The Wharf Gallery specializes in contemporary art with a particular focus on New Zealand.
The Wharf Gallery specializes in contemporary art with a particular focus on New Zealand. We exhibit a range of artists from the emergent to the established.
I’m Sharon O’Brien and founding this space is a dream come true for me, the results of a life-long dedication to art. I hold two degrees in fine art and Wharf Gallery was established in 2020. We aim to create vital links between artists and their audiences, and for the gallery to be an integral part of the local community as well as a regional hub.
The space is named after its location on the edge of Raglan and is within easy walking distance of the town. The Wharf has long been an iconic feature of our seaside village, opening in 1921. However a fire in 2010 destroyed most of the area. In 2012 the first business opened in what can only be described as a beautiful location on the harbour. It is a relaxed and beautiful location with the scents of a genuine fish wharf with trawlers nearby and local kids excitedly fishing from perches underneath.
The Wharf was awarded 2.5 million to upgrade parking facilities and accessibility.
We look forward to shaping the space's vision as well as creating a warm environment for our visitors. Come in and say hello, we’d love to meet you.