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Opunake Open Studios & Galleries Open Days 2020

The Opunake artist collective, Opunake Open Studios & Galleries was established in 2019 and has rapidly grown to include the venues of 10 artists. This collective represents a diverse range of disciplines and provides a quality experience for visitors to Opunake. Artists warmly welcome visitors throughout the year and during events such as South Taranaki Arts Fest, 2020.

Artist studios included are The Brown Bach Studio-Claire Jensen, Rhonda Crawford Art, The Little French Bird photography- Emmanuelle Charmant and the studio of Shelley Slater.

Galleries include On the Coast Art-Karen Dey, from out of the blue studio gallery-Viv Davy and others, Pihama Lavender Gallery- Liz Sinclair and other Taranaki artists, Kakano Gallery and studio of Kiri McGuire, The Emporium Gallery and Gifts- NZ creatives, and the gallery of Dr Tabatha Forbes and Chauncey Flay.

Galleries are open on the weekends, while artist studios are available for viewings upon request or as advertised. More detailed information about The Opunake Open Studios & Galleries artist collective is available from their Facebook page @opunakeartists, and the website Also a downloadable map may be obtained from the Facebook page or from the website.

A comprehensive list of artists and contact details follows:
On the Coast Art Gallery
The art of Karen Dey
Opunake - 027 726 2540
Open 10-4 most weekends

from out of the blue studio gallery
Fibre art by Viv Davy and others
Opunake - 021 407 424
Open Thurs-Mon 1-5, by appointment or if the flags are out

Pihama Lavender Studio Gallery
The art of Liz Sinclair, art and wares from Taranaki
Opunake - 06 761 7012
Open weekends year round 10-5.

Rhonda Crawford Open Studio
Located at the rear of The Emporium Gallery and Gift Shop, 86 Tasman Street, Opunake - 027 606 0664
Open Sat, Sun and Mon 10-3

Claire Jensen- The Brown Bach Studio
29 Hickey Place
0210 224 2438
Most weekdays 10-3, weekends and holidays by appointment or sign is out

Emmanuelle Chamant Open Studio
Little French Bird Life Photography
Opunake - 022 065 1522
Most weekdays 11am-2pm or by appointment

The Emporium Art Gallery and Gifts
86 Tasman Street
10am-4pm from Wednesday to Saturday and 10am-3pm on a Sunday.

Shelley Slater Artist Studio
19 Napier Street
Most weekends and by appointment.

Kiri McGuire
Kakano Studio Gallery
21 Napier Street
Open most days or by appointment 10-4.

Forbes & Flay
Contemporary Art Studio
Tabatha Forbes and Chauncey Flay
40 Tasman Street
Most weekends and by appointment.

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