Applications for new artists for 2017 has closed.
The Mercury Bay Art Escape is a self-drive Artists Open Studio tour centred around the beautiful coastal area of Mercury Bay on the Eastern Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand, encompassing the areas of Pauanui, Tairua, Hahei, Hot Water Beach, Cooks Beach, Whenuakite, Whitianga, Kuaotunu, Matarangi and Whangapoua in the first two weekends in March each year.
We encourage you to contact our artists at any time during the year and arrange a time to visit their studios. Go to the Artists drop down above and view all our members who are listed alphabetically and by location.
We look forward to celebrating our 10th Artists Open Studio tour in 2017 and showcasing the creative talents of our member artists in the next Open Studio Tour, 4 & 5 and 11 & 12 March 2017. Amongst our members you will find a diverse range of media including drawing, fine woodwork, harakeke weaving, hand forged knives, jewellery, lampworked glasswork, mixed media, mosaics,painting, photography, pottery and prints. Two significant local emerging and amateur art groups are also affiliated to the Art Escape in 2017 and many of our members are represented by the local galleries.