Events | Exhibitions

IDEA 4The main event held annually at Mandeville is the Mandeville Fly-In. It’s a great family day out with entry to the museum and workshop tours included in the entry fee. The local steam club brings up its traction engines for a “classic” race down the air field each day and if the weather plays the part there is opportunity to fly in a vintage bi-plane.

The 2017 event was held in March to coincide with a visit from the Tiger Moth Club of New Zealand.

Throughout the year, the foyer for the Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre doubles as an exhibition space celebrating local artists and stories. Entry to the exhibitions is free.







The Environment Southland Collection

until 29 October


The Environment Southland Collection is a set of original lithographs by 17 major NZ artists.  These works were undertaken by the artists at Muka Studios a specialist master printing studio formally based in Auckland.  Instigated by Frans Baetens and Magda van Gils, Muka Studio was a workshop dedicated exclusively to printing lithographs in the traditional way – from lithographic stones.  In 2011 Frans retired from his master printer’s role and after 25 years of faithful service, the ‘Vairin’ press and other studio items have found a new home in Gore as part of the pending East Gore Art Centre development project.  Both Frans and Magda continue to run Muka Gallery in Auckland and tour their famous annual ‘Muka Youth Prints’ exhibition. NZ’s longest running art event, now in it’s 30th year.

Where: Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre, 1558 Waimea Highway, Mandeville

When: 9:30am to 4:30pm (weekdays), 11.00am to 3.00pm (weekdays)



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