About us

Visually inspiring, the volcanic landscape of Taranaki, with its ring of wild coast beaches, green and pleasant land, myriads of clear streams and bush covered slopes, all providing a beautiful backdrop to a fascinating weekend event held annually in June each year.

Established in 2014 the Taranaki Arts Trail provides the public with the unique opportunity to meet with artists in their studio/workshops. Ultimately, the aim of the Taranaki Arts Trail is to build a greater understanding in the community of the processes involved and the skills required, in creating a work of art.

To assist the visitor with planning their self-guided tour of the Taranaki Arts Trail, it has been divided geographically into four areas. These are North, East, South, and West. 

A handy brochure sectioned into North, East, South and West and accompanying fold out map showing the locations of the 2019 Taranaki Arts Trail artists will be available from March at Information Centers, libraries, participating artists and local cafes. Please also feel free to contact us directly and we can send you your own copy.

We're a committee

The Taranaki Arts Trail is an Incorporated Society and its committee are responsible for ensuring a professionally organised trail for 2019 and beyond. 

The 2019 Taranaki Arts Trail committee members are:

Jenny Goddard  -  Chair
John Porter        -  Treasurer
Tony Rumball     -  Secretary
Derek Hughes    -  Graphic Designer

Sue Kelly
Margaret Scott
Geoffrey Young
Brenda Cash
Anthea Stayt

Taranaki Arts Trail Co-ordinator - Niki Jenkinson

Mt Taranaki