Arty News - December Newsletter

Arty News - December Newsletter




Taupo Art Connection is an inclusive arts group formed to bring independent Taupo region visual artists together. From the professional to the enthusiastic hobbyist, from painters to sculptors and printmakers, the group provides the opportunity for artists and art lovers to socialise, network, share and encourage each other creatively. The group represents a commitment to creating a vibrant, active arts community that benefits artists and ensures a fulfilling arts experience for visitors to the region.


We Wish You A Happy Festive Season and Safe Travelling 


S T A R T  S P R E A D I N G  THE N E W S 


From the Chair - Lorraine Cholmondeley-Smith

Seasons Greetings Artists - Our mission is to make your website work for you! Join the On-line Exhibition, express your interest in being on the TAC Art Trail, become a TAC Artist or Gallery on our website. We're here to promote you and your art.

May the Art be with you! 


A R T   C A N   C H A N G E   A   L I F E 

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A R T I S T S  OF  T A U P O  A R T  C O N N E C T I O N

This month featuring 

Jo Rankin  and  Bob Mitchener

Jo Rankin

 CONGRATULATIONS  to Jo who has just secured international representation with in New York, where they are displaying six images of her work on their website.This popular Kinloch Artist has been growing both her reputation and her business in the last few years. Since becoming a full time Artist Jo has been determined to succeed, she has embraced social media and says she posts on the sites at least five times a week " it's crucial to grow your art followers ". Jo is also represented by Waihi Beach Gallery, Soul Gallery in Hamilton and Artbox Gallery in Christchurch. 

Jo continues to learn through on-line Art courses and has recently started teaching from her studio/gallery in Kinloch. Life is busy for Jo - " being an Abstract Artist, living my dream, growing my business makes me happy and grateful for the opportunities that have opened up for me in my continuing artistic journey ". To view more of Jo's work go to her website  like and follow her on Facebook and  Instagram



Bob Mitchener

Bob started painting with watercolour in his teens. He paints in the impressionistic style with an emphasis on design and strives for an emotional connection with the viewer. Before retiring to Taupo Bob and his wife Lynne owned their own successful gallery and gift shop in Riverhead, North/ West of Auckland. 

Bob has taught many workshops on watercolour and at one stage while living on Great Barrier Island Bob and an artist friend Graham Braddock established a residential Painting School covering all the foundation skills for painting in watercolour, acrylic and oils. Bob has won awards for watercolour and featured on the cover of the Australian Artist Magazine. Bob is currently nearing the completion of a four year on-line course with the Virtual Art Academy.

Bob enjoys painting landscapes, coastal scenes and still life subjects, he was one of the Artists on the 2018 Taupo Art Connection Art Trail to view more of Bob's Art visit his art blog  .


E X H I B I T I O N S   T A U P O  M US E U M

24 NOVEMBER 2018 - 14 JANUARY 2019



Helmut and Sally of Artmosphere Gallery in Waipawa bring their photography and paintings to Taupo along with new paintings by their friend Gary Waldrom

click here for Exhibition Program




U P C O M I N G  M U S E U M  E X H I B I T I O N

I M P R E S S I O N S  by  S I X  L O C A L   A R T I S T S


A R T   S T U D I O ' S   and   GA L L E R I E S 

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T A U P O 

T H I S   S U M M E R 

Discover the Artisans of the Central Plateau.

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 T I M E O U T 

Podcasts are a popular pastime, so when you find yourself high and dry why not tune into to something Arty from the curiously creative podcast series.
Listen to clever young people talking about living the creative dream... they're  just doing it !


  E V E N T S  and  A R T  W OR K S H O P S





 A R T  W O R K S H O P S

                                                M A R I O N   B R I G H T                                                                                                    S U E  G R A H A M 

                                  Drawing with non traditional techniques                                                                      Young Peoples Holiday Art Days



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Posted: Tue 01 Jan 2019