Laree Payne Gallery first opened its doors in the summer of 2018 as Weasel Gallery. After two and a half years Weasel Gallery rebranded to Laree Payne Gallery (eponymous to Gallery Director, Laree Payne) to reflect a successful growth period, firm footing, and an established presence within Aotearoa's art milieu.
Laree Payne Gallery is located in central Kirikiriroa on the ground floor of a 1915 heritage building. As the only dealer gallery in the Waikato region, the gallery maintains a physical space for twelve quality exhibitions per year which are diverse, engaging and fresh. Additionally, the gallery supports arts practitioners through regular attendance at Art Fairs, via a consistently strong digital presence, and through various presentation opportunities in other locations.
With a robust schedule of presentations from emerging through to senior arts practitioners (from around Aotearoa and abroad) and a growing stable of artists, Laree Payne Gallery is an open, critical and responsive space and place.