About Artists Open Studios, Whanganui

Artists Open Studios was founded by artists Catherine Macdonald and Sue Cooke. Originally an event for riverside studios kicking off in 2001. Their idea has now blossomed into a large-scale Whanganui regional event. This year it encompasses in excess of 70 studios.

Artists Open Studios is owned by the Artists Open Studios Trust and is currently managed (under a memorandum of understanding) by Whanganui Events Trust (WET) assisted by a professional event Coordinator.

  • Whanganui Events Trust: CEO Kathy Cunningham
  • Artists Open Studios Event Co-Ordinator: Sarah Williams
  • Artists Open Studios Trust Chair: Ross Fallen
  • Artists Open Studios Trust Treasurer: Des Warahi
  • Artists Open Studios Trustees: Neil Buddle, Rick Baum, Lyndsay Patterson, Doreen Hardy