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Local Art
That You'll Love


Mercury Bay Art Escape 2024

Weekends of 2 and 3 March and the 9 and 10 March 2024
Showcase Exhibition - 2 March to 9 April
at Hot Waves Cafe, Hot Water Beach

Mercury Bay Art Escape is your chance to visit 40 artists in the stunning coastal area of the
Eastern Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand, from Matarangi to Tairua

The annual artists' open studios in the first two weekends of March each year, with a rich and eclectic mix of art mediums provides a unique opportunity to visit and chat with member artists in their studios, see their work in progress, find what inspires them and what new art they are working on and buy direct from their studio.

If you missed the March Open Studios some artists are open over the Easter weekend.

Michael Harrison, Sally Samins, Souzie Speerstra, Warwick Lidgard, Kay De Blaauw, Vanessa McKay, 

Forged in Barry's Shed, Mieke Kregting, Jennifer Panther, Alan & Julia Rhodes,
Annie Smit Sandano with Jane Parson in Hahei.

If in doubt make a call.

Click here for artists' details.

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Hot Waves Cafe

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Emma Jones - Report

Recipient of 2023 Scholarship

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Successful Gala Opening

Friday 1 March 2024

Winner - Jane Parson

People's Choice Award 2023

Artists in focus

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Our Vibrant Arts Scene

"Our vibrant arts scene is combined with world renowned tourist attractions, spectacular beaches and scenery, we have a winning formula for locals and visitors alike"

Contact Artists here to plan a studio visit. Artists are open by appointment throughout the year.

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