Candy-coated art trail
Hey there crafters, makers, designers, and all round art-lovers, grab a side-kick and do a creative road trip
See some art
Never ordinary and always offbeat, The Dowse Art Museum is a space for artists to test ideas and offer some food for thought. Jon Noorlander's colourful works in Candy Coated [on now] will sure hit that mark. Max out the time to recharge with a cuppa next door at Bellbird Eatery.
Up the road Whirinaki Whare Taonga serves up big doses of the bold too – especially the tasty artworks of the Dough Bakery.
What do you get when you cross a watercolour painter with a marine engineer and a musician? Alfred Memelink’s Artspace chock full of Wellington scenes, artists and locally made crafts, plus regular evening jams. Have a go on the piano too!
Hop in the car and drive out to Rona Gallery in Eastbourne to feed your mind. Artist in residence Richard Ponder is big on colour, big on books and big on concepts - just mind the back corner with all the paint!
Buy some art
What’s the difference between art and fashion? One hangs in a wardrobe while the other keeps on giving every day. Kick it up a notch and add some “zhuzh” to your favourite room from Humble & Grand.
Make some art
Do it with your other half or to renew your other half [of your brain] and unleash that creativity. Yes. We’ve all got a bit of it! Sign up today for Hutt Art Society’s pottery classes, Bespoke’s furniture chalk painting, stone sculpting at Keno Sculpture or get your Picasso on with loads of painting, drawing and creativity classes at The Learning Connexion.
Surprise yourself and your workmates by acing a beginner watercolour evening at Alfred Memelink's Artspace. You'll leave amazed having learned so much so quickly!