Known for its many galleries and studios, the region is a hive of creative activity. Spend an afternoon or a day touring and meeting the artists and makers themselves.
I am involved with the local arts scene and I am part of an art group in Mapua. I know many of the artists and gallery owners personally.
KERERU Gallery is fabulous; showing high quality New Zealand art, it is curated by Karen and Mike, the owners. Karen is a master in working wood, ask her about her pods; hanging wood seed-pod sculptures with perfectly round stones enclosed. Mike interprets similar themes into fine jewelry – the seed-pod pendants with semi precious stones enclosed are stunning. Both are a pleasure to talk to.
Some of my art friends have fabulous studios specialising in glass art and large scale paintings and I would love to introduce you to them, talk about art and about their inspiration. We will be travelling through the beautiful Nelson Region and can stop anywhere you like to admire the art works as we go.
NZ$780.00 for 2 guests
NZ$930.00 for 3 guests
NZ$ 1080.00 for 4 guests
Duration: about 7 hours - half day tours on request
Includes pick-up, drop-off, lunch and all entrance fees.