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Whanganui: the eclectic art capital of Aotearoa
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Embark on an adventure to find the art that moves you! In this eclectic multimedia showcase of local talent, hundreds of artists will open their doors and share their unique craft over two weekends in March 2022.
As one of the largest, longest running and most diverse artist trails in the country, we invite you to come and meet some of New Zealand’s leading and emerging artists.
Some studios are open between the weekends and year round, so make sure to check out their profiles and look for the arrow and calendar icons.
Explore our stimulating artisanal spaces. Participate in events and workshops. Discover delicious tastes in our restaurants and cafes. Enjoy the history of our beautiful River City. Take home a taonga to enrich your space.
With 73 Studios spread over beautiful Whanganui and Marton, AOS will be going ahead.
All studios managers and artists have their vaccine passports and we’ll be asking to sight yours too. To make it easier on everyone, please head to the I-Site Whanganui, Starting Point Exhibition or Marton Arts & Crafts Centre to show your vaccine passport, were you’ll then be handed a lanyard, which means you won’t need to show your passport at every studio.
We ask everyone to wear masks and respect social distancing. Many studios have worked hard to adapt their space to provide outside seating and shade.
Each studio and artist registered to participate in the event has a profile page here on the website, featuring a bio, images and contact details.
The Trail Guide is also available to help you plan your AOS experience, it is available to download for free below, or you can purchase for $5.00 per copy from the following locations;
Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui - 38 Taupō Quay, Central, Whanganui
QUARTZ, Museum of Studio Ceramics, 8 Bates Street, Central, Whanganui
There are also complimentary Trail Maps distributed across the region and country.
Complete the form to download a free PDF of the Artist Open Studios Trail Guide for 2022.