Take more than 40 visual and performing artists.
Place gently in seven glorious gardens around Alexandra and Clyde.
Cover with blue sky, warm with sunshine tempered by a light breeze and serve to the public over two days for a very modest $15.
This is Art in the Garden, Alexandra Art Society’s annual fundraiser and it’s a wonderful day out.
Two friends and I spent several hours yesterday wandering round the gardens which varied from a small, newly established town plot to expansive rural oases* contrasting, but in harmony, with the dry Central Otago landscape.
Art varied from small ceramic pieces to large Oamaru stone sculptures. Some artists worked with wood, other with metal, there were photographers and painters, several working as we wandered.
Yesterday was the opening day of the two day event and tickets give the right to return on the second day. The distance stops me doing that but I’ve got it in my diary for next year.
*Is it oases, or is the plural oasis or oasises?