about kereru

kereru gallery features the work of established artist Karen Walters and acclaimed jeweller Mike Walters and exhibits work from a 'hand picked' selection of exquisitely talented NZ artists whom they represent throughout the year.

The gallery is recognised for it's contemporary earthy flavour and uniquely exudes this theme through a diverse range of work on display. Sculptures, jewellery, paintings, ceramics and cast glass can be viewed here within an elongated modern white gallery space situated beneath the upper living quarters of Mike and Karen Walters and nestled to the outer side of the quirky and picturesque Mapua Wharf.

It functions as both a gallery and workshop space. The gallery opens up to 3 exhibition spaces and also contains both a jewellers workshop and sculptors workshop on site that can be viewed by the public.

our promise

At Kereru Gallery we wish to provide viewers with an ever-changing range of fresh and uplifting visual stimulation. Throughout the year work is being constantly updated and throughout the busy Summer and Autumn months the gallery features new work by Kereru Artists within a series of themed Group Exhibitions.

Mike and Karen are constantly creating new pieces within their workshop spaces at Kereru for exhibitions, display and commission work.

Kereru Gallery can provide personal advice on the suitability of artwork within your home. This can include; artwork(s) being superimposed on an image of your wall or surrounding space, and/or artwork given 'on loan' overnight in order to give confidence and understanding prior to a potential purchase being made.

Kereru Gallery has experience in packaging and freighting worldwide, ensuring artwork makes it's way to you safely, economically and efficiently.

what’s on

MARCH 2018

10 feb –17 march 2018 2018
Group show: Louise McCrae, Rebecca Rose, Karen Walters, Darryl Frost, Lauren Kitts, Veronika Maser
‘Magnify’ – 1. To make appear larger than reality, 2. To glorify. Creatively and dimensionally magnified from the microscopic and the unseen, these artists bring such things into exulted view.
This highly sculptural show magnifies the unique use of materials that these artists create with, from recycled timber shards to corten steel, sculpted native timber and perfectly honed stone, earthy anagama ceramic to carefully manipulated wire works. Glorious!

Beautiful Creatures
10 feb –17 march 2018 2018
Group show: Nina Cook, Jasmine Middlebrook, Timothy Jones, Sean Crawford, Helen Perrett
Beautiful creatures – created from highly imaginative minds and technical hands, these glorious works fill the walls, the plinth and the floor with a intriguing mix of fantasy and reality, vunerability and strength.

leaves at once
24 march – 28 april 2018 2018
Group show: Richard Higham, Kirsty Nixon, Karen Walters, Evelyn Dunstan
‘Leaves at Once’ showcases an intimate variety of contemporary and sophisticated paintings, glass work and native timber sculpture which simply focus on the depiction and glory of luscious leaves in one beautiful nature inspired viewing.

Tuesday - Sunday : 11 - 4pm
Monday : closed