Art, Music and Creativity
There are a few places around the globe which become a magnet for the creative sector. Inspired by the Coromandel's natural ambience, hundreds of talented artists, musicians, writers and creators have made the Coromandel home. Here are a few of their stories and ideas for exploring the arts scene of the Coromandel.
Dhyana Muir has many strings to her how, she teaches yoga, is a talented painter, makes jewellery, runs wellness retreats, and is also a photographer and writer. In this article Dhyana tells us how following her heart as led to wonderful things on the Coromandel.
Just out from The Garden Shed’s one year birthday, we catch up with Greg Pilcher and talk plants, bees, surfing and collaboration. Good things are happening at the Garden Shed in fact its Coromandel Goodness to a T!
Mint Whitianga opened their new exhibition in true Coro style last Friday with good food, cool local brews and live music.
A move to the Coromandel has given artist Charlotte Giblin a new direction and vision that she is sharing through her creative talents.
Local girl and Coromandel Goodness contributor Emma Darragh visits her favourite rainy day escape, Hot Waves Cafe. "Hot Waves is therapeutic. We are better for visiting this place; more connected, more relaxed, well-nourished and inspired by the peace it provides. Long may this slice of Coromandel Goodness last. We love it."
Matt Sephton is the man behind the music; a sound engineer weaving strands of digital technology and sonic creativity to offer an audio production operation in a remote haven in rural Coromandel.
Living in Tairua has offered completely different inspiration to life in Auckland for artist Reina Cottier. “In Auckland I was making art in my garage. I tapped into something inside of me. Now I’m tapping into a whole new level. I am more in tune with the ocean, the bush and the mountains. It feels like I’m stepping into who I really am.”