Monday June 21st – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm


How it Works

Galleries, Meeting Rooms and Workshop Spaces

We recommend that you come in and see us to discuss your requirements.

Those wanting to exhibit, either bring in images of your work or the originals, or email us images of your work in advance to

Please come and have a look around the CAN to see which space would be best for your exhibition, and check with the Bookings Coordinator to see which spaces are available, and when.

Renting a gallery:

The CAN has 6 display areas/ galleries to rent.

The lovely Main Gallery that used to be the Council chamber would be perfect for a large or group exhibition. We already have many art, pottery, craft clubs and schools, as well as professional artists from NZ and overseas, hiring this space every year.

The other areas are; the Small Gallery that used to be the Mayor’s office, the Mezzanine Gallery, the fully equipped Workshop for meetings and workshops, and 2 other smaller areas in the foyer perfect for first time exhibitors from just $100 for a month.

As a Community Arts Centre we support emerging artists and will do everything we can to make an artist’s exhibition a success. (70% of our exhibitions are artists showing for the very first time).

We offer unique free services to artists; The CAN will send out an invitation to approximately 1800 people on our database, list the event on the CAN website, on Facebook with an average reach per month of 40,000, on Eventfinda, and Instagram. We also publish a bi-weekly newspaper article in the Napier Courier. Our experienced curator will advise on framing, pricing and presenting the work, and will hang the artworks to look their best, labelled professionally.

Do come in and have a chat with Yvette O’Neill, Bookings Coordinator about your exhibition or event, she is available every Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 4pm.


To secure a gallery space we require a deposit of 50%. Sales are at 30% commission. Full terms & conditions are available to view at the CAN.