5 Owls Woodcraft
28a Church St, Opotiki
T. 07 315 5622 E. email@example.com
Owls create a great variety
of intricately designed, top-
quality wooden chopping
boards, from beautiful,
predominantly native, timbers.
Owls are also specialists
in producing chopping and Rerehau Gordine
butcher’s blocks, a stylish
addition to any kitchen. These
boards and blocks are also
sold throughout the country
in specialty retail and gift Yvette van Raders
Open: Monday to Friday 8am–5pm. Saturdays by The Creative Eastbay website features artwork by over
appointment. 75 Eastern Bay artists, including many of those featured
in this Creative Trail. It is also a source of information
about arts organisations and events in the Opotiki,
Joblin Gallery Whakatane and Kawerau Districts.
526 Woodlands Rd, Opotiki
T. 07 315 7657 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
Russell Joblin has
for over 40
years and has
visitors to the
Joblin Gallery for
the past 18 years.
A guide to studios, galleries and
Russell Joblin is -
a well-known Te T a u r a p a - a - To i cultural tours in the Opotiki,
traditional landscape artist, working predominantly in oils, C/- PO Box 2021, Kopeopeo, Whakatane Whakatane & Kawerau Districts
expertly capturing powerful images, including some of the T. 07 308 7759 E. email@example.com
region’s most remote bush-country.
Brochure produced with the support of Creative New Zealand CREATIVE EASTBAY
Open: Every day, 9am–6pm and the Ministry of Social Development, through
(appreciates a telephone call ﬁrst) -
Te T a u r a p a - a - To i
3 Opotiki Heritage &
To Whakatane Agriculture Museum
129 Church St, Opotiki
2 (opposite Historic St
Stephens Hiona Church)
N 35 1 7km to
T. 07 315 5193
OPOTIKI “A Journey into the Past”
4 King St Heritage agricultural items
and exhibition space on the
St John St
Alan Rowe ground ﬂoor.
Heritage rooms, photographic
displays and Taonga room on
2 the Elvira Sundell ﬂoor. The
6 7.5 km to the Bridge St 2 experience also includes the
iconic Shalfoon & Francis
Joblin Gallery 5 Grocery Store (est. 1870) at 123 Church St, Opotiki.
2 Open: 10am–4pm weekdays. 10am–2pm Sat or by
appointment for tour groups.
Woodlands Rd To Gisborne Entry: $5 per adult & $2 per child.
1 Anna Gedson 2 Lavender House 4 Opotiki Heritage Arts Centre
30 Tirohanga Rd, SH35, Opotiki (7kms East of Opotiki) 160 Bridge St, Opotiki 13 King St, Opotiki
T. 07 315 6594 E. firstname.lastname@example.org T. 07 315 5014 E. email@example.com T. 07 315 7566 or 07 315 5894 or txt. 027 3498640
Anna Gedson’s exquisite Lavender House This historic building,
weavings - in a combination is the working formerly the town’s
of natural materials, ﬂax space and gallery of Salvation Army Barracks,
feathers, paua, shells, distinguished artist is home to the Opotiki
pounamu, glass, cotton, rayon, and educationalist Art & Craft Society which
copper and metals - are Shona Hammond regularly exhibits work
highly sought after. Gedson’s Boys QSM. by members and invited
work is strongly inspired by Her paintings artists.
traditional Maori art works in oils and Open: Tuesday &
but has a contemporary feel. watercolours concentrate on ancestral portraiture and Wednesday 10am–2pm;
Each is a precious taonga landscapes, including iconic local scenes. Lavender-themed extended days and hours
(treasure). gifts, handcrafted dress-jewellery and original giftcards are during feature exhibitions.
Open: By appointment, please telephone to arrange a visit. Open: By appointment, please telephone to arrange a visit.
7 Robyn Forbes Studio 9 Gull Cottage Crafts 11 Divine Jewellery
9 Paerata Ridge Rd, Waiotahi Beach, Opotiki 280 Ohiwa Harbour Rd, Opotiki 160 Ruatuna Rd, Ohiwa
T. 07 315 7362 E. firstname.lastname@example.org T. 07 315 4877 E. email@example.com T. 07 315 4800 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery/studio displays Romantic old Gull W. www.abalone-craft.com
Robyn Forbes’ highly Cottage offers an This studio
recognisable, uniquely New interesting pot- showcases a
Zealand paintings. Original pourri of hand- selection of unique
works and reproduced prints made arts and crafts handcrafted
in various formats, sizes and by clever locals jewellery designed
presentations make ideal including: Hand- by Katrina McLellan.
gifts or mementos of your spun, hand-dyed These original
Eastern Bay visit. Two and garments & hats, pieces incorporate
3-D work, including art for interactive wooden beadwork, paua,
the garden. toys & musical mother of pearl,
instruments, cards & earrings (pierced/clip), lavender gifts, glass, Swarovski crystal, freshwater and biwa pearls.
Open: 10am-2pm every day; ﬂax kete & paintings. Organic fruit & veges in season
other times by appointment. Open: By appointment. Please telephone
Open: Most days, but please phone ﬁrst to arrange a visit.
8 Kay Hitchcock 10 Bob & Carol Gee 12 Fiona Gedson Studio
177 Ohiwa Beach Rd, Opotiki 189 Ohiwa Loop Rd, Opotiki Waiotahe Valley Rd, Waiotahe, Opotiki
T. 07 315 8829 E. email@example.com T. 07 315 4814 T. 07 315 4785 E. ﬁ@ﬁonagedson.com
Kay Hitchcock creates Original garden art in a Visit Fiona Gedson’s unique straw-
“lead-light with soul”, using delightful harbourside garden bale constructed studio in the
traditional techniques with bush walks, ponds and Waiotahe Valley.
but often incorporating aviaries. Fiona is recognised
unusual found objects Bob & Carol Gee create for exquisitely woven
that add a creative edge. a range of garden art miniature kete and cloaks
Sparkling colours and accessories to view and and more recently for
textured glass are a feature purchase, including mosiac large, feather-constructed
of her work and she urns, ornamental beehives, mandala forms. The fusion
welcomes commissions for bird houses and feeders, of traditional Maori and
architectural focus pieces. planters and concrete urns pakeha inﬂuences sees Fiona
Open: Monday, Tuesday & that can be decorated to embellish her weaving with
Friday (please telephone order. Commissions are silver and copper wire and delicate
ahead). Weekends by welcomed. beading. Fiona also explores larger, mixed media works,
appointment. which can be viewed in her studio.
Open: Most days. Please telephone ﬁrst.
Open: Most days. Please telephone ﬁrst.
13 Weaving Studio & Garden 15 Celestial Wines 17 Whakatane Society of Arts & Crafts
Looney Rd, Waiotahi, Opotiki 44 Bells Rd, Nukuhou North, Waimana Cnr Short & McAlister Sts, Whakatane
T. 07 315 4845 T. 07 312 3644 E. firstname.lastname@example.org T. 07 308 5051 or 07 308 7914
Visit the weaving W. www.celestialwines.co.nz The Whakatane
studio and gardens Society of Arts
Sample boutique-style fruit wines from a large range
of Barb and Allan and Crafts is an
including, strawberry, feijoa and tamarillo. The Celestial
Rogers. Barb is a umbrella body for a
Winery welcomes visitors all year.
talented weaver number of different
who often draws Open: 7 days, arts disciplines.
inspiration from her 10am-7pm It incorporates
environment. There groups of painters,
are wall hangings potters, spinners,
and other weavings weavers, felters,
for sale. The extensive garden features bromeliads, tropical woodturners, lace makers, rug makers, quilters as well as
plants and ﬂowering shrubs. Enjoy a peaceful bushwalk. individuals whose work includes glasswork, photography,
Inspired? Purchase plants and bromeliads to take home. doll making, papercraft and sculpture. Members work is
displayed for sale in the gallery and there are ﬁve curated
Open: Most days. Please phone ﬁrst, $3 entrance fee. exhibitions a year.
Open: Monday 10am-12 noon and extended hours during
curated exhibitions. Please enquire by telephone.
14 Cheddar Valley Pottery 16 Scilla Chocolates 18 The Bean Coffee Roastery & Café
1034 Wainui Rd, Ohope 132 Harbour Rd, Ohope 72 The Strand, Whakatane
T. 07 312 4583 E. email@example.com T. 0800 724 552 E. firstname.lastname@example.org T. 07 307 0494 E. email@example.com
Visit this historic former W. www.scillachocolates.co.nz The Bean Café and Coffee
butter factory, now a Home of the ﬁnest Roastery roasts daily and
working studio for ceramists handmade Belgian creates four distinctive
Margaret and Stuart Slade. Chocolates.Visit this blends using beans from
You can see hand-thrown unique factory and sample Columbia, Papua New
and hand-built pieces a handmade confection Guinea, Guatemala, Kenya
including, domestic ware, made with the ﬁnest Belgian and Brazil. The Bean takes
tagines, N.Z.designs, garden chocolate. Beautiful range pride in brewing coffee
art, tiles & personalised of gift boxes and tins to of a consistently high
items in stoneware & purchase. Groups are standard which is served
terracotta. Pottery & art welcome by appointment in a welcoming and relaxed
commissions accepted. atmosphere. Customers have
Open: Most days, when a choice of inside or outdoor
the sign is out. (Closed 25 seating. The Bean also offers a venue for local artists to
Open: Most days 9am-5pm. Please telephone to check. December-10 January) Please display their work. Lunch is available Monday – Friday.
telephone to check.
Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am-4pm;
Saturday 10am-1.30 pm
19 Whakatane District 21 Taketake Gallery 23 The Whitehouse
Museum & Gallery 12 Wairere St, Whakatane 8b Thornton Rd, (Cnr SH30 & Thornton Rd),
Boon Street, Whakatane T. 07 307 7409 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
T. 07 307 2619 E. email@example.com
T. 07 306 0505 E. firstname.lastname@example.org This gallery is
W. www.whakatanemuseum.org.nz afﬁliated to the Café and gallery
visionary Arts featuring a
Visitors can experience an Degree delivered by regularly-
exciting and informative Te Whare Wananga changing display
programme of exhibitions o Awanuiarangi. of paintings and
which include items from our Regularly curated décor items made
extensive collections as well as exhibitions by Eastern Bay
local, national and international celebrate of Plenty artists
artworks. Immerse yourself customary and and artisans. Also
in the social, cultural and contemporary visitor information
environmental histories of the Maori artforms; features invited national and international centre and booking ofﬁce for Indigenous Adventures (see
Whakatane District through our guest artists; and showcases work created by students and Cultural Tourism listings).
comprehensive museum displays. tutors.
Open: 7 days, 8am-4pm
Open: Monday to Friday 9am-4.30pm
Open: Every day: Monday to Friday 10am-4.30pm; (Closed mid-December to mid-January)
Weekends and Public Holidays 11am-3pm
20 Seabreeze Tourist Boutique 22 Woodturners World 24 Rustic Arts - art & gifts
The Strand, Whakatane 157 Keepa Rd, Coastlands, Whakatane ‘Inside the Red Barn’, 237 Thornton Rd, Whakatane
T. 07 308 4629 T. 07 308 5992 T. 07 308 7955 E. email@example.com
E. firstname.lastname@example.org E. email@example.com W. www.rusticarts.co.nz
Extensive range Adrian Van Der Aa has over Rustic Arts provides you
of New Zealand- 20 years experience creating with a stunning array of
themed gifts and beautiful domestic products art, glass, home decor,
collectables; crafted and artistic pieces from native bedding, jewellery and
wood, ceramics, timbers. He has an assortment gifts. Featuring local art
clothing, paua, of styles, from traditional to by local artists. Rustic
bone and pounamu contemporary forms. Arts also promotes
jewellery, paintings, glassware by ‘Kiwi Glass
prints, possum and
Open: Most days 10am-4pm. Art’. Locally designed
Please telephone ﬁrst.
merino knitwear and produced by hand -
and much more. includes vases, bowls and
stemware. Commissioned work is welcome - wedding and
Open: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-3pm top table glassware a speciality. Beautifully presented and
Open: 10am-4pm, 7days. Open outside normal business
hours by arrangement. Groups Welcome.
25 Awakeri Woolcraft
22 110 Angle Rd, Awakeri (off SH30)
Keepa Rd T. 07 308 6376 or 021 110 4870
N E. firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Charlotte for a
beautiful range of garments
To Ta The Stra in homespun, handknitted
a 20 18 21 Wair wool, mohair blend or
Boon St ere St alpaca. Also merino shawls
19 and accessories. Some ﬁbres
retain their natural colour
while others are hand-
dyed using natural plant or
To Opotiki synthetic dyes. Take-away
spun wool to make your
17 own creations. Children
will love to see the sheep,
alpacas and mohair goats.
Open: Most days.
28 MATATA Thornton Rd THORNTON
2 26 Artforms
Masonbee Hill, 567 White Pine Bush Rd, Whakatane
T. 07 308 8685 E. email@example.com
30 Dave Mercer turns quality,
designer pieces crafted in
a range of beautiful NZ
timbers. He specialises in
To Kawerau 34 hollow forms, large natural
edge bowls, vases, functional
AWAKERI pieces and trophies. His
Awakeri 2 jewellery includes unusual
White Pine Bush Rd
26 earrings and pendants
KAWERAU N in bone, shell and wood
composites. Individual tuition
Valley Rd Whakatane
29 Open: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Saturday & Sunday by
27 appointment. Please telephone ﬁrst.
27 The Exclusively Organic Giftshop 29 Heather Kennedy 31 Indigenous Tours
1739 State Highway 30, Whakatane 100 Valley Rd, Kawerau Booking ofﬁce - The Whitehouse Café, 8b Thornton Rd
(Cnr SH30 & Thornton Rd) Whakatane
T. 07 322 8410 E. firstname.lastname@example.org T. 07 323 6153 E. email@example.com
W. www.exclusivelyorganic.co.nz Heather Kennedy works mostly in acrylics. Her painted T. 0272 779911 E. firstname.lastname@example.org
Harry and Annie saws and plant pots carry images of animals, landscapes W. www.indigenousadventures.co.nz
are long-time and fantasy themes, creating unique pieces that make ideal Nga Tapuwae Tatai Hikohiko
boutique processors gifts. Heather Tracing the footsteps of the Indigenous Peoples
of NZ’s ﬁnest acquires the saws Join us on walks exploring the wonderful cultural landscapes
organic condiments from garage sales around Whakatane. Discover our vibrant local culture and
& preserves, or individuals history from our trained and knowledgeable guides. Or
processing only and each one is discover Moutohora (Whale Island) an ocean landmark rich in
what they grow. A stripped down and history and a wildlife
wide product range restored to original sanctuary jointly
is available off the condition before maintained by the
shelf or in a variety decoration. Ngati Awa people and
of fabulous gift & gift basket presentations. Call in and have a the Department of
Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (or when sign at gate is
browse. There are many other gifts too, including a range of Conservation (DOC).
displayed). Ring to check if making a special visit.
locally hand-knitted garments for children & babies.
Open: All Year Wednesday to Friday 9.30am-4pm. Weekends numbers apply.
in main holiday periods.
Cultural Tourism Please telephone for
28 Margaret Lafaele 30 Matata Eco Tours 32 GoVolcano
27 Pakeha St, Matata T. 0800 MATATA T. 021 951 936 W. www.govolcano.com
T. 07 322 2077 E. email@example.com E. firstname.lastname@example.org GoVolcano invites you to be a volcanologist with us!!
Margaret creates Matata is an ecological wonder waiting Imagine the thrill of discovery; landing on an active island
a range of spun to be explored. Steeped in cultural volcano or the exhilaration of hiking spectacular volcanic
and handknitted heritage, Matata boasts unique wetland craters. Explore lava ﬂows and moonscapes nestled amongst
scarves, shawls and environments, pristine beaches, giant water falls, geothermal hotspots and lakes.
other garments geothermal activity, rich native bush - all
in merino, alpaca host to an abundance of birdlife. Half and
and merino/silk full-day tours run on request, escorted
blends. She uses the by local guides to the beautiful nature
technique of felting reserves which are the gateways to the
and also incorporates dyes and painting to create warm, Eastern Bay of Plenty... shimmering ocean,
soft and lustrous garments that are a joy to wear. Margaret cascading waterfalls and more... GoVolcano adventures and expeditions will take you to
also displays her work at the Ohope Craft Market on the some of the most remarkable volcanic environments
ﬁrst Saturday of the month (Market held every fortnight in imaginable and open your eyes to the world of volcanic
December until 1st week in February). research. Our trips are guided by world class volcanologists
who are actively researching and monitoring volcanoes in
Open: Most days. Please telephone ﬁrst. New Zealand and want to share this experience with you.
hak PORT OHOPE
a ta n
Waiotahi Beach Rd
Ohiwa Harbour Rd 8 To Opotiki
WAIOTAHI Paerata Ridge Rd
10 13 Looney Rd
Ohiwa Loop Rd
14 11 Valley Rd
10km on SH2 to