Putting a spring in my/our step

I hope lockdown is treating you ok? Honestly, I have found this lockdown to be demotivating. The rhythm of my normal creative routine has had to change. My Art Classes are on hold and I miss my busy Gallery + Studio surrounded by lovely people. Many great Art plans have had to be halted/cancelled. There are lots of unknowns.

 So, I have a creative plan to help put the ‘Spring back in my/our step’ I am doing drawing sessions for Adults and Kids alike Monday-Friday this week at 3.30pm each day LIVE on my Katie Blundell Artist Facebook page.

See more details on the Facebook page. I hope you tune in and draw along with me.

There is good news, I was super excited to find out I am a Finalist in the 2021 Walker and Hall Waiheke Art Award and Exhibition.

As the year progresses, I will have to give you up to date details as I/we adapt to the changing times. For example:

I am still planning to be open as part of Art Week Auckland 5th – 14th November TBC

I am still working towards having my Exhibition Farm Girl with guest Artist Jeff Thomson here at my Gallery + Studio Opening 3 Dec TBC

Then hopefully on Auckland Anniversary Weekend we will have our Clevedon Art Trail Open Studio Event and Riverhaven Artland Sculpture Park fundraiser for Franklin Hospice.

Lots to look forward to.

Hopefully it can be done!

Go team New Zealand!

I look forward to seeing you later today on my Facebook page if you are free.

Thanks heaps

Katie Blundell Artist

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South Magazine March 2021

Recently Dad (Guy Blundell) and I were interviewed by Jon Rawlinson for an article in South Magazine’s March issue 2021. I am totally flattered by his choice of kind words.

I hope you take a read, the e-edition is accessible via  

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Happy New Year!

So far, it has been a busy start to the year. We are currently working hard to move my Gallery + Studio to the bigger space that we affectionately call the ‘Packing Shed’ here on the farm. Originally made by the family to pack and sell fruit from, it will also be the front of house for Riverhaven Artland (Sculpture Park).  

Detail from Apple Juice Label by my Auntie featuring the Packing Shed and me back in the day in an apple bin inside the Packing Shed

Join us for the Opening Night…

What: Opening Night of the Riverhaven Artland Summer Sculpture Festival which includes the opening of my new exhibition ‘Stay Local’.

Be the first to view and purchase from the Small Works Sculpture Show showcasing the work of Artists in the Riverhaven Artland permanent collection. A James Wright Sculpture will be auctioned. Enjoy the opening night food kindly sponsored by The Corner Kitchen and Bar. All in the new larger Gallery + Studio. Then departing at 7pm Dad and I will take a guided tour of Riverhaven Artland ($25 per Adult, $15 Child which you purchase on the night)

When: Friday 29th January starting at 6pm (feel free to arrive a little earlier to park and settle in)
Where: Riverhaven Artland 331 North Road Clevedon.
Why: In support of Franklin Hospice.
How: If you are able to attend the opening please rsvp to me by responding to this email with the full names of those wishing to attend. It is vital that you do this as attendance is limited. 

Hopefully you will go home inspired from the opening night and get some more friends and family to visit again over the long weekend as we are part of the  Clevedon Art Trail Open Studio Event. See the full programme at including details about a free kids workshop I am doing during that long weekend.

On other news, as well as all this excitement  I am also looking forward to the year ahead. I have just opened enrolments for my Term 1 After School Art Classes. For details please see my website and contact me asap if you are keen.

Also I am thinking about starting an Adult Art Class on Wednesdays 12.30-2.30pm. If this sparks your interest and you would like me to send you more information please get in touch. I will start this class if people are keen.

Lastly, I am thrilled to tell you that my work will be part of the curated exhibition below. I am excited to be exhibiting alongside these wonderful Artists. I hope you go and check it out.

Katie Blundell, Watermelon in the hot, 2018

29 January – 12 March

Katie Blundell, Claudia Kogachi, Areez Katzki, Joanna Margaret Paul, Erica van Zon
Homespun is group exhibition centred around ideas of home and handmade. Working in a range of mediums, the artists respond to their personal experiences of home during lockdown and celebrate small moments of beauty, which have stood out amidst the routines of domestic life.
Franklin Arts Centre
12 Massey Avenue
Auckland 2120
Phone 09 238 8899
Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Thats about it. 
Thanks heaps for your ongoing support.

Katie Blundell Artist

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