Opunake Open Studios & Galleries

A collective of 9 art galleries and artist studios in and around Opunake, South Taranaki. Check our guide below for more information.
Opening at 10:00 tomorrow
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Exhibition of handmade all natural new works made by 15 New Zealand artists that consider ideas around "Warmth". This is a perfect collection to come and explore while the outdoors are so challenging. There are lovely hats, scarves, throws, knee rugs, hottie covers, jackets to wear and use to kee...

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Ready for visitors this weekend

Sat, Sun and Mon from 10 am;

Pihama Lavender Gallery and Gardens

The Emporium Gallery and Gifts

Rhonda Crawford Artist Studio

From 1-5

from out of the blue studio gallery

Open Saturday and Sunday from 10am;

Forbes and Flay Contemp...

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Songs of the Earth (1972-2021) by Roger Peters.

May 15, 2021 – May 28, 2021

‘Songs of the Earth’ (1972-2021) an exhibition spanning the artistic career of Roger Peters from the early70s to the present. On show at Pihama Lavender exhibition space, installation open daily 10-4. Contact Roger Peters 027 460 8777, or Liz at Pihama Lavender for more information or alternative...

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In Dialogue with Papatūānuku - Birgit Moffatt
This new Body of Work is a sensory exploration and discovery of te taiao, the
natural world, that leads to a deeper understanding and re-valuation of my
relationship with te ngahere, the native bush.
I am exploring the potential of natural materials I...

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Mar 28, 2021 – Jun 12, 2021

Sunday 28 March, 11 April & 12 June, 10 - 2

Forbes & Flay Studio
40 Tasman St, Opunake

What is it: Casual plant-based drawing class at Forbes & Flay Studio, one Sunday every month.
This is a great refresher drawing course or just a good opportunity to spend a few hours learning to draw pla...

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ReCreate Recycled Art Exhibition

Feb 23, 2021 – Apr 4, 2021

Group exhibition at The Collaboration. Devon Street, New Plymouth. Opunake Open Studios & Galleries artist Claire Jensen exhibits contemporary sculpture made from the debris of society as wastemedia.

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from out of the blue studio gallery
Looping Workshop
with Artist in Residence
Birgit Moffatt.
Get creative(with Birgit)! In this workshop, you will learn the fun technique of looping. Birgit will teach you how to delicately loop thin wire around a rock, creating a small taonga that you can take...

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Ōpunakē Open Studios & Galleries map 2021
1. The Brown Bach Studio 29 Hickey Place
2. On the Coast Art 22 Halse Place
3. from out of the blue studio gallery 18 Halse Place
4. Rhonda Crawford Artist Studio 86 Tasman St.
5. The Emporium 86 Tasman St.
6. Forbes & Flay 40 Tasman St.
7. Kākano Studio ...

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Opunake Open Studios & Galleries Summer Hours

Sunday is still the best day to visit our open studios and galleries. Here’s an update of our hours going into 2021;

•Kakano open by appointment

•Shelley Slater open 12-4 Sundays

•On the Coast Art open most weekends 10-4

•from out of the blue ...

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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 10-4, 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 Thurs-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.

Kiri McGuire
Kakano Studio Gallery
21 Napier Street
022 6269495
Open 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.

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Get directions
29 Hickey Place
Opunake 4616
New Zealand

Opening Hours

Mon:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thu:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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