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Mercury Bay Art Escape

Friday, 1 March 2019 - 8:00am

Plan a trip to the Eastern Coromandel over the first two weekends of March to enjoy visiting the art studios of the Mercury Bay Art Escape’s talented artists. 

This stunning self-drive art tour includes Hikuai, Tairua, Hahei, Hot Water Beach, Cooks Beach, Whenuakite, Coroglen, Whitianga, Kuaotunu, Rings Beach and Opito Bay. Coupled with world-class scenery, eateries and wineries the Open Studio weekends provide the perfect opportunity to spend time and enjoy art. 

Mercury Bay Art Escape 2019 Events Programme 

Open Studios 2019 

Mercury Bay Art Escape artists include potters, sculptors, painters, printmakers, photographers, weavers, woodworkers, mosaic artists, jewellers, a glass artist and a furniture maker. A total of 36 artists across the Eastern Coromandel area with three art groups also opening their studios and creative spaces. 

  • Studios are open 10am to 4pm on 2nd, 3rd and 9th,10th March
  • Meet the artist and talk about their ideas and works
  • Entry to visit artists is free. 

Other Programme Events 2019

  • Gala  Opening  - Friday night1st March
  • Showcase Exhibition  - 2 March -22 April
  • Chasing Mercury Art Workshops  - 4-8 March
  • Tuia 250 Street Art Festival - 4-8 March
  • Sculpture with Chris Charteris  - 3rd March
  • Summer Showcase Concert Whitianga Music Club - 8th March
  • Tuia 250 Street Art Festival - 4 to 8 March  

Mercury Bay Art Escape Free Guide

 A free Guide will be available on-line as well as at the artists’ studios, galleries and i-SITES on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Mercury Bay Art Escape Artists
Many of the Art Escape members are open year-round (by appointment). All of the artists’ details are on the Art Escape website, and a comprehensive Guide is also available to download as an invaluable reference manual featuring short biographies and images of work from all of the artists involved.  Check the Mercury Bay Art Escape website to get a copy of the guide.

If you are new to the area, or you are part of a group which would like to be taken to your chosen selection of studios, please contact the Art Escape team. We can put you in touch with excellent local Tour guides and companies to create a personalised Art Tour for you, or just be the Driver for the day!



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