Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Artistic Trail

The much-awaited Clevedon Art Trail with Open Studios, free live artist demonstrations, immersive workshops, and captivating exhibitions, is back to nourish our creative sensibilities.

It’s all happening on the weekend of March 16-17. However, the fun begins a day earlier with an Art Trail Exhibition opening on Friday, March 15, from 5-8 pm at Hallertau, Clevedon. This preview will tease your artistic senses.
The Clevedon Art Trail, beckons as an idyllic self-drive journey into the heart of authentic rural New Zealand.

A sneak preview: what’s in store for The Clevedon Art Trail over the weekend:

Art industry: James and Cheryl Wright’s gallery in Clevedon Village showcases the unique work of 35 established and emerging artists. A brief stroll up the road leads to Clevedon Creatives + Co, where a gallery brimming with the creations of local and New Zealand artists awaits.

Opening Exhibition on Friday March 15, 5-8 pm Open Studio event on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 10 am-4 pm. For further details see www.clevedonarttrail.co.nz

Throughout the weekend, this space will come alive with demonstrations.

Then head over to Gracie Matthews a Costumier at the Clevedon District Centre, where you can try your hand at vintage hand-crank sewing. For bronze sculpture fans, Frank Watson’s studio is a must-visit, and a short drive away, the McNicol homestead showcases the Clevedon Art Group’s talent in a historic setting.

Up the road is The Wild Fermentary, celebrating the art of wild fermentation. View the exhibition at their soda door and enjoy a refreshing fermented beverage and tasting platter— a great place to refuel between artists. Keep your journey rolling by visiting the home studio of Helen Morrison, an artist known for expressive landscape paintings. She will be running a free Adult Beginners Landscape Painting Workshop at 1 pm on Saturday, limited spaces available to book email morrison.helen@gmail.com

At 331 North Road, is the Gallery and Studio of artist Katie Blundell. See her contemporary artwork and creative space. In the same driveway, you will find Riverhaven Artland. Walk the 40-acre sculpture Park guided by the trail map.

New to the Clevedon Art Trail is Ana Ter Huurne, visit her Home Studio to see her paintings inspired by colour, form and places of meaning. Back in the village visit Hallertau to wander through the Clevedon Art Trail Exhibition and while you are there, grab a bite to eat.

If you happen to be doing the trail on Sunday, check out Pop-Up Printmaking with Toni Mosley, who will be at the Clevedon Farmer’s Market between 10-12 pm, where you can make a monotype to take home with you for free.

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