NATIONAL COLLECTION OF CHILDREN'S ART
Since 1992 children’s art has been collected by New Zealand Children’s Art House Foundation through the Children’s Art Houses. The collection is currently housed in the Opotiki Children’s Art House. It is used to support training teachers, artists and the public to understand the talent of our best young artists. It is divided into several exhibition packages which can be hired for exhibition on themes. For example the environmental section, the animal section, the weaving, Chinese and portrait sections. The international section has been purchased through the International Child Art Foundation and the solo exhibitions have been granted to the National Collection by the artists themselves. The long term vision of the NZCAHF is to purchase a castle as the National Gallery of Children’s Art for New Zealand.
Included in the National collection are photographs from many festivals, exhibitions and events over the past years photographed by Melis Van Der Sluis founding chairperson and visionary.
Books, films, videos and records produced by the NZCAHF can be viewed at the Opotiki Children’s Art House.
NZCAHF is the leading exponent of children’s art in community in New Zealand.