HUKAWAI LODGE ART GALLERY
A small privately owned gallery open for three months of the year, December 1 to February 28, the height of the Franz Josef tourist season. Collect an informative gallery brochure from the front desk. If you have any questions please ask.
Hukawai Lodge Art Gallery sprawls over five spaces:
MAORI ART – Also part of Hukawai Lodge’s private collection are contemporary expressions of traditional art forms such as pounamu hei tiki, whale bone koauau, pounamu tip taiaha, pounamu mere, waka huia, koruru, kete etc .These taonga are made by carvers/weavers/artists.
MAORI ART SOUVENIRS – All pounamu (greenstone, jade) for sale is West Coast, South Island. All Maori taonga are crafted by artists and artisans, the majority of whom are Maori. There are other Maori ‘style’ souvenirs for sale selected by us for the authentic nature of their copy, together with practical considerations such as cuteness, price and ease of transport.
HUKAWAI LODGE ART GALLERY FEATURE ARTISTS – postcards, bookmarks, books etc for sale.
HUKAWAI SOUVENIRS – Homemade Soap and recycled paper made at Hukawai Lodge. Hukawai Lodge logo T-shirts, caps etc. The Birman Boss Brothers themed T-shirts, caps etc. Hukawai Gallery art themed T-shirts, caps etc
GENERAL NZ SOUVENIRS – selected by us with the discerning travelling tourist in mind.
THE HINE HUKATERE SPACE
Named for the Snow Maiden whose tears of heartbreak formed Franz Josef Glacier – Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere. The Hukawai Lodge Art Gallery Artist of the Month exhibits in this space.
THE ARTISTS STUDIO
Situated in one of the larger rooms of Hukawai Lodge on the first floor ‘Johnny Schilling’ room at the top of the stairs and now a studio. The Artist in Residence generally uses this space. They can also be in the Hukawai Yards workshop. A sign in the foyer will inform as to whether the artist is accepting unannounced visitors.
THE PRIVATE COLLECTION
This space is spread out between the Lounge and Dining Room/cafe/restaurant/bar. Here you will find some well known and emerging NZ artists.
EM’S ABSTRACT WORK
Found in the hallways on the ground floor of Hukawai Lodge and in every Executive Guest Room, Lakeview and The Batch.