The annual Corcoran French Kaiapoi Art Expo is Waimakariri district’s largest visual art show and attracts large crowds every year. The 2023 Expo will be the biggest yet!
The Expo displays a wide range of art disciplines by local art groups and individual artists, all under one roof, over two days.
Still going strong in it’s 17th year, on show will be 800 artworks from 140 artists including painting, photography, ceramics, textiles and more, something for all art lovers.
Alongside the Expo is the very popular School Art Expo sponsored by Pak’N Save Rangiora featuring a fantastic display of artworks from 17 Waimakariri Schools.
An event not to be missed, block out the weekend of July 8th and July 9th, open from 10am to 5pm at the Kaiapoi Club, Raven Quay Kaiapoi. Entry is via gold coin only.
On Saturday 8th you can be involved in an interactive art display and Have A Go yourself. Plus, if that isn't enough to entice you out to Kaiapoi, Blackwell's carpark will be host once again to the now famous Blackwell's Live Ice Sculpting event kicking off at 1230pm followed by the Blackwell's Fire and Ice market starting at 4.30pm
Our venue evenings are held at various venues around North Canterbury. To find out where and when our next evening is being held please choose the month below, you wish to attend.
At our set venue evenings you are invited to BYO wine and beer only. Glasses are provided. We also provide all your painting supplies, tea, coffee and cake. The evening includes a fun, warm, inviting atmosphere for your creative experience.
Our Thirsty Painter evenings cost $35.00 per person. We also offer a loyalty program for our regulars.
Hours of Operation
KJ Creations - home of unique giftware. All creations are one of a kind and handmade in Kaiapoi.
A wee piece of Kiwi nostalgia inspired by retired New Zealand currency. Laser carving enhances the detail of each coin bringing them to life in a way not seen on the actual coins. Each coin comes beautifully packaged ready to gift or just to spoil yourself. Our coins measure approximately 190mm diameter with a depth of 18mm. This can vary due to wood variations, but will not be less than stated.Using solid New Zealand Rimu sourced from local timber merchants enables shipping to most countries, (you will need to check individual countries requirements before shipping).Is there a date that holds significance to you? Let us know and we can incorporate it on to your clock.
Beautiful home made Soy Wax Candles. A variety of fragrances and sizes.
Based in Kaiapoi and I attend the regular Markets on a Sat morning.
Lisa is so lovely... she is a wonderful lady and so kind and welcoming...plus she makes some lovely candles... pop along to see her at the markets in Kaiapoi, give her a call or visit her Facebook page
I am a working artist working in encaustic, acrylic and oil paint. I run classes for adults in Encaustic art. I paint animal portraits in acrylic on commission, including expressionist portraits. I take School Holiday Childrens art fun days most school holidays and host Arty Birthday Parties. I run adult fun art days which are perfect for book groups, plunket or mothers groups etc , from my beautiful lifestyle block in Clarkville, just north of Belfast. I am also a Suzuki piano teacher. Please check out my website
Our picture framing factory workshop, gallery and retail outlet at the Kaiapoi Mill is 25 minutes north of the Christchurch City Centre, 12 minutes from Belfast
The North Canterbury Craft Group has been set up for people to come along to the sessions and bring any crafts that they maybe working on or contemplating starting.
Sessions are held on a Tuesday night at the Kaiapoi Mill to the left of the Art Print shop (it is sign posted)
Regular posts put on the page of notifications of changes or additional weekend sessions
There is no set cost for attending however a gold coin donation is appreciated to cover some of the costs
Tuahiwi Florist ,of 172 Greens Road.
Tena kotou, Tena kotou Katoa,
Nga mihi nui kia kotou,
I would like to acknowledge all my
Customers who have come into my
Little flower & craft shed over the years.
Thank you so much for your support and the caring orders you brought to my work bench.
I have closed, looking at relocating.
No reira, Tena kotou, tena kotoa katoa.
Tena Koutou Katoa, Ko Diana, toku ingoa.
Naumai haere mai, welcome to our Facebook page.
Our floral and craft studio is a New Zealand, family owned business, situated in Tuahiwi, 20 minutes from Christchurch airport.
We provide a daily floral service, creating designs with fresh flowers and foliage. With more than 30 years floristry experience working in city shops, I decided it was time for a change. We opened our studio on our rural property just over 3 years ago.
With a particular focus on Maori crafts made in New Zealand, we have on display good examples of local artist's work including, carvings, harakeke weaving, paintings, jewellery, feltwork and handmade cards.
Please visit again,
Kia ora koutou katoa,
Christchurch, New Zealand
My name is Paris I am 14 years old, and I go to Kaiapoi high school. I play netball, tennis and do karate. Once I finish school I am going to study to become a Pediatric nurse, I have wanted to do this since the age of 10.
I had the idea from my mum (Shelley) to make little Christmas trees, so I decided to follow mums' idea.
Half of the money I make goes towards my study. I can make just about any colour for you and they are all lit up with white or coloured lights (your choice) I sell them at markets and made to order.
They are all $25
Jacana Quilts is a mother daughter team dedicated to making handmade quilts and gift ware.
Quilts, hand bags, bags, table runners etc
The quality of the quilts is quiet lovely...they are beautifully designed and beautifully made...
Well worth a look... they attend local craft markets in the area..
Clarkville, New Zealand
Art On The Quay is located in the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Centre with the library, service centre and museum at 125 Raven Quay, Kaiapoi.
Kaiapoi’s Art On The Quay is one of two art galleries in Waimakariri District operated by the Waimakariri Community Arts Council for Waimakariri District Council.
176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi
(On the corner of Williams Street and Raven Quay)
I do everything here from concept design through to making and selling my work. I turn clay into usable and beautiful objects that will last more than a lifetime. I also take all the classes and workshops here at my new studio space The Pottery Place in Kaiapoi, North Canterbury.
Christine is currently living, working and creating in Kaiapoi. She comes from a teaching background, but is presently commissioned in a marketing capacity when she is not creating artworks. Her artistic passions lie within the realms of abstract expressionism and photography. Christine’s preference is to convey more of what she feels than she sees, making her work rather spontaneous, largely unplanned, and a welcome relief from considered responses expected in daily living. While Christine enjoys most styles of painting it is abstract art where she derives most satisfaction from, usually beginning with a random under-painting allowing the finished mixed media piece to evolve. This process may take a while and she usually has many works on the go at one time, waiting for the next layer of each piece to reveal itself. There is a sense of joy in Christine’s work that comes from an unplanned journey, as the finished artwork slowly evolves, with layer at a time revealing itself through to completion.
Christine is represented by Art Box, Papanui and McAtamney Gallery, Geraldine.
Allan and Andrea have been creating our garden of sculptures since 1993. We started with a bare paddock . Today it is an established garden with paths and ponds and full of art at every turn. Allan O’Loughlin is a sculptor of steel. He has created the most amazing collection of his sculptures /art you'll see in a garden setting. It is unique,quirky and entertaining. There are sitting areas throughout, a grand table under a massive steel chandelier, all created by Allan. When you visit you are welcome to bring a picnic and relax in the shelter of our garden. “The Rusty Acre” has been developed mainly due to my passion for home decor and restyling furniture , I just like nice things. I am a registered nurse and have a busy job in a operating theatre, The Rusty Acre gives me that chance to free my spirit and to express to myself. My shop is full of beautiful home items, soaps, candles, jewelry, french furniture and personally collected brocante items. I love the feeling you have when you buy something special and it gives you that nice feeling inside every time you look / smell or touch it. I hope to offer that to my customers when they visit The Rusty Acre.
Handmade wedding and event signage, personalised gifts, home decor and more!
So many new products! Featuring our newly released keepsake boxes More ideas and designs coming! So many wedding signage and so little time wouldn’t change it!
NakedArt promote a positive attitude to the shape and size of the naked body. You can commission them to create a sculpture of YOU, choose from their interior wall sculptures or outdoor sculptures or statue collection, or select from their collection of glass sculptures, bronze sculptures or aluminum sculptures
NakedArt sculptures are in collections and galleries in 15 different countries...
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65a Cass Street,