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KOAST-Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail-October 20-22 2018

KOAST-Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail-October 20-22 2018

Distance: 80.84 km ( 50.23 miles )  Duration: 1-3 days   Last Updated: 10 Dec 2019
A wonderful walk added by Ann Winship it's in Kerikeri, Northland, New zealand.
The Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail {KOAST} is held Labour Weekend {October 20-22} for 3 days of art exploration BY CAR from 10am to 4pm. Meet and talk to the artists in their studios or at group venues. More than 66 artists will participate this year, and there are 32 trail stops. This is our fifth annual KOAST exhibition with a wide variety of art forms and styles to see. Our artists are members of KOAST Inc.and live or work in Kerikeri, New Zealand. We are proud to have 11 guest artists from other NZ regions joining us this year. Bring your friends, explore Kerikeri and have a great time on the trail. We hope you purchase our original art and come every year. This is our first year using a mobile app {which required us to list it as a walk so that we could include stops that are on private roads and make Google maps happy}. We hope it is helpful. For more details, purchase our 24 page trail guide brochure for $5. at various locations listed on our website: www.koast.org.nz. Or email us at info@koast.org.nz. Admission is free. Look for our blue and yellow flags, yellow roadside arrows and numbered signs denoting each stop on the trail. Happy Trails!
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Trail Highlights

A 1 Seed Gallery

A 1 Seed Gallery

170 A Kerikeri Inlet Road. Two artists will exhibit at this location. Helen Jean, gallery owner and artist, creates oil paintings and sculpture. Helen’s works are contemporary and unique. Lah Herk creates woven hats from native fibres which are elegant living art forms with Tahitian influences. The Seed Gallery is open most of the year.




C 3 Barrow Boy’s Coffee Co.

C 3 Barrow Boy’s Coffee Co.

94 Kerikeri Road, Hub Mall. Gaz Jarman, mixed-media artist, creates works that refer to the era of Pop.


Distance from previous hotspot: 5.22 km ( 3.24 miles )

D 4 Hugh McKechnie’s Studio

D 4 Hugh McKechnie’s Studio

19 Hawkings Crescent. Hugh McKechnie, wood carver and sculptor, uses recycled native timber.


Distance from previous hotspot: 0.68 km ( 0.42 miles )

E 5 Joanne Gardner

E 5 Joanne Gardner

59 Hone Heke Road. Joanne Gardner creates paintings in oil or watercolour. In her landscapes she explores the use of colour to evoke hope, pain, joy. .


Distance from previous hotspot: 0.80 km ( 0.50 miles )

F 6 Oakridge Villas Venue

F 6 Oakridge Villas Venue

Three Artists are exhibiting at this venue. Charlotte Scott is a KOASTguest artist creating textile art. Her work depicts narratives of nature in fabric. Judi Soutar is a well known local artist and teacher who works in oil, acrylic, watercolours, and pencil. Judi’s drawings are featured on the trail. Jane Shaw, stoneware ceramics and textile arts. Marine sketches inspire her thrown pots and textiles artwork.


Distance from previous hotspot: 1.80 km ( 1.12 miles )

G 7 Little Black Gallery

G 7 Little Black Gallery

394B Kerikeri Road. Eleven Artists are showing their work at Anna Hamilton’s Little Black Gallery. See original jewellery made by Anna Hamilton, Louise Spiers, Stephanie Boyd-Dunlop and Marlene Strode. Meet 6 painters using oil, acrylic or mixed-media: Anna Hamilton, Raewyn King, Cassandra Gaisford, Shirley Morrish, Huia Ann Wills and Nicki McPike. View the marble sculpture by Jonathan Foley and drawings by Sara King. So much to see at this stop!


Distance from previous hotspot: 1.70 km ( 1.05 miles )

H 8 Claudia Weifels

H 8 Claudia Weifels

414 Kerikeri Road. Claudia Weifels creates naive art in acrylics on canvas, sometimes up-cycled from op shop paintings.


Distance from previous hotspot: 0.62 km ( 0.38 miles )

I  9 Mark Mitchell Studio

I 9 Mark Mitchell Studio

1322 Bulls Road (SH 10). Mark Mitchell is a master potter who specializes on hand thrown pottery inspired by the texture and surfaces of speckled birds’ eggs.


Distance from previous hotspot: 2.98 km ( 1.85 miles )

J 10 Studio 19

J 10 Studio 19

1329 Bulls Road (SH10). Catherine Dunn works in layered acrylics, creating works that shift from figurative to abstract compositions. Studio19 is open year round.


Distance from previous hotspot: 0.11 km ( 0.07 miles )

K 11 Springbank School Venue

K 11 Springbank School Venue

on Waimate North Road. Four Artists are exhibiting here including KOAST’s emerging guest artist, Jackson Ansted. Joan Honeyfield paints with a taste of colour and a touch of place on large canvases. Brenda Moir draws on inspiration from the wonders of our local environment for her paintings. Claire Gordon specializes in low light event photography capturing emotion and creating, she hopes, curiosity. KOAST’s emerging guest artist is Jackson Ansted, whose multi-media works are influenced by the role subcultures play in the contemporary art scene.


Distance from previous hotspot: 4.39 km ( 2.73 miles )

L  12 Ann’s Art Studio

L 12 Ann’s Art Studio

52 B Amuri Road. Group Venue with 5 artists including 2 guest artists, Rudy van der Pol and Brad Walters. Rudy van der Pol is a recognized NZ mixed media sculptor making wall art from recycled metal. Brad Walters is a spray paint artist, whose career as an artist had roots in the automotive field. Brad now does commissioned projects including custom kitchen designs and paints on all sorts of supports, refrigerators to canvas. Rolly Monro is a wood and metal sculptor, whose work is well known in NZ. Leigh Munro paints expressive and semi-abstract works born of landforms and creates large steel sculptures. Ann Winship paints sea and landscapes of Northland in oil or watercolour and weaves copper wire sculptures. Her studio is open year round by appointment.


Distance from previous hotspot: 0.67 km ( 0.41 miles )

M 13 Allyson Waldron

M 13 Allyson Waldron

100 Amuri Road. Allyson Waldron paints abstracts using mixed media and also creates edible art.


Distance from previous hotspot: 0.22 km ( 0.13 miles )

N 14 Lin’s Art Studio

N 14 Lin’s Art Studio

100 Valencia Lane. Two Artists to see! Lin Marinkovic painting varied subjects in a realistic style in watercolour and acrylic. Louisa Millett casts jewellery of metal and stone that hold a special magic for the wearer.


Distance from previous hotspot: 2.69 km ( 1.67 miles )

O 15 Keriblue Ceramics

O 15 Keriblue Ceramics

Meet artist and owner Caroline Moss. See her work and hand painted tableware.


Distance from previous hotspot: 2.90 km ( 1.80 miles )

P 16 Monika Welch

P 16 Monika Welch

Phat House Brewery, Unit 9/32 Klinic Lane. Monika Welchis a mixed-media creative, obsessed with colour, nature, sea, and lakes.


Distance from previous hotspot: 3.27 km ( 2.03 miles )

Q 17 Anne Elliott

Q 17 Anne Elliott

294A Waipapa Road. Anne Elliott incorporates old and newly created objects to make sculptures that are original and a bit quirky. Anne paintings reflect the diversity of Aotearoa.


Distance from previous hotspot: 2.51 km ( 1.56 miles )

R 18 Kaleidoscopes

R 18 Kaleidoscopes

265 Waipapa Road. Andrew and Robyn Leary create a range of kaleidoscopes as well as dichronic glass that is featured in their jewellery. See their new yurt gallery.


Distance from previous hotspot: 0.17 km ( 0.11 miles )

S 19 Kaikohekohe Weavers

S 19 Kaikohekohe Weavers

Rewa’s Village, 1 Landing Road. A group of guest artists, the Kaikohekohe Weavers, will exhibit their flax works, both traditional and contemporary expressions and weave at this perfect venue for their art. Rewa’s Village has waived its admission for trail goers, but a koha is appreciated. Learn about Te Ra, the ancient Maori sail held at the British Museum and the weavers’ plans to discover its secrets.


Distance from previous hotspot: 3.45 km ( 2.14 miles )

 T 20 Richard Lawty

T 20 Richard Lawty

21 Riverview Road. Richard Lawty is an oil painter of landscapes and seascapes of New Zealand sharing the mood of the moment with the viewer.


Distance from previous hotspot: 1.56 km ( 0.97 miles )

U 21  Janette Walker

U 21 Janette Walker

136 Landing Road. Janette Walker, photographer, captures with her macro lens the delicate,dreamy images of flowers.


Distance from previous hotspot: 0.49 km ( 0.30 miles )

V 22 LynArt Studio

V 22 LynArt Studio

44 Kingfisher Road. Lynette Taylor, pastel artist, and Kevin Clennick, poet, often collaborate in their creative endeavours to delight us.


Distance from previous hotspot: 1.63 km ( 1.01 miles )

W 23 Jan Stevenson

W 23 Jan Stevenson

17 Wairangi Road. Jan Stevenson uses mixed-media to create new dimensions in her abstract and at times political works.


Distance from previous hotspot: 4.61 km ( 2.86 miles )

X 24 Helen Morgan

X 24 Helen Morgan

19 Wairangi Road. Helen Morgan draws and paints in acrylics with mixed-media.people, landscapes and animals using abstraction.


Distance from previous hotspot: 0.00 km ( 0.00 miles )

Y 25 Lynn Pirrie Smith

Y 25 Lynn Pirrie Smith

327 Kapiro Road. Lynn Pirrie Smith is an abstract expressionist painter using oil sticks on canvas. This is her 5th year exhibiting on the KOAST.


Distance from previous hotspot: 4.58 km ( 2.84 miles )

Z 26 James Dean

Z 26 James Dean

10 Taronui Road, Tapuaetahi Beach. James Dean, from San Francisco, brings ’sweet as’ into his vivid acrylic and mixed-media paintings that celebrate people and places.


Distance from previous hotspot: 12.96 km ( 8.05 miles )

1 27 Wendy Laurenson

1 27 Wendy Laurenson

47B Taronui Rd, Tapuaetahi Beach. Wendy lives by the sea and her paintings are rich, dynamic, contemporary works infused with colour, movement and metaphor.


Distance from previous hotspot: 0.47 km ( 0.29 miles )

2 28 Jude Fenton

2 28 Jude Fenton

39 Taronui Road, Tapuaetahi Beach. Jude Fenton carves native woods, and her acrylic paintings are inspired by living on the coast.


Distance from previous hotspot: 0.12 km ( 0.08 miles )

3 29 Potter Family Venue

3 29 Potter Family Venue

33 McCaughan Road. Four Artists are exhibiting at this location: Rebecca Potter, painter and photographer, likes to capture light as it falls on shapes, buildings, people or pets. Mary Potter paints in oil, acrylic and watercolour for pleasure and to bring joy to viewers. David Potter has rediscovered the joy of painting and frames his work in wood from reclaimed fence posts. Penny Kennedy, photographer, explores environmental portraiture and abstract imagery.


Distance from previous hotspot: 14.82 km ( 9.21 miles )

4 30 Burnt Earth Clay Studio

4 30 Burnt Earth Clay Studio

7C Waipapa West Road. Nicky Jolly creates sculptural and functional pots that enhance everyday living with glazes that compliment the clay form and set off the food.


Distance from previous hotspot: 1.32 km ( 0.82 miles )

5 31 Lakehouse Studio

5 31 Lakehouse Studio

59 Stanners Road. Bruce MacGregor is a multi-media artist...drawing, painting, sculpting, carving..creating art from all he touches.


Distance from previous hotspot: 1.61 km ( 1.00 miles )

6 32 Art by the Aldridges

6 32 Art by the Aldridges

3A Macadamia Road. Eddie Aldridge and Lilian Aldrdge are oil painters at 3A Macadamia Lane. Lilian enjoys painting flowers, animals, landscapes and especially pet portraits. Eddie like to capture the extraordinary and what is overlooked in his oil paintings.


Distance from previous hotspot: 2.51 km ( 1.56 miles )













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