New exhibition opening on Thursday 25th June at Kapiti Gallery. Come and see what members of Kapiti Arts and Crafts Society created during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Kāpiti Gallery is re-opening on Thursday 11th June. Our “A Song in Art” exhibition was cut short by the lockdown, so it’s continuing until Sunday 21st June. Winter opening hours are 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.
The next exhibition is “Lockdown 2020”, opening on Thursday 25th June for all Groups’ members to display work done during the lockdown period.
“Drip, Dribble and Splash” begins in July, and the revised programme for the rest of the year is on the Gallery page.
It’s great to be getting back to normal! We look forward to seeing you.
A message from Rosie Salas, Arts, Museums & Heritage Advisor at Kāpiti Coast District Council (extracts):
As you will be aware, the COVID-19 situation has evolved rapidly and we will be in lockdown very soon. It has affected all Council staff and operations, and right now our focus is on our general community response and following all Government guidelines.
We have put our normal planning for the Arts Trail on hold for now, and will not be opening applications in March/early April as signalled earlier.
We will keep you updated as best we can through email and on our website about the Arts Trail.
In the meantime, we encourage you to share your art and your stories via social media, virtual shows, and displays in street-facing windows. I am putting together a document with some useful links and helpful hints to send out to you shortly. I encourage you to support each other at this very testing time.
You may also have seen that Creative New Zealand has announced a support package for artists – see Creative NZ support package – which I encourage you to follow up if your art is an important part of your income.
The best source of information continues to be official government information sources:
- Website: https://covid19.govt.nz/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UniteAgainstCovid19/
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/uniteagainstcovid19
For up-to-date information about our Council’s response to COVID-19 and how this impacts our services and facilities visit www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/covid19
Have a look at the exciting themes for this year’s exhibitions in Kapiti Gallery by checking our website’s Gallery page.
- Ask about the groups who meet regularly in our workrooms
- Learn about Kāpiti Gallery’s monthly exhibitions & sales
- Buy artwork and crafts made by Society members—all Kāpiti locals
- Enjoy craft-making demonstrations
- Join the Society now—pay just $55 for the rest of 2019
Saturday 3 to Friday 9 August: Spinners, Weavers & Knitters and Felters
Saturday 10 to Friday 16 August: Jewellery, Quilters and Teddies & Dolls
Saturday 17 to Friday 23 August: Painters—oils, watercolour, pastels
The full programme of 2019 exhibitions in Kāpiti Gallery is now online at Gallery.
Kāpiti Arts and Crafts Society members can download a document with entry dates.