Update June: the Raglan Arts Weekend studio tour is back on! Now over Labour Weekend, 24-26 October.
Update March: the Raglan Arts Weekend studio tour is postponed.
So, since we’re all staying at home, I’m moving the party online! Over Easter, come and experience an online studio tour, happening right here.
You miiight have already noticed… but it’s coming up that time of year again! Nearly 40 Raglan artists and I are gearing up for our annual open studio event, the Raglan Arts Weekend.
The gallery at the Raglan Old School Arts Centre is now full of our climate change and donated artworks for the Preview Exhibition. The exhibition opening is on Wednesday, the 18th of March at 6.30 pm, and it’s on until the 13th of April.
The Raglan Arts Weekend itself is held over Easter, the 11th–13th of April. Three luxurious days of exploring Raglan and the surrounds, visiting local artists in their work spaces, getting a peek into the creative process, and falling in love with artworks to take home.
I’m going to be at the Nau Mai Business Park along with landscape painter, Toni Kingstone and metal smith, Greg from Hammer’d. In the brochure, it says, “Toni creates peaceful landscapes incorporating hidden forms and coastal inspired abstract work using acrylic and resin”. And “Greg repurposes scrap steel in his designs by forging it in a gas forge, creating items that are unique, useful and bespoke”. Intrigued? Me too! I have an interview with them in a blog post coming soon so keep an eye out.
And a delicious bonus of our location – we’re right across from the Garden Club with great coffee and hot pies. It’s going to be so good!
With Coronavirus (COVID-19) in mind… At this stage, the Arts Weekend organisers have said we’re going ahead as planned. They will continue to monitor the situation as government directives evolve. If you’re interested in the New Zealand government recommendations around events, you can read the full and up-to-date details here.
I’ll keep you up to date with what’s happening, but for now, here’s all the Raglan Arts Weekend information. Put these dates in your calendar and I hope to see you there!