The Quarry Arts Centre is a community facility dedicated to the pursuit, development and display of creative practice. The Quarry Arts Centre has been serving the local community for more than three decades by positively promoting growth in the arts; providing professional artists with studio space; running creative workshops; housing a shop, gallery and cafe; as well as being an inviting venue for local community events. Visitors will find a friendly and welcoming atmosphere as they wander in the idyllic surroundings. They are invited to meet the artists at work in their studios; see the current exhibition at the Yvonne Rust Gallery; and relax in the beautiful grounds surrounded by sculpture and outdoor art. The Quarry Arts Centre occupies the site of a former quarry where towering bush-clad cliffs embrace a village-like collection of diverse architecture. Open to visitors every day, the Quarry Arts Centre is easily accessed by a 10 minute stroll from central Whangarei and has ample on-site car parking. The Quarry Art Centre is directed by the Northland Craft Trust, a registered charitable entity of Whangarei since 1982.