An arty weekend in Waikanae

Well-known for its abundant wildlife, beautiful gardens and sophisticated food scene, Waikanae also boasts a large number of award-winning artists and the well-respected Mahara Iti Gallery. Waikanae is definitely worth a visit!

Award-winning Painters

Lizzi Yates creates paintings that use colour to evoke the feeling of place.

Colourful paintings of the everchanging scenery of nature, in New Zealand, Europe, and the Australian outback, are created in Shirley Sutton's wonderful Waikanae East garden studio. 

Morag Stokes adopts an experimental, process-driven approach, inspired by watching how materials behave when manipulated in different ways. Her artworks are unusual and innovative. 

Hamish Macaulay - Award-winning Printmaker

Hamish is a Kāpiti based printmaker and painter. He has recently returned home to NZ after 14 years living in London. His work consistently features landscapes, seascapes or horizons. Combining painting, printmaking, mixed media and digital manipulation, he layers traditional and modern techniques to create fresh perspectives.


Jane Santos - Award-winning Mosaic Artist

Provocative, detailed and colourful 2D mixed-media mosaics that reflect the wider environment, many depicting cityscapes, by a lifelong mosaic artist.


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