Taupo Yamadori Odyssey 2018
When?Start time: Thursday 3:30pm (26 July)
End time: Sunday 11:00am (29 July)
After the great success of last years Taupo event and the overwhelming interest that's been expressed since, the event will be held again in 2018!
This coming July I have booked the same Villa in the centre of Taupo, where we will be running a 3 day 3 night workshop and yamadori hunt. We have timed this for our trees dormancy so we'll be taking any conifer and deciduous trees we want to work on. To get advice and help with, carving, wiring, laying down future development plans.
We will also be venturing into the outlying areas to hunt some of the exceptional yamadori that's on offer around Taupo. We have on board an experienced team from the Hawkes Bay who specialize in the collection of higher altitude yamadori, Pines, Larches, Firs etc and are astute with the Taupo area.
The venue is situated within Taupo's centre overlooking the lake and walking distance of its restaurants, pubs, and cafes. It is going to be very cold at Taupo at this time of year, wooly hats, socks and merino would be advisable.
On top of the main events, there will also be traders attending. Tools, wire and consumables will be available. There will be a selection of trees available, everything from seedlings to raw yamadori. New attendees are urged to bring along any of their own trees they would like to trade or sell, its all kept very relaxed and informal!
One of NZ's leading ceramic artists, Damian Pipe Ceramics will be there with a truck load of ceramic treasures for sale! Also, after the impromptu styling comp that materialized last year, we will be hosting The Pipe Cup '18 styling competition on one of the evenings.
There is a charge per night and can be booked in for any one of the nights, 2 nights or all 3. There is already a number of returning attendees who have prebooked and there is a limited amount of beds available, so be quick to secure accommodation in the villa.
In saying that people are welcome to book in for a days workshop and/or a days yamadori hunting. If you'd like to just come out with like minded artists for the day and hunt trees and enjoy the beautiful wild surroundings Taupo has to offer!
If you are interested in attending please private message me.
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