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.

Current exhibition: Renaissance Drawings

Artist: Lorraine Keeley


Artists Statement

The artwork I am displaying is in the style of the Renaissance period.  I like the way they create form and texture in their pictures.

For this exhibition, the pictures I have chosen to exhibit are mostly pictures that have been inspired by the works of Albrecht Durer

I am using charcoal and pastels because I love the way the pictures look when I draw them. It gives me the feeling that I am actually in that period.


About the artist

My name is Lorraine Keeley. I was born in Mosgiel and then moved to Dunedin and then to Christchurch.  I finally moved to the coast in 1981, where I intend to stay.

I have always love art. I took up art in 1996 and then dropped it while I was working. I took it up again when I injured myself in 2006 and I have been doing it ever since.

I joined the WestREAP Art4Me group in 2016 when it started, and I have been going ever since. I have learned a lot and it has given me the confidence to put my artwork out there for the public to make comments on.




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