Located on the main street of Ōpunakē, Forbes & Flay is a contemporary art studio featuring the work of artists Dr Tabatha Forbes & Chauncey Flay.
The front gallery space is also used to run Tabathas' monthly workshops that include Botanical Art and Nature Journaling and from time to time will include pop-up shop and collaborative events.
Tabatha's working studio is located behind the gallery, but is generally closed to visitors unless by appointment.
Tabatha and Chauncey studied art in New Zealand and lived in the Cook Islands for 6 years with their family before returning to New Zealand and setting up home and studios in Ōpunakē, South Taranaki.
Tabatha works as a Contemporary botanical artist and her work often includes light installation. Her work is exhibited regularly around New Zealand and she is represented by Bergman Gallery, Rarotonga. She is also a photographer and writer and holds a Doctorate in Fine Arts (DocFA) from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University.
Chauncey Flay is an artist who makes geometric sculptures from a wide range of materials including stone, coral, obsidian and concrete. He is represented by Laree Payne Gallery in central Kirikiriroa (Hamilton).