Art at heart of is­land fes­ti­val

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

An is­land full of cre­ativ­ity awaits vis­i­tors to the Wai­heke Win­ter Arts Fes­ti­val over Queen’s Birth­day week­end.

The work of up to 50 artists will be show­cased at more than 35 stu­dios around the is­land, which ticket hold­ers can visit in their own time over three days.

The self-drive fes­ti­val in­cludes work by sculp­tors, jew­ellers, ce­ram­i­cists pain­ters and pho­tog­ra­phers as well as fab­ric and shoe mak­ers.

It also gives peo­ple the chance to chat with the artists and ask them about their cre­ative process.

An ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing fes­ti­val artists’ works is open daily at Wai­heke Com­mu­nity Art Gallery, in Oneroa, where ticket hold­ers can at­tend a soiree on Sun­day.

‘‘The fes­ti­val is a great time to ex­pe­ri­ence the whole spec­trum of Wai­heke art,’’ fes­ti­val or­gan­iser and par­tic­i­pat­ing artist Katie Trin­kle-Legge says.

Gwen Rut­ter cre­ates her brightly coloured paint­ings in her stu­dio in Rocky Bay.

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