Community Canvas Exhibition

Come and join us for our very first staff and artists exhibition at Arts Post, 120 Victoria Street Hamilton.  We come from all walks of life and express our creative world views through a range of mediums and modalities. 

Our goal for our  Community Canvas exhibition  is to celebrate our work, share our experiences as artists, and encourage others who have an interest in the arts and who are unwell or working towards wellness, to join us at Arts for Health. 

Opening night is 28th February 5:30pm in the Ida Carey Gallery. Please let us know if you are attending the opening for catering purposes. 

1 March - 31 March 2019. 

Arts Post is open 10am to 5pm everyday.


Arts for Health as part of its community service hosts an annual art competition and exhibition. The purpose of this event is to develop a healthy and vibrant community using the creative arts, and to build wider community partnerships.  This event is open to all members of the community and is our major fundraising event.

Arts for Health has been offering an annual community exhibition since 2013.  This has only been possible through the generous support of our supporters and sponsors.  These competitions have attracted a great number of entries each year, with a fabulous Opening Night and announcement of winners and presentation of prizes.  Judging is undertaken by David Lloyd and he is supported by  guest judges. This event is held at David Lloyd Gallery in Lake Crescent, Hamilton.  

The Exhibition Opening and announcement of winners is held on Friday evening and the exhibition is open to the public for viewing and purchasing of artworks on Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.    

There are two categories - Adults section and Students section.  To enter in the Students section you must be aged 18 and under.  There is also a People's Choice award and Merit awards.

All artworks are for sale.

2018 Art Competition

Another successful Art Competition was held 17th - 19th August at David Lloyd's Gallery.  We received a total of 95 entries this year - an absolute record! We sold 17 pieces of art, and awarded over 10 merit prizes. Opening night was standing room only and at its peak it was three deep outside as people waited to come in.

Congratulations to Anna Wildey who was the winner in the Adults' section with her entry entitled "Pacifica Puzzle". Anna's artwork becomes the property of Arts for Health and is held in the Arts for Health Collection. This collection is very special as it is the only grass roots community initiated collection of Waikato artists that we know of. 

Students' Section

Congratulations Stefan Smart who was the winner in the Students' Section with his entry "My Imagination"

People's Choice Award

Congratulations Leslie Hodgson on being the winner of People's Choice Award.  Trustee Jay Spencer is presenting the award

Winner of our Raffle

Congratulations to Marilyn Dunn who was the winner of the raffle sponsored by Life Pharmacy Chartwell.  Trustee Glenys Steele is presenting the raffle prize

Our Judges were Jenni de Groot and David Lloyd

Jenni de Groot, David Lloyd and AFH Vice-Chairperson Melanie Odey

Judges David Lloyd and Jenni de Groot

Judges Jenni de Groot and David Lloyd presenting prize to winner Anna Wildey

Opening Night

A great turnout for Opening Night Friday 17th August

Many thanks to our 2018 Sponsors


Lisa Ormsby

Denise White

Kara Williams

Nadine Mudgway


Kamini Nair

Anuchika Auvaa

Neil Onion

Tinoi Feulufai

Alex Khatoev

Oriah Rose

2017 Art Competition

Our 2017 Art Competition / Exhibition winners were

ADULTS FIRST PRIZE:           Fritz Jooste
MERIT:                                 Riki McInman, Sharon Gleeson
                                           Oliver Stewart, Diana Seavill
(2 winners)                           Deshan Walallavita

Jennie de Groot Fine Art

2016 Art Competition

Our 2016 Art Competition / Exhibition winners were

ADULTS FIRST PRIZE:           Oliver Stewart
STUDENTS FIRST PRIZE:       Stefan Smart
MERIT:                                  Sharon Gleeson
                                            Riki McInman
                                            David Candy, Gloria Boulton,
                                            Emma White, Brya Rose,
                                            Bruce Mclachlan


Jennie de Groot Fine Art

2015 Art Competition

Our 2015 Art Competition / Exhibition winners were:

ADULT'S FIRST PRIZE:               Brya Rose
STUDENT'S FIRST PRIZE:          Pawarin Permphanworawat  
MERIT:                                      Oliver Stewart,  Ian Johnston, Riki McInman
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD:       Elan Kardas