Tricia Hewlett Art

Wildlife Artist

Jun 14, 2022

A Flood of Events

While a digger grumbles away out my Studio window sorting the damage from December’s devastating flood I prepare for a flood of exhibitions.​
​(See my previous blog “A Summer Flood” for more details of Cyclone Ruby’s visit to our valley) 

Thanks to those that supported the Aid Through Art online Exhibition raising funds for families impacted by the war in Ukraine. Your support is appreciated by me, the other artists, the organisers and the families who will benefit. I do love these win:win situations. 

Upcoming Exhibitions & Events

Inside /Out Exhibition
Arts Canterbury at Down by The Liffey Gallery
Lincoln, Canterbury
June 22- July 17th

Akaroa Night Market
Madeira Hotel, Akaroa
5-11 pm Friday June 24th.

ChCh Art Show
Te Pae Convention Centre, ChCh
Opening at 10am each day
June 25-27
You can buy tickets for the ChCh Art Show here:

Matariki Exhibition
Akaroa Community Arts Council
Saturdays and Sundays from June 25 to July 10
Open 10-4

Ashburton Society of Arts 58th Annual Show
Ashburton Art Gallery
July 4 to July 29th

Cashmere Club Cash and Carry
Arts Canterbury Exhibition
50 Columbo Street, Cashmere, ChCh
12-14 August

Arts Canterbury Open Studio Event
Details tbc
26 Nov to 4 Dec

Mandeville Craft Festival
Mandeville Sports Ground, North Canterbury
Sun 4 Dec. 10am to 3pm.

​Christmas Cash and Carry 
Akaroa Gallery
1 Rue Pompallier, Akaroa
Opening Dec 9 ​

I hope you can visit one or more of these art events to enjoy to displays. 

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