Opunake Open Studios & Galleries

A collective of 10 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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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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Stitched meditations and memories exhibition

25-Jun-2020 – 20-Jul-2020

Stitched Meditations and Memories is from out of the blue studio's exhibition exploring thoughts, emotions and experiences from the time of arrival of Covid-19 in NZ.

Guest artist Jenny Bielawski has created a beautiful work titled "Too Many White Butterflies". using botanical inks for printing...

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The Emporium Gallery & Gifts Now Open
The Emporium is a new gallery and gift shop run by mother/daughter duo Michaela and Rhonda. They are located at 86 Tasman Street in Opunake.
The gallery features paintings, sculptures and gifts all handmade by New Zealand artists and creatives.
They are now o...

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Opunake artists welcoming visitors again!

Jun 12, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020

We're busting our bubbles and getting back into regular life and opening hours since the Level 1 announcement. Please check our about section on this website or on the link below for more comprehensive information about specific artists.One of the many things to see and do in Opunake.

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Taranaki Arts Trail Members Exhibition

May 28, 2020 – Jun 20, 2020

The Taranaki Arts Trail features two of our Opunake Open Studios artists, Viv Davy and Rhonda Crawford. They exhibit their work at the Percy Thomson Gallery as part of the members exhibition from May 28-June 20. The Taranaki Arts Trail open studios event will now occur on the weekend of October 3...

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Kakano Studio and Gallery now open.
Kiri McGuire has recently moved to Opunake from Whanganui and has established Kakano Gallery, showcasing the work of local and national object artists. Kakano is open for viewings and workshops, located at 21 Napier Street, Opunake. https://www.instagram.com/ka...

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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 -4 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 11-2 and by appointment.

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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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