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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]