HBAF 2022 - Waiohiki Creative!

A warm welcome awaits visitors to the thriving arts hub that is Waiohiki Creative Arts Village. A community of more than 100 potters, painters, sculptors and mixed-media artists, the village nurtures the flame of a long-established creative tradition on the site. Come out to see artists at work, try your hand at family-friendly pottery and stone- carving workshops or enjoy a spectacular fire festival.

FRI 21 - MON 24 OCT, 5pm-10pm - Earth, Food and Fire
A wonderland of flickering flames will light up the Arts Village. Wander among small and large fire sculptures by artists including Ricks Terstappen and Lance Greaves; enjoy live music, food stalls, the ancient Japanese art of Raku pottery firing, African drumming, fire performers; and luxuriate in the warmest welcome in Hawke’s Bay. A feature of Friday’s festival will be Te Ahi Kaaroa tributes to the village’s much loved master carver Hugh Tareha, who died in May.

FRI 21 - MON 24 OCT, 10am-4pm
Taradale Pottery Club open studio – talk to the potters at work and play with clay yourself.
Stone carving - Carve a small piece of Oamaru stone in an hour or two with sculptor Chris Elliott. Tools and stone supplied, adults and children welcome. Bookings advised but not essential.

SUN 23 OCT, 10am-4pm
Award-winning potter Scott Brough will help people create small pottery pieces which will be open-fired the following Sunday, (October 30). Bookings essential.
Children’s Treasure Hunt – unravel the clues that will lead you through artists’ studios toward art prize treasures.

[For enquiries / bookings: Phone (06) 651 1076 or email office@wcct.org.nz]

Show Information

Ticket Types

Opera House tickets have NUMBERED SEATING
(A Reserve, or B Reserve Sections)
All other tickets are GENERAL ADMISSION

Concession: Gold Card Holders, Community Service Card Holders & Full Time Students with ID
Child: 12 Years & Under (selected shows only)


All Ages


Fri Oct 21st10:00 - 16:00
Fri Oct 21st17:00 - 22:00
Sat Oct 22nd10:00 - 16:00
Sun Oct 23rd10:00 - 16:00
Mon Oct 24th10:00 - 16:00


Waiohiki Creative Arts Village

If you have any issues buying your tickets, please contact the festival office on 06 651 2487 between the hours of 9am – 4pm or email the team

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