Community, enterprise and public galleries, open all year round, offering something special for ARTS FEST.
HĀWERA / ELTHAM
Lysaght Watt Gallery
4-6 Union Street, Hāwera
Open: Mon - Fri 10.00am - 4.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 2.00pm
Hāwera's community art gallery is situated next to the town square, presenting curated exhibitions that change monthly. During Arts Fest, they will be showing Embroidered Effects, an exhibitions of embroidery by the South Taranaki Stitchcraft Guild, alongside Chain Reaction, an exhibition of weaving by the New Zealand Professional Weavers Network.
The Village Gallery
166 High Street, Eltham
Open: Mon - Sat 10.00am - 3.00pm
Eltham's community art gallery is proud to present Still Potting, celebrating the tenth annual exhibition of pottery and mixed media works by Margaret Foley, Donna Hitchcock and Robyn Smaller. The exhibition features their latest quirky and colourful items for the home and garden. The Gallery Shop offers a wide variety of original artworks and craft items for sale.
205a High Street, Hāwera
Open: Mon - Fri 10.00am - 4.30pm,
Saturday 10.00am - 1.00pm
Showcasing established and emerging creative talents, Quirky Fox invites both local and international artists to be part of its carefully curated range. Many of the international artists are exclusively stocked by Quirky Fox, while emerging New Zealand talents are also encouraged to become part of the Quirky Fox family of artists and designers. The award winning gallery and online store introduces new artists each month and holds regular exhibitions. Custom framing services are also offered on location.
South Taranaki Creative Space
41 Princess Street, Hāwera
The South Taranaki Creative Space is a not-for-profit community-focused creative hub, providing a welcoming space for people to meet, interact, learn new creative skills and network with other creative people. Tutors rrun children’s and adult art classes and school holiday programs. The Creative Space is also available to host creative workshops.
PĀTEA / WAVERLEY
86 Tasman Street, Ōpunakē
Open: Weds - Sunday 10am - 4pm
The Emporium is a gallery and gift shop run by mother/daughter team Michaela and Rhonda. They represent a collective of artists and creatives mostly from around the Taranaki region. With the range of techniques and mediums present in the art and the unique gifts on offer, there is something for everyone in the gallery.
3510 South Road, SH3, Pihama
Open: Every day, 9.00am -5.00pm
Pihama Lavender is situated in the grounds of Pihama Dairy Factory which has history here dating to 1897. Run by creative enthusiast Liz Sinclair, the extensive buildings are a wonderful backdrop for the lavender and the creative side to the establishment. Pihama Lavender shop & gallery display work by owner Liz Sinclair as well as a diverse range of Taranaki artists, including paintings, books, sculpture, homewares, garden art and more.
Out of the blue studio & gallery
18 Halse Place, Ōpunakē
Open: 29 Oct - 2 Nov 9.30am - 5.00pm Regular hours: Thurs - Mon 1.00pm - 5.00pm
Or by appointment, phone 021 407 424
Viv Davy is a fibre artist with a wide-ranging variety of expressions. These include hand weaving, tapestry weaving, knitting, slow stitching, hand papermaking and natural dying. The studio is home to a collection of looms including a 70 harness Swedish drawloom. These will be available to the public during Arts Fest. Viv's work is included in public and private collections both here and internationally as well as having won many awards. There is always something new and exciting to explore in the world of fibre so do stop in and see what is on offer.
Feature exhibition in the gallery is Textile Eclectica , until 30 November 2020.
On the Coast Art - Karen Dey
22 Halse Place, Ōpunakē
Open: 31 October & 1/2/3/7 November 2020
9.00am - 4.00pm
Karen paints mainly in Acrylics on canvas. Covering a wide range of subject matter, with favourites being the sea, Mt Taranaki,old buildings and our native birds. Also happy to do commissions from photos.
Phone: 027 726 2540