Beautiful regions and places have attracted and inspired artists for centuries, including Constable, Cezanne, van Gogh and of course Monet’s own gardens. Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands, Northland, is well known for its stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, lovely walks and its citrus and kiwi fruit orchards.
There’s so much more to this fascinating region with many very talented New Zealand artists calling this lovely area home. This year the Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail creates a wonderful vehicle for this region’s artists and for visitors and art collectors to enjoy their talent.
As well, we are delighted to welcome the Northland based Guest Artists who have agreed to join KOAST this year, including Greg Barron, acclaimed potter and ceramic artist; Pete Cernis, renowned artist; Di West, well known sculptor and artist; and Judy Woods, abstract artist.
The Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail offers visitors a wonderful artistic experience. Visiting the exhibitors in their studios can really give a unique and interesting perspective on a place and add greatly to its attraction.
By guiding visitors to studios and galleries, KOAST helps artists to succeed at supporting themselves in their chosen profession, by growing their customer base, and selling their artwork directly to art lovers and other interested parties. Each artist has something very special to offer a visitor.
So, do join us – take a leisurely drive through the beauty of Kerikeri and the Bay of Islands, and discover our artists in their creative environments. You could couple this experience with a Labour Weekend break, and a visit to one of the many boutique restaurants, cafes or wineries in the area.
The inaugural Kerikeri Art Studios Trail was held during Labour Weekend 2014. Forming an integral part of the area’s vibrant art scene, KOAST provides Kerikeri artists the opportunity to showcase their work in a unique way. The artists participating in KOAST, live and/or work in Kerikeri and are available year round.
The Kerikeri Art Trail is held on Labour Weekend and gives trail goers the chance to discover local artists creating and selling their original work.
The Trail itself is free and is marked with flags, signs and numbers BUT you will need a Trail Guide (only $5.00) with the map to find the studios. The Guide also has a little description about each artist. Bring a car load of art lovers, and enjoy a day out!
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