ArtsPost Galleries & Shop

While on a Friends of the Tauranga Gallery Art Bus Trip to the Waikato I took the time to visit the exhibitions and shop next to the Waikato Museum and saw a very interesting exhibition entitled ‘Fieldays No. 8 Wire National Art Award’.  There was a wide variety of wire sculptures and general artworks which […]

Waikato Day Trip

Friends of the Tauranga Art Gallery Bus trips are always a wonderful outing, great company, exciting places to visit, a good day out. This trip included a visit to Di Tocker, Glass Artist at Cambridge.  Visiting her studio and learning of the processes required to attain the beautiful artworks she is known for was a […]

Paradox Live & Local

Tauranga is currently showcasing a large number of renown street artists, with events where you can watch the art being created in the street and view others inside the Tauranga Art Gallery. Take a walk around Tauranga central shopping area – there’s guides at most shops detailing the street works of art and events on […]

Art in the Park

Many art groups set up in local community parks with an exhibition of their works on weekends …  I’ve been to ones at Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui, others at Taupo and on the Strand, Tauranga.  These are excellent places to pick up reasonably priced local artist artworks. Last week I met Betty Oakes at a […]

Sinclair – Barclay Gallery

The galleries and shops in Cambridge, NZ are worth a visit.  At the Sinclair – Barclay Gallery in Duke Street the exceptional works of Wayne Sinclair are varied and extraordinary with works in progress also on show at the gallery.  Artworks can be commissioned but the landscapes and those of horses and farm scenes should […]

75 Years of Frock n Roll

A great night out at Baycourt on  Friday 24 March 2017 for all those who attended Richard O’Brien’s 75th birthday party.  The evening included an interview on stage by Mark Sainsbury and video clips from well wishers.  Richard spoke candidly of his life and I enjoyed the confident philosophies such as “don’t wait for the […]

Sarjeant on the Quay, Whanganui

One of the well known Gallery’s in New Zealand is the Sarjeant Gallery in Whanganui which is undergoing redevelopment that will ‘look after the Sarjeant’s nationally-important collection with environmentally-controlled storage and exhibition galleries; enhance public access through improved exhibition and education spaces; and enable the preservation of Whanganui’s most iconic building’. This is an outstanding […]

Rembrandt Remastered

A recent visit to Palmerston North and its various galleries produced a surprising quality of artwork and I was lucky enough to be there during the collection of digitally remastered and life size paintings of Rembrandt van Rijn.  57 paintings and some great information about the works shown in Te Manawa art science history  exhibition […]

Yellow Church Gallery, Mangaweka

On SH1, Mangaweka, Rangitikei there is the lovely unique Yellow Church Gallery.  Drop in and see Antartica Photography and paintings by artist Richard Aslett as well as many other interesting items.  Its one of those places you drop in and stay a while  wandering amongst delightfully interesting pieces of artwork, music and books.