Open Studios

Take a road trip and explore the diverse range of creatives that live and work in the beautiful Collingwood area. Enjoy a sneak peek inside these artists studios, see brand new artwork, and maybe even watch them demonstrating their craft.

Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October
10am – 4pm each day

Lisa Chandler Artist • Contemporary History Painter
3 Orion Street, Collingwood
Visit Lisa’s studio and view her major series ‘The Dividing Line’ shown this weekend for the first time in the bay. ‘The Dividing Line’ was created in Leipzig, Germany over two years in 2017/2018 and was first exhibited at the Spinnerei, Leipzig in late 2018. Since then the series has been on tour around regional public art galleries in New Zealand, including The Suter, Nelson; The Aigantighe, Timaru; Expressions, Wellington and Tauranga Public Art Gallery. ‘The Dividing Line’ includes large scale paintings and works on paper. Lisa is also looking forward to showing off her new studio extension!

Sue Dasler Pottery
11 Elizabeth Street, Collingwood

Estuary Arts • Rosie Little & Bruce Hamlin

Marion Towns • Pastel Landscapes
16 McDonald Place, Collingwood
View Marion’s latest vibrant pastel landscapes and figurative work when you visit her home based working art studio on the hill in Collingwood. This is a great opportunity to meet Marion and hear her talk about her art processes, and goals and aspirations for 2022. You will have the opportunity to purchase 2022 calendars, art cards and prints which make ideal locally made presents. By discovering this tucked away studio you’ll also enjoy the added bonus of seeing Marion working on her latest painting. Then you can spread the word and bring your summer visitors back to see her progress.

Pauline Watts
1 McDonald Place, Collingwood
pauline watts website
This is the first time Pauline has opened her studio to the public, and she is looking forward to the experience. Pauline has a new series of work to share with visitors, based on drawings made on her iPad in the Collingwood Tavern, ‘ Tinkies’, in 2017. The paintings are a mix of Acrylic and Collage. Pauline will also be revisiting iPad sketches made on the Farewell Spit residency, again using Acrylic and Collage. She thinks she shall probably be working on them during October, however, the process is very messy and untidy and she thinks she might need her studio tidier for an open weekend! Otherwise, wear your gum boots! LoL
The remainder of Pauline’s work from the Cobb Residency has been taken up by the Origin Gallery, on Hardy Street, in central Nelson.

Maybe It’s Art • Christine & Erhard Wingels
160 Collingwood-Bainham Road
In a rural setting, in between fruit trees, you will find three tiny gallery-sheds and outdoor sculptures. It is all about contemporary art, in paintings, photography, photo-objects and three-dimensional work as well as installations. Pushing the boundaries in every technique, away from creating an image of something to letting the artwork be something in itself. 

Christine has been a full time artist all her life with exhibitions in Germany, Netherlands, Poland and the USA. In the last 10 years she focused on New Zealand and is exhibiting mainly at ArtVault/Takaka, Suter/Nelson, Refinery/Nelson. Over these years she received the National Contemporary Fibre Art Award “Changing Threads” twice as well the “Impressions Art Award” in Mapua.

Erhard has been an art and photography teacher in his first life. Since 20 years, with digital photography developing, he merged painting, sculpting and photography to a new art form. Glass-steel photo sculptures often are the final creations, from small works to walk through labyrinth sculptures.

Get inspired, have a chat about contemporary art, or just stroll though the garden. We see you there, open Friday and Saturday (closed on Sunday).