Opunake Open Studios & Galleries

A collective of 11 art galleries and artist studios in and around Opunake, South Taranaki. Check our guide below for more information.
Opening at 10:00
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Lulu Studio Pottery has now joined the Opunake Open Studios & Galleries collective! Laura creates handmade and wheel thrown pieces of art, homewares and pet ornaments from her little studio at her home on Taranaki's Surf Highway. Her work can be found for sale on Felt.co.nz, Etsy and on Trade Me...

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Award Winning Taranaki Artist Jeanette Verster is one of the invitational artists currently on display in the exhibition Paper - Not So Simple at 'from out of the blue studio gallery'. Jeanette has created this intimate work called Random Weave which explores the properties of cotton thread inter...

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Paper - Not So Simple

06-Sep-2020 – 12-Oct-2020

A curated exhibition featuring Ildikó Vigh from The Hague, Jeanette Verster and Suzan Kostanich from New Plymouth and Sandy Corbett from Christchurch.

Sunday is the best day to call on the venues of the Opunake Open Studios & Galleries artists. There are so many interesting locations to get around, we've put together this guide to help you navigate your way around artists and the sights of Opunake.


1. Pihama Lavender Gallery, gardens ...

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Woven - Tapestries and Treasures

23-Jul-2020 – 31-Aug-2020

From around New Zealand six leading textie artists have selected works for this exhibition. There is a wide range of very beautiful fiber art both decorative and functional on display.

Shelley Slater Artist Studio now open.

I’m Shelley,
welcome to my studio, situated at 19 Napier street in the bustling vibrant township of Opunake, Maunga Taranaki.

I grew up in West Auckland’s Waitakere ranges, a rainforest, black sand beaches
on the coast wild and free. This is why I love...

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Artist collective South Taranaki, NZ

A diverse group of artists residing in the region of Opunake township. Follow us on  Facebook and Instagram  @opunakeartists. One of the many things to do in Opunake. 

Gallery Guide

Pihama Lavender Studio Gallery
The art of Liz Sinclair, art and wares from Taranaki
3510 South Road
06 761 7012
Open weekends year round 10-5, and by appointment

On the Coast Art Gallery
The art of Karen Dey
22 Halse Place
027 726 2540
Open 10-4 most weekends, by appointment, or when flags are out.

from out of the blue studio gallery
Fibre art invitational exhibitions and bespoke works  
18 Halse Place
021 407 424
Open Thurs-Mon 1-5, by appointment or when flags are out.

The Emporium
Gallery and Gifts
86 Tasman Street, Opunake
Open Wed-Sat 10-4
022 457 6653

Open Studio Artists

Rhonda Crawford Open Studio
86 Tasman Street
027 606 0664
Open Sat, Sun and Mon 10-3

Claire Jensen Open Studio
The Brown Bach Studio 
29 Hickey Place
0210 224 2438
Open most weekdays, Sun 12-4 and by appointment.

Emmanuelle Charmant Open Studio
Little French Bird Life Photography
70 Domett Street
022 065 1522
Open most weekdays 11-2 and by appointment.

Kiri McGuire
Kakano Studio Gallery
21 Napier Street
022 6269495
Open most days 10-2 daily, except Wednesday and by appointment

Shelley Slater Artist Studio
19 Napier Street
021 08712831
Open Sun 12-4. 

Forbes & Flay
Contemporary Art Studio
Tabatha Forbes and Chauncey Flay
40 Tasman Street
021 1346929
Open Fri-Sun 10-2 and by appointment.

Lulu Studio Pottery
Laura Buchanan  
6190 South Road 
Open Fri-Sun 10-2

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  • 0210 224 2438


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29 Hickey Place
Opunake 4616
New Zealand

Opening Hours

Wed:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thu:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fri:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun:10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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