The natural Chatham Islands environment provides inspiration for our local artists.

At the local galleries, craft and gift shops and private studios, visitors will find paintings, photography, ceramics, jewellery and momentos. Most are open at specific times or by appointment, so please check with your host, or with the artists themselves.

Kōpinga Marae contains carvings and works of art by local artists that showcase unique Moriori culture and identity. These include the main ‘Pou,’ Rangitokona, carved panels depicting reflections of Moriori tree engravings (rākau momori) and large-scale panels depicting elements of Moriori cultural revival and the natural world of Rēkohu.


  • Celestine

    Distinctive local artist inspired by the diverse and rugged Chatham and Pitt Island landscapes, scenery and way of life. Waitangi   

  • Celine Gregory-Hunt

    Photographic artist Celine Gregory-Hunt has created a unique range of Chatham and Pitt Island inspired merchandise including images on canvas. Waitangi   

  • Chatham Cottage Gifts

    The Chatham Islands are home to some of the best artists offering truly unique works. Come on in, browse, enjoy and be inspired! Waitangi   

  • Eva Cherie Artz

    NZ renowned and acclaimed local artist Eva-Cherie has a range of truly beautiful unique and affordable original artwork. Owenga   

  • Kahukura Studio

    Lois Croon's art studio is nestled in the sheltered and beautiful Admiral Gardens, set within the stunning landscape of Admiral Farm and Lake Marakapia.   

  • Studio 44 S

    A range of paua shell mosaic art pieces, Maori and Moriori acrylics on canvas and a variety of unique treasures crafted from the island's natural resources. Owenga