Artists and Galleries in Golden Bay
With an abundance of natural inspiration, it is no surprise that Golden Bay is an artistians mecca and is home to many of New Zealand's best artists...
- Nelson in general and Golden Bay in particular are famous for their artisans.
- Golden Bay artists produce a fantastic variety of artwork and many are nationally recognized, exhibiting in art galleries all over New Zealand.
- Almost every side road in Golden Bay boasts an artist of some sort – potters, painters, sculptors, bone carvers, jade carvers, silversmiths, woodturners, jewellers, photographers, felters, soap makers and weavers of flax, willow and wool as well as the more unusual such as candle makers, a trug maker and a drum maker.