Pop-Up Art Shop

Every Sunday 10am – 3pm

Whirinaki will has a new pop-up art space for local artists available in our Foyer for rent each Sunday. Anything from fashion to art goes. The space comes as a blank canvas, so you can bring your own displays, clothing racks and furniture.

Whether it is pottery, jewellery, clothes, design or paintings, our Pop Up Art Shop can accommodate you. We especially love it when creative folk front their own product and our customers love it too! We welcome self-published authors promoting their books, seamstresses sewing in situ, as well as artists using the space. The foot traffic through Whirinaki is great particularly on Sundays. Remember this is not an exhibition but a pop-up art shop, you’re here to sell your work!

Interested booking a slot in the Pop-Up Art Shop's calendar? Here's what you should know:

Hirage of the Pop-Up Shop is $200 plus gst for one Sunday.

Whirinaki takes no commission on works sold.

You can apply here for a slot: or by emailing popupartshop@whirinakiarts.org.nz

Please allow up to 7 days for your booking to be processed.

Whirinaki provides:

A space measuring 5.5 metres by 4 metres.

Three trestle tables measuring and a chair.

Pin-able/hangable wall space, lined with pin board.

Advertising support and promotion online, and through our monthly newsletter to 5000 patrons.

A kitchenette where you can heat up and eat lunch, and make a coffee.

Amazing galleries for our shoppers to browse while they are here.

The Artist provides:

The artwork and installation of artwork.

Someone to stay with your shop at all times (for breaks you can do a back in 5 min).

Eftpos/ phoned banking methods. You are responsible for your taking our own payments, including a cash float for any cash purchases.

You need to promote and advertise your Pop Up Art Shop. The more you promote to your network they more successful it will be.


The work needs to be made by an artist: no imports or second-hand stalls: It’s all about art and craft!

The artist installs all the work: access is from 8.30am the morning of the Sunday booked and needs to be removed by 4.30 on the day.

No artist can have multiple bookings but can have more than one booking every 6 weeks.

The artist needs to pay for the space before the date of their booking.

Yes, you can have more than one artist as long as you work within the space.

Whirinaki reserves the right to decline a Pop Up Art Shop enquiry which features works that may have a significant and direct negative impact on the community, or for health and safety reasons.