Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm Mon 25th - Wed 27th | 12 hours
Cost: $200 per person
Contact: Ivan Vostinar | 06 927 6828 |

Clay workshop with Ivan Vostinar. We will cover slab building, sculpting, wheel work and glazing. No experience necessary. People are guided in their own projects and everybody has success. The glazing session will be arranged to take place at a convenient time for all, about a week after the initial workshop. All clay and firing costs are included in the price.


Time: 4.00pm - 7.30pm Wed 27th & Thurs 28th | 3.5 hours
Cost: $40 per person/workshop
Contact: Susan Shand | | 021 262 6919

Wednesday workshop: make a felted bowl in your choice of colour and decoration.

Thursday workshop: exploring felted flower-making.


Time: 1.30pm - 4.00pm Wed 27th - plus another session to grout | 2.5 hours
Cost: $100 + bring your own china or $120 including china
Contact: Louise Herdman | 027 375 4715 |

Create your own mosaic china dove with stunning wing and body details. Learn cutting techniques to make a beautiful memory from chipped or cracked china.


Time: 2.00pm Sat 23rd & Sun 24th, Sat 30th & Sun 31st | 45 minute guided tours
Cost: $10 per person
Contact: 06 349 0506 |

A rare opportunity to enter the Sarjeant Gallery collection store where you will discover the stories behind one of NZ’s most significant collections from those who work with it every day. Visit includes stairs.

To book or for further information contact Sarjeant on the Quay.


Time: Saturday 23rd March & Saturday 30th March 6.00pm – 9.30pm approx.
Cost: $75 per person
Contact: Event Coordinator - Kat Wade

Enjoy a progressive dinner in Whanganui’s beautiful CBD area hosted by Artist Open Studios. Locations are: Appetiser – The Blend. Main course – Vault. Dessert & Coffee – Mud Ducks. GF & Vegan options available. Limited to 20 people per dinner – bookings and pre-payment essential.


Time: Saturday 23rd March to Sunday 31st March
Contact: Event Coordinator - Kat Wade

MAINFRAME is a crucial link between artists, the business sector and the town centre, by way of having art displayed in store windows for the duration of the event. Works displayed are a ‘taster’ of what you will see at that artists location. Artists Open Studios gives huge thanks to Mainstreet Whanganui and its members for their continued support in making this initiative possible.

Inkt 17 Victoria Ave 26. TAWA VIEWS STUDIOS Various
Lesley Stead 60 Guyton St 21. PAIGES BOOK GALLERY Lesley Stead
RUBY & FRENCH 57A Victoria Ave 62. MICHELLE COLSON - TIME & SPACE Michelle Colson
Pharmacy 145 145 Victoria Ave 19. RISHWORTH TATTY MIXED MEDIA Janet Penn
Central City Pharmacy 121 Victoria Ave 43. BRUNSWICK ART COLLECTIVE Keeley Eastwood
Blank Kanvas Concepts 181A Victoria Ave 22. CLIMATE CHANGE/TWISTED LEGACY Ruth Tidemann
Top Draw Lingerie 49 Victoria Ave 38. ART TO SEA Judy Flatt