About Watercolour New Zealand Society

Growing from a small group of artists in Wellington in 1975, Watercolour New Zealand is this country's only society dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of watercolour painting.

It carries on the long association New Zealand has with watercolour, starting with the work of prolific early surveyors and scientists recording scenes and information for employers in Britain. The strong pure light, unique culture, landforms, bush and relative isolation from the rest of the world, have combined to give a recognisable New Zealand character to contemporary watercolour works.

Members, both professional and amateur, number about 400 and take part in a yearly calendar of events including workshops, critiques, painting days and major exhibitions.

Annual "Splash" exhibition reflects a diverse and interesting range of approaches to the medium of watercolour. A guest artists are invited to exhibit each year.

The society is based in Wellington but new members from throughout New Zealand and overseas are welcome to join.



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