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Introductory newsletter from Birdwoods Gallery in Arrowtown,

Birdwoods Gallery

Introductory newsletter from Birdwoods Gallery in Arrowtown,

Read our first Arrowtown newsletter from Jack Stobart. A warm welcome and introductory newsletter from Birdwoods Gallery in Arrowtown, I established just over a year ago with the guidance of my parents, Bruce, and Louise, who own the well-known Birdwoods in Hawke’s Bay.For those that don’t know my story thus far – having moved to New Zealand from Zimbabwe in my teenage years. After finishing high school in Hawkes Bay, I moved down to Queenstown and studied Adventure Tourism at the Queenstown Resort College before spending six years overseas working in the world of luxury yachts, often yearning for a...


Keeping Artists Alive in Africa

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Keeping Artists Alive in Africa

With Covid rife and the never-ending economic chaos in Zimbabwe, the sudden absence of international buyers has magnified the great hardships experienced by our stone and metal artists. Birdwoods is determined to remain their largest and most consistent customer, so we have been 'shopping virtually' - working with artists via WhatsApp to view and select pieces and then remitting money directly to them via World Remit. At this stage, we have purchased two containers of sculpture (around 400 pieces) and, while not an ideal process, we will keep going with this work-around while we all wait for a 'new normal'...


Some calm, and then The Storm...

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Some calm, and then The Storm...

We know that it has been quite some time since we've been in touch but, like communities and businesses the world over, we have been caught up in the events of a surreal 2020. It is a year ago almost to the day that we left NZ for our beautiful 'bolt hole' in Vanuatu for a a quick 10 day visit to meet up with Zimbabwean friends. Covid global chaos was unfolding but we felt quite happy with the prospect of possibly being 'stranded' on Aore Island in our freshly renovated island home. And then came Cyclone Harold, a category 5 storm that...


Birdwoods Takes the Challenge

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Birdwoods Takes the Challenge

Birdwoods is very fortunate to have had a really good summer hosting huge numbers of travelling New Zealanders. Our wonderful team responded to the viral Jerusalema Dance Challenge...


An Arrowtown Gallery Opens

Birdwoods Gallery

An Arrowtown Gallery Opens
Mhoro and Haere Mai Welcome (in both Shona and Māori) to Birdwoods Gallery in the heart of beautiful Arrowtown, New Zealand.