Bream Bay Art Events this Summer

This December and January there are a number of great local art events taking place, showcasing local Bream Bay artists and also this beautiful bay we are lucky to call home.

Highlighted below are four great art events happening over this early summer period that you should definitely take a look at if you enjoy browsing art galleries or want to find out more about some of the talented artists that live in Bream Bay.

  • Art Gallery Opening in One Tree Point, Sunday Dec 11th
  • Susan Edge Open Studio, Saturdays in Dec and Jan
  • Blackshed Gallery Exhibition, Flightpath: Prints by Celia Walker, 15th Dec – 15th Jan
  • OTP Art Exhibition 28th and 29th January 2017, One Tree Point Yacht Club

Art Gallery Opening in One Tree Point

Maree and Murray Gutry are proud to be holding the opening day of their newly created gallery in One Tree Point.

When:  Sunday December 11th 10am – 3pm

Where:  2a Shearwater Street, One Tree Point

Bream Bay Art EventsMaree and Murray have realised a long held dream in opening their gallery.  Both artists themselves, they will have their own artwork on display as well as the work of other talented local artists.

You’ll find a variety of work being exhibited, oil on canvas, watercolour, sculpture, glass bead jewellery, a variety of gift cards and outdoor art.

Ongoing open times have not yet been confirmed.

Susan Edge Open Studio

When:  Saturdays 11am – 2pm in Dec and Jan

Where:  38 St Mary’s Road, Waipu

susan edge waipu coveSusan paints in two styles, naive and surreal, using acrylics on canvas. Her acute observational skills are employed in the naive paintings, depicting the essence of life in New Zealand.

On display in Susan’s studio you’ll find original painting, framed prints, place mats, commissions.

If you’d like to find out more about Susan, visit her website at



Exhibition of prints by Celia Walker

When:  15th December to 15th January.  Opening 14th December 5 pm – 7 pm 

Where:  Blackshed Gallery, 7 Cove Road, Waipu

Blackshed galleryA wonderful opportunity to see the remarkable works of Celia Walker in which she explores ideas inspired by her commitment to the flora and fauna of our Northland homeland.

Celia Walker is a printmaker from Devonport, Auckland. She is passionate about environment and ecology, and these interests feature strongly in her work.  Recent involvement in print projects featuring migratory birds has led to a number of works that focus around ideas of global connectivity.

Celia’s connection to the Waipu area is through her involvement with Marunui Conservation, a private conservation block on the slopes of the Brynderwyns.  Here her work with kiwi and the bush itself has led to a body of work that focuses on threatened native species and our indigenous plant life.  From native moths and butterflies, through to some of our more elusive bird species such as the fernbird and banded rail, the forest and wetland environments of the Mangawhai/Waipu area provide a constant source of inspiration for her work.

O.T.P Art Exhibition

On the 28th and 29th of January 2017 a group of 9 emerging  local artists are staging an Art Exhibition in the One Tree Point Yacht Club hall, situated on One Tree Point Road, near  Ruakaka.

One Tree Point Art ExhibitionAll the participating artists will be on site demonstrating  their particular talents on both days and to answer questions.  Each artist will have an array of their work on display that can be purchased, and Eftpos will be available for those who leave their wallet at home.

This show is special and it’s local, so be there.

All the artists taking part are fine examples of their craft with their work already being sought after, so members of the public can be assured it is an exhibition not to be missed, whether they are decorating  a new house or are avid collectors.

The art on display over Auckland anniversary weekend will include – Oil on canvas, Paint on glass, Acrylic on canvas, Pencil and water colour, Ceramics, Quilting, Photography, Felt art, Bone carving, Garden Art, Wood turning.

Coffee and light food will be available on site, so make it a destination.

This release for the O.T.P Art Exhibition was prepared and distributed by Colin Coutts.

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