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“Its a pleasure to deal with these talented people.”

Art & Design Gallery
Ranked #21 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.
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

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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.

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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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Reviewed 20 November 2010

We have visitied the two artists in their wonderful gallery at least 3 times in the last few years. It was great to admire their work and see their progress, be that with the Kaikoura Mirrors, the sculptures, the paintings or the jewellery. It's difficult to say which one of the pieces we bought became our absolute favourite. Most probably it's the big Kaikoura Mirror which now adornes our entry at home and maybe the most recent purchase, namely the necklace made out of a Kaikoura beach stone. It's really worthwhile to visit the two artists, everytime you are in the neighbourhood.

While travelling in the South Island we also had the chance to book in at one of their two apartments. What a stunning place to stay for a few days ... close to the township and all the Kaikoura attractions. Big compliment to the wonderful hosts, Brigitte & Walter, who also gave us great advice what to see and what to do. We will try for sure to book with them again when we go South the next time.

Bernard & Sue
Tauranga (NI)
New Zealand
21.11.2010

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Reviewed 24 January 2012
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