Community central to Aratoi's vision

Masterton ceramic artist Sam Ludden gave an emotional whaikorero at the opening of the 'MainARTery: Moment and Movement' exhibition on Friday, which marks the last show by the Wairarapa artists' co

School Holiday Programme - Spring is here Celebration Shrine

Excess was the order of the day at the Mexican-inspired Aratoi school holidays art workshop last week.

Little Jewels 2016

Jenny Tosswill of Greytown bought her 'Little Jewel' two years ago and she still admires it every day.

Main ARTery : MOMENT and movement

MainARTery, which for a decade was Wairarapa's only open studio art trail, is winding down.

Rebekah Farr : Drift

As a young girl, Carterton-based artist Rebekah Farr spent untold hours in the green room of Auckland's Mercury Theatre, where her father Don Farr worked as an actor.


'Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tamaki Nui a Rua - Redressing Our History', a major exhibition, will open in March 2017 as planned, says Aratoi Director Alice Hutchison, des

Beyond the comfort zone

Journeying to the remote Kermadec Islands involved a host of new physical sensations for the nine artists who travelled there in May 2011 - not least developing sea-legs for the two-day, 1000 km vo

Kermadec : Lines in the Ocean

A place where few people, apart from scientists and DOC workers, have ever ventured.

Rebekah Farr : Drift

'Ideas in my work come from many places. I think about all sorts of things while I am painting, so it all gets intermeshed'.

Wairarapa Camera Club : The Power to Light

Power to Light, the biannual exhibition of the Wairarapa Camera Club, has just ended at Aratoi and coordinator Tim McMahon says it was their most successful to date for the club.

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