Open studio event programme

Auckland Anniversary weekend 30-31 January and 1 Feburary 2021

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On Auckland Anniversary Weekend 26-28th January 2019 the Clevedon Art Trail Artists will once more open their studio doors to the public from 10am-4pm all of the long weekend. We invite you to come and see our artwork and participate in the free workshops, demonstrations and interactive activities over the 3 days fun packed days. For more details go to and sign up to our newsletter so we can send you the Open Studio Event programme as soon as it is ready.


The Clevedon Art Trail celebrates creativity and raises the profile of Artists in the Clevedon Area. Local Artists and business owners have joined together with funding and support from the Franklin Local Board and Creative Communities NZ. The Art trail is open largely by appointment all year round along with our special annual Auckland Anniversary Open Studio Event. So, come and discover the Art of rural living, look forward to seeing you soon.


Participate in a bronze casting workshop with local Artist Frank Watson at Forgotten Arts. 24th and 25th March. There are still a couple of places available. Please contact Forgotten Arts if you are interested. More details below:

Bronze Casting



PLEASE NOTE: All studios listed below will be open a minimum of 10-4pm each day of Auckland Anniversary weekend.


Also if you are free on Sunday 28th between 9-10am come down to meet all the participating Artists together at the Clevedon Village Farmers Market.
All the workshops below are FREE so take a read and join in.
We hope you enjoy the event!



Open 10-4pm All Auckland Anniversary Weekend
50 Parish Line Rd


Art Jewellery workshop

Saturday 27 Jan 2018
10 till 12.30pm [5 max participants]
Come and give jewellery a go and create your own pendant through learning piercing and riveting techniques at Left-field’s free workshop tutored by artist Sarah Walker-Holt.
Bookings essential, to register or for more information contact


Printmaking Workshop

Sunday Jan 28th
12-2pm [6 max participants]
Come and give printmaking a go at Left-field’s free workshop tutored by artists Toni Mosley and Belinda Griffiths.
Bookings essential, to register or for more information contact


Left-field and Flux Studio Exhibition: ‘Wet Paper-bag’

Open Anniversary Weekend Sat, Sun Mon 10-4pm (also Saturday 4pm onwards for exhibition opening)


‘Wet Paper bag’ is an eclectic exhibition of works created by Clevedon’s Left-field artists, Flux studio’s Frank Watson and Alistair Johnston. It presents and exposes work that explodes out of each artist’s metaphorical, paper bag, as a product of their weighty artistic endeavours.


Left-field thanks Clevedon Nurseries for their generous support and sponsorship.


Paper-bag Project: Interactive Family workshop
Open Anniversary Weekend Sat, Sun Mon 10-4pm (also Saturday 4pm onwards for exhibition opening)


Drop in and create art with the whole family, inspired by the Left-field exhibition ‘Wet Paper-bag’, on display. There is no need to book, although participation is limited by space.
For more information contact


For more information contact: Sarah 021 1040716 or Toni 021 430014


Jo and Aidan Raill’s Exhibitiion

Open 10am – 4pm All Auckland Anniversary Weekend
Clevedon District Centre, 2 North Road, Clevedon


Jo and Aidan Raill will have an Exhibition in the space and be doing demonstrations.


Pottery Demonstration

Jo will also be conducting daily demonstrations with her son Aidan a fellow potter, showing how forms are made on a potter’s wheel.
1 to 2pm every day of the long weekend.




9am – 4pm All Auckland Anniversary Weekend
37 Papakura Clevedon Road


Gallery and Video Presentation

Over the three days chat in the Art Industry Gallery to some of the 25 artists who have work there, and watch a continuous TV screening of the making of unique artworks.



Open 10am-4pm All Auckland Anniversary Weekend
Clevedon Costumes & Vintage Apparel
20 Papakura Clevedon Road (Rear Entrance) 
Clevedon Village


Fabric Workshop At Forgotten Arts

Costumer Gracie will have her old singer, as well as a hand cranker for those who want to have a go down at Forgotten Arts. You can make grocery sized bags from vintage or up cycled textiles and clothing. Also she will have her current costume project- the mind mapping/concept chart showing how the costume design process takes shape through co-design, sampling and prototyping before reaching the final design. This costume project was worn at the 2017 Australian Youth Festival event in Sydney as part of the opening ‘welcome to country’ indigenous ceremony at Qudos Arena.



Open 10am-5pm All Auckland Anniversary Weekend
126 North Road, Clevedon


Woodzone’s gift shop will be open 10-5 all weekend showcasing a huge a range of woodware and crafts.


Woodturning Demonstration

You also have the opportunity to see Matthew Vallings woodturning through the viewing window.
Matthew will be woodturning 10:30am-12:30pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm Sunday and Monday.



Open 10am-4pm All Auckland Anniversary Weekend
303 North Road, Clevedon


Craft Demonstrations

Daily demonstrations of traditional Country Crafts in the Forgotten Arts Stable Studio. Try your hand at Pyrography with Maureen Conquer.
On Monday join Clinton Schubert (Studio 8) for a Digital Photography Workshop at 2pm and/or work with Gracie Matthews (Studio 4, workshop ) to create an upcycled vintage grocery bag, will be in residence at Forgotten Arts Saturday 1.30 – 4pm and Sunday 10 -12.30pm.


James Conquer our Knife maker will be on site each day from 10-4pm to talk knives. He will have the forge lit to demonstrate tempering of blades and blacksmithing at 12.30pm Saturday 27, Sunday 28 and Monday 29th.


On Monday we will have artisan Art Yarn Spinner Elsa Lam demonstrating her skills and Jenny Ellwood-Wade from local Cuesta Alpacas weaving her exquisite yarns. Check out these traditional country skills, maybe try your hand and be inspired.


STUDIO 7 Katie Blundell Artist Gallery + Studio

Open 10am-4pm All Auckland Anniversary Weekend
331 North Road Clevedon


Katie will have her Gallery + Studio open all weekend and will run a free workshop.


“NEW” A Printmaking Workshop for 65 years +

Saturday 27th January 2018
Maximum 6 Participants
A fun workshop inspired by your favourite “New” objects of all time. Participants will use woodcut and monoprint processes to create an individual work, guided by Katie Blundell Artist. The participants Artworks will then be exhibited in the Gallery for the long weekend.
Please contact Katie Blundell Artist to apply


STUDIO 8 Clinton Schubert

Open 10am-4pm All Auckland Anniversary Weekend
303 North Road, Clevedon


Beginners Photography Workshop

Clinton will run a Beginners Digital Photography Workshop from Forgotten Arts.
Time: 2-3pm Monday 29th January
Maximum 6 participants
Please contact Clinton to apply

November 2017

The Clevedon Art Trail is once again throwing open their studio doors for the annual event.


Auckland Anniversary weekend Saturday 27-Monday 29th January 2018.


Wash off the everyday dust and immerse yourself in the ART of rural living.


Follow the quirky rustic arrows on a self-drive exploration of creative Clevedon. The open trail weekend offers you the opportunity to participate in free Art workshops, enjoy exhibitions, watch demonstrations and chat to artists.


Featuring individual sculptors James Wright and Frank Watson, photographer Clint Schubert, Matthew Vallings wood artisan at Woodzone and multimedia artist Katie Blundell.


Art Industry at their central location will have work on display from 25 local artists with opportunities to chat to artists and view film of unique artworks being created.


Exhibitions and demonstrations by the talented Art Collective Left Field will cover both their Parish line Road studios and Jo Raill will stage a ceramics exhibition and demonstrations at the Clevedon Community Centre.


Gracie Matthews, new comer to the trail, an artisan costumier and fibre artist will be working alongside the Forgotten Arts team in their North Road stables.


The Clevedon Art Trail team wishes to thank Auckland Council’s Franklin Board and Creative Communities for their generous support.


For the full open weekend program please visit




For more information please contact:
Katie Blundell 021 944 634
Or Cheryl Wright 021 238 2382 email: