As part of Artweek Auckland, the Muriwai Arts Open Studios are delighted to be holding a series of local events:

MURIWAI ART DEGUSTATION– Join us to Eat, Drink, Chat and see Art. 

Limited spaces available, bookings essential. 

• Sat 12 Oct, 10.45am – 2.30pm, High Tea (cost $50pp)

• Sat 12 Oct, 4.45 – 8.30pm. Sundowner (cost $80pp)

This is a delicious new concept in how to enjoy and ‘digest’ art. Each experience includes a tour of six local Muriwai studios. There will be an exclusive artist talk at each studio, art for purchase and on display, along with accompanying food and drink. All the senses satisfied! An intimate group, with tours limited to 13 people. Your chance to interact with the artists within their studio environments and enjoy the breathtaking surrounds at Muriwai, one of Auckland’s most iconic west coast beaches. Transport around the studios is included (guests will be collected from the Muriwai tennis courts). To book email:

ART TRAIL– Our studio doors are open! Follow the blue flags and visit artists in their studios.

• Sun 13th Oct

• Sat 19th Oct

• Sun 20th Oct

Your chance to visit an incredible group of artists in their own creative setting. Painters, potters, photographers, sculptors, poets, jewellery, textile and embroidery artists – new work will showcase the diverse ideas and talents of this diverse and truly dedicated group.

Sunday 13th  Oct – Open Studios: 10am – 5pm

Joss Hong / Pat Henley/ Gaylene Earl / Suzanne Way/ Laird Mckechnie/ 

Judy Stokes & Liz Smith/ Karuna & Todd Douglas

Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th Oct – Open Studios: 10am – 5pm

Tanya Blong / Pat Henley / Gaylene Earl / Suzanne Way / Emma Farry and Amanda Kemp / Laird Mckechnie / Judy Stokes & Liz Smith / Karuna & Todd Douglas

INTERACTIVE SAND ART with Lesley Wilson. Bring a bucket or rake. Free event.

• Sat 12th Oct Maukatia (Maori) Bay 2pm

• Sun 13th Oct Muriwai Beach 3pm

Sand artist and member of the Muriwai Art Open Studio collective, Lesley Wilson, is delighted to have this chance to share her skills, building large-scale sandcastles, sculptures and creating sand art drawings. Having just returned from San Diego, where she was competing in the Masters section of the Imperial Beach Sun and Sea Festival, Lesley will be running two interactive sand art sessions suitable for all ages (children please bring an adult). Carefully timed to fit in with the tides, these will be fun, creative and inspiring sessions. Feel free to visit Lesley’s facebook page Sand Magic by Lesley and Instagram sandmagicbylesley Meet at the Muriwai Open Studio blue and black flags. Bring a bucket and/or rake.

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