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2019 Corcoran French Kaiapoi Art Expo

The 14th annual Corcoran French Kaiapoi Art Expo is Waimakariri district's largest visual art show and attracts large crowds every year. The Expo displays a wide range of art disciplines by local art groups and individual artists, all under one roof, over two days. Still going strong this year on show will be over 600 artworks from 115 artists including painting, photography, ceramics, textiles and more, something for all art lovers. Alongside the Expo is the very popular School Art Expo sponsored by Bowden Environmental featuring a fantastic display of artworks from 13 Waimakariri Schools.

This year's Expo will feature:
- 78 artists who have previously exhibited at the Expo
- 28% of participating artists reside in Rangiora, 29% reside in Kaiapoi, 20% from other parts of Waimakariri and 23% have affiliations with Waimakariri but reside in Hurunui or Christchurch.

An event not to be missed, block out the weekend of July 13th and July 14th, open from 10am to 5pm at the Kaiapoi Club, Raven Quay Kaiapoi. Entry is via gold coin only.

Guest artist Ivan Button has exhibited at the last 10 Expos and this year will be taking centre stage with 22 artworks varying from New Zealand scenes to villages of France and Italy.

Ivan's background was in the Advertising Industry where he trained and worked as a graphic artist and illustrator. He currently works in watercolour and in oils. While his subject matter will vary from Still Life to Landscapes, his passion is for New Zealand scenes along with villages of France and Italy. In more recent times Ivan has pursued an interest in "abstraction/expressionism".

For something different Have A Go at being an artist for the day on Saturday. Downstairs at the Kaiapoi Club 10am to 3pm will be various mediums of art where you can have a go! Pottery, painting, photography, weaving and much more.

If that isn't enough to entice you out to Kaiapoi, Blackwell's carpark will be host once again to the now famous Blackwell's Live Ice Sculpting event kicking off at 1pm followed by the Blackwell's Fire and Ice market.

Kaiapoi Art Expo - Saturday 13th July - Sunday 14th July, 10am to 5pm, Kaiapoi Club.

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