Here we are, mid May and I’m in a T shirt! It’s been a while since I’ve posted and there’s a LOT going on. We’ve had a great summer with Sculpture on the Gulf, Sculpt Oneroa, new galleries and studio’s opening on the island (check out the 2022 Art Map) and more! The project for this winter is exploring the DARK!. It’s galactic Core season, (speaking with my astro hat on) and familiar places are magic by night, it’s amazing, beautiful and inspiring!
Check out a few initial ‘sketches’ – Watch this Space!
All of a sudden it’s winter, following a full on summer of island creativity with Perpetual Guardian Sculpture On The Gulf, Sculpt Oneroa, a wonderful selection of exhibitions at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery, other gallery spaces and studios on Waiheke.
One of the stunning pieces from Sculpure on the Gulf, Te Werowero – The Ongoing Challenge, a bronze sculpture created by Waiheke artist, Chris Bailey was successfully secured by the island community and stays at the wharf greeting visitors and residents alike at the entryway to the island. Check out the story here: Te Werowero
April was spent in Norfolk UK, experiencing a gorgeous spring there taking in the famous Norfolk ‘light’ and viewing a lot of the local art. Spent two full days at the Sainsbury Centre which was very stimulating and inspiring, especially the current Magnum exhibition “The Body Observed’
This year the Winter Arts Festival over Queens Birthday Weekend took a break as it’s been ten years since the first one. Many of the island artists however had their studios open over the long weekend including us up here on a beautiful quiet Monday. (see the link above)
Studio hours are still Monday & Tuesdays 11 – 4 although it pays to check in with a phone call first in case we’re out and about doing winter jobs during these shorter days.
We’re busy prepping for the Winter exhibition inspired by Matariki! so visit this page again soon for more updates – very exciting! If you would like to exhibit in the gorgeous Little Room, just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming up in June 3-5 It’s that time of the year again! This year we will be in Oneroa hosting ArtLounge Waiheke Island, featuring new works, the jewellery of Sarah Morrison, and a virtual tour of the studio at Trig Hill if you can’t get all the way out to Onetangi. Plus you can just come along, chill out with an afternoon of music, botanical refreshments and good conversation about art on the island. We can’t wait! Tickets are available now at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery just $20 each for a great long weekend of art on Waiheke!