Art back on Estuary’s walls

Work by the arts trail artists.

Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa will be back up and holding exhibitions under Level 2.

Manager Kim Boyd says it is kicking off with two exhibitions – a Cash and Carry by the Auckland Watercolour Society, and the Hibiscus Coast Arts Trail Showcase.

The arts trail showcase is a way of thanking local artists who opened their studios for the Hibiscus Coast arts trails in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

The trail provided an opportunity to visit a number of local artists in their Coast studios, by following a map. The trail was designed to be a permanent addition to the local event calendar but fell apart after bad weather hampered attendence at the 2017 event.

“It was just starting to grow, so that was very disappointing,” Kim says.

A small amount of money was left over from the trail proceeds, so Estuary Arts has used that to create an exhibition for around 45 artists.

“They are an amazing group of creators and this is a great way to thank them and showcase their work.”

The Watercolour Society’s show is held annually and features framed and unframed watercolours that can be bought, paid for and taken away on the spot. 

Kim says that the arts centre’s gift shop also has a whole new look.

The centre will be minimising the number of people in the galleries at any given time and running track and trace.

Dates will be confirmed when available at

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