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 […]

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 […]

Kura Gallery Taupo

Kura Gallery represents more than 70 artists and had a range of artworks including jewellery, ceramics, sculpturing, original paintings and prints.  I was drawn to the unique jewellery pieces and also the lovely glass sculptures.  Check it out when in Taupo or online at http://www.kuragallery.co.nz/    

L’arte Cafe and Gallery

If you like mosaics and what they can achieve in a garden you must visit L’arte Cafe and Garden/Gallery.  This place has sculptures, garden pieces and artwork but its main attraction is the garden room which is completely covered in mosaic including chairs and as stated on their website this is a visible feast for […]

Wildwood Gallery

A short drive along the edges of Lake Taupo to Waitahanui brings you to a spectacular gallery with two artists, sculptures, paintings, woodturned art, clay art, photography and outdoor art. Robbie Graham produces award winning  creations in wood-turned artworks, sculptures and colourful kinetic garden art.  The wood-turned pieces resembling floral buds and opening flowers are […]

Garry Ross artist

If visiting Taupo you should take the opportunity to see the range of artwork by Garry Ross at Whetu Place, Nukuhau, Taupo.  A self-taught painter his works range from lovely flowers to landscapes and animal scenes.  I regret not purchasing one of a row of cows staring out of the painting so reminiscent of what […]

Taupo Museum exhibitions

Taupo Museum has many sections including an art gallery and many historical exhibitions.  I found a particular stunning piece in the general museum area of Elisa Emma King’s Botannical Display from Crystal Palace London 1851.  This is truly an exquisite collection of leaves, fruits and flowers which are shown in skeleton form which reminds you […]

ZeaYou Gallery Taupo

ZeaYou Gallery in central Taupo carries Contemporary NZ Art – paintings, glass sculptures, photographs, jewellery and some kiwiana.    http://www.zeayou.com/artworks.html This visit I was particularly drawn to the Silver rings of Gavin Riley  – very unique designs.