Art on Main, Tirau

On Main Street Tirau is a large gallery with many local artists works and a great range of media.  Usually an artist is on site who are always interesting to chat to and discuss their works or works in progress. This gallery has paintings, pottery, craft, photography and a section for garden craft, pottery signs […]

Omokoroa Artists Exhibition

Another artists exhibition hosted by Bob Owens Retirement Village in Bethlehem, an excellent location.  Some lovely artworks priced very reasonable and my favourites included Betty Oakes and Lee Jones.  Lee has several of rusty old trucks as found on farms – excellent quality but the one which included seagulls at the beach was one I […]

Katikati Arts Festival

Visiting Katikati on 30th September for the Katikati Artists Exhibition was a treat as there was so many more events on in the mural township.  The exhibition itself was a great display of a talented range of artists’ work and for sale at very reasonable prices.  My favourites were Noeline Grant with very realistic pieces, […]

Te Awamutu Museum

A very well laid out small local museum that shows a lot of interesting exhibits and was holding a painting exhibition in the Gavin Gifford Gallery at the time of visiting – Toi Manawa Celebrating the Heart of the Landscape.  These are wonderful places especially for children and esducational groups.

Pirongia arts and crafts

Another sunny day in Te Awamutu and I went for a drive to see the neighbouring towns and what art they had to offer – and came across the local Pirongia Crafts Market 9am – 2pm in the Memorial Hall and grounds.  This was a great collection of stalls selling woodturning, hand made cards and […]

The Garden Art Studio

A collection of New Zealand artists display a lovely variety of artworks at a lovely place on Kaipaki Road, Cambridge and is well worth the visit.  Sculptures, glass, pottery, ceramics, paintings, prints as well as gift vouchers are available.  I found this place had some unique style pieces and really enjoyed spending a lot of […]

Taupo Art Trail 2017

Taupo put on an excellent art event at Queen’s Birthday Weekend – an art trail involving over 20 artists at studios, homes, gallerys – all mapped out and listed for ease of visits. A friend and I managed almost the total artists over two days – we viewed a lot of very talented artists and […]

de Flute Glass closing down

One of the loveliest glass showrooms is closing down  – which is a shame for those who have loved dropping in on de Flute Glass at 2 Amokura Street, Rotorua – a glassblower’s workshop and showroom in a great location.  I hope some other craftsperson takes the opportunity to make this property in its great […]

Rangiora Art Society Exhibition

Held at the Chamber Gallery in the Rangiora Library this exhibition of 30 works depicting ‘The Waimakariri – Our Land’ was a feast of well priced local artists interpretation of the area.  Many of the works had sold and lots of local submissions.  This was a lovely surprise and especially as it was the Society’s […]