Artists & Studios » Left Bank
2. Left Bank Art Supplies Gallery
17 Taupo Quay
Two Wanganui artists, Elizabeth Van Zanten and Frances Sim-Higgins both work from their studio space at Left Bank Art Supplies. Unique mosaic collages, oils, acrylics, watercolours and prints. “Come and see us in our beautiful space”. Art supplies, teaching and continuing exhibitions all year round - opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm.
2a. Gaynor Mulholland & Marie Grice
17 Taupo Quay
Guest artists to Left Bank Gallery: water colours and oils by Gaynor, and Marie uses many layered techniques for fine detail.
2b. Edith Gallery
UCOL Whanganui, Taupo Quay (opposite Community Arts Centre)
Rowan Gardiner, artist; students and staff from the Creative Programmes at UCOL Whanganui will have work on exhibition and for sale during Open Studios.
3. Louise Herdman Mosaic Artist & Tutor
22 Drews Ave, Old Chronicle Building, Cnr Rutland and Drews Ave
“Be inspired to mosaic in your own way” is the catch phrase at Louise’s studio. I would love to encourage you to find your own take on this exciting art form. I offer a range of classes and workshops as well as the option of one-to-one tuition to extend your skills.
My own mosaics evolve through experimenting to see how materials will respond to a variation of cutting or exciting new arrangements. I love the play in colour via varying reflective and non-reflective materials. 10 years on and I find that I am still fascinated! It is awe inspiring and humbling to create such beauty out of many broken pieces.
3a. Whanganui National Art Exhibition & Awards Trust
Level One, Old Chronicle Building, 22 Drews Ave, Wanganui 4500
Demonstrating and exhibiting painting, printmaking, mixed media, with artists Aaron Potaka, Esther Topfer, Neil Buddle, Sandy Louwrons De Kock, Bernie Steyn.
4. Chronicle Glass Studio
2 Rutland Street
Working hot glass studio and gallery owned and operated by internationally recognized artists Lyndsay Patterson and Katie Brown also featuring a stunning gallery representing a large number of local glass artists. Workshops and special event evenings a speciality.
Open year round:
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Sat 9am - 4pm
Sun 10am - 3pm
5. WHMilbank Gallery and Philip Trusttum Showroom
1B Bell Street
Dealer gallery with regularly changing curated exhibitions – diverse stock with local, national and international artists.
Also NZ’s only space dedicated to the art of major NZ painter Phillip Trusttum with hundreds of his works to view/purchase.
Open all year round- no set hours.
6. Sarjeant Gallery
A great art experience in a magnificant historic building. Neo-classical architecture, a thirteen metre high central dome and exquisite detailing greatly enhance the enjoyment of a diverse and stimulating range of exhibitions. The gallery shop specialises in exclusive gifts including jewellery, books, objects and cards.
7. Whanganui Regional Museum
8. Cooks Gallery - Wanganui Art Society
Trafalgar Place (off Ridgway Street)
Open Saturday mornings all year round 10am - 1pm.
9. Space Studio & Gallery
64 Taupo Quay
Space Studio & Gallery is an artist-run initiative that opened its doors April 2012. This open plan studio/gallery houses 3 artists in residence Sarah Williams, Kristy Pollard & Camillia Afele (all recent graduates of Quay School of the Arts).
During Open Studios we will be joined by local painter Pat Cush (23-24 March) and printmaker Lindsay Marsh (30-31 March).
Opening ceremonies for Patrick Cush & Lindsay Marsh will be held 5.30pm on their respective Saturdays.
Open year round Tue-Sat 12-4pm.
10. Mainstreet Art & Framing
15 Victoria Ave
In-house artists Jane Toy and Hannah Symonds join together during Open Studios weekends. Jane Toy creates mixed media with vibrant colours, recycled fabrics, metallics and geometrics. She is also showing a new range of digital textile images enhanced with embroidery and beads. Also on display is a unique selection of contemporary home accessories, unusual gifts and original art.
11. Frances Stachl & Margaret Silverwood
37 Moutoa Quay
Frances – Contemporary jewellery in precious metal and other materials.