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Mercury Bay Art Escape

Explore the artists and their studios from Tairua to Matarangi. Rich and eclectic mediums include painting, printmaking, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, photography, mosaics, and iron-mongering.
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Last week to purchase tickets for the Gala Opening 1 March at Hot Waves Café, Hot Water Beach.

Kicking off with our Gala Opening at Hot Waves Café in Hot Water Beach this Friday 1 March 2024, with the talented FLOX as keynote speaker. As an aerosol and stencil artist, FLOX has been creating distinctive designs since 2003. Her trademark native birds, ferns and flowers are a celebration of Aotearoa’s environmental taonga.

Artists in Residence at Hot Waves Cafe

To add to the art experience during the two weeks of Art Escape, there will be Artists in Residence at Hot Waves Café in Hot Water Beach. The Artists in Residence has proven to be a popular meeting place for art lovers to discuss their work and inspiration. Join your friends for brunch or lunch, chat to the artists while they work, and consider joining the Art Escape 2025.

There will be application forms available from the artists.

Artists in Residence programme

Monday 4 March

9.00am – 11.30am Sally Samins & David Vandervoort

11.30am – 1.30pm Jane Parson & Kaylie Finnis

1.30pm – 4.00pm Jenny Cotterall & Margaret Gibson

Tuesday 5 March

9.00am – 11.30am Margaret Gibson & Merle Ward

11.30am – 1.30pm Anne Bowden

1.30pm – 4.00pm Anne Bowden

Wednesday 6 March

9.00am – 11.30am Meg Auth 

11.30am – 1.30pm Michael Harrison & Jessie Macaw

1.30pm – 4.00pm Kay de Blauw & Ngairene Collison-Smith

Thursday 7 March

9.00am – 11.30am Jean McCann & Sue Foster

11.30am – 1.30pm Annemieke Kregting & Jennifer Panther

1.30pm – 4.00pm Claire Byers

Friday 8 March

9.00am – 11.30am Ginny Deavoll

11.30am – 1.30pm Susan Dunster

1.30pm – 4.00pm Sandra Hosking