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Your August 2021 Update

With unexpected circumstances comes many hidden opportunities… As level 4 puts everything on hold (or semi-hold) for the Carlton Gallery, the time is ripe for a bit of an update — Two in fact! Most important first… The Arts Junction that holds the Carlton Gallery is closed until level 2. So our first artist Garry…

Exhibition – Hine•Ngaro

By Michaela Ehetere Pearse Exhibition open 5th July – 18th July HINE; Girl NGARO; Lost TAHA; Facet/Side HINENGARO; Mind/Mentality TAHA HINENGARO; Mental and emotional wellbeing. Hine•Ngaro is a series of paintings that illustrate a reclamation of health in the mental and emotional dimension of hauora (wellbeing). Expressed through the narrative of Hine, a Māori Girl…

Keep it Real & Below the Surface

An exhibition of murals by Katikati Open Air Art and Ranger Studio students. “We want to make creativity accessible to everyone.” Over the past few months, Jess Ellis from Ranger Studios has been working with two groups of local teenagers at The Arts Junction in Katikati; learning new techniques, playing with a variety of materials and investigating relevant…

Katikati Open Air Art President’s Report for 2021

Katikati Open Air Art held their AGM on the 24th May and President Steve Graveson presented his report summing up the past year. Here is the report.   President’s Report 2021 This president’s report coincides with the last few months of Katikati Open Air Art’s 30th year of operations. A momentous and special event, especially…

Recollections Gallery Exhibition by Val Tubman

Val Tubman has studied with many professional artists, tutored art for 40 years and won 70 awards for her art. After a lifetime of painting, commencing originally as an airbrush artist for Christopher Bede Studios, Val reflects on her many years of observing nature and all its diversity. “The vibrant colours and forms of our…

Celebrating Unsung Heroes – Nominate your hero!

Nominate your hero from 2020! Do you know of someone who did great deeds during ‘2020’ but received little or no recognition for them? Katikati Open Air Art would like to celebrate and acknowledge the individuals in our community who gave outstanding service to those isolated and in need during the ‘unprecedented’ times of 2020.…

Majestic Life Exhibition

Growing up in Browns Bay on Auckland’s North Shore, Jonathan Grange began his interest in airbrush art as a young teenager. With a fascination of science fiction art and reading 2000 AD comics, combined with a passion for tinkering and studying how things work, Jonathan became obsessed with the precision of the airbrush and its…

Follow Me Exhibition

An exhibition of acrylic landscapes by Barbara von Seida Barbara von Seida is a Coromandel artist whose main body of work features New Zealand landforms. “I am lucky to live in a very painterly area surrounded by magnificent scenery,” says Barbara. “Nature provides me with endless inspiration, however it is not my intention to describe…

Katikati Festival of Arts – coming in October 2021!

Katikati Festival of Arts celebrates all things Art during October 2021 as we light up the town with lights, art, theatre, music and film. We invite you to visit our lively little community during October to enjoy an art experience designed to thrill, inspire and to light up your day. Our diverse range of events…

Art: Weird & Wonderful Exhibition

Art: Weird & Wonderful is the new exhibition in the Carlton Gallery. A group of artists  from all over New Zealand that has one shared interest: art, INTERESTING art are exhibiting at the Carlton Gallery. They are arranging an extraordinary exhibition combining different mediums to create unique pieces. Nothing will be plain. Exhibition open 15th…

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