It is well known for its wine and stonefruit, but next month Bannockburn is set to put another quality product on display — art.
The Bannockburn Arts Weekend — previously known as ‘‘Across the Bridge’’ — takes place from October 13-15 and will feature four events across three days, as well as opening up the studios and work spaces of local artists.
While the introductory glass casting workshop has sold out, the art and glass exhibitions, as well as a private viewing of the Poison Creek Sculpture Project are still available for the public to enjoy.
‘‘The Five’’ New Zealand art glass exhibition at Riverside Gallery features 25 glass works from five professional female glass artists.
The women — Evelyn Dunstan, Carmen Simmonds, Heather Kremen, Karin Barr and Kate Cornwall — are each highly respected artists with work held in international collections.
Dunstan is one of New Zealand’s leading glass artists with work held in several significant collections, including four in the private collection of Sir Elton John.
The Bannockburn Art Exhibition at Cairnmuir Woolshed will feature a digital showing of photography by ni-Vanuatu photographers, Kalomel Sepa and Masala Tete, who live and work in Bannockburn and Cromwell, as well as a preview of selected glass pieces from ‘‘The Five’’.
The Bannockburn Arts Charitable Trust have also partnered with Poison Creek to bring private guided tour of their upcoming 2023/24 show Alchemy.
For more information or to book see bannockburnarts.co. nz