April Come She Will, When Streams Are Ripe And Swelled With Rain

We were so lucky to welcome Katharine Gebbie of 2 Minute Needles to host our Natural Yarn Dyeing Workshop this month. A hilarious bunch joined Katharine in dyeing their merino hanks using foraged Lichen leaves, acorns, various mosses and the scent of eucalyptus drifted through the store as they watched the vibrant colour changes. Katharine went through the basics of sock knitting with the group in between dyeing and they left with free double pointed needles and sock patterns! Thank you so much Katharine, what a great workshop!



Unsure on what to get Mum this Mothers Day? Why not start off the day spending some quality time with each other at a Ventana Tea Party! We are organising a lovely morning of paper flower making for you and the special lady in your life. Tickets are only $35 per person with tea and beautifully designed cake served on the prettiest china included in your ticket. Sunday the 13th - 10am - See you there!  ✿


We are so lucky to have such great people in our lives supporting us and helping spread the Ventana word that we feel it important that we return the favour where we can. A dear friend of Ventana is bringing her feature length documentary 'Point Of No Return' to Doc Edge Festival 2018 and we feel it is an absolute must see!!

Point of No Return goes behind the headlines of the first solar-powered flight around the world aboard the aircraft Solar Impulse, where two courageous pilots take turns battling nature, their own crew, and sometimes logic itself, to achieve the impossible.

Opening in Wellington on the 18th of May with a screening the following weekend in Auckland. Tickets can be purchased here!


Ventana's live music events are back!! And who better to kick us back in action than much loved kiwi troubadour Monty Bevins! Bevins hits the road this May and June to celebrate the release of his new single Lovers Again. Known as a touching, spirited performer, whose soul-folk songs ask the big questions while telling the small stories, Bevins has built a loyal following throughout his homeland.
Perpetually touring, at a pace that allows encounter, Monty draws inspiration from the stories of the people he meets.
He will be gracing us with his musical presence on Saturday the 19th of May from 7.30pm. Tickets on sale here, limited numbers available so don' t miss out!!


Jen Olson and Lucy Cooper  
At present - 13th May - Two Wairarapa artists come together for an exhibition of photography and "weirdos". 

Water’s Edge
May 18th - June 24th - The study of ocean and land’s intersect at Cape Palliser, through the eyes of two artists, painter Joy De Geus and photographer Brent Courtney.


Many workshops in development, to be announced in the coming weeks:

  • Ceramics Intensive with Paige Jarman
  • Portrait Sculpture Introduction with Weta artist Javier Murcia

Paint The Masterpiece 


Thank you all so much for your continuously supporting Ventana. We had such a great time at our sold out Paint the Masterpiece last month, when our class painted Don Binney's Kereru at Te Henga along side our amazing new tutors Andy and Adri Shaw. Get your name down to paint with us here on the 1st Friday of every month. Next session this Friday 4th of May at 7pm. No experience required, cake and wine included!