Dear Artist Members, Friends of MCAC, and Volunteers,

On Thursday, 26 March our country will enter Coronavirus Alert Level 4. As you will be aware, all of us are being instructed to stay at home, except for travel to essential services. All other businesses will close.

This means, of course, that all our activities at Te Huanui will cease, including the collection of purchased works and exhibitions for at least the coming four weeks, and possibly longer.

Other MCAC events and programmes will be affected by the government’s preventive actions, but we are working on some creative ways to continue bringing quality artworks to the public.

We greatly appreciate the participation of our community supporters, artists, Friends of MCAC, and volunteers in the life and work of our gallery. When we have re-scheduled our 2020 exhibitions, you will be able to see the new schedule here, on our Te Huanui Facebook page, and in local newspapers.

Yours sincerely,

Philip Baldwin, Chairperson


The Malvern Community Arts Council (MCAC) is a not-for-profit community group of volunteers that is committed to develop, facilitate, and support arts events and activities in the district so that the community can fully enjoy and participate in the arts locally.

The Malvern Community Arts Council organises a number of activities in Malvern including:

  • Te Huanui Art Gallery

  • Darfield Artweek – an exhibition of nearly 300 works held each October, now in its 38th year

  • scholarships for young artists

  • performing arts events

  • special exhibitions, and

  • workshops

Te Huanui, 17 South Terrace, Darfield
Open 10am–4pm, Tuesday–Sunday

Phone: 03 318 8702

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