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Gala Opening
Showcase Exhibition
Open Studios

Lynda Hallinan ~ Guest Speaker

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Thanks to all our

sponsors and supporters

A Great Gala Opening

Even after cyclones and road closures the Gala opening event at Hot Waves Cafe was well attended.

Beautifully curated by Annie Wilson of Miranda Farm Gallery, artists, friends and families came from far in spite of the environmental challenges and your enthusiasm for the visual arts is appreciated.

Thank you to gardening celebrity Lynda Hallinan for opening our Showcase Exhibition at Hot Waves. The exhibition continues until Easter Monday.

Thank you to our sponsors


Guthrie Bowron | Lea Jurkovich from Bayleys | Whitianga Waterways

Lifestyle Centre | The Pour House | Hot Water Beach Top 10 Holiday Park |The Lawnmowers Son Gallery | The Lost Spring.


And our awesome supporters:   

Hot Waves Café | Kaizen Go Vino, Cooks Beach | Coastal Signs, Whitianga | Angie LC Photography | Lion Company | Annie Wilson, Miranda Farm Gallery | Hotties, Hot Water Beach | Di Tocker, Cambridge |

 The Mercury Bay Informer


Open Studios

Easter Weekend


By appointment throughout the year

Open Studios are a unique opportunity to visit member artists at work, find out what inspires them, what new ideas they are working on and a chance to buy original work from some of the best artists in Mercury Bay.
All studios are marked with the official blue flag.​


To make an appointment or to check whether an artists studio is open, call their number from this website.

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Now exhibiting throughout the year

Showcase Exhibition 

Hot Waves Cafe, Hot Water Beach.

The Showcase Exhibition is a great way to start your Open Studio visits. See one work from each member and Group.

Call in to Hot Waves Cafe for great coffee, food, and vibes. Vote for your favourite artwork and the artist with the most public votes wins the coveted People's Choice Award sponsored by Kaizen at Go Vino Cooks Beach.


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