Richard Hide


46 Tarata Rd


Mixed Media


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 027 6612358
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Studio open by appointment outside the trail days

Art Trail

East Taranaki

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A bet over a few beers led me into creating guitars from recycled materials.  The first one was from a beer crate to celebrate cracking a cold one and listening to good music …...and to win the bet.  I create from what I have or what I acquire.  Each piece starts out as a loose idea, and evolves as it takes shape.  I have been inspired greatly by the grass roots, cigar box and three string guitar movements but with a definite New Zealand flavour. This is art for all.  You can touch. You can play.  You can have fun.  This is art for the eyes and the ears, and yes, they all work.