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Living Wood Fair

 
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Date:

Sat 17 Apr 2021, 09:00 am - 6:00pm

Venue:

Totara Whenua
East Takaka Road East Takaka
Takaka

Date:

Sun 18 Apr 2021, 09:00 am - 6:00pm

Venue:

Totara Whenua
East Takaka Road East Takaka
Takaka

Category:

Community Event, Festivals, Conferences Workshops Classes, Home Lifestyle, Arts Culture,

Accessibility:

Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Mobility parking

Cost:

$25+bf, $44+bf weekend, $15+bf concession

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Listed By:

Sian Jones

Event Contact:

0224769418

 

The Living Wood Fair is a fantastic day out for the whole community, young and old:  A world of wood and incredible talents on display in a stunning location in East Tākaka.   

This unique event appeals to anyone interested in wood:  Lifestyle and forestry block owners; farmers; woodworkers and millers; builders and tiny home enthusiasts; forestry advocates; environmentalists and industry specialists. There are kids’ activities, affordable workshops teaching new skills and informative presentations and demonstrations. Local musicians will provide live entertainment, while a dynamic array of market stalls and artworks will be displayed throughout Tōtara Whenua and the historical homestead across the road, Fairholme Gallery.

The Living Wood Fair focuses on building awareness, creating change and sharing knowledge around forestry, building and arts and crafts. This year, thanks to support from Creative New Zealand, there will be more workshops, demonstrations and activities than ever before. 

Activities are focused on four main themes:  All aspects of forestry  and silviculture ; environmental stewardship; creative arts, wood and bush crafts; and natural building .

Many talented local artists will showcase their crafts: Blacksmithing by Pat Baker from Hell's Kitchen Forges, the hugely popular Bush Crafts facilitators Renford Crump and Colm McEnaney; Brian and Karen Cooper from Weka Arts and of course the Tiny Lifestyle team featuring co-directors Liv and Graeme Scott and Simone Kidner.

As in previous years there will be a collaboration with Fairholme Gallery and a sequel to a successful ‘Tree’ themed group exhibition.

Renowned artists Robin Slow, Brian Flintoff, Bob Bickerton, Ariana Tikao, Holly Tikao-Weir and Solomon Rahui are collaborating to bring art, music, workshops and storytelling with nga taonga puoro at the centre. 

Several artists will be traveling from around Aotearoa to share their skills and knowledge: From a Hawke’s Bay instrument maker to a chainsaw carver from Rotorua; from the Wellington Woodworking Friends Collective to a Wild Willow weaving artist from Nelson; the Rekindle tribe from Otautahi /Christchurch and a woodworking expert from Dunedin.

Woodcraft experts are offering 2-4hr workshops giving people the opportunity to learn hands-on skills like weaving; spoon carving; rope making and creating musical instruments.

And there’s plenty for the tamariki too: They can connect with the wildling within at the Bushcraft Area, learning basic adventure skills; explore woodworking skills with Weka Arts; participate in the story-telling zone; try out some acrobatics or learn new skills with a grown up in one of the many workshops.

The Living Wood Market is an abundant place to purchase tools, timber, furniture and handmade arts and crafts. And of course delicious food and drinks to make your day a thoroughly nourishing experience.

Please note this is a no dog event as we have horses working on site. 

 

For further information and updates on the 2021 program, please check out:

https://livingwoodfair.co.nz/2021-event/

Event Dates

Totara Whenua
Takaka
East Takaka Road East Takaka
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Date:

Sat 17 Apr 2021, 09:00 am

Until:

Sat 17 Apr 2021, 06:00 pm

Cost:

$25+bf, $44+bf weekend, $15+bf concession

Totara Whenua
Takaka
East Takaka Road East Takaka
View on map

Date:

Sun 18 Apr 2021, 09:00 am

Until:

Sun 18 Apr 2021, 06:00 pm

Cost:

$25+bf, $44+bf weekend, $15+bf concession

 
 
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