Located in the old Library in the Arts Centre, The Central offers a beautiful and welcoming space that brings people and art together. Our philosophy is to create an uplifting gallery experience, demystifying the journey, and elevating the art.


We show established contemporary New Zealand artists with a desirable body of work, whilst always keeping our experienced eye on aspiring artists of the future.


The Central connects artists and the community. We value enjoyment through learning and will educate, challenge and seek to bring art into everyday conversations.


In its renowned venue, The Central hosts exhibition openings and art groups. We welcome everyone to view our ever-changing artist exhibitions as well the extensive stock room.


Stay a while, perhaps taking a seat in our reading area, relax and enjoy the experience of great art. 


You can also take a virtual tour through our gallery space HERE