Our Collection

Friends of the Permanent Collection

Our "Friends of the Permanent Collection” provide support for increasing and maintaining the collection.

We have a video of our current Permanent Collection for viewing here:

The Gallery’s permanent collection is focused across three themes.

Theme 1
headland Sculpture on the Gulf Maquettes
These works are a visual history of this world class event that was initiated by the Gallery in 2003.

Theme 2
Artists in Residence
Our biennale Waiheke Artist in Residence Programme was initiated by the gallery in 2007.

Our Artists in Residence have been:

2007 Phil Newbury - Invercargill
2008 Steven Mulqueen - Dunedin
2010 Sarah Guppy - Auckland
2012 Susanne Kerr - Wellington
2014 Euan Macleod, Reg Mombassa, Steve Lopes, Elisabeth Cummings, Amanda Penrose Hart, Joe Frost, Idris Murphy, Peter O’Doherty, Susan O’Doherty. NSW, Australia.

Michel Tuffery


Mark Surridge


Bronwen Newbury

Theme 3
Waiheke Artists who have lived on the Island for a significant time and whose work has been significantly influenced by their time here. Works have yet to be procured for this theme.


The Kurt von Meier Collection
The Kurt von Meier Collection was recently gifted to us which include early studies by Pat Hanly, Gretchen Albrecht, Michael Illingworth, Pauline Thompson, Geoff Thornley and Robert Ellis. The collection was acquired during the early 1960’s–the period von Meier was posted to Elam School of Fine Arts as Senior Lecturer in Art History.

Gifted to Hamish Keith by von Meier’s partner Marijane Anthony, the 200+ works were in turn generously gifted to Waiheke Community Art Gallery.  Keith describes it as ‘a unique account of the beginnings of contemporary New Zealand art: specifically focusing on early creative innovations in 1960’s Auckland’.

You can view the Kurt von Meier Collection here.