Art at the Library

Westland Arts and the Westland District Library are collaborating to make a free exhibition space available.

Art at the Library is a small, nimble and flexible project that aims to provide exhibition space for interesting and innovative proposals. There are a lot of people doing a lot of unseen & interesting creative things in this area - it will be great to showcase some of them.

If you are interested in exhibiting or finding out more, please ask for information at the library desk, download the application form below or contact WAI.

Our first exhibition: Donna Stewart- The Subversive Embroiderer

Artworks: Hand-stitched text on handmade doilies, placemats and surface protectors.

Donna Stewart is a local artist who works with fabric. She decided to stitch text with sayings and advice on some of the doilies and placemats that were so important to her, her mother and her grandmother. We will be hosting a morning tea with Donna on Wednesday 5th of August at 10.00am. Donna will talk a little about the ideas and stories behind some of her artworks. You are invited to bring stitching and embroidery of your own to show and discuss with others, or perhaps share some of the sayings that you would like to pass on to the next generation! 


Westland Arts Incorporated is a voluntary group of artists, creatives and supporters.  We like to make creative things happen in our community.

Our aims are:

  • To develop, promote and coordinate arts activities and participation in the arts in Westland in order to encourage enjoyment of the arts in Westland District
  • To develop and coordinate opportunities for arts education in Westland District in order to foster arts appreciation and excellence
  • To develop, support and strengthen the arts sector in Westland District as a viable economic activity

If you are interested in joining us or finding out more, get in touch! Email Janet Gawn/Kate Buckley at