Beach Hop 2015 – Cool Caravans

Wet weather didn’t deter caravan owners from attending the annual Retro Caravan Show at Beach Hop in Whangamata. Around 100 cool caravans were on show, here’s a sweet selection …..

Beach Hop Retro Caravan Show 2015

Beach Hop Retro Caravan Show 2015

Beach Hop Retro Caravan Show 2015

Beach Hop Retro Caravan Show 2015

Beach Hop Retro Caravan Show 2015

Beach Hop Retro Caravan Show 2015

Beach Hop Retro Caravan Show 2015

Beach Hop Retro Caravan Show 2015

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Follow up to Artists Open Studios in Whanganui 2015

In January I wrote about three Whanganui artists participating in the Artists Open Studios event on 21-22 and 28-29 March. On Saturday 21 March I spent the day in Whanganui visiting 13 studios. I was impressed by the quality of the art work and friendliness of everyone involved and should have allowed two days for the event. Below is a small selection of the studios I visited.

Driftwood horse by Jack Marsden-Mayer on Castlecliff Beach

Driftwood horse by Jack Marsden-Mayer on Castlecliff Beach

Studio 111, 111 Great North Road, St Johns Hill (No. 43 in the Trail Guide)
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Clay caravans, driftwood sculptures, and pottery at Artists Open Studios in Whanganui

In December last year Sharla from Wanganui-NZ introduced me to three Wanganui based artists – Lizzette Britton who works with clay, Jack Marsden-Mayer who works with driftwood, and Ivan Vostinar, painter, sculptor, and potter. You can visit the studios of all three artists plus over 60 more at Artists Open Studios in Whanganui in March.

If you’re a follower of the blog you may have picked up on my slight obsession with caravans. I was thrilled when Sharla arranged for us to meet the very lovely and bubbly Lizzette Britton. Lizzette works from her Glue Pots and Lemon Drops Gallery Read the rest

Beach Hop 2014 – Cool Caravans

More cool caravans from the Beach Hop Retro Caravan Show in Whangamata ……..

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Pretty in pink - Betty, she's part of the team at Vintage Caravan Magazine, sponsors of the Retro Caravan Show 2014

Pretty in pink – Betty. Betty’s part of the team at Vintage Caravan Magazine, sponsors of the Beach Hop Retro Caravan Show 2014.

Claris is featured in the March/April edition of Vintage Caravan Magazine

Claris is featured in the March/April edition of Vintage Caravan Magazine.

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Beach Hop 2013 – Cool Caravans

Cool caravans are rolling out of backyards and hooking up to hot rods as the weather heats up. Thanks to the owners of these cool caravans for towing them to the Retro Caravan Show at Beach Hop 2013 in Whangamata, it was a treat to see so many in one place.

Beach Hop 2013

Beach Hop 2013

Beach Hop 2013 giveaway caravan

Beach Hop 2013 giveaway caravan

Beach Hop 2013

Beach Hop 2013

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