Free Art and Creativity Workshops with experienced and respected tutor John Cornish.

You are invited to come and meet us, experience some hands-on art making and learn about the classes we offer.

Where: Tutere Gallery and Creative Space,48 Tutere St Waikanae Beach

When: Thursday June 20th 6.30 - 8.30

Wednesday July 3rd 6.30 - 8.30

Materials: provided

Cost: free

Please register a place by contacting John Cornish directly on 021 238 6656 or at ( please note the 'h')

Local Artist doing very well

Local Artist Diane Connal better known for her beautiful customised jewellery pieces has recently taken her creative talent to brush and canvas.

Diane Connal, Acrylic on canvas   i Pad Interrupted

Diane Connal, Acrylic on canvas i Pad Interrupted

Her Artwork ‘Ipad interuppted’ was accepted for the Adam Portrait Awards and to her surprise it was accepted. Although she didn’t win the award, Diane felt very gratified to see her painting hanging with such a great group of artists in The Portrait Gallery in Wellington. 

Her portrait was of a friend, sitting in his lounge on his laptop. 

The painting was selected to tour with a show that takes 70% of the works in the Awards exhibition around the country. The tour ends this month in The South Island and Diane’s painting will then be returned.

Well done Diane.

If you are interested in wonderful art from local artists you can follow the Toi Kapiti artists on Facebook at the following page

Kapiti Now is proud to support local Artists. If you know of a local artisit that deserves recognition and promotion please contact us via this website - we will help.

-Whare Whakairi Toi O Kāpiti


Kāpiti artists line up to open their doors

This year’s Kapiti Arts Trail will include 110 destinations for visitors to experience the creative process live.  

Applications for the Council-run Trail closed this week and artists have the next five months to get ready for the two-weekend Spring event due to run in the first two weekends of November. The Trail sees artists open their studio and gallery doors and demonstrate their art-making in action. 

Twenty of the studios, galleries and group exhibitions that have signed up will be taking part in the Trail for the first time. The annual Kapiti Arts Guide and guide to the sites open during the Trail is due out by August.