This leisurely e-bike ride introduces you to some of the region’s most amazing sculptors.
Embark on a cultural journey of discovery as you visit the studios and workshops of local well-known contemporary sculptors. The ride, which explores the trails around Arrowtown, is led by Liisa Garceau, who manages the local branch of Auckland’s of Bonham Gallery. Outside her life in the art world Liisa is a guide and she loves getting out on her e-bike. You’ll be in great hands on your biking adventure with her.
Spend time in the studios and workshops of Shane Woolridge, Lee van der Geest and Jasmine Clark to get an insight into their practices and materials including stone, metal, bull kelp, willow, wire, bones and driftwood. Ask questions about materials and processes and have the opportunity to play with slate and wire.
Meet the Artists includes a light lunch with coffee and cake in Lee van der Geest’s fabulous straw bale home, as well as studio visits to all four sculptors and brief visits to a couple of in-situ sculptures.
Riders depart Arrowtown at 10am on Saturday and Sunday, returning to the Village around 3pm.
The ride is an easy grade 2 with a mix of trails and road riding. Distance approximately 25 km.
Let local e-MTB riders show you what a lot of locals already know