Annual Muriwai Arts trail 2023
Every year, artists from around Muriwai open their studios for the Muriwai Art Trail. This year, we weren't sure if we would be able to participate in it because we have only just reopened our doors since Cyclone Gabrielle. However, we are incredibly grateful to be able to support the Arts Trail by being a pop-up studio for Judy Stokes once again! It's a great way for the community to get together and show their resilience and determination, we look forward to seeing what all the Artists have created in the last year and it will be interesting to see how the impact of Cyclone Gabrielle has shaped their art.
Join us to celebrate the arts with 25 of our local artists who work across so many different genres - painting, photography, jewellery, ceramics, illustration, sculpture and textile creation. Our rugged coastal environment inspires these artists and many of them have won awards. They aim to inspire and nurture creativity through workshops, exhibitions, open studios, and unique experiences. They are proudly part of the North West Arts Charitable Trust.
The Open Studio Arts Trail is a unique opportunity to meet the artists in person and view their art within the setting that has inspired it. Whether you want to learn from them or simply step out of the ordinary, this is the perfect chance.
For those interested in art, food and drink there are three great venues to visit at Muriwai. You can admire art while tasting local cuisine.
Muriwai Lodge and Deli: Located in the 100-year-old historical Muriwai Lodge. Locally famous for their sourdough and doughnuts! This is your chance to marvel at Judy Stokes amazing photography.
Good from Scratch: Owned and operated by Bee and celebrity chef Mike van de Elzen. Enjoy a sculpture exhibition from local artists and a walk through the beautiful gardens.
Kula Wellness Centre: Visit the pop-up gallery and enjoy the clifftop views. Nourishing food suitable for the whole family and a kids' playground is also available.
Muriwai Links Golf Club: Visit the pop-up gallery at one of New Zealand’s top golf courses with prime views of the Tasman Sea. Refreshments are available in the clubhouse.
Sand Art on Muriwai Beach experiences: Two interactive sand art sessions suitable for all ages. Children, please bring an adult.
Sat 25 Nov at 2 pm: Sandcastles at Muriwai Beach - meet in front of the surf life-saving hut. Please bring a bucket and a spade. All ages welcome. Sun 26 Nov at 2.30 pm: Sand Drawing at Maukatia/Māori Bay - Please bring a rake or stick. All ages are welcome.