Te Anau art show popular


MORE than 1000 people attended the four-day inaugural Easter Pop-Up Show held by Art Fiordland Te Anau.

The event was only organised a few days before the weekend.

Fiordland Arts Society president Trevor Bruce said it was a fantastic event with a mix of 27 Fiordland artists including exhibits from Fiordland College and local photographers.

“The youngest being 7 years old and the oldest over 70 years.

“It was considered to be a full success, while showing a positive return financially,  community support and introducing local talent.’’

The parent organisation was Fiordland Arts Society, which had acquired new premises, Mr Bruce said.

However, there was still a huge amount of work to do to establish the new art hub and retail section as planned.

“It will be a home where ‘the arts’, all arts and crafts can be taught, practised, exhibited and sold.

“The dream is to have a unique place where locals can be taught formally, informally, and have a go.”

Pottery classes for children and adults were being planned.

If anyone was interested in the classes they could email Artsfiordland@gmail.com.

The annual Fiordland Arts Society Exhibition will also be held at the Fiordland Community Events Centre at Labour Weekend.