The upstairs gallery

The Upstairs Gallery is a community centred space that supports and promotes emerging artists - young and old.

It’s a hub of INSPIRATION. Of creativity. And of Whanau.

We're a place for emerging artists to socialise and showcase artwork of all mediums and offer an opportunity for everyone to connect with art.

Set in Titirangi’s iconic Lopdell House, there's nowhere else we’d rather be than the foothills of the beautiful Waitakere Ranges.

We’re making art accessible to all.

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The emerging artist

We're making art accessible to all.

 
 

EXHIBITIONS 

There's around 12 exhibitions per year with a mix of solo and group exhibitions.

We also host a number of events and community competitions to raise awareness of the gallery and promote arts within West Auckland and the wider Auckland region. 

Our annual Emerging Artist Awards are held in August and the popular ‘cash and carry’ Christmas show always attracts a lot of interest!

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exhibitions

Showcasing solo and group work, community activities and members shows

 
 

our vibe

We rely hugely on our wonderful sponsors, the support of our community volunteers and our paid gallery members being a not-for-profit community art gallery.

We're governed by the Titirangi Community Arts Council (TCAC) and partly funded by the Auckland Council.

If you haven't heard of them, TCAC was established in 1978 by the Arts Guild and they drove the acquisition of Lopdell House as an art's centre as well as establishing the Lopdell House Society. 

We think that's a pretty important part of our local art history and its super cool that we can continue to support community art projects.

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our vibe

A hub of INSPIRATION. Of Creativity. And of Whanau.  

 
 

our tribe

We love what we do so much, you'll find us here from 10am - 4pm, every day of the week!

By day Gallery Manager + Curator - Sammy teamed with Gallery Co-ordinator - Carlos, are joined by a fantastic tribe of volunteers.

By night, they are self confessed, art addicts.

Sammy is local to the gallery, has a young family and paints with both brushes and light.

Carlos is well connected in the Auckland art scene, an art connoisseur and wordsmith.

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our tribe

Self confessed art addicts, Sammy + Carlos

 
 
 
 

 

take a tour through the upstairs gallery.

 
 
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