Inspired by the beauty of nature in this special place
Kuaotunu has always attracted people with an artistic and creative bent.
In recent years support from TCDC’s Creative Communities Scheme, as well as Creative New Zealand, has helped local artists in Kuaotunu to develop a number of artistic initiatives which enable their work to be showcased to, and appreciated by, the wider community.
See and experience the artistic creations being made in Kuaotunu
Many of our local artists have studios to which they enjoy welcoming visitors with an interest in art.
Two public art exhibitions have also become regular highlights of the Kuaotunu community calendar:
- the 25 Trees of Christmas exhibition (held on the 1st weekend of December); and
- the 10 Artists exhibition (held over Anniversary Weekend in January).
Held in our beautiful Kuaotunu Hall, these art exhibitions are testament to the depth of creativity in our community and are much enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
Visit open studios in Kuaotunu with the Mercury Bay Art Escape
The Mercury Bay Art Escape is an Open Studio Art Tour that aims to make art lovers and art buyers from throughout New Zealand aware of the richness, quality and eclectic character of the Coromandel Peninsula's Mercury Bay area.
Held annually on the first two weekends in March, Kuaotunu artists are always a key part of the tour.