07 866 3887 • 8 Pye Place • Hot Water Beach • Whitianga
A favourite of locals and visitors,
Hot Waves is just a minute’s stroll
from Hot Water Beach. Enjoy
gourmet dining inside or out
on this one-acre native garden
teaming with bird life.
One of the best eateries
on the Coromandel
Open 7 days 8:30am-4pm • Fridays till 8:30pm for Open Mic & Pizza night
102 Robert Street, Tararu - Thames
Summer Hours: Open Most Days 10AM-4PMWWW.JMCANTEREAU.COM
View art and meet
the artist at her new
Gallery in Thames
Look for red ‘open’
sandwich board or
phone for appointment
021 0238 2723
07 868 7066
Jacquie now offering
OIL PAINTING CLASSES...
in my Karangahake studio and at Paeroa
for adults wishing
to learn oil painting. Beginners in Oils, to Seascapes, Light and
Reflections, Mountains and Scenery - a class for everyone.
Five week blocks $95, day and night classes. Small groups for
maximising your learning. Some materials available in class.
Call or text to book your place. Eftpos available for tuition fees.www.jacquieellisart.co.nz • firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio in Karangahake Gorge on River Road •
OPEN DAILY – or by
Chosen Coromandel Life’s
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Join Mercury Bay artists in their home studios during the Mercury Bay
Art Escape March weekends or view their works every day throughout
the year in the region’s fine art galleries, art group halls and the interiors
of cafés and restaurants.
Some studios will be extending their hours this year to cope with the
visitor numbers, and other artists not opening their studios will be
hosted in local galleries.
BREAD & BUTTER GALLERY HOSTS MICHAEL SMITHER
Once again, famed Otama Beach painter
Michael D. Smither
will be at
exhibiting at the Bread & Butter Gallery
in Whitianga during the Art Escape tour
days. Michael, displaying 6 new works, will
be available to meet and discuss his new
ink on paper works, such
Saturday 4 & 11 March 11am-1pm.
GALLERIES...AND EVEN CAFES
Also in Whitianga, visit Mosaic Gallery,
Whitianga Art Group, and a special MBAE Pop Up Gallery at Ray White
Auction Room on Monk St.
Many MBAE artists exhibit year round at The Little Gallery on Main
Street in Tairua. Their ad this issue marks some of their MBAE artists.
North along the coast, visit Moku Artspace, near the Hot Waves Caf
Hot Water Beach, the official tour exhibition hall for the month of March.
In nearby Hahei, stop by Beach Habitat, a gift shop and art gallery, in
same building as the Hahei Beach Caf
on Grange Road.
s that regularly have artworks exhibited include Luke’s
Kitchen at Kuaotunu, Mercury Bay Estate (winery and restaurant) on
Purangi Rd, Cooks Beach, and Colenso Caf
on SH25 at Whenuakite.
A new member this year is the HIkuai Art Group located in the Hikuai
Hall on 45 Morrison Road.
Gallery viewing locations
Stop by a gallery or cafe to preview works by many tour artists
The Little Gallery Tairua’s
Easter group exhibition
Opening this Easter weekend, 14-17
April,The Little Gallery in Tairua presents
‘Hatched’ – a group exhibition of new collaboratively-produced work by
the gallery’s represented artists.
The unique theme of the show features the concrete orbs of Auckland-
based artist Gary Brooks, one of the gallery’s most popular artworks.
Gallery owner Sarah Holden says, “Each orb is individually hand-cast
in concrete, and inlaid with gold or silver leaf or shimmering paint,
giving them a beautiful iridescent quality. Their forms have been likened
to cracked eggs, and no two are alike. They are appreciated as both
beautiful art objects and functional home décor pieces”.
For ‘Hatched,’ Gary has provided the gallery’s artists with unadorned
concrete orbs, and they will create unique designs using the orbs
as blank canvases. “Our artists’ span a diverse range of styles and
mediums, and we are excited to present the unique and quirky
outcomes of this collaborative initiative,” says Sarah.
‘Hatched’ opens Sunday 16 April, 4pm, at The Little Gallery in Tairua,
228 Main Road. Seewww.thelittlegallery.co.nz.
Annual arts festival slated for Colville
This annual arts festival
is a cherished community
celebration for the
northern Colville area.
Music, exhibitions, arts,
crafts....with a strong
kid focus. Entertainment
nightly. See page 44.