When journalist Georgina Safe joined us on our Waiheke Island Art Walk she got far more than she expected.

More water, that is.

But Georgina coped well with our wild and rainy Waiheke weather, as you can read in her article which has just been published in the Australian Financial Review:

The Waiheke Island Art Walk sounded wonderfully bucolic on paper – I could see myself meandering around the island’s sandy beaches and vine-covered hills with a glass of pinot in one hand and perhaps a local cheese plate in the other – but instead I’m bounding half bent over through the rain for the sanctuary of the Waiheke Community Art Gallery. Except it’s flooded…
 

But it takes more than torrential rain and a flood to stop the art lovers of Waiheke in their tracks, as I discover during a gloriously wet, wild and well-satiated day (yes, there was cheese and pinot) with Walking By Nature founder Gabrielle Young, who runs the Waiheke Island Art Walk.

Read the full article on the AFR website.

Photo: The art gallery Space is a collective run by seven of Waiheke’s artists that features a roster of rotating exhibitions. Picture: AFR