, 2024 Kapiti Coasters are seeing increasing numbers of murals popping up throughout the district as we continue to see plain spaces become a focus for public… ...
Back to Front – Art at ZIMMERMAN May 8, 2024 ZIMMERMAN Art Gallery in Palmerston North has opened its latest exhibition - Back to Front. Back to Front – Is a Group Exhibition featuring works… ...

Comedy on the Coast at Kapiti Playhouse (May 8, 2024) Your monthly dose of Comedy on the Coast is here. The Saturday May 11 event is bringing some of the best talent from near and… ...
Kāpiti songwriting competition (May 5, 2024) Kāpiti has some serious musical talent, and the library wants to hear it! In collaboration with Crawshaw Music School, The Family Music Store, Mostly Music… ...
Popular Amici Ensemble return to Kapiti (April 15, 2024) The Amici Ensemble, a group of prominent NZSO musicians, will be presenting their annual Waikanae Music Society concert on Saturday 27 April. Popular favourites with… ...
New book from Kapiti writer Caz Bartholomew (April 15, 2024) Kapiti writer Caz Bartholomew has a new book out in June - The Tramp to the Blue Range Hut - which is an exciting pick-a-path… ...
UK folk-fusion duo Good Habits end tour in Kapiti (March 17, 2024) Highly sought-after, UK folk-fusion duo Good Habits return to Aotearoa for their extensive “Quarter-Life” Album Tour, which has run from January and will culminate in… ...
Kapiti Lions need a Den (March 16, 2024) The Kāpiti Combined Lions Charity Book Fair has been a great fundraiser for Kapiti charities and causes for many years and now they need help… ...
Acclaimed pianist for Kapiti Concert (March 7, 2024) Michael Houstoun, New Zealand’s most acclaimed pianist, returns to Waikanae for a concert on Saturday 23 March.  A regular contributor to Waikanae Music Society concert… ...
Artist transforms Levin’s Information Kiosk with vibrant mural (February 29, 2024) Visitors approaching Levin from the north end are in for a visual treat as the Information Kiosk undergoes a stunning transformation. Renowned artist Joe McMenamin… ...
New exhibition to shine at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom (January 25, 2024) Escape to Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom and immerse yourself in the latest exhibition ‘To Catch a Falling Star, Hopukia te whetū rere’ which opens on Saturday 27… ...
Light Keeping by Adrienne Jansen (December 31, 2023) Reviewed by Karen McMillan Creative writing teacher, novelist and poet Adrienne Jansen releases her sixth novel, Light Keeping, a moving and tender novel that draws… ...
StoryWalk Launches with Kapiti Libraries (December 9, 2023) Celebrate the opening of Kāpiti Coast District Libraries’ new StoryWalk®, featuring ‘A Bird Tail Tale’ written by Jill Drew and illustrated by artists from Kāpiti Art Studio. The… ...
Kate Hartmann – Arts Review Open Award recipient ‘surprised and honoured’ (November 23, 2023) Waikanae artist Kate Hartmann says she was surprised and honoured to receive the ArotakeToi - Mahara Arts Review Open Award, one of four announced at… ...
Kāpiti Chorale presents Christus Natus Est (November 8, 2023) The Kāpiti Chorale, a renowned local choral ensemble, is set to bring the gift of music to the community with their upcoming concert, Christus Natus… ...
Cabinet art coming to your neighbourhood (November 6, 2023) Horowhenua residents can now enjoy more beautiful works of art on their streets with the addition of another new Chorus mural by a local artist,… ...
Mahara Arts Review award winners announced (November 5, 2023) Congratulations to the recipients of the Arotake Toi | Mahara Arts Review Awards 2023 For her superb piece Marking Time the Toi MAHARA Open Award,… ...
Raumati Beach’s ever-changing moods captured in painting series (October 30, 2023) Raumati artist Tania Dally’s latest series of 12 abstract paintings, on display during the upcoming Kapiti Art Trail, is inspired by the scenes she encounters… ...
Kāpiti District Gallery – the realisation of lofty goals (October 29, 2023) A large crowd, fine weather and a carnival atmosphere combined to create a memorable reopening for Kapiti’s district public art gallery, Toi MAHARA. The redevelopment… ...
Artist Darcy Nicholas accepts Toi MAHARA appointment (October 24, 2023) Distinguished contemporary Māori artist and arts administrator Darcy Nicholas, who recentlyreceived the Tauranga Moana Award for enduring artistic contribution, has accepted aninvitation to become Patron… ...
Books Books and more Books for Kapiti (October 13, 2023) The Kāpiti Combined Lions Charity Book Fair is back this weekend with a bigger selection of books than ever before. There are books on every… ...
Director’s Q&A Frances Hodgkins – Anything but a Still Life – Shoreline Cinema (October 12, 2023) Join director Blandine Massiet du Biest for this exclusive screening of her debut feature, Frances Hodgkins, Anything but a Still Life. The two special screenings… ...