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Verity Kindleysides

Artist, Craftsperson.


Welcome to Verity Kindleysides’s Website.
You can browse Verity’s latest works, her bio and contact details.



I am an Artists in Eden Artist and participate in this annual charity event in March, ‘Artists In Eden Day’ 

Photos from March 2022 –

Upcoming Classes, ‘Everybody Can Paint’ on Tuesday mornings at The Lake House Arts Centre. 

‘Relaxation Through Drawing’ on Friday mornings at The Lake House Arts Centre.

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Relax, Have Fun and Draw on Wednesday evenings at The Corban Estate Centre.

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Article from a Botanical Drawing Workshop and Demonstration at the Gifford Art Gallery 2021 in partnership with the New Zealand Fellowship of Artists.



A selection of my recent work. Including ‘Ilsa 70s – Tangerine Dream’, finalist in this years Parkin Drawing Award.

Ceramic Work

I have recently started a series of experiments in ceramics using black sand as an intrinsic material within the clay, echoing the composition of West Coast beaches. Using Raku and gas firing the iron black sand has reactive chemical properties that gives the clay a black appearance and unique textural qualities.



Verity is continuing her art practice from her studio and home in West Auckland, having returned from living in London where she studied at both the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Drawing School.

Verity studied at Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts, completing her BFA in 2007.  Awards Verity has won include the Greater Auckland Art Awards Overall Winner 2018, Supreme Award Franklin Arts Festival 2016, Pumphouse Art Award for Painting in 2007, Molly Morpeth Best Drawing Award.

Verity was also a finalist in the Parkin Drawing Award 2023 & 2017, Adam Portrait Award 1991, 2000, 2004, 2016 and in the Portage Ceramic Awards 2001, 2005 and 2006.