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Grey Lynn 2030 Week: Day 3

Art Studios Tour

The tour of artist studios was an absolute delight today with the artists involved generously inviting us into their work places to see firsthand  an impressive range of creative styles with the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the artists.

The morning tour took us to visit Jude Graveson’s studio where she creates membrane sculpture using animal gut, Annette Isbey, oil painter who has a huge studio set in lush gardens overlooking the zoo and to long established Westmere artists Louise Rive and Chuck Joseph studio/shop Edge City (Old Mill Road). The tour finished at Karl Maughan’s studio tucked away in Grey Lynn.

The afternoon tour provided an opportunity to see glass artists Garry Nash and Peter Viesnik at work as well as a visit to Karen Chan and Roland Andreassend who gave a personal tour of their contemporary object designs at their studio on Rose Road.

The tour provided a fabulous opportunity to experience just how many creative people there are in our community at places we don’t usually get a chance to visit. The tours were also perfectly suited to cycling between the studios.

The tour is going to be repeated on Thursday. You can choose to do either morning or afternoon tours or both for a total artistic immersion, with time for lunch in between. You can see more photos from the tour here.

Art Studios Tour: Thursday 25 March

Morning Tour: 9.30 -11.50am (meet outside Harvest Wholefoods at 9.25am) Visiting Jude Graveson, Annette Isbey, Louise Rive & Chuck Joseph and Karl Maughan

Afternoon Tour: 12.30 -2.50pm (meet outside Il Forno, 55 MacKelvie Street at 12.25pm) Visiting Peter Viesnik, Karen Chan & Ronald Andreassend, and Garry Nash

Space is limited so please contact tour Leader Jan-Claire Hughes to confirm your attendance

email: janclaire.hughes@gmail.com or mobile 021 1055 295

Tour transport: A leisurely bike ride or for those who don’t cycle car pooling will be arranged. Koha to driver to cover car pool costs.