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Changing of the guard at Lakehouse Arts Centre

When the Lake House Arts Centre reopened for 2013, there was a changing of the guard.
Our manager for the last six years, Kim Boyd, has moved on to pursue new creative endeavours. Kim has expanded the scope and range of activities at the Lake House and made it what it is today.  A vibrant, busy and friendly community-orientated centre for a wide variety of artistic activities plus an interesting place to visit to enjoy the exhibitions, heritage house, gardens and last but not least our excellent café.
Our thanks to Kim who has put her heart and soul into the place as well as many more hours of her time and energy than she was remunerated for  and we will miss her. We wish her well and will follow her creative projects with interest.
Our new manager Lisa Rogers is well qualified to build and expand on the legacy Kim is leaving. Lisa has a number of years  experience working in similar types of organisations. She was curator and public programmes Manager at the Corban Estate Arts Centre for four years and recently has had similar roles at The Te Manawa Museum and Gallery in Palmerston North and the Air Force Museum in Christchurch. We look forward to working with her on her return to Auckland.
Lisa’s first big challenge is to take charge of our seventh Wood Sculpture Live starting on April 17.  This is the biggest event on our calendar and happens every second year with up to 30 sculptors carving on site. Our dedicated staff team of Rebecca Owen, Tracy Sampson, Saskia Charteris and Joanna Duder will be there to assist Lisa and our team of volunteers who give so much time to the  Lake House.
The Lake House is Takapuna’s Art Centre and we hope you will all visit on or before the prize giving on Sunday April 28th to observe sculptures being created out of tree trunks. Watch the sculptors at work and talk to them about their work. It has become a very popular event with sculptors as well  as spectators.  They are artists who usually work in isolation so to work alongside up to 30 other sculptors they say energises and inspires them.
The exhibition of finished Wood Sculpture Live work runs from April 28 to May 26.

For more information about Wood Sculpture Live 2013 please contact the Event Coordinator, Kim Boyd on 486 4877 or email Visit the website:

by Channel Editorial