Cambridge boasts both beautiful art galleries and outdoor art experiences
A unique shopping destination, Heritage Gallery brings you an exciting collection of contemporary New Zealand art pieces from around the country. For owner Sandra Webb, the business is her passion. Her skill has been to curate a unique, high-quality mixture of original art, studio glass, prints, ceramics and jewellery for Heritage Gallery.
Sandra travels throughout New Zealand seeking new pieces, keeping a freshness and vitality to this well-established gallery. Take the time to browse the works in the stunning gallery or view the comprehensive online selection of art works. Heritage is a favourite place for the locals for gift shopping (or to treat themselves) and Sandra and her team are friendly and knowledgeable. Worth a visit on any trip.
Address: 85 Victoria Street, Cambridge
Sinclair Barclay Gallery
Featuring art from Wayne Sinclair and Robyn Barclay
Wayne is a self-taught artist, who took up the brush in 1968 becoming a full-time artist in 1972. During this time, he has won many major New Zealand Art Awards – travelled the world, taught adult painting classes around the Waikato area, and opened his own art gallery in Cambridge in 1997 with wife, artist Robyn Barclay.
Wayne has a varied approach to his work – the subject dictates the style. The concept sometimes being colour, light or detail. Subjects vary from typical N.Z. landscapes, bush, coastal scenes, and horses to European themes as a result of his travels. Wayne has paintings in large and prestigious collections around the world. You can view his work and usually meet him in action painting on site at the gallery where he also now runs art classes.
Robyn Barclay began painting in 1991, and by 1997 was painting full-time. Her forte is an impressionist style where she is fast developing a reputation for fine works with an emphasis on strong, rich colour. Robyn has won major art awards, taught adult art classes, and travelled the world in search of inspiration for her paintings.
Address: 59 Duke St, Cambridge
Inspirit Studio & Gallery
Inspirit is a spacious and contemporary Studio & Art Gallery – a multifunctional creative space that features talented emerging artists alongside established artists.
The purpose-built gallery is in a beautiful rural setting and exhibits a diverse range of artistic mediums. Photography, painting, indoor & outdoor sculpture, glass, jewellery, ceramics, functional art, wearable art, print making and mixed media. The Inspirit mission is to support and promote the highest quality original New Zealand art and design with an emphasis on representing leading local artists.
Owner Jenny Scown is a photographic artist herself and set up Inspirit Gallery in 2007. It has now evolved to include an outdoor sculpture garden that attracts visitors from New Zealand and overseas.
Address: 360 Pencarrow Road, Tamahere
Artist Credit: Seagull over Rangitoto sculpture by Jocelyn Pratt
An absolute hidden gem of the Waikato. The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum is a beautiful space which brings together nature and art, providing an Art-in-Nature experience with over 100 sculptures and installations within one of New Zealand’s largest outdoor galleries. Its 2km trail winds amongst a landscape of ponds, cliffs, rocks and flowering shrubs and thousands of trees created from a former quarry. Perfect for a family picnic or time-out with friends. The park offers opportunities for children to interact with nature in creative ways.
John and Dorothy Wakeling started planting this disused quarry in 1991 and have planted over 30,000 trees and shrubs. The Art-in-Nature Arboretum Trust now runs the park, providing environmental and creative inspiration for all ages. Sustainability of nature and art are the driving forces of the park. Formed from derelict land, its trees are now protected long-term for carbon sequestration.
The Sculpture Park also offers opportunities for Corporate/business events and team building sessions–including UNCONFINED, a problem-solving game. Please book online through the park website www.sculpturepark.co.nz
Address: 207 Scotsman Valley Rd, Tauwhare
Te Toi Whakaahua
A Boutique Art Gallery based in Kemureti (Cambridge), Aotearoa (New Zealand) representing local, up and coming and Toi Maori based artists.
Te Toi Whakaahua aims to represent a variety of artists, from established practitioners through to young up and coming artists, especially those practicing Toi Maori. They support artists not only by displaying, promoting, and selling on behalf but also collaborating with them to help with their social media, marketing, funding and helping them to get their art out into the wide world.
Pop in and have a look at some of the beautiful art that is on display
Address: 32 Victoria Street, Cambridge
Garden Arts Studio
A favourite place to take visitors or shop for yourself, The Garden Art Studio stocks a unique collection of New Zealand made indoor and outdoor art. The Studio is the perfect place to seek the finest prints, ceramics, sculptures, jewellery, and many other works of art from amazing Kiwi artists. It is a haven where people come to appreciate an eclectic mix of art pieces, amble through the gardens and enjoy a cup of coffee or a bite to eat while searching for that special peice.
Be amazed by local and national talent, search for collectables, a special gift, or simply be inspired, then stop for a coffee or something to eat from the Lily Pad Café next door.
Address: 1234 Kaipaki Road, Cambridge