Midwinter Blues exhibition, a mini arts fest, on August 13 & 14th

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Hello artists, creators and supporters,


Karamea Pop-up Gallery "Midwinter Blues" exhibition, a mini arts festival, on August 13 & 14 at the old Hardware Store, is less than a week away.


Hope you are all excited and getting ready for the weekend!


Registration is open for the exhibitors. 13 amazing artists have registered so far.This is a wonderful opportunity to share your talent, so please take this chance and exhibit your art/craft works. 

All you need to do is to simply register by email to karameagallery@gmail.com


The registration deadline is 4p.m. on Thursday, August 11th.



[ Schedule for the weekend ]


August 11th (Thur.) - Last date for registration 

August 12th (Fri.) - Drop off your artworks 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

August 13th (Sat.) - Gallery open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

4 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. - Late afternoon live music

5 : 30 p.m. - Auction

6 p.m. - Pot luck nibbles, BYO finger food 


*We’d like to set up a table for pot luck nibbles at 6pm. Please bring your nibbles to the gallery in between 4pm to 6pm.


6: 30 p.m. till 8 or 9 p.m. - Evening live music


August 14th (Sun.) - Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  


(Artists to pick their work after 4 p.m.)  


We are looking for volunteers to help us set up the exhibition on Friday, volunteers to help us on the door shift on Saturday & Sunday. Please see the table below and if you can fill any of the shift, please email Sanae Murray and let me know when you are available to help so I can organise the roster. 


We are also looking for artworks or other items, big or small, for the auction. If you have any items, please email karameagallery@gmail.com

We are doing an auction to generate funds to continue the Pop-up Gallery. Any help or contribution will be greatly appreciated.


Help needed please :



August 12, Friday

August 13, Saturday

August 14, Sunday

10 am - 11 am


Door Shift :

Door Shift : Ange

11 am - 12 pm


Door Shift :

Door Shift :

12 pm - 1 pm


Door Shift :

Door Shift :

1 pm - 2 pm


Door Shift :

Door Shift :

2 pm - 3 pm


Door Shift : Kay

Door Shift :

3 pm - 4 pm

Artists drop off artworks

Helpers : Aby & Kay

Door Shift : Aby

Door Shift :

4 pm - 5 pm

Artists drop off artworks

Helpers : Aby & Kay

Live performances

Artists pick up artworks

5 pm - 6 pm

Artists drop off artworks

Helpers : Aby & Kay

Live performances 



6 pm - 8 or 9 pm


Live performances

Helpers for setting up potluck nibbles :Jacqui



Last of all, a big thank you to Jason and Juliette James from the 4-Square for their ongoing support by providing the venue, Jessie Creedmore & Liz Kerslake for their extraordinary leadership and support, Manatū Taonga and BullerREAP for their funding support and huge thanks to all the wonderful volunteers for their dedication and contribution to make this event possible. 


I look forward to hearing from you.


Let’s make August exhibition successful together for our community! 


Sanae Murray

Karamea Pop-up Gallery Curator/Coordinator

021 118 4691