Mum and Dad visited local artist’s studios to discover the Kapiti Arts Trail.  The trail is an annual celebration of art in all its forms, sculpture, painting, fibre arts and metalwork in the form of jewellery and sculptures. You will laugh at our first accidental art work, the monochrome arrangement of cars in one of the exhibition car parks (not quite “50 shades of” but……) Grey is a popular colour.

The Kapiti town of Paraparaumu is home to Whitireia Polytechnic and they hosted a wonderfully inspiring collection of jewellers, fibre artists and painters in their foyer. As you can see from the slideshow, these include an artist who worked in batik to make vibrant images, and an abstract painter.

When we went out to discover the Kapiti Arts trail, we also visited studios, including a sculptress who works in Oamaru stone – this is a pale stone with a sandstone look and is very user-friendly. Workshops in the stone are popular as even a beginner can coax a bird from the stone. The Kapiti Arts Trail is an annual event that showcases the Kapiti Coast’s wonderful creatives and is well worth a visit..

Check out a snippet of the wonderful pictures in our slideshow below, you can see where we travel up the coast, then the nicely organised Whitireia Campus exhibition area and some of the artists’ homes and gardens!

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    Savannah's Paw Tracks

    November 26, 2015 at 4:36 am

    What a great outing. We love all things artistic
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    Ellen Pilch

    November 25, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    That is a lot of nice art.


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    Brian Frum

    November 25, 2015 at 8:16 am

    That looks like it was a mighty fun outing!
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    da tabbies o trout towne

    November 25, 2015 at 7:28 am

    dood…thanx for sharin thiz toor…..sum awesum werks for sure & whoa…how kewl iz kapiti island…think oh de fishin !!!

    insert hearts XXX


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    Erin The Cat Princess

    November 25, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Looks like it was a lovely day to be out and about, and great things to see. Quite envious. Love the sculptures. purrs Erin


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