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


'Harakeke Nui'
26 oct – 24 nov 2019
A solo exhibition of new hyper-realistic paintings by Allan Batt which feature large and sensational oil works of Harakeke.

'Flight of Fancy'
30 nov – 24 dec 2019
Artists: Nina Cook, Karen Walters, Kirsty Nixon, Serena Buonaguidi-Haynes

'Flower Power'
30 nov – 24 dec 2019
Artists: Karen Walters, Emma Moncrieff, Mandy Gargiulo, Jane Blackmore

Thurs - Sun: 11 - 4pm
Mon - Wed: closed