Fleur Woods ART HOUSE

We are mixing up the concept a little here ART HOUSE friends!

For this next arty offering you have some options!

SATURDAY 23rd March between 10 am - 4 pm we will open just our Front Room for you to browse a beautiful collection of work by Upper Moutere (and national botanical treasure!) artist; Fleur Woods. 

There is no door charge and a special range of limited edition and original works by Fleur in a wide price range (something for everyone!). 

Fleur's work finds the captivating balance between nostalgic, romantic imagery and modern techniques. Painterly fabrics, layered blooms and her very unique free hand, over-stitching makes her limited edition prints leap out of the frame and her originals beg to be a family heirloom. 

Explore the world of Fleur Woods further via her website and instagram. 
(If you like what you see...scroll down for details on her full weekend workshop!) 

As always, the aim of the ART HOUSE pop up is to offer YOU the chance to learn about, appreciate and buy art in a friendly domestic environment.

Hopefully we will see you and your friends in our Front Room at The Blue House on Saturday 23 March. 

(PS - there will be no opportunities for appointments at a later date for this one!) 


  • Pop up is on Saturday 23 March, open from 10 am - 4 pm.
  • Front room only for this special pop up. 
  • Eftpos and Credit Card payments accepted.
  • Plenty of street parking 
  • Please no dogs
  • Children will need to be supervised at all times inside and out.
  • I'm afraid there is no wheel chair access at this time.
  • The pop up will go ahead rain or shine.
  • Free entry 

LOCATION: 615 Worcester Street, Linwood, Christchurch 8062
Fleur Woods at work in her New Zealand home. Photograph by Rachel Brown
Floral paint and stitch workshop with fleur woods hosted by Studio Home

If Fleur's work sounds a bit like you ....then we have limited spaces left in her full weekend "Floral Stitch and Paint Workshop" !

Fleur is ready to take your hand and guide you through your very own creative journey based on her own beeeeautiful floral painting and stitching process.
Learn to create abstract paint washes on linen, source and compose imagery and develop your artwork with stitching techniques.

This is the most in-depth version of Fleur’s workshop offering and is an amazing chance to answer that stirring little call inside you to make ART!!

All materials, snacks, lunch and refreshments are supplied - we welcome you to simply come, retreat and indulge your creative self here at The Blue House - 
leaving the teaching and hosting to Fleur and I.

$390 per person
Saturday 23 / Sunday 24 March
10 am - 4.30 pm daily

BOOK DIRECTLY by emailing Fleur

Spaces are held by full payment by direct debit. 
Please contact Fleur with further questions.



Studio Home ART HOUSE 3 - featuring Alex Fulton and Alexandra Weston

Our third ART HOUSE brings you an entirely different flavour and vibe! 
We will explore the detailed and innovative work of two local abstract artists – experts in experimentation of colour and form. 

Alex Fulton is well known as New Zealand’s Queen of Colour, a highly sought after interior designer and creative voice. Little known to many is her passion for painting and we are thrilled to debut her brand new collection of bold precise forms that celebrate her affinity with colour.
(See also below the exclusive 1 Day painting workshop with Alex!)

Alexandra Weston‘s work is a marvel. From a distance her large scale pieces appear to be pattern… on closer inspection, you will find incredible layers and colour combinations in meticulously placed, painterly dots. Commonly working on perspex and for the very first time releasing limited edition prints, it is a treat to view this Lyttelton artists work in person! 

We will also be introducing something a little new! 
It has long been my dream to create a Poster Project that could open doors for collaboration and also provide a light hearted “bridge” leading new art buyers away from homeware decorative prints to owning work that is “made by people” local to them. This ART HOUSE debut will offer visitors to view the debut collection in person and place orders. 

Further details on all artists down this page. 

As always, the aim of the ART HOUSE pop up is to offer YOU the chance to learn about, appreciate and buy art in a friendly domestic environment.

We hope to see you on Thursday 21st February 2019.
Julia on behalf of Alex and Alexandra 


POP UP DETAILS for Thursday 21st Feb.

  • $5 cash gate charge per adult
  • Pop up is on Thursday 21st February, open from 3 – 7pm with an Artist’s Panel Q+A at 5.45pm.
  • Eftpos and Credit Card payments accepted.
  • Plenty of street parking 
  • Please no dogs
  • Children will need to be supervised at all times inside and out.
  • I’m afraid there is no wheel chair access at this time.
  • Guests will be offered a fresh, local glass of The Winemakers Wife Rose on arrival OR beer from Golden Mile Brewing who will also be on hand to offer tastings. 
  • We thank Govino for their support with their reusable wine glasses! 
  • This is an easy going pop up to explore, browse and buy if your heart is grabbed. Alexandra, Alex and I welcome any questions and are happy to share! 
  • The pop up will go ahead rain or shine.

LOCATION: 615 Worcester Street, Linwood, Christchurch 8062


Alexandra Weston - Studio Home ART HOUSE 3

“So this is how it is in a nutshell, I do my absolute best to have a joyful existence, to find wonderful bits in the mundane.  To appreciate.   To live well, to love hard and be true to myself.  I want to feel alive, every single day.​

Its hard describe the feeling of creating, the desire is strong, the happiness spills from me and into my work. Not too much thought is required, its just happens.  Each piece is brimming with passion, positivity and joy. “

Connect with Alexandra’s world via Instagram, Facebook and her website

Alexandra is a member of the newly launched Studio Home Artists Incubator and her available work will be available online at Studio Home immediately following the show

Alex Fulton - Studio Home ART HOUSE 3

“I’m an interior designer, artist, stylist, writer and happiness maestro
here to infuse your ideas with my creative, out-of-the-box vision.

I’m a rebel with a colour wheel, bending the traditional rules
and designing and creating like no one is watching.

I love to push the boundaries of colour and design and muddle it all
up into an eclectic, multi-layered interior cocktail that’ll leave you
giddy with inspiration.”

Connect with Alex’s world through her Instagram, Facebook, Website and Online Store

Available work from the ART HOUSE pop up will be available online at Studio Home immediately following the show

Alex Fulton Workshop - Studio Home ART HOUSE

The first workshop we are thrilled to host is whole day of unleashing your creativity and squashing your making fear with Alex Fulton! 

In an intimate group of just 8, join Alex at The Blue House to create your own circular abstract painting. Spend your day learning about Alex’s process and working with her to create a palette that reflects your own aesthetic. You will leave with your very own masterpiece to treasure.

10 am – 4 pm Saturday 23rd February
All materials and delicious refreshments are provided – just pack your lunch for a picnic in the garden. 
Limited to just 8 spaces. 
$180 per person. 

To book email Alex directly with subject line: Workshop. 
Payment is by direct debit and needed in full to secure space. 

Studio Home Poster Project launching at ART HOUSE 3

With an eye on the future I will invite artists to select photographs shot by me and transform them into something new by over painting, drawing, collage and more. 
To debut the project I have created a small collection of 3 pieces in celebration of my new passion for gardening and my imagined whimsy and personality that my home grown blooms have. 
“Creatures from my Garden” will be added to in time as will the introduction of collaborative imagery with other artists. 
Printed on non-archival 160 gsm poster paper and available in limited editions of A2 x 100 and A1 x 80, this project will provide largescale options at an entry level price. 
I’m excited and a tad nervous at your thoughts!!! 
Julia x 

Pre-orders will be available in person at the ART HOUSE pop up, following the show they will be permanently available online at the NEW Studio Home Art Store.

The Blue House 

T and I have lived in this 1912 Christchurch villa for just over two years. We were extremely lucky to land in a property with such fantastic bones and have relished making it our own. 
Painting rooms, falling head first into a flower gardening obsession (well one of us..) and even our own wedding ceremony in the back yard is all part of our life here so far. 

Over the last year, the focus of my own writing has headed more and more into the realms of encouraging others to make spaces that reflect themselves. Ways to recognise their individual aesthetic values and relish slowly building a home that is both a personal refuge and teller of their own stories.

The ART HOUSE concept feels like a natural extension of these ideas and my 11 years of profiling artists on both sides of the Tasman. Inviting people in the doors to wander an art filled home in person shuns the perception that art exhibitions are somehow shrouded in snobbery and expense. 
My only goal is to encourage people to find value in owning art the same way they would spend on a new dress or holiday. Art will stick round for longer! 

Explore on Instagram: #thebluehousenzand #studiohomearthouse

Julia Atkinson-Dunn - The Blue House, Studio Home ART HOUSE, Christchurch New Zealand