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

MEDIA RELEASE – November 2017

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:

May Newsletter 2017

Hi Maureen,

Autumn is definitely here with the leaves on our beautiful old deciduous trees beginning to fall and warm fires being lit.  

You can do it you know!
Make that knife, weave that basket, felt that wool.

We want to show you how, and together discover your many hidden talents.

How about this for an Autumn treat. 

Hedgerow weaving.
This is not creating hedges for us here on the farm. More so it is a hunting and gathering of vines and woody material from around our property then creating a basket, trivet, wreath etc.

A nice warm fire awaits you as you twist and turn vines and prunings. Join Maureen on this adventure.

  Hedgerow Weaving

Oh yes, we have added another workshop to our growing list.

Cast Bronze Sculpture
This is not creating a giant sculpture that you would need a crane to shift. Rather, out of this workshop, you will come away with a small bronze piece of sculpture. We have local artisan Frank Watson taking us in this creative workshop. It is 2 1/2 days of creative WOW. 

Cast Bronze Sculpture

Have you booked one of our Sewing Workshops? 

Book a sewing workshop before May 31st and you go into the draw to win your very own vintage sewing machine. If you bring a friend then you get two entries! 

Win a Vintage Stylemaster Sewing Machine

Don’t forget about Mum!
Make Mothers Day special and book a workshop or buy her a gift voucher.
Do it now. The 14th of May is coming up fast.

May Calendar
Here is our May Calendar with links to find out more and to book your workshop.

Saturday, 6th            Knifemaking                                   Book Now
Sunday, 7th              Teapot Pin Cushion & Sewing Kit  Book Now
Wednesday, 10th      Knifemaking                                   Book Now
Friday, 12th               Pyrography (Half Day)                   Book Now
Saturday, May 13th  Cast Bronze Sculpture                    Book Now
Sunday, May 14th    Cast Bronze Sculpture                    Book Now
Tuesday,16th           Teapot Pin Cushion & Sewing Kit    Book Now
Friday, 19th              Candle Making Full Day                  Book Now
Saturday, 20th          Leather Work                                  Book Now
Saturday, May 20th Cast Bronze Sculpture                    Book Now
Sunday, 21st            Knifemaking                                    Book Now
Wednesday, 24th     Knifemaking                                    Book Now
Saturday, 28th         Hedgerow Weaving                         Book Now
Sunday, 29th           Hedgerow Weaving                         Book Now
Wednesday, 31st      Knifemaking                                   Book Now

Dates not suit?
Contact us and let’s create a memorable moment for you at another time.

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We look forward to seeing you soon 
James and Maureen Conquer
021 27 599 4499
+64 27 599 4499
303 North Road
Auckland 2582
New Zealand

2017 Launch Open Studios and Workshops


Anniversary Weekend 29th-30th January 2017.

(1) Left-field Artist Collective (Open 10-4pm both days)

Printmaking Workshop

12-2 Sunday Jan 29th 6-8 max participants
Come and give printmaking a go! Free workshop. To register or for more information contact]

Monday 30th Jan from 1-3pm Jo Raill will be doing a pottery demonstration on the wheel.

(2) Flux Studio (Open 11-4pm both days)

Workshop Tour and lost wax bronze casting demonstration showing how Fine Art bronze sculptures are made.

Artist Frank Watson will demonstrate pouring at 3pm on Sunday 29th Jan.
The Studio is at 50 Parish Line Rd. Clevedon.

(3) Art Industry (Open 9-4pm both days)
(4) James Wright On Sunday 29 January James will be doing Artist talks
at Art Industry at 12pm and 2pm.
For a full list of Artists represented please visit

(5) Woodzone (Open 10-5pm both days)
Will be showcasing their furniture and woodware. Also you can see Matthew turning a massive bowl. 126 North Road.

(6) Forgotten Arts 303 North Road will have their stable studio

(Open from 11-4pm Sunday 29th and 10-4pm on Monday 30th January)

No reservations or charges apply. There will be several artisans in attendance. JAMES CONQUER will fire up the forge and demonstrate basic knife making skills. MAUREEN CONQUER will have the Pyrography (aka poker- work) machines hot to ignite your “burning aspirations”. You can test drive the machines, gather some hot tips, then create your own masterpiece wooden spoon. DAVE MANGINO leather artisan will be demonstrating traditional braided leatherwork (see Dog and Horse lead classes). KATHERINE MOWBRAY our Cheese-maker will be talking about and tasting cheese and entertaining us with her beautiful harp and storytelling. GRACIE MATTHEWS, textile artist, will be up cycling with crazy Patch working and will have some super classes samples on display. DONNA KEATS the felting poet, will be working her wool magic with items for both display and purchase as will JENNY ELLWOOD-WADE from Cuesta Alpacas with wonderful weaving. Items for sale include exquisite handmade soaps and more.
In addition photographer Clinton Schubert will have an exhibition of his work and be able to discuss future photography workshops to get your fingers creatively clinking quality.

(7) Katie Blundell Artist Gallery+Studio

(Open 10-4pm both days)
Permanent mark” FREE Art Workshops
Where: Katie Blundell Artist Gallery+Studio, 331 North Road, Clevedon
A fun free drawing workshop that helps you develop ideas into an original artwork using Indian ink.
29th January 2017 3-4pm Kids ages 7+ (6-8 max participants)
30th January 2017 2-4pm Adults (6-8 max participants)
To book a place email or phone 021 944 645