Monthly Archives: February 2013

Trevor Bayly and the Mercury Bay Art Escape

Mercury Bay Art Escape is held over consecutive weekends of 2/3 March and 9/10 March 2013. 52 artists from Otama to Tairua on the eastern Coromandel coast open up their studios to the public. This year I am part of this event and will have my studio at 13 Wigmore Crescent Hahei open to the public over both weekend. I have over 40 artworks exhibited for sale in my studio. The works range from water colour landscapes of the Hahei area to impressionist photos taken in the area and abstract paintings and drawings.

I highly recommend this event. It is very enjoyable visiting lots of artists studios. MBAE has become one of the major events for the eastern Coromandels.

To find out more about the event go to web site

To go into my web page on MBAE web site go to this will show you the location of my studio.

If you happen to be in the area or are planning to be, please call in and see us, view the art work and stop for a coffee and muffins.

Kind regards

Trevor Bayly


“Art is a lifetime matter. The best any artist can do is to accumulate all the knowledge possible of art and its principles, study nature and practice continually.” (Edgar Payne, 1883-1947)

Update of news from Carolyn Milbank, artist

SONY DSC Lineage, Wrapped Up Exh. 007

On the 1-10 December I took part in a group exhibition at the Off the Cuff Gallery in the Whangarei Old Library. The show – ‘Wrapped Up 2012’ consisted of watercolour paintings, ceramics, cast glass and sculpture with artists Mei Ling Lee, Anneke Muijwijk and Suzan Lee.  It went very well and coincided with the Michael Hurst one man show.

We moved to Kuaotunu in early December and have spent the past two months setting up a new studio space in time for the Open Studio days for the Mercury Bay Art Escape,
1-3 March and 8-10 March. There are 52 artists taking part and each will have one work displayed at the opening in the Hot Waves Cafe in Hot Water Beach 5.30pm (see the website for tickets:

The Long Lunch was held at Jane and Tom Parsons home overlooking Hahei on the 6th January for 83 guests.  The lunch is a fundraiser for the Trust as they now employ a curator/administrator, Charlotte Giblin. Charlotte was previously the curator/administrator at the Wallace Gallery Morrinsville. My husband Paul enjoyed the privilege of being a guest while I was in the kitchen for the day! Next year the lunch will be held at the local winery and is well worth attending.  The day consists of a  four course lunch on the terrace with accompanying wines, music, an art auction and an exhibition of works.

The MBAE will now be an annual event rather being held every second year.  The last few weeks I have been spent preparing for my website to be completed by March and new business cards etc with the new contact details.


I currently have work in the Off the Wall show at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery which is running in conjunction with the Sculpture on The Gulf. (see image above)
Title: ‘temple’
Materials: Polyester resin, ss fittings, galv steel.
Dimensions: 175 x 180 x 280 mm, stand 1.45 m high.