Artist Studios

There are 16 artist studios at The Quarry Art Centre.

Studios are open to the public most days offering a vibrant insight for visitors into the art and practice of Northland artists. Our current studio holders include ceramic artists, painters, jewellers, carvers and sculptors. See below for more information about our talented Resident Artists.

If you are looking for a space to create your art, we might have just what you are looking for. If you wish to inquire about studio space available contact The Quarry Office.

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2 - Mandy Thorburn

Air brushing and mixed media painting

Read more from: 2 - Mandy Thorburn

3 - Kiri Peeni


4 - Hayley Clark & Shannon Winn

Painters, illustrators, design, textiles

6 - Amorangi Hikuroa

Clay Artist

Read more from: 6 - Amorangi Hikuroa

7 - Axelle Faur & Jarod Campbell

Painter, photographer, mixed media, installation and performance artist

Axelle works with black and white photography, acrylic painting and mixed media drawing. She creates sensual art, and invites the public to enter a space where time streches, cultural traditions mingle and the soul longs for another world where flesh and spirituality could be one.

Jarod Campbell is a mixed media artist, specializing in painting and skateboard deck design.

Read more from: 7 - Axelle Faur & Jarod Campbell

8 - Denise Crene and Therese King

Painters and Mosiac Artist

Read more from: 8 - Denise Crene and Therese King

9 - Helen Hughes and Helen Bowness

Mosaics and Clay sculpture

Helen Hughes has a passion for working with clay and experimenting with various
forms of firing techniques and methods. She has taught primitive firing techniques in Malaysia and Europe and has exhibited widely throughout New Zealand.

Helen Bowness is an amazing mosaic artist constructing images with fragments of tile no bigger than a 10 cent coin.

Read more from: 9 - Helen Hughes and Helen Bowness

10 - Shrike O’Malley

Hand Printed Textiles and Glass Work

Read more from: 10 - Shrike O’Malley

11 - Victor TePaa

Painter and mixed media artist

Read more from: 11 - Victor TePaa

13 & 14 - Phillip McKibbin and Peter Harris

Ferrocement, Painter, Carver, Earthbuilding

Phillip McKibbin - oil painting and drawing.
Peter Harris - Painting, ferrocement, earthbuilding

Read more from: 13 & 14 - Phillip McKibbin and Peter Harris

12 - Collaborative

Monika Ruschke, Lianne Blair, Claire Furlong - Textiles, paint, drawing and clay sculpture.

A group of like minded woman use Studio 12 as their hub for a variety of creative practices, including textiles, paint, drawing and clay sculpture.

15 - Bunker 1- Michael Francis McCarthy

Painter of Fine art Landscapes

Michaels paintings leave an unforgettable feeling in the viewer.  The processes he uses to create his paintings are highly intuitive. Using fine hard wood panels like Kauri and Rimu, and applying layers of paint, he gradually builds up his panel from a deep sienna foundation to transparent, yet luminous shadows till finally rendering his lightest oil colours in delicate glazes. With oil paint, Michael conveys his deepest inner vision through the vehicle of landscape painting, a process that begins wih nature and ends with a revealing expression of nature.

Read more from: 15 - Bunker 1- Michael Francis McCarthy

16 - Bunker 2 - Simon Richards

Fashion and textiles

Quarry Arts Centre | (09) 438 1215 | 21 Selwyn Avenue, Vinetown, Whangarei 0110.