Artists And Studios Guide

Download A Copy Of The 2017 Artists Catalogue

Click the image to load the 2017 Artists Catalogue. Studios are numbered both within the catalogue and on the website geographically beginning with the Starting Point Exhibition*. Use the studio numbers with reference to the below map to plan your route. Enhance and extend your experience of Whanganui’s arts community by participating in a Weekday Workshop, Gallery Floortalk and evening events– all brand new additions in 2017.

We hope you enjoy your time in Whanganui during Artists Open Studios.

*Please note all the studios are based in Whanganui unless otherwise stated.

About The Cover

For the first time the cover of this year’s catalogue was chosen through extensive screening and judging in our first ever Cover Competition offered to all registered artists. Twelve finalists were offered for judging to our guest judges Adrian Hailwood and Billy Apple. They unanimously chose the winning image by artist Amy Fitzgerald.

“A portrait of my son (aged 2). I enjoy embroidery as a working mum of two children. I also like creating my own patterns from photographs in Photoshop – where I have completed embroidery/portraits of both my children in black and white. Nostalgic; handmade yet contemporary embroidery.” – Amy Fitzgerald

2017 Artists Catalogue

2018 map coming soon.

Click the image to load the 2018 Artists Catalogue. Studios are numbered both within the catalogue and on the website geographically beginning with the Starting Point Exhibition*. Use the studio numbers with reference to the below map to plan your route. Enhance and extend your experience of Whanganui’s arts community by participating in a Weekday Workshop, Gallery Floortalk and evening events.

We hope you enjoy your time in Whanganui during Artists Open Studios.

*Please note all the studios are based in Whanganui unless otherwise stated.

Download the 2018 Studio Guide

2018 Cover Competition

Artists Open Studios Whanganui were proud to partner with the Fine Arts Whanganui Gallery who were generously providing a scholarship to a young emerging artist within our community by way of a competition.
The recipient of the ‘Artists Open Studios Whanganui – Peoples Choice’ was awarded the honour of having their work as this years cover of the guide 2018 and $200 from the Fine Arts Gallery Whanganui.

 

Winner: Mikayla Baldwin / Age 17 / Whanganui High School

Dry Point
This image represents  ‘Identity- society attempts to take away individuality and force you to conform. You can always come back to who you truly are by not feeling pressured to conform to society’s norms and being your own best version of yourself’.

2018 Studios Map