Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!

After a tumultuous 2021 full of unknowns we are looking forward to the beginning of a new year and a new way forward for 2022!

We would like to take this time to say a huge thank you to all of you for the support you have shown us during these unprecedented times.

There has been a massive push to #supportlocalbusiness and we believe that this has helped many to keep their doors open and their staff employed.

Covid has changed the way people shop with less overseas purchases and more items bought in our own backyard which, in my humble opinion, is a really positive side effect that we are now seeing.

Who knows what next year will bring us...we can only hope that it brings with it much needed love and laughter, great memories and cherished moments!

Stay safe, stay well, and we hope to see you in the gallery one day soon!

Much love,
Amy, Catherine & Craig

The team at Craig Potton Gallery

Whats on for Summer

We currently have our '8 for 8' exhibition running throughout the summer months; celebrating eight years of Craig Potton Gallery with eight New Zealand artists.

A visual feast for the senses, on display will be artworks available for purchase from Michael Dell, Dick Frizzell, Max Gimblett, Chris Heaphy, Richard Killeen, Tony Lane, Allen Maddox and Judy Millar.

An evolving exhibition, new work from Holly Zandbergen and never before seen images from Craig Potton are also available alongside the mentioned artists.

See our website link below:
'The Form of a Flower' (2021) Oil on Canvas
Stunning new work from Holly Zandbergen
Holiday Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm
Sat & Sun 10am - 2pm

Saturday 25th Dec CLOSED
Sunday 26th 10am - 2pm

Saturday 1st Jan - CLOSED
Sunday 2nd Jan - CLOSED

Exciting new framed works from Tony Lane
Hastings City Art Gallery
The Path Exhibition
Craig is delighted to be featured at the Hastings City Art Gallery for their new exhibition entitled, 'The Path'.
18 December 2021 – 13 March 2022 | Main Gallery

This exhibition features visual artists, a writer and a documentary producer for whom surfing has been part of their life journey.

Artists featured in this exhibition are Glen Armstrong, Kent Baddeley, Jordan Barnes, Jeremy Bennett, Mauricio Benega, Brian Campbell, Troy Conole, Lindsay Crooks, Peter Day, Scott Gardiner, Steve Gibbs, Aaron Greaves, Margaret Hansen, Bill Hayes, Joanna Joseph, Clive Kelly, Luke Kelly, Aaron Kereopa, Luke Kerr, Claudia Kogachi, Peter Lambert, Daryn Mcbride, John McLean, Damon Meade, Peter Miller, Alex Monteith, Christian Nicolson, Tony Ogle, Isaac Petersen, Craig Potton, Richard Rogers, Aaron Topp and John Walsh.

Help to save Ngunguru Sandspit and Whakairiora Maunga
The land at Ngunguru Sandspit and Whakairiora Maunga, in the North Island, and its ecotone sequence of mobile dunes, salt marsh, ephemeral dune lakes, shrubland, forest, wetland, sandy and rocky shores, estuary and mangroves form a rare intact Northland coastal remnant ecosystem supporting a diversity of plant and animal species - with many of them at risk.

It is an incredibly culturally important place; it is one of those places that should be in public ownership. This is a chance to save it from development.

Much of the Ngunguru Sandspit came into public ownership in 2011 after a hard-fought local campaign - but a precious 69 hectares of the southern end and the adjoining sacred Maunga are not yet in public ownership. The current development owners have a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society for $3.6million conditional on all finance being arranged by 28 February with settlement on 31 March 2022. If successful, the Crown will take ownership. A Givealittle page is open to fundraise the balance required before the February deadline. 

You can help protect Ngunguru Sandspit and Maunga by donating on the Givealittle page at, spread the message on social media and by sharing this email within your own community.
Craig talking to the wonderful underwater photographer and advocate, Wade Doak, for his television programme, 'Wild Coasts'. They traversed the need for habitat protection including the wonderful sandpit. "Help make a long-held dream come true and give a little to the godwits, dotterels, shore birds and endangered birds on this threatened coastal spit," says Craig.
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