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DIY Arts Dinner Pack by John Reynolds

"In this world / We walk on the roof of hell / Gazing at flowers. This was written by Kobayashi Issa, an 18th century Japanese poet who was one of the Four Grandmasters of Haiku. The typically minimalist verse reads as a starkly modern, even contemporary, meditation on our own precarious times, tiptoeing as we are between damnation and salvation. Perfect text for a placemat, no?" – John Reynolds, 2006 Arts Foundation Laureate

DIY Arts Dinner Pack by John Reynolds. Limited edition, only 15 packs printed. Make your purchase via the form below.

Host a creative dinner party at your place with theming by renowned visual artist John Reynolds. We'll send you the pack, you bring the kai and a crowd!

100% of your purchase will go direct to the The Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi – so you can help us fund more artists and grow creativity in New Zealand. Plus, all dinner hosts will receive a special gift from our supporters sans [ceuticals] to thank you for being part of the mission!



1. Choose 1 of 4 DIY Arts Dinner Packs designed by an Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi awarded artist.

2. Buy a pack – you can generously host, or split the cost between your friends: up to 10 of you!
Packs include everything you need to theme your night (10 x placemats, 10 x coasters, and an artist game!).

Option 1: DIY Arts Dinner Pack – $400
Option 2: Super-Size your dinner with Craggy Range Wines + Kotahi – $2,000 – see below for details.

3. Host your dinner party in May 2024 to be part of a month-long movement fundraising for the arts – pot luck, long lunch, get creative, anything goes! Make sure to send us pics of how much you have...

Purchase a pack now, and we'll send it out to you in April, ready for May.
The pack includes 10 x artist designed placemats, coasters and a game. No food is included.



Super-Size your dinner with Craggy Range Wines + Kotahi – $2,000

Wine + Recipes by Head Chef Casey McDonald delivered to your home. Plus, you'll super-size your support of artists and creativity by making a $1000 donation to the Arts Foundation. As such, you'll automatically join our giving collective, Kotahi, and become part of our community: receiving exclusive invites to intimate events around the country (including tickets to major moments like our annual Laureate Party in Spring!).

Craggy Range Wine includes:

  • 2 x 2022 Craggy Range Chardonnay, Kidnappers Vineyard, Hawke’s Bay
  • 2 x 2021 Craggy Range Pinot Noir, Martinborough
  • 2 x2013 Craggy Range ‘Sophia’, Gimblett Gravels Vineyard, Hawke’s Bay

Please select an option from the dropdown below:

Please note that all transactions are subject to a 2.7% + NZ$0.30 credit card processing fee.