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Friends of The Dowse are greatly valued members of the extended Dowse family. Like all good friends, they are close to the action, working alongside the team as advocates for all things Dowse— and having a great time doing so.

Why Join?

  • Receive a quarterly newsletter to keep you up to date with all the latest Friends news, exhibition openings, gallery events and insider info!
  • Invitations to special exhibition events
  • Regular visits organised to exhibitions and places of artistic interest (floor talks, private art collection visits, studio/gallery/architectural tours)
  • Opportunities to volunteer or assist on special Dowse projects if you wish 
  • Association with the annual New Zealand Student Craft / Design Awards
  • Receive discounts from local businesses (details in newsletter)
  • Become more closely involved with The Dowse and like-minded people

Click here to read the latest Friends of The Dowse Newsletter

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NZ Student Craft / Design Awards

For over 26 years the Friends of The Dowse have offered their support to tertiary students through an award scheme designed to encourage innovation and creativity specifically in the areas of design and craft.
The New Zealand Student Craft/Design Awards has been an integral annual event for students from all over New Zealand for over 20 years. 

Annual Membership

Student / Senior Citizen $20
Individual $30
Family $50
Corporate $250

Join online

 

For further information please contact:

Bruce Sedcole, President
T 04 569 8680

Heather Crichton, Vice President
M 021 937 750
E friends@dowse.org.nz

Bill Culbert and Dowse Director, Courtney Johnston at the Coffee and Cake with Bill Culbert event

Bill Culbert and Dowse Director, Courtney Johnston at the Coffee and Cake with Bill Culbert event

ECC/Friends of The Dowse Student Craft Design Awards

ECC/Friends of The Dowse Student Craft Design Awards

President of The Friends of The Dowse, Bruce Sedcole, with Bill Culbert

President of The Friends of The Dowse, Bruce Sedcole, with Bill Culbert

The ECC/Friends of The Dowse Student Craft Design Awards

The ECC/Friends of The Dowse Student Craft Design Awards

The Friends of The Dowse Coffee and Cake with Barry Brickell event

The Friends of The Dowse Coffee and Cake with Barry Brickell event