Artisans Alcove

Artisans Alcove

Artisans Alcove is a “wellbeing through creativity” initiative supported by Waiuku Family Support Network. A place for Artisans to showcase & express themselves and for people to have an opportunity to purchase their art.

Regular hours are Saturday and Sunday

Visit them at 8B Queen St, Waiuku during this years art trail.

Gae Webster Art Group

Gae Webster Art Group

Gae’s Art Group produces acrylic paintings, works on paper, framed prints, jewellery, glasswork, sculpture, handmade books and cards and there is around 20 members in the group.

This year they will be presenting work in the Glenbrook Scout Hall during the Franklin Arts Trail.

 2023 Franklin Art Trail Number: 12

Red Earth Studio

Red Earth Studio

The Red Earth Studio is the home to all things creative. Discover artwork on both large and small scale. Learn about our art workshops and classes, events and art tours. 

The studio is also a place to find out about interactive projects and mixed reality experiences based in your communities. The studio is run by designer, film maker and creative educator Jay Pressnell. Jay has much experience in teaching visual art and design at both high school and tertiary both in New Zealand and the UK.

Visitors can also wander around the landscaped aspects of our garden close to the studio.

Website: https://www.red-earthstudio.com/

2023 Franklin Art Trail Number: 19

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Lisa Bate

Lisa Bate's glass batteries

Lisa Bate Studio

Lisa creates contemporary art sculptures which are predominantly made using kiln cast glass and mixed media. 

Specialising in kiln cast glass, Lisa’s practice focuses on the lost wax casting technique. This process involves making master moulds, often made from a found object, then uses the wax forms to construct her works which become glass after the kiln firing.

Sculptures are often made in a series, cast glass art works explore repetition of form using deconstruction and reconstruction methods. Interested in kinetics, producing sculptural works that can move or are interchangeable. All sculptures are original and one-off with a limited edition of smaller glass objects.

Her sculptural glass art works have received multiple awards of critical recognition.

Studio visits are always welcome by appointment, please make contact to arrange a time.

Website: https://www.lisabate.studio/

2023 Franklin Art Trail Number: 11

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Leafy Hollow Garden and Gallery

Leafy Hollow Gallery and Garden

Leafy Hollow is a 3 acre garden located just out of Waiuku.

Enjoy a multi-sensory experience from ‘sniffing’ award winning essential oils, viewing fine art by Tom and Pauline Livesy, test handcrafted botanical products and meander along garden pathways. 

wheelchair access: yes

Payment options available: cash or on-line banking

Website: https://www.lavendergarden.nz/

66 Duff Road, Waiuku, 2682

 

Evelyn Dunstan

Ao Marama

Evelyn Dunstan

‘‘Evelyn Dunstan works from her home studio in Auckland, New Zealand.

Coming from an arts background, Evelyn found her niche with lost-wax kiln casting in 2003, and has since explored the qualities of locally made crystal from Gaffer Coloured Glass. Modifying materials, techniques and methods, has allowed her to cast fine detail and control colour placement, taking advantage of the creative freedom for conceptual vision and innovation that the lost wax process encourages.

A passion for her surrounding environment with a strong focus on ecological concerns influence a methodology throughout the work and making process, with the challenge of what is physically possible working solo in the small glass casting studio.

Contact email: 

Phone: +64 (0)272 858 030

Payment methods available: cash and eftpos

87 Settlement Road, Puni

Kristin Hyde

Kristin Hyde

Colour energizes me – it feeds my soul. 

I’m in my happy place when I’m creating or am surrounded by colour. I’m an intuitive and mixed media and textile artist with an interest in Art Jewellery- Particularly silversmithing.

Painting and being Creative make me happy- I create to express my emotions and unlock untold stories that evoke memories. I paint to make others happy and to make them smile – to escape to another world if only for a little while. I create from my heart.
To be able to work at what is your passion is a real privilege.

I feel very humbled to know that my Jewellery, Textiles and Art have found homes worldwide.

You will find Kristin at
Pukekohe Picture Framers 
51 Belgium St
Pukekohe

Suzy & Katie Kirkaldy

Suzy Kirkaldy, Oil Pastel Portraits

Suzy and Kate Kirkaldy

Suzy is an internationally recognised portrait artist. Her passion is bringing the beauty and character of animals, people, and landscapes to life through chalk pastels. 

Kate is a photographer, digital artist and illustrator. She like’s to capture the beauty and mood of nature through photography which she then stylise digitally creating various effects. 

91a Douglas Road Pollok, Āwhitu Peninsula

Kate Kirkaldy Art

 

Brian Gartside

Brian Gartside Ceramics

Brian Gartside Ceramics

Brian has contributed to the NZ clayart scene on a professional level for over four decades through exhibits, workshops and magazine and book articles. He has a creative, experimental and evolving style that depends heavily on strong visual skills. In his long career there have been extensive workshop and conference events in Australia, North America, and Europe.

Website: https://briangartside.com/

Contact email: beeegart@gmail.com

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2023 Art Trail  and by appointment

Brian Gartside
Brian Gartside Ceramics
Brian Gartside Ceramics