Saturday, 31 October 2015

Abigail Knightly Book Launch

Such a lovely occasion , the book launch of Abigail Knightly by Latesha Randall ( author) and Esther Tattershall ( illustrator) at the Lake House Arts Centre this afternoon. A chance to dress up,  plenty of cake, colouring in and some of the original paintings from this delightful childrens' book on display as well as story time with Latesha.

Friday, 30 October 2015

The Lake House Arts Centre Garden in Full Bloom

Thanks to the efforts put in by BNZ volunteers earlier this year (and their generous donation of $500 for some of the plants ) the West part of our Lake House Arts Centre garden is now in full bloom and looking gorgeous. 

Wensley Petterson and Genevieve Becroft selected plants that would be low maintenance and could withstand dry conditions for this part of the garden . But they also needed to have the form and colours to create a beautiful palette. I think they have amply succeeded!

Pop in for a relaxing look at the current exhibitions in the Becroft and cafe galleries before having a coffee and taking a wander around the garden.

The Lake House Arts Centre can be found at 37 Fred Thomas Dr, Takapuna.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Breaker of White Horses: Softening the Blow of Domestic Violence

Our Lake House patron Genevieve Becroft had  a photo opportunity this week in the picture booth which has been specially built to accompany   'Breaker of White Horses'. a portrait exhibition
by Alexandra Taylor , a fine arts honours student, 

'Breaker' and 'White Horses' are allegories referring to the whitewater that helps to break down the energy of an oncoming wave; just as with the tide of domestic violence, Family Action softens the blow but cannot hope to dispel the issue at hand.

The exhibition which runs from 30 September 2015 - 18 October 2015 is an artist-run social experiment aimed at gathering recognition and acknowledgement of Family Action, a counselling and refuge centre for those affected by family and sexual violence, abuse, or trauma.Their mission is safety, restoration and renewal, and their vision is Whanau toa - strong flourishing families.

Alexandra's stunning portraits are of some of the hard working staff who help run this caring and confidential place, where issues in relationships and the violence or abuse that many New Zealanders experience or have experienced, can be discussed.

Much of what they provide in caring for victims of domestic violence is not covered by the State. These women care immensely for the well being of their clients, and they are welcoming you to join them in taking a stand against the oppression

If you would like to show your support do come on over, enjoy looking at the portraits, take a photograph, post it on their Facebook and if you can, make a small donation to this very worthwhile cause at 

Every dollar counts, and will be transferred directly to the organisation.

The Lake House Arts Centre can be found at :
37 Fred Thomas Dr, Takapuna, Auckland 0622