Arty News - January Newsletter

Arty News - January Newsletter

 This Months Painting is the work of Lorraine Cholmondeley Smith

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.



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

i t ' s  all  a b o u t  the  A r t 


From the Chair - Lorraine Cholmondeley-Smith

Happy New Year Artists -The Art Trail is approaching fast. Be inspired - Out with the canvases and load those brushes. 

May the Art be with you! 


T H E  A R T  D E B A T E

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S H O W C A S I N G  A R T I S T S  


T A U P O  A R T  C O N N E C T I O N

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

Ronald Houghton  and  Judith Alexander-Graham 



Ronald Houghton (Spudz)

I Began painting and sketching in my early teens. I played around with oils and pastels until I started my building apprenticeship in 1962. I did not paint again until I retired in 2016. At present my medium is oil. I am  self taught and paint predominantly from photos.

I joined TAC in early 2018 and have enjoyed meeting other artists and sharing my work. To view more of Ronald's work click here 


Judith Alexander-Graham

My paintings are my interpretation of the shapes, textures and colours of our wonderful diverse environment. Every colour has a different vibration and energy which enhance our living spaces and us as individuals.To view more of Judiths work click here 



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

M A I N  G A L L E R Y

J a n u a r y  19 - F e b r u a r y  25 


featuring Sue Graham , Robbie Graham , Carol Cornes , Di Michels , Doug Anderson , Marie Moore

These talented artists invite you on an artistic journey around the volcanic mountains of the Tongariro National Park.

The exhibition showcases their impressions in paintings, drawings, sculture and photography.

click here for the full Exhibition 


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

N I V E N  R O O M

F E B R U A R Y  16 - A P R I L  1  


M A I N  G A L L E R Y

M A R C H  2 - A P R I L  8 

P R O G R E S S I O N 


M a r i t a  G r e e n  and  M a g g i e  D a w s o n 

Artist demonstrations in the gallery 1pm - 3pm on the following dates:

March 9 , March 16 and April 6 



   A R T  S T U D I O ' S  AND  G A L L E R I E S  TO  V I S I T  

in  T A U P O   T H I S   S U M M E R

Discover the artisans of the Central Plateau. 

Download your studio/gallery guide here


T A C  O N - L I N E  E X H I B I T I O N

n o w  l i v e  on  T A C website

The TAC Committee is excited to facilitate an On-Line Exhibition for TAC Member Artists. To join the Exhibition: 

Download your application here  

 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 The Lonely Palette podcast series. Listen to the podcast that returns art history to the masses, one painting at a time. 

Peruse Creative Ripple an online magazine dedicated to promoting and supporting the creative community of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Investigate Creative Compass a new service offered by artist  and gallerist  Santie Cronje (Deciduus) and gallerist Vicki Fox (Quirky Fox) to help artists grow their skills so they can confidently approach galleries, prepare for exhibitions and promote their work via social media. 


A R T   E V E N T S  

Taupo Art Connection 

TAC CHAT - A Social Get together

Wednesday 13th February 2019

5:30pm @ Taupo Cosmopolitan Club (opp Pak 'n Save)

Come and socialise, network, share and encourage each other creatively at our monthly meeting. Whether you're a professional or enthusiastic hobbyist and whatever your media.


Our Members meet once a month and we'd love you to join us for a casual friendly evening to mix and mingle with other artists and supporters of the arts.

Contact:  for more details



This iconic event will be held over Queens Birthday weekend from Friday May 31 to Monday June 3 2019.

Entry Fee per Artist $100

Artists can email their expression of interest by clicking on the link here

Supporters save the date.  



A R T  W O R K S H O P S


Sue Graham

Acrylic  Painting Course 

Watercolor  Painting Course


Marion Bright

Drawing with Non-Traditional techniques  


Maggie Dawson




For Enquiries about Membership, Website listings, On-Line Exhibition or to promote a Workshop.

Check out our  Facebook  page too!

Posted: Sun 27 Jan 2019