Taupō Art Connection was formed in 2012 for the purpose of creating a network of those who love art to socialise and to share ideas and information on exhibitions, events, supplies and workshops.
The motivation and passion of the group's members has generated considerable momentum in bringing together the creative arts in the Taupō district with a commitment to creating a vibrant, active arts community that benefits artists, brings the visual arts alive and ensures a fulfilling arts experience for visitors to the region.
Taupō Art Connection has formed a Facebook group, produced successful group exhibitions annually at the end of each year, organised the annual Taupō Art Trail on Queen's Birthday Weekend and continue to spark other collaborative exhibitions, workshops and events.
This website is one of the projects that has grown out of an idea to create a Taupō 'Arts - one stop-shop' to showcase local artists and be a central point of art information for visitors and locals to keep in touch with the visual arts in Taupō.
Taupō Art Connection is hugely appreciative of the funding from Creative Taupō and Creative New Zealand Creative Communities Scheme to enable this to happen.
The informal group of artists and art lovers meets at 5.30pm on the second Wednesday of each month at the Taupō Cosomopolitan Club for TAC Chat - a social get-together. Check the next meeting here. New members are welcome.
To become a member download a membership form here.
Taupō Art Connection became an Incorporated Society, on 22 December 2017.
In 2015 Taupō Art Connection formed a governing committee to ensure accountability, transparency and to oversee the group's financials, branding, events and activities. The group help its first AGM on 15 August 2018.
To further ratify incorporation and elect the committee a Secial General Meeting was held on 7 November 2018
TAC committee meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at Taupō REAP Titiraupenga Street, Taupō from 5:30pm .Guests and members welcome.