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“Amazing views,wonderful place to stay”

Art & Design Gallery
Ranked #19 of 38 things to do in Kaikoura
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Owner description: Come on and experience an exciting gilding demonstration tour. Brigitte a tutor/ gilder by trade explains and demonstrates the entire gilding process with genuine 22 carat gold- leaf. Groups of 6 people and more.
Southport, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
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“Amazing views,wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 4 April 2011

Only had two nights here but we so enjoyed the very stylish,spacious and unique accommodation. Stunning to sit on the decking with a glass of wine in the evening. Do be sure to browse around the gallery and look at some very interesting work done by two very talented people.

Visited February 2011
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Santa Clara
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Art and Accommodations in New Zealand”
Reviewed 19 February 2011

This gallery is a short distance from town with a great view for those of you who need a place to stay while visiting this town.

The artists have a nice selection of art work available in various sizes as well as unframed ones too.

The larger accommodation that is available has a nice patio with a beautiful view. Enjoyed staying here as it was in a quiet neighborhood and Walter and Brigitte went out of their way to make our stay pleasant.

Visited November 2010
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Napier, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Its a pleasure to deal with these talented people.”
Reviewed 30 January 2011

It was by chance that we went through Walter and Brigitte's gallery while visiting Kaikoura. We purchased an abstract gilded sculpture which was captivating in style, and the quality of the workmanship was brilliant. This was cased into a well made box that accompanied us around the South Island for 5000 km. And when opened back in Napier was in gallery condition.
Since then we have bought another painting, that we liked while visiting the gallery.Walter couried it to us in Napier, and it to arrived in excellent condition.
Walter and Brigitte are a pleasure to deal with and I hope to purchase other works of theirs in the future.
It is my choice not to include any photos of the art to avoid it being copied.
John Pryor
Napier
New Zealand

Visited December 2010
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“worth a stop”
Reviewed 12 January 2011

Great gallery - make sure you stop on the way up/down from the lookout. Quality gallery with a lovely lookout. Brought a bone carving necklace, a style of a flower that I had never seen before - beautiful. Lovely admiring the gild work too and mirrors.

Visited November 2010
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Canterbury
1 review
“Unique art gallery combined with stunning accommodation”
Reviewed 27 November 2010

Spacious contemporary elegance of accommodation that compliments seamlessly with the vista of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Then step into the gallery and studio which is right next door - it is no ordinary gallery! Here are many unique pieces of art that have been created by Walter and Brigitte. You can even find out about the european art of gilding in genuine gold-leaf which is rare in NZ.
This is indeed a very special place high up on the peninsula, a great place to spend a few days chilling out and viewing pieces in the gallery when the mood suits you.

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