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Arts Trail

Browse the galleries in Golden Bay displaying local artists and crafts people’s beautiful and unique pieces, fine jewellery, candles, woodware, quilting, weaving, pottery, ceramics, glassware, sculptures, paintings, prints, photos and more. You’re sure to find something special to take home.


Onekaka Arts

A unique opportunity to experience three artisans creating original high-quality jewellery in the heart of beautiful Golden Bay. Geoff Williams is a jade carver who creates individual hand-carved pieces from genuine NZ jade, paua and semi-precious gemstones using traditionally and locally inspired designs. Specialising in local and recycled gold…Grant Muir creates wedding and engagement rings, handmade one-off designs using diamonds and other precious gems.

Address: 1185 Takaka-Collingwood Highway, Onekaka

Contact Number: (03) 525 7366

Paul Winspear Pottery

Paul specializes in high quality tablewares for everyday enjoyment from a favourite mug to stunning dinner sets. He also love to make unique display pieces with dramatic glazes. Paul is known for his large platters and bowls, however there are smaller pieces on offer too. Paul is a highly regarded teacher and golds a week long intensive workshop each year.

Address: 60 Commercial Street, Takaka

Contact Number: (03) 525 7965


Living Light Candles

Discover a wide range of handcrafted designer candles. Workshop & Gallery. All candles and wax objects are handcrafted exclusively in Golden Bay. The use of original designs, vibrant colours, and premium quality fragrances are integral to producing world class products.

Address: 34 One Spec Road, Takaka

Contact Number: (03) 525 7575


Monza Gallery

Delight in the creativity of Golden Bay. This charming building in Takaka’s main street houses a collection of fine work by artists, jewellers, weavers, potters and sculptors from this uniquely creative part of New Zealand.

Address: 25 Commercial St, Takaka

Contact Number: (03) 525 8510

Johanna Ward

On the edge of the lagoon at the eastern end of Ligar Bay is the studio and gallery of Johanna Ward. Johanna loves to have visitors and welcomes you to come and see her latest work. Johanna has her own personal style and creates intensely colourful works in oils on board or canvas. Her work is inspired by New Zealand land and seascapes and familiar interior scenes which all receive Johanna’s perspective, vivid colour and exaggeration that capture the essence of the scene.

Address: 1178 Abel Tasman Road, Tata Beach

Contact Number: (03) 525 7477


Earth Sea Gallery

Surrounded by native gardens overlooking Motupipi Estuary, EarthSea Gallery is the studio and gallery of landscape painter Peter Geen. While Peter is a regionalist painter, finding inspiration in Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks and Farewell Spit, he also enjoys capturing the wilderness of southern mountains of New Zealand. Feel free to linger in Peter’s gallery and absorb the perfection and ambiance of his paintings and fine art giclee paints.

Address: 76 Boyle Street, Clifton

Contact Number: (03) 525 7007


Indigo Wise

Nestled in a cottage garden setting only 2.5kms from Takaka is where you will find Indigo in her studio/gallery creating her next painting. She welcomes you to view her work. Indigo captures her love of nature in a variety of styles ranging from a delicate detailed ink and wash studies through to bold abstract acrylics. Be sure to drop in and have a look when you are passing.

Address: 78 Dodson Road, Takaka

Contact Number: (03) 525 7023


Demant Gallery

Rozi Demant lives and works on the shores of the beautiful Onekaka estuary. In this idyllic setting she sculpts stone, stylized female facess and forms that express the essence of womanhood, projecting the varying emotions of melancholy through contentment. Figures that both voluptuous and slender, faces that are feminine and slightly masculine create a beauty that will captivate and stimulate thought. Small Hurunui stone interior sculptures to large Oamaru garden sculptures, all painted and shaded in Rozi’s distinctive style.

Address: 59 Washbourne Road, Onekaka

Contact Number: 021 185 7122

Anathoth Pottery

Paul Bauer uses clay, water and fire to create unique award winner pottery with impressive glazes. Hans finds inspiration in his tranquil surroundings and the colours and textures of his claywork reflect the influence of beautiful work.

Address: 91 Parapara Valley Road, Parapara

Contact Number: (03)524 8215

Estuary Arts

Rosie Little and Bruce Hamlin established Estuary Arts in 1987. Together they produced klin-formed glass, sculptural ceramixs, tiles, acrylic and water colour paintings. Their bold dramatic work reflects local and New Zealand themes.

Address: 1830 Takaka-Collingwood Highway, Parapara

Contact Number: (03) 524 8466