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Guidelines for the Iti Art Sale 2022

Featherston Community Centre is thrilled to be gifting the future of Wairarapa’s Iti Exhibition & Art Sale to Fareham Creative Space, a non-profit organisation helping to grow creativity in Pae Tū Mokai, Featherston.

Iti collage of artworksRegistrations for the Iti Exhibition opened early December 2021 and Fareham Creative Space is accepting registrations. 

The registration costs just $20 for between 1-4 small wooden boards to enter into the Exhibition (postponed from March 2022).


Iti will follow the tried-and-true format where artists are invited to create a series of small new works for exhibition, to be held at Fareham Creative Space.

We are expanding Iti to include young artists. This provides an opportunity for all artists in the Pae Tū Mokai, Featherston community and greater Wairarapa community to visually express themselves and to view themselves; both as an individual and as a community.

Lockdown and the ongoing pandemic have produced challenges for us all, as well as the opportunity to re-evaluate what is important to us.

Fareham Creative Space’s Iti project speaks to this experience, reassuring us about the little things, re-evaluating how we work, what we do, and the importance of working together as a community. Previous participants can further explore the concept of space and confinement in the context of the rapidly changing pandemic social landscape.

This project enables all our artists to put their creative stamp on what this looks like for them. This art project direct experience is enhanced using individual, small scale works which invite the viewer and artist to engage with the works up close and personal. Being displayed anonymously incites immediate responses from the viewer which are derived from the pieces rather than prior knowledge. Uniform presentation highlights the individual works and having a standard affordable price allows accessibility for all artists and collectors but as always in a size that is easy for someone else to fall in love with!

Opening night celebration

Iti will be held at Fareham Creative Space, 80 Underhill Road, Featherston.

Just like Iti’s predecessors, Fareham Creative Space promises a fabulous showcase of Wairarapa talent, from established professional artists to first-time exhibitors. Adult artists will be invited to submit between one - four works; and  under 16-year-olds a single work.

Iti will continue to feature the “cash & carry” solution, where all works on sale will be $150. With $50 (1/3) of all sales will be donated to Fareham Creative Space, a non-profit organisation. This money will help the creative space to provide workshops, open studio and other events to our community.

Open studio days

Artists will be encouraged to take advantage of the 'Open Studio' sessions at Fareham Creative Space on Tues, Thurs and Fri between 10am and 3pm and an extra session on Friday evenings from 3.30 - 7.30pm.

These sessions can provide guidance, skill building and connection. Helpful for new artists, people who need more support or those with limited space and/or resources.

To foster creativity with young emerging artists for the first time Iti will be offering iti - small works youth section for under 16-year-olds supporting them with workshops. The youth’s art works will be hung together in the iti section of the Iti exhibition and sold for $60 with $20 (1/3) going to Fareham Creative Space.
Fareham Creative Space will collaborate with care givers and schools to provide a venue, and workshops, to support the young artists.
Interested and able youth will be welcomed to volunteer, curate, and hang the collective work.

Artist registration

A small registration fee of $20 adults $5 youth applies. Each artist then picks up or receives a set number of 200x200 boards upon which they will do their magic! Wairarapa artists and artists with a connection to the Wairarapa are invited to submit artwork to Fareham Creative Space.

Registration is now open. Email Joanne Ridley-McBeth at with questions or fill in the online registration form.

The event showcases Wairarapa artists, celebrates community and supports Fareham Creative Space.

  • Artwork must be by a Wairarapa artist or an artist associated with the Wairarapa.
  • Artwork to be created on the provided 200 x 200mm boards, 3D work to be 200 x 200 x 200mm max.
  • Artwork can be to any theme or in any medium, providing it is within the size parameters. How will work be presented at the show?
  • Works will be hung anonymously, and artwork priced at $150 under 16 $60.
  • Work will be sold on a 'cash and carry' basis, and purchasers will receive your supplied short artist bio or statement. What does it cost to enter?
  • Registration is $20 to receive four 200 x 200mm boards to complete or under 16 $5 to receive one 200 x 200mm boards to complete.
  • If your art sells the community centre will take a 1/3 commission. You will receive $100/$40 and Fareham Creative Space $50/$20. You can also choose a larger commission to support the Centre.

How do I register?

  • Please register only by completing the online registration form or fill in a paper copy at Fareham Creative Space.
  • Registrations open 10 December 2021 and close 27 February 2022.
  • We aim to have your boards to you within one week of your registration payment clearing. If you are not collecting from Fareham Creative Space we will email you with the details.

How do I pay and get my boards?

  • Please pay into our account Fareham Creative Space Trust 06-0689-0964837-00 using ART and your first and last names as reference.
  • If you are unable to register and/or pay online, cash and forms for registration on paper will also be accepted at Fareham Creative Space.
  • Boards can be collected from Fareham Creative Space Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am – 3pm, or if you are unable to collect them, select the delivery/collection option that best suits you on the registration form.
  • Postage is a flat fee of $10 for 1,2 or 4 boards

What art will be selected for the sale?

  • All accepted works will be hung during the show. The acceptance of any and all pieces is at the discretion of the Iti Committee.
  • Images of your selected artwork may be used for promotional purposes.

How do I deliver pieces for the sale?

  • All artwork must be delivered to Fareham Creative Space by post, or in person, 80 Underhill Road Pae Tū Mokai Featherston by/on Tuesday 8th March 2022 between 10am – 8pm.
  • As work will be presented anonymously, each piece must be signed on the reverse only.
  • Each work should also have written on the reverse: artist's name and the year, plus title, media used, edition number, etc as desired.
  • Boards will be supplied to you ready to hang

What if I am a sculptor or make 3D work, can I still take part?

  • Yes please! 3D work to be 200 x 200 x 200mm max.
  • Boards can be used either as a base for work to sit on, or to be hung on the wall.
  • If the work is to be presented hung on the wall, please ensure 3D elements are secure.
  • If your work should be presented on a plinth please let us know.

Do I need to insure my artwork?

Insurance is the artist’s responsibility. All reasonable care will be taken with the works but the Fareham Creative Space cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage.

After the sale

All unsold artwork must be picked up between 4-5pm on Sunday 27 March or by arrangement. Artwork stored beyond 3 months will become the property of the Fareham Creative Space. If your artwork has sold your proceeds will be deposited into your account by 25 April 2022 at the latest. Unless you are donating 100% of your sales to Fareham Creative Space please make sure you have either emailed your bank details to or provided them in person to Fareham Creative Space by 18 March 2022. If we don’t have your account details by this date then you may not receive payment for any of your work that is sold. If you have questions, please email us at

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