Eleven community and public galleries are open all year and are all presenting something special for ARTS FEST.
Lysaght Watt Gallery
4-6 Union Street, Hawera
Open: Mon - Sat 10.00am - 4.00pm
Hawera's community art gallery presents World of Stitches, a biennial exhibition of embroidery by the South Taranaki Stitchcraft Guild and Creative Fibre artists from Stratford, Eltham & Hawera. Guest exhibitors are the Taranaki Creative Stitchers. Situated next to the town square, the gallery curates and hosts monthly exhibitions and runs the national Lysaght Watt Gallery Awards in May each year.
205a High Street, Hawera
Open: Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm,
Saturday 10.00am - 12.00pm
Showcasing both 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 introduces new artists each month and holds regular exhibitions.
The Bank Room
44 Bedford Street, SH3, Patea
Open: Tuesday - Friday, 10.00am -2.00pm
The Bank Room is a collaboration between husband and wife Kevin & Michaela, housed in Patea’s old Bank of New Zealand building, built in 1874. Offering organic, fairtrade Devils Cup Coffee (espresso, roasted coffee beans) and a gallery of hand-printed artwork and occasional homewares. Guest artists feature each month and in-house printmaker MB Stoneman shows new work hot off the press. Restored to enhance the hand-crafted features and native timbers, The Bank Room has a focus on ethical and environmental values to ensure products are good for everyone.
The Village Gallery
166 High Street, Eltham
Open: Mon - Sat 10.00am - 3.00pm
Featuring Pottery Plus, an exhibition of
pottery and mixed media works for the
garden and home by Margaret Foley, Donna Hitchcock and Robyn Smaller. The Gallery
Shop stocks a wide range of art and crafts
created by gallery members.
Hawera Creative Space
20 Union street, Hawera
Open: Mon - Fri 11.00am - 3.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 2.00pm
An inclusive community space offering art
classes for children and adults, a dedicated gallery area and art library. Check the Workshops page for a range of creative classes to enjoy, run by experienced tutors in a friendly studio environment.
Opening: September 2018
86 Tasman Street, Opunake
Open: Weds - Sunday 10am - 4pm
Showcasing Taranaki made art, design and gifts, Kete Aronui is a new gallery and online store with quality items from emerging and established local makers.
The space is constantly evolving with new works of art, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, prints, greenstone, cards, artisan food and coffee available. Kete Aronui also organise workshops year round. Guest artists share their passion and skills with art enthusiasts; beginners and experts alike.
56b Egmont street, SH3, Patea
Open: Mon - Fri 9.00am - 12.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Local artist Samantha Murphy and Luther Ashford present locally made quality Maori art and crafts, gifts and souvenirs in their gallery. Works on display include poi, jewellery, taniko, harakeke weaving and contemporary digital works.