Artists Open Studios Whanganui 2018

The 2018 Artists Open Studios event was fantastic for artists and visitors alike. We are hard at work preparing for the 2019 edition and look forward to showcasing our wonderful artists and studios again.

The 2018 event information will remain for the timebeing so you can revisit your favourite artists, and a revamped website will be launched ahead of the 2019 event. Watch this space!


Te Taonga Toi O Aotearoa
The Arts Destination Of New Zealand

Whanganui is known for its culture, heritage and creative spirit. Artists Open Studios is testament to that fact.

Artists Open Studios will provide you with an insider’s view to what it looks like to work as an artist in the Whanganui region. Solo artists open their private studios whilst pop-up collectives let you see some of Whanganui’s heritage buildings used for creative purpose, along with galleries opening their doors displaying their finest.

For the first time we offer you the chance to learn from the artists themselves by offering you week-day workshops, gallery floortalks and events.

We invite you to come and enjoy what Artists Open Studios Whanganui has to offer!


Ross Fallen

A Word From The Trust

Tena ko​u​to​u​ kat​o​a.

Artists Open Studios in 2018 is bigger and more diverse than ever before. With 82 weekend studios, in excess of 250 contributing artists, and weekday workshops, it is a literal visual feast to carefully select and purchase that perfect artwork for your home. Use your trail guide wisely in order to maximise your time and experience of this nationally recognised event. The promotional video on our website and face book sites provide a wonderful visual introduction to our artists. This iconic event in its 18th year showcases what we here already know, and that is, that this event and those who develop their artistry here, truly make it the arts destination of New Zealand.

Ha​e​re ​m​ai to all.

Ross Fallen
Artists Open Studios Whanganui, Chair.

A Word From The Organisers

Whanganui Artists Open Studios is renowned as one of Aotearoa’s leading art events. This year visitors will be spoilt for choice with a record number of both studios and participating artists. I am thrilled with the range of media and styles that will be on show, the workshops that are on offer and how our beautiful town will be in the spotlight for the duration of The Artists Open Studios.

All of the artists are superbly talented without exception, and together we have a trail with something for everyone.

Artists Open Studios Event Manager 2018


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