Calling All Dreamers
12th December to 3rd February
Opening Saturday 12th December 2pm
Hokianga is well known for its art community and for attracting artists to work and exhibit on its shores. From a tiny blue shack on the harbour’s southern most coastline, the art-show scene has grown exponentially over the last decade. Art lovers today will find five very different fine art galleries and five distinctly arty shops in the historic settlements of Rawene and Kohukohu. Well connected by a short ferry ride and with good coffee available on both sides of the harbour, the summer’s eclectic shows make for a very enjoyable day out.
Featuring the work of Panguru carver John Morunga plus a curated selection of works by artists and artisans, known and unknown, from near and afar.
‘Dreaming is considered a sacred activity in some societies, and a visionary roadmap for achievement in others. This show celebrates the vital role dreamers play in our culture. Our dreams are the poetry by which we transform the reality of our existence.’ says Lise Strathdee, curator, ‘The response has been truly phenomenal. We will be exhibiting thought provoking fine art and sculpture alongside beautifully hand crafted objects and fabrics. So is it a shop? Or is it an art gallery? You decide! All I will say is that it’s my own Outpost dream come true.’
Scheduled to open at 2pm on Saturday, 12th December, Kohukohu will be a hive of activity from 10am with live music and games on the green, a visit from Santa and a morning market in the Town Hall.
‘calling all dreamers’ is a collaborative showcase between Outpost Hokianga and Village Arts Gallery and will be open everyday except Christmas Day, from 10 am to 4pm. It runs until 3rd of February.