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Art Out East: Gisborne 2015

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Join Art Tours and Gisborne’s Paul Nache Gallery for a long weekend toward the end of summer 2015. Enjoy time in the gallery discovering some of New Zealand’s best contemporary artists, meet an artist at work, discover one of Gisborne’s amazing coastal gardens, visit Toihoukura and the Tairawhiti Museum, all with a mix of local wine and food.

Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 March 2015

Maximum 12 guests

Join our roadtrip down from Auckland on Thursday 19 March via the Tauranga Art Gallery for morning tea.

Paul Nache Gallery

PAULNACHE brushes aside all the rules and formalities that come with being a dealer gallery in Aotearoa New Zealand. Operating since 2009 under Director Matthew Nache, the Gallery has set its own course and proposed a new model for the dealer gallery, blurring the lines between public and private gallery, between dealer and curator, house style and punk attitude. It offers less a consumable list or stable of artists than a family or community of artist/collaborators who come together and work with Nache to each extend their own practice, but also contribute to the greater whole which is the unrelenting forward momentum of this Gallery.

Refusing to join the crowd and rejecting the received wisdom that says galleries belong in the big cities, PAULNACHE operates out of the coastal town of Gisborne, on the East Coast of Aotearoa’s North Island. Gisborne provides PAULNACHE with more than just its physical base – a gallery in a refurbished building on the city’s main street. At a time when many galleries claim noncommittally to ‘be based’ in a particular location, PAULNACHE draws its energies and ambitions from this city, and offers much in return. Committed to the local as well as the national, PAULNACHE has built a passionate community for contemporary art in Gisborne, and beyond.


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Day 1

For those doing the roadtrip with us we depart early this morning to be in Tauranga for morning tea. Arriving Gisborne late afternoon after a stop in Whakatane.

Plan to fly in tonight if you are arriving by air, and transfer to your hotel for the evening.

Day 2

This morning we meet and greet before heading to Toihoukura and the Tairawhiti Museum. Late afternoon enjoy drinks and an introduction to PaulNache Gallery with Director Matt Nache. Dinner tonight is at USSCO.

Day 3

This morning visit Okitu and experience a touch of paradise, with time wandering one of Gisborne’s beautiful coastal gardens and view some amazing Lalique glass. We head through town for a bite before visiting Milton Vineyard for wine tasting this afternoon.

This evening we finish our tour with dinner hosted by Art Tours and Paul Nache at a local Okitu home.

Day 4

Check out after breakfast and head to the airport. We recommend flying out today.


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Budget $949 per person twin share / $1249 single

Includes: Minimum 8 max 12 people / 3 nights accommodation in Gisborne at the Emerald or Portside Hotel / Transport ex Auckland in minibus for those interested / Transport by minibus in Gisborne / Dinner at USSCO / Hosted BBQ dinner with local family / Visits as per the itinerary / Tour driver/manager / Drinks at PaulNache Gallery / Arrival transfer and departure transfer

Itinerary subject to change

Flights are not included

Other conditions apply including cancellation fees.