'The Colour And The Shape, February Stars...'

It's safe to say we fair-ly enjoyed that one. Now for Martinborough Fair #2!

Is there really a better way to kick off the month of February than the Martinborough Fair? We had such a great time chatting to you beautiful people about our creative workshops and upcoming exhibitions that we cannot wait for fair no.2 on the 3rd of March! Stop by our colourful stall where we'll be hanging out with flowers in our hair, taking workshop sign-ups and printing custom t-shirts designed by you on the day!

Wairarapa Art Review at Ventana Creative Collective

This year's exhibition line up is turning out to be the most exciting one yet! Helping us kick it off for 2018 in the gallery, Ventana and Aratoi warmly invite you to the opening of The Wairarapa Art Review from 6.30pm on Friday 23rd February. Drinks, nibbles and fantastic artwork provided. 

The six award winners from the 2017 Wairarapa Art Review will be exhibited at Ventana Creative Collective, Martinborough from 23rd February 2018 until 11 March 2018.

  • Premier Award - Sam Ludden - sponsored by Rosewood Funeral Home
  • Highly Commended - Sam Duckor-Jones - sponsored by The Whole Nine Yards
  • Portrait Award - Stephen Lawrie - sponsored by Jane Hyder
  • Emerging Artist - Audrey Hall, and Anna Rutherford - sponsored by New Zealand Pacific Studio
  • People’s Choice - Elke Blommers - sponsored by Frank Minehan 

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Jen Olson and Lucy Cooper 
6th March - 13th May - Two Wairarapa artists come together for an exhibition of photography and "weirdos" - please join us for the opening, Friday 16th March, 7pm.

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.





Self Portrait - by Rita Angus from our February Paint the Masterpiece workshop