Join the Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail 2020

Join Us On KOAST

The Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail (KOAST) was first  held October 25 -27 2014 thanks to Ann Winship who developed the concept in Kerikeri .

Since then it has been held every year and has gone from strength to strength.

Every year KOAST welcomes new members and encourages all artists to take part in the Trail held on Labour Weekend,.


Membership applications for 2019 are closed but if you wish to consider applying for KOAST 2020 please contact us through the contact form or at


If you are not an artist but wish to become a Friend of KOAST click here.

Whichever you choose please  pay us through internet banking to ASB 12 3091 0232985 00, using your name and tel as reference.


Jonathan Foley, Chair
Rachel Palmer, Secretary
Robyn Leary, Treasurer
Anna Hamilton
Bruce MacGregor
Catherine Dunn
Charlie Smith
Helen Noble
Janette Walker
Louisa Millett
Lynn Pirrie Smith


As KOAST is a voluntary organisation, including the Committee, we ask all members to do anything they can to help – selling Trail Guides, helping collect information for social media, putting up the signs, collecting raffle prizes and heaps of other things.

The Committee has formed work groups with each committee member being responsible for a particular area so if you have particular skills in any of these or can assist with anything pl;ease get in contact with us.  We do ask everyone who exhibits to help in some way otherwise it becomes an enormous amount of work for a very few! AS you can see we have a couple of volunteers already.


Membership (Helen Noble)
Sponsorship (Jonathan Foley, Charlie Smith, Anna Hamilton)
Website and Social Media (Anna Hamilton)
Publicity and Marketing (Charlie Smith, Anna Hamilton, Jonathan Foley)
Photography (Catherine Dunn, Janette Walker and Charlie Smith)
Fundraising, Grants Donations (Rachel Palmer, Raewyn King)
Group Venues (Janette Walker, Lynn Pirrie)
Pre Event displays (Jonathan Foley)
Guest Artists (Catherine Dunn)
Flags and Signage (Bruce MacGregor, Hugh McKechnie)
Trail Guides Sales (Lynn Pirrie)
Raffle Prizes (janette Walker and Lynn Pirrie)
Design  (Charlie Smith)
Trail Guide (, Anna Hamilton, Helen Noble)
PackHouse Coordinator (Louisa Millett)

Other Needs, Skills and Leads We Could Use
Auckland art scene contacts
Names of local artists to invite
Private Donors or Sponsor contacts

Kerikeri Open Art Studios Trail (KOAST)