Welcome to Watercolour New Zealand

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

We have a diverse range of watercolour talents, and members, both professional and amateur, number about 450, take part in yearly events including workshops, critiques, painting days and major exhibitions. Whether artist, student, art lover or collector you will find much of interest here. The society is based in Wellington but new members from throughout New Zealand are welcome.

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Gordon Harris
Online Watercolour Competition-2019

The Gordon Harris Online Watercolour Competition is our annual online competition. Members email a digital image of a painting done during the last year. 48 works were submitted in all manner of subjects and styles.

The judges made these overall comments: “We began by being very impressed with the technical skills that were evident. Having enjoyed viewing all the entries, we then looked for those works which inspired us, the ones that touched us creatively. Overall we felt the standard was very high and it was hard selecting just three! Judging this collection was a pleasure.”

1st place: "Moody Beauty - Akaroa Inlet" by Libby Kemp

Watercolour New Zealand Online Competition
  • 2nd place: Andantino con moto by Ally Choi
  • 3rd place: Darci - the star dress by Enid Dodds

People’s Choice Award

  • 1st place: Golden Slumbers by Rebecca Dowman-Ngapo
  • 2nd place: Wuhan Workers by Charlotte Hird
  • 3rd place: Apple Blossom by Annette Straugheir

'Watercolour New Zealand Five Day Painting Challenge
Saturday 3 August to Wednesday 7 August 2019

Here’s an easy way to keep your brushes wet and colour flowing during a winter week. Encourage friends, family members and co-workers to participate too – there are no prizes, no winners or losers, but pure fun! … and sharing of watercolours. See rules

WEEKEND WORKSHOP in association with KARORI ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTRE

PERSPECTIVE to improve spatial depth in your landscape painting

Tutor: Charlotte Hird

In this two day workshop Charlotte will gently guide you through one point, two point and three point perspective. We will demystify the process and strengthen your landscape paintings by adding spatial depth.

The workshop will appeal to artists working in any medium who are keen to improve their understanding of perspective. Recently Charlotte has been teaching architectural drawing to students at Wuhan University, China.

Handouts will be provided. Tutor will use camera and projector to demonstrate.

Materials: 110 gsm - 200gsm A3 paper pad, pencils: H, 2B, 6B, sharpener, eraser, brush for dusting rubbings off, fine marker pens, 30cm ruler, watercolours and brushes to colour your drawings. Bring your lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. To register please email info@kacc.org.nz

Date: 31 August & 1 September 2019, 9.30am–5pm
Venue: Karori Arts Centre, 7 Beauchamp Street, Karori, Wellington
Class Level:All
Fee: $175

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Newsletter 176 June – August 2019

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