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ArtTravel – it’s a thing

After ten years of art touring and taking photos we have come up with Issue 1 of ArtTravel. A 24 page brochure celebrating the combination of art and travel.

for your copy email or call us with an address to send it out to. It will be our pleasure to share a copy with you.

09 525 2363

The Body Laid Bare

While in this day and age it has become unusual to not be allowed to take photos and Instagram away – this show keeps the body of this work under a veil so to speak.

So you may see some images out there and can not judge for yourself if this is a worth while show.

Having been and judged – it is excellent – a small price to pay for a great selection of quality works including Lucien Freud, Bonnard, Marlene Dumas, De Kooning, Rodin and many more.



Old Story: New Subject – Public Art

Wandering along the Auckland waterfront this week I rediscovered Molly MaCallister’s waterfront sculpture of a Maori warrior.

Here is an excerpt from an Art New Zealand article on the sculpture from a 1982 article:

‘To aggravate matters she then had to take the backlash from the public, many of whom criticised the proportions of the statue, complaining in particular that the head was too small for the body (it was likened to ‘a pimple on a pumpkin’).

Full article here

One wonders what the carry on will be when the newly completed state house based sculpture by Michael Parekowhai opens next week, given it has already provided a decent amount of public comment.

Judge it for yourself at the end of Queens Wharf from mid February.


Discover Umbria in September 2017

We have been working with Michele from Eurovillas in Auckland and Living Italy to come up with a great week in Umbria, in September 2017.

Join a small group discovering the art and optional music concerts of Umbria.

Umbria: Art and Music

Japan Travel

Teshima Island

Japan travel made easy

We are getting a lot of enquiry for Japan, not only for tours but for people travelling in general. We are always happy to help people plan their Japan experience. We are building a Japan page, with a taster Tokyo walking map. We will also have general info on food, transport and sightseeing – we have just started but keep an eye as we add new things.

Just drop us a line and let us know how we can help.

Check it out here



Venice Art Week – Early Booking Discount

Venice Gondola

We are launching our Venice Biennale and Art Week program – and are currently offering a $200 per person early booking discount if booked by 15 December. Plesae find a link to the itinerary below.

Tour price is $6499 twin share

Venice Biennale


Al Andalus – Spain – Hotels


Check out some of the amazing hotels we are using for our Spain tour in May 2017