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events & GALLERIES

THE MANDARIN TREE ART GALLERY - 1034 Gordonton Road, Gordonton, Hamilton 


I'm very proud to have some of my paintings at this fantastic gallery in the heart of the Waikato. Claudia & Isa have curated a beautiful collection of diverse and original art from over 75 artists.

It's a lovely place to visit or you can view available art on their website.

THE COLLABORATION, 83 Devon St East, New Plymouth


As a follow on from the Bright & Bold Exhibition, I have some of my work available through The Collaboration gallery in New Plymouth currently. For more information on this fabulous Taranaki retail and art experience see their website.

RECLINER CITY, 282 Maunganui Rd, Mount Maunganui


Recliner City is an iconic furniture store in downtown Mt Maunganui. They have invited several local artists to exhibit artwork in their store and I am lucky enough to be one of those artists. Pop on in and have a look if you're at the Mount anytime! The showroom is looking great. Or you can contact Recliner City here.



I am absolutely thrilled that my painting 'Solstice Sunset' (pictured) has been selected to be on the cover of the Artists Impressions of New Zealand calendar for 2024. What an absolute honour. The calendar is produced by Elastic Design and published by Brown Trout Australia Publishers and will be available in New Zealand book shops and stationers from September 2023.

Keep an eye out for it at Whitcoulls, The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Take Note or your local independent book store! I'm going to be buzzing over this one for quite some time!

CRAIGS ASPIRING ART PRIZE - Wanaka - 12th - 15th January 2024


i'm very excited to have one of my paintings selected for this nationally recognised art award. It's under wraps right now but will be revealed once the show begins. All the artworks are available for sale on opening night and during the exhibiton period. To find out more or how you can visit the exhibition see the Craigs Aspiring Art Prize website.

BOP OPEN STUDIOS - 23rd - 25th February 2024


This is an idea whose time has come. I'm involved with a group of dedicated artists in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty who are organising this three day open studio art trail event for early next year.

Hop on over to our website where you can find out more information about the art trail and who is exhibiting. Our 84 Bay artist's profiles are available to view along with where you can find them, so you can starting planning your studios visits! This is a free event for the public! If you have any queries about the event please email us at

NZ ART SHOW - TSB Arena, Wellington - 31st May - 2nd June 2024 


I'm honoured to be a selected artist in this iconic show in New Zealand's beautiful capital city. This will be my third time exhibiting and it is definitely a highlight of my year. Catching up with artist friends old and new and meeting art lovers from Wellington and all over NZ. Hope to see you there!

AUCKLAND ART SHOW - Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland

12th - 14th July 2024 


I'm excited to be exhibiting in 2024 at the Auckland Art Show in it's fabulous new venue at the Auckland waterfront's Viaduct Events Centre. I love spending time in my hometown and it's looking to be an exciting event next year. For more information see

Solstice Sunset a neon bright landscape by New Zealand artist Nicola Welten
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BOP Open Studios
Nicola Welten Artist



I'm one of several local artists whose work is exhibited at Grief Support Services offices in Greerton. Our work helps to create a relaxed and welcoming place for the clients of this fantastic organisation. 

To find out more about the exhibition and the artists involved you can visit the Grief Support website.

past exhibitions

2023 - Bright & Bold Exhibition, The Collaboration, New Plymouth

2023 - Baradene Art Show, Auckland

2023 - MAGS Art Show, Auckland

2023 - NZ Art Show, TSB Arena, Wellington

2022 - BOP Garden & Art Festival exhibiting artist.

2022 - My Colourful World Solo Exhibition,

Carlton Gallery, Katikati

2022 - NZ Art Show, TSB Arena, Wellington

2021 - Tauranga Society of Artists - Art Expo - April

2021 - Art in the Park, Government Gardens, Rotorua

2021 - Dry Dock Cafe, Wharf St, Tauranga

2020 - 112 Annual Group Show, The Incubator, Tauranga

2020 - Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival, Tauranga

2020 - Bushfire Fundraiser Group Exhibition, Atrium Gallery, Whakamarama

2019 - 111 Annual Group Show, The Incubator People's Gallery, Tauranga Historic Village

2019 - Franklin Arts Festival, Pukekohe

Art Exhibition by Tauranga artist Nicola Welten
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