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22 Oct 2019 - 17 Nov 2019


Tuesday 22 October 2019, 9.00am - Sunday 17 November 2019, 4.00pm

9am-4pm daily


Estuary Arts Centre, 214 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa, Auckland

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Plenty of free parking


Kim Boyd

09 426 5570


​Arte Mani Studio will exhibit a range of their Italian decorative plaster panel artworks and furniture this Spring in what will be their inaugural New Zealand exhibition.

Entitled ‘Venetian Lights’ and running from 21 October – 17 November 2019 at the Estuary Arts Centre in Orewa on Auckland’s Hibiscus Coast, the Arte Mani exhibition is free to all. It hopes to attract lovers of contemporary art and interior design from far and wide.

Specialising in bespoke interior surface finishes and polished Italian plaster, Arte Mani Studio is run by Italian husband and wife team Marco Baldisser and Nicoletta Benella. Both are natives of Italy’s northeast Veneto region, the birthplace of Italian decorative plaster finishing or Stucco Veneziano - a centuries old technique as relevant to interior architecture and design today as it was in the Renaissance or Roman times.

Marco is a master artisan with over 15 years experience in the art of decorative polished plaster. Nicoletta is a freelance designer and illustrator with a career background in interior design and fashion.

Using the versatile, naturally derived medium of Italian plaster Marco has created texture, colour and tactile contemporary pieces of interior design.

“Nicoletta and I both harbour a genuine passion for Italian plaster,” says Marco.

“Everytime I handle it, I am surprised with yet another way to express the beauty and individualism of this incredible medium.”

Marco and Nicoletta work collaboratively for Arte Mani Studio clients on projects big and small. From private bespoke interiors, to commercial and hospitality projects, their thoughtfully crafted artworks are designed and created with a specific space in mind. Arte Mani Studio have an available collection to purchase but are also delighted to work on commission pieces.

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