The arts village is located near Taradale on State Highway 50, adjacent to the
Napier Golf Course.
Outside the village stand a number of unusual looking pou,
symbolising the eclectic mix of art and craft, traditional and contemporary, Maori
and Pakeha culture, which is at its heart. Within this rustic setting are
workshops, studios and accommodation for a diverse group of artists and
artisans, who work alongside one another in the spirit of mutual respect and cooperation.
The Art Village has been operating since 1989.
Third Place in World Of Wearable Art Awards Designer taught by Rhonda Lidgard standing next to the costume.Waiohiki Two Crafts Shop has a fantastic range of classical and contemporary artwork, including traditional Maori flax weaving and greenstone carving. Our flax is prepared in the traditional manner and all items have been boiled and are able to travel overseas. They can be contacted on 845-2450