Welcome to Whanganui Visual Arts Symposium
Nau Mai Haere Mai
New Zealand’s Premier Arts Symposium

Spend three epic days in a city rich in creative culture with other artists & creative entrepreneurs.
Be embraced, be present, be hands on.
It’s about connecting with other courageous, like minded people.
Walk away with hours of inspiration from being side by side with some of the leaders in our industry, time to observe, absorb lots of knowledge and grow new friendships..
Also, did we mention delicious food, and some time to unwind at our “Colour In Your Life Gala Evening”.

Check back soon to find out more details about this amazing event.

Countdown to Whanganui Visual Arts Symposium 2017

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Friday 6th October

Creative Connections
Opening Ceremony | Powhiri
Registration | Drinks & Nibbles | Meet and Greet

Saturday 7th October

Art Talks
8:30am – 9:10am Morag Stokes Certified GOLDEN Artist Educator
9:15am – 9:55am Marilyn Vreede Pakohe Papermaking / Box Making

10am – 10:30am Morning Tea

10:30am – 11:10am Tatyana Kulida Oil Painter
11:15am – 11:55pm Wi Taepa Clay Sculptor

12pm – 1pm Lunch

Workshops | Interactive Demonstrations

1pm – 3pm Morag Stokes Creative Acrylics Workshop Rm1
1pm – 3pm Marilyn Vreede Papermaking / Box Making Workshop Rm2
1pm – 3pm Tatyana Kulida Oil Painting Workshop Rm3
1pm – 3pm Wi Taepa Clay Sculpting Workshop Rm3

3pm-3.30pm Afternoon Tea

Workshops | Interactive Demonstrations Continued
3:30pm – 6pm Morag Stokes Creative Acrylics Workshop Rm1
3:30pm – 6pm Marilyn Vreede Harakeke Papermaking / Box Making Workshop Rm2
3:30pm – 6pm Tatyana Kulida Oil Painting Workshop Rm3
3:30pm – 6pm Wi Taepa Clay Sculpting Workshop Rm4

Saturday Evening

Colour in your life Gala Evening  

6pm till Late Guest Speaker | Graeme Stevenson

Sunday 8th October

Art Talks
8:30am – 9:10am Pat George Creative Contemporary Mosaics
9:15am – 9:55am Jenny Coker Creative Watercolour

10am – 10:30am Morning Tea

10:30am – 11:10am Jackie Ranken Creative Photography Artist
11:15am – 11:55pm Julie Greig NZ Master Pastellist
12pm – 12:40pm Marty Vreede Printmaking

12:45pm – 1:45pm Lunch

Workshops | Interactive Demonstrations
1:45pm – 3:45pm Pat George Creative Contemporary Mosaics  Day Two Workshop Rm1
1:45pm – 3:45pm Jenny Coker Creative Watercolour Workshop Rm2
1:45pm – 3:45pm Jackie Ranken Creative Photography Artist Workshop Rm3
1:45pm – 3:45pm Julie Greig NZ Master Pastellist Workshop Rm4
1:45pm – 3:45pm Marty Vreede Printmaking Workshop Rm5

3:45pm – 4:15pm Afternoon Tea

Workshops | Interactive Demonstrations Continued
4:15pm – 6:45pm Pat George Creative Contemporary Mosaics Workshop Rm1
4:15pm – 6:45pm Jenny Coker Creative Watercolour Workshop Rm2
4:15pm – 6:45pm Jackie Ranken Creative Photography Artist Workshop Rm3
4:15pm – 6:45pm Julie Greig NZ Master Pastellist Workshop Rm4
4:15pm – 6:45pm Marty Vreede Printmaking Workshop Rm5

CLOSING CEREMONY | POROPOROAKI

Whanganui Visual Arts Symposium reserves the right to change artists or programmes

Pat George Two Day Workshop Pass | Contemporary Mosaics 7th-8th October
( see book now page for pricing)

Pat George Two Day Workshop Pass | Contemporary Mosaics Will Inlcude:
Will be all day on the Saturday 7th October 8.30am-5:45pm
Colour In Your Life Gala Evening 6pm Saturday Evening | Guest Speaker CEO ” Put Some Colour In Your Life TV Series”
( Meal Included)
Then Sunday the 8th October Pat Georges Art Talk 8:30-9:10am
( Plus attendees will be able to attend all of sunday mornings art talks included in the price)
Workshop Continued Sunday Afternoon 1:45-6:45pm
Meals Provided On Both Days For Pat George Two Day Workshop Pass

Saturday 7th October Pat George Two Day Workshop Pass ( Day One) | Contemporary Mosaics
8:30am-9:55am Morning Workshop
10:00am-10:30am Morning Tea ( Provided )
10:30am-11:55am Morning Workshop Continued
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch ( Provided )
1:00-3:00pm (  Afternoon Workshop )
3:00-3:30pm Afternoon tea ( Provided )
3:30-5:45pm Afternoon Workshop Continued
6:00pm “Colour In Your Life Gala Evening” with Guest Speaker Graeme Stevenson ( Include in your Pat George two day workshop pass) ( This Workshop Pass Continues To Sunday the 8th )

Sunday 8th October
Art Talk 8:30am – 9:10am Pat George Contemporary Mosaics
1:45pm – 6:45pm Pat George Contemporary Mosaics  Day Two Workshop Rm1

Wanganui Function Centre

Whanganui Visual Arts Symposium Trust

Would like to acknowledge the generous support from the following organisations
that help us to present the
Whanganui Visual Arts Symposium 2017

If you would like to support the WVAST
please contact us. We’d love to hear from you whanganuivast@gmail.com
Thank you.

SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

FRIENDS OF WVAST

 

Whanganui Den of Dragons Sponsors

 

SUPPORTERS OF WVAST

Paul Neal & Associates | Ignition Motor Group LTD