Extra Events

Each year Creative Matakana participants are privileged to enjoy a free, welcome get-together for drinks and nibbles at the beautiful Vivian Gallery in Matakana, to mingle with others and meet their tutors. It’s a chance to soak up some creative vibes in our region’s premium contemporary gallery – and get excited about the week ahead!

The participant’s dinner is a ticketed event which is always on the Thursday of Creative Matakana week. In previous years the dinner has been a sold-out occasion and has been hugely enjoyed by all. And the closing event on the Friday night has a fun, but more cerebral focus: in 2019 we’re aiming for an entertaining panel discussion with some of our celebrity tutors on a subject to be decided.

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318. participant’s dinner at the farmer’s daughter, thursday may 9, $70pp

Our dinner for 2019 is to be held at a recent arrival in Omaha - The Farmer’s Daughter, beside the Omaha Causeway. It boasts tranquil views over the water, a fresh, rustic ambience – and food-wise, there’s a firm focus on sustainability, with much of their produce now being produced organically on site in lots and lots of big, raised vegetable beds. We look forward to a delicious meal with truly delectable food and wine.

 Scenes from the Vivian Gallery opening and closing events in 2018…