Exhibit With Us at The Arts Village

Maggie Covell’s Exhibition ‘Nightmare Songs [ The Skepticism of Pathos ]’ in the Studio Gallery, May 2019

The Arts Village Exhibition Programme 2020/2021

Exhibit at The Arts Village

The Arts Village has a dynamic exhibitions program with various artists sharing their work throughout the year. We have three beautiful gallery spaces for practicing artists to exhibit & share their work with our local community. One of them is our Mosaic Gallery, named so for its glorious mosaic flooring laid by hundreds of volunteers with more than 350,000 hand-placed tiles. Another is the Cottage Gallery, now also home to the Arts Village Cafe and situated next to the onsite Arts & Craft shop. The third gallery space is the Studio Gallery, a recently converted former studio space, with a high vaulted ceiling.

To exhibit at The Arts Village, interested artists must submit a proposal to The Arts Village Projects Team. While exhibition proposals are accepted year round, our team meets twice a year to evaluate each proposal on a case-by-case basis and allocate exhibition space.

There are some costs associated with having an exhibition. Once you have your proposal accepted, The Arts Village can help with your funding application to cover some of these costs. More information is available at our information sessions or by contacting The Arts Village staff directly.


Our team meets twice a year to allocate exhibition spaces from the submitted proposals. While we accept applications at any time of year you should keep in mind these allocation meeting dates:

15th July 2020: For consideration at our July 2020 Allocation Meeting (For exhibitions:  January to June 2021)
23rd January 2021: For consideration at our January 2020 Allocation Meeting (For exhibitions:  July to December 2021)

The Arts Village reviews exhibition proposals in line with The Arts Village Strategic Plan. Priority is given to supporting Rotorua-based artists or artist groups who:

  • are in the early stages of their career and have the ability to create quality work and further develop their practice;
  • are more established in terms of their exhibition history and the critical attention they have received, but seek to enliven and enrich their practice as they try out new ideas and develop new techniques; and
  • have not had a similar exhibition at The Arts Village within the last 12 months.

Exhibition spaces for 2020 are still available.
Applications may be made for exhibition space in 2020 and 2021.

APPLICATIONS OPEN: Please fill out the form below

Download our Exhibition Information and Application

If you would like to book a 15-minute session to chat about your body of work and how you see it developing towards an exhibition, email our team at activities@artsvillage.org.nz or call us 07 348 9008.