Colour Me Wild       4 July - 28 July

Colour Me Wild is officially open and we warmly invite you to come and have a look at Clint’s beautiful colourful pieces.

Clint’s focus is on colour and contrast whilst he aims to create interesting compositions to enhance the animal’s personality or emotion that the viewer can relate to.

Colour Me Wild is up from 4 July - 28 July🌳

In the news

Annette Taylor from Number8Network caught up with Clint about his exhibition.

Read the story here


An exciting new group exhibition showcasing the seemingly limited palette of black and white with artists going back to basics and creating beautiful works in their medium.

A cohesive show within the simple hues and tones of black and white.


Alex Wilkinson

Cam Munroe

Mila Renault

Nancy Tschetner

Santie Cronje

Chris Eyes

Lisa Ormsby

Clinton Christian

Desiree McLaggan

Sarah O'Sullivan

Tracey Harding

Kirily Taylor

Claudia Aalderink

Opening on 7 March!

A new body of work by award winning artist Gaye Jurisich. Showcasing a wonderful selection of contemporary works inspired by our beautiful landscape seen through the traveling eye.

Join us for the opening from 3 pm at the gallery

The Mandarin Tree wishes everyone a wonderful and creative 2020!

Thank you Bethany and Te Awamutu Courier for this write up.

Only a few more days before ECHO opens here at The Mandarin Tree.

We hope to see you there at 2 pm

The Mandarin Tree warmly invites you to the opening preview of ECHO a collaborative show by Waikato artists Santie Cronje and Claudia Aalderink.

Having previously worked together in a couple of group shows the artists realised their work had a great synergy even though quite different in style and medium.

Inspiration for ECHO was born from the creation of one small beehive cube which Claudia presented as a starting point.... ideas soon followed.

Claudia a contemporary artist has always had an interest in re-using and recycling material for artworks. Working within a reduced visual vocabulary of circles, squares, rectangles, and lines, Claudia explores the subtlety of colour, scale, and composition creating original pieces of art. Her recycled beehive pieces are assembled in complex designs seemingly effortlessly created by the artist.


Santie's style is recognizable as she uses a minimal colour palette. As a symbolist artist and visual storyteller, Santie's paintings are inspired by 'life happenings' traveling and migration. Having recently moved from Cambridge to the countryside near Tirau has unmistakably influenced the artist; new horizons, landscapes and sunsets a fresh new source of inspiration.


Working together on this close collaboration has seen both artists slightly changing direction where they have challenged each other to step out of their comfort zone and look at their medium with new eyes.


ECHO is a response to each other’s work and a representation of a successful artistic collaboration.


Opening on Sunday 2 March at 2 pm here at the gallery in Gordonton. The show will be up for 2 weeks till 23 March


The gallery is open from Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm

and Saturday 10 am - 2 pm


The Mandarin Tree
1034 Gordonton road

RD 1 Gordonton, 3281

+64 27 777 8733

 © 2016 by Claudia Aalderink