Candy-coated art trail

Hey there crafters, makers, designers, and all round art-lovers, grab a side-kick and do a creative road trip

candy coated at the Dowse Art Museum
dowse art museum gallery visitors looking art artworks
The Dowse Art Museum exterior Rainscreen artwork
SD Expressions Main

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!

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery Petone bart the sheep
Richard Ponder artwork at Rona Gallery
sculpture artist bruce winter at alfred memelink artspace
Ellen Giggenbach designer holding a pillow

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.  

Avison’s Home & Giftware and designer Ellen Giggenbach’s store will both bring back the feeling as a kid when you’d walk into a candy store. You'll just want one of everything amongst all the colour.

And don’t leave just yet, save some space in the car for a piece of more locally made awesomeness to take pride of place at home - including the kiwi craft at Artisan Co-op Store.

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!


hutt art society gallery fence

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