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Art trail and exhibition opens in St Heliers this week

Published: 8 March 2019
"Thrive" by Janice Napper will be on display during the exhibition and avaliable for purchase.

Ōrākei Local Board is supporting the arts and businesses in St Heliers by funding an art trail and exhibition happening in the Village this month. The art trail and exhibition opened this week and will wrap up on Thursday 21 March.

St Heliers Village Business Improvement District programme manager Pippa Burrett says people can expect to see more than 80 artworks exhibited in the St Heliers Library and displayed in an art trail around the Village.

“Visitors can admire and purchase the art if they wish. With new season clothing in the stores it makes it a great excuse to combine retail therapy with friends and something to discuss or they might want to view the art and pop into one of our many cafes and restaurants,” she said.

The library will also host daily art demonstrations, live music and a sketch artist on Saturday’s providing free portraits.

Ōrākei Local Board Economic Development Lead Ros Rundle says there will be a mix of artworks and mediums on display from artists recognised both in New Zealand and internationally.

“Our local board is thrilled to support this event which not only allows local artists like Tanya McCabe and Janice Napper to showcase their talent, it brings people into the Village which helps support the vibrant businesses of St Heliers.

"I encourage residents to come down and enjoy the art in the special surrounds of our seaside suburb,” she said.

You can find out more about the art trail and exhibition at the St Heliers Bay - Your Village by the Sea Facebook page. You can pick up an art trail map from the St Helier’s Library.