Upcoming Shows

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5aug - 7All DayNZ Craft & DesignDUNEDINMoreFM Arena - Edgar Centre

12aug - 14All DayNZ Craft & DesignCHRISTCHURCHAddington Raceway

19aug - 21All DayNZ Craft & DesignBLENHEIMStadium 2000


30sep - 2octAll DayNZ Craft & DesignNORTH SHORENorth Shore Events Centre

NZ Craft & Design Show

It has been coming to your town since longer than we remember, and it’s still going strong.

Back in the days when NZ’ers had to make just about everything themselves craftspeople were abundant. 10,000’s of people flocked to see what kiwis can do in the 80’s and 90’s and we showered the with appreciation in abundance and were joyful for their craft and their objects and their Art.

And then the game changed, as the new chapels of happiness had people lose sight of the craft exchanged for the cheap, the imported, the instant, the commerce. And times got darker for the joyful creators and some gave up and some got old and some went into hiding, the others – well they’re still here!

With new Object Art Content the 2016 of The NZ Craft & Design Show has been in part brought to life with Skulltopia Exhibition Object Art, Cottage Industry, delectable food, Quality Vendors, Familiar faces and some new, setting up in your town soon, eager to see you.


A New Framework for Art.

An invitation to local artists

The NZ Craft & Design Show and Boyd-Dunlop Gallery (Napier) are inviting local artists to participate in the Skulltopia Project.

The exhibition will within the Great NZ Craft Show, an event that already attracts thousands of visitors.

Be part of the Action, Raise your artist profile. Raise some money. Proceeds go to the artist.

Primed plaster skulls will be provided for you to embellish with your art. Collection points coordinated from this events page

A starting price of $200 at Auction. Any unsold skulls from the exhibition will retained by the Skullptopia Project until sold.

Skulltopia is for local artists. Apply below.


Craft Vendors

We know there’s more to shows that meets the eye.

We work hard to ensure targeted buyers are attracted to come and spend money on goods at our shows.

The NZ Craft & Design shows attract 1000’s of eager buyers. Over a 30 year history, patrons have come to the craft show looking for comestibles, collectibles, handcrafts, fashion, craft supplies, inspiration, design, wood, keepsakes, fibre, mixed media, products art and entertainment.

We pride ourselves in the quality of vendors we have at our Craft Shows and always welcome more to join us.  We share blogs and updates via email show specials and future dates.

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