Thanks everyone who braved it up the hill to visit! Lovely to meet you all and hope you had a fab time at the festival! Paula Richa, Lyndsay Meager and Sarah Morrison for sharing the space and turning the house into a gorgeous colourful gallery for the weekend, Janette Roxburg and Donal Buckley for excellent ukelele playing and a superb display of handmade cigar box guitars. I had a great time playing!
More pics and info soon! (Am clicking away on my phone right here…:) )
Save the Date and book now at the gallery or at Fullers. Queens Birthday Weekend 4-6 June, we’ll be creating a fun feast of art up the hill, me (Kim Wesney) Sarah Morrison, Paula Richa and Lyndsay Meager – come on up! More images and info soon!
Here are the links to jump over to the Waiheke Community Art Gallery and Fullers
Studio hours are the same up the hill (Mondays & Tuesdays) but for work a little closer to the village our pop up Art Lounge in Oneroa during the weekend.
Waiheke is now becoming an ‘Island of Art’ and along Mako St. and in the village close by there are a number of galleries and studios to visit.
Join us at the Art Lounge at 32 Mako St. for a chat and a cup of coffee, browse works that reference the local surrounds and see what is in progress in the studio up at Trig Hill as well. Pick up a limited edition print, a smaller original work or a souvenir from a selection of postcards to remember your visit. If you see the sign is out, pop on in!
Jeweller and artist Sarah Morrison is working on a new body of work at the Art Lounge and we will both be working on new pieces for the upcoming Waiheke Winter Arts Festival 2016 as well as Jostle, the next exhibition on at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery.
Meanwhile have a look at some new works in progress and come and visit us in the weekend!
What a busy year 2015 was, and now we’re almost half way through the year, summer has been a gorgeous one and we look forward to the Waiheke Winter Arts Fesitval coming up in June!
Just a quick post this morning as off to help install new exhibitions at the gallery, the Pop-up gallery at the old library space is on just until end of January, check out these links for some of the latest goings on art wise and here up the hill at the studio.
Studio will be open today and tommorow 12 – 5pm for a spring clean! Limited edition prints on canvas, paintings and mixed media works. Images just a sample of available works. Feel free to contact 021 887819 if you have any queries.
The rambunctious windy spring is still making it’s presence known! However the flowers are out and it’s warming up, with it the garden and new work underway, preparing for an exciting summer ahead. We’re planning a new trip to get reference for a new suite of works and a children’s book in the wings – will keep you posted!
For now tho’ summer hours will kick in after Labour Weekend and scheduling in some musical soirees in the studio and garden. See you up here!
Winter is certainly here, we were lucky with the weekend for the Waiheke Winter Arts Festival, have a read from Chris Preston’s blog – thanks Chris! I get to see what some of the other studios are like via your pics! Jump over to the blog here: Chris’s Blog about the Festival
Now I’m busy getting underway with three new works, hard to stay inside when it’s so gorgeous out there like it was last Tuesday. These works are for The Gallery Staff and Volunteers exhibition coming up later in July – fun! Check out the latest at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery
Also, Winter sale! remaining prints and smaller works available, need to make room in the studio and they need homes! 🙂
Check out the facebook page for the latest. Jump over from the link below. have a great week everyone!
Thanks so much to everyone who adventured up the hill to see us over the weekend. It was great to meet so many new people from the island and from far and wide. All up we had over 90 visitors during the weekend! Huge thanks to Roberto Sarlo who treated us to his beautiful music on Sunday morning, and then spontaneous jams with Raul Sarrot and those who couldn’t resist having a go on the drums ( I couldn’t find my proper jazz sticks so we just used paint brushes – they worked a treat! )
And what a magic way to finish the weekend with a visit from Jane and Kevin with their two curious daughters fascinated by the night sky, stars, the sun, astronauts and space in general. We’ll be working on getting some kid friendly ‘astronomy appreciation’ programmes established up there, the winter is such a special time to do some star gazing, so much to see. Thanks Jane and Kevin – a very special way to finish a fabulous weekend!
Brilliant to share the house again with Sarah Morrison, Paula Richa and this year, Lyndsay Meager joining us a wide variety of work for people to enjoy. Check out Trig Hill Base Camp’s Facebook page here for images and news about the festival Trig Hill Base Camp and at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery here: Waiheke Community Art Gallery FB Page
Right, had better get going – working on three new regional paintings, (Rakino, Matiatia Harbour and Moa Point) will post some images soon!
Only a couple of weeks away! We’re all busy getting ready for Queens Birthday weekend and looking forward to visitors up at Trig Hill! This year Paula Richa, Sarah Morrison and Lyndsay Meager will be joining me in sharing a colourful collection of large format landscapes, textile mixed media works, life drawings and jewellery. Tickets are just $15 each from the Waiheke Community Art Gallery, tickets are valid for the whole weekend including the popular Sunday Soirée and silent auction, always a highlight of the festival! Cant’t wait, it’s going to be fun!