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29 Jan 2021 - 2:30pm to 14 Feb 2021 - 2:30pm
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Events & fundraisers

After the success of the first Wildflower Festival in 2019 Zelda Bruce, founder and international artist, is reimagining the event “In a field of roses I’m a wildflower”. It is an exciting collaboration of art, music and culture between Yebo Art Studios and neighbouring Tin Hut Restaurant and Bar.

Throughout the festival there will be an art exhibition at Yebo Studios, and sculptures in the garden at The Tin Hut. The theme this year is ‘50 Shades of Rainbow’. 

An exciting programme of workshops is planned to nurture, connect, heal and restore on an individual and community level. The Tin Hut will be offering an array of music and food to complement events.

Key dates:

  • Exhibition opening night will be 29th January featuring work by Zelda Bruce, Anne Taylor, Sue Jenkinson, Elana Daem, accompanied by sculptures by Sean Crawford, Mark Dimock amongst others.
  • On Waitangi Day at Tauherenikau race course right on Yebo’s doorstep there will be a competition for the best dressed group inspired by cult icon Frida Kahlo.
  • From 13 February there will be the chance to work collaboratively with Zelda herself alongside resident Yebo artists on an upcycled sculpture installation to celebrate Chinese New Year, year of the Bull.

After a severe burn accident in 2008 Zelda was flown to Hutt Hospital by the Life Flight Westpac Rescue Helicopter and her original idea for an art and music day remained dormant for 11 years. In 2015 all funds from Zelda’s art work sold at Aratoi was gifted to Life Flight - a cause close to Zelda’s heart.

Come celebrate art in summer, have a go and, like wild flowers, GROW.

“When one dreams alone, it is only a dream. When many dream together, it is the beginning of a new reality” Hundertwasser

Find out more on the Yebo website.