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Arty News - June 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.                   

WELCOME TO OUR JUNE NEWSLETTER

M A T A R I K I
"The small constellation of glittering jewels reflects our journey as one nation, two peoples and many cultures - a time for New Zealanders to shine as one."

(Attribution ) Dr Taonui is head of the School of Maori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Canterbury.     

 

E L E B R A T I N G   A  S U C C E S S 


Our seventh Queen's Birthday Art Trail  was a great success with record numbers of visitors interacting with  artists  and galleries. A heartfelt thank you to all the participating artists especially the art trail newbies who took the opportunity to show case their work. We thank you for your enthusiasm and excitment , which rubbed off on us all, including the visitors to our studio's.  We hope you enjoyed the experience and will want to repeat it next year. To the old hands, the backbone of the art trail, thank you for continuing to support this event  because without out you it would not have been possible.

Thanks to our generous sponsors - Creative Community schemes and Creative Taupō, Sotherby's International Realty, MPB Advisors + Accountants for supporting our efforts to maintain and grow this event as a showcase for the visual arts in the Taupō district.

Thanks to our community partner Taupō Museum and our fellow art groups - Active Arts and Pihanga Art Collective for joining us and making 2019 an art trail to be proud of. 

Thanks to all the visitors, both local and out of town who took the time to attend, interact with the artists and discover the amazing talent that made up the 2019 Queens Birthday Weekend Art Trail.      

The art trail continues with the distribution of the Taupō Art Connection Inc DL cards promoting local artists and galleries - distributed for the next twelve months across Taupō motels and hotels as well as the i-Site and the Museum.


I M P O R T A N T   N E W S

Taupō Art Connection Inc

2019 Annual General Meeting 

to be held 

August 22, 2019 

(time and place to be advised)

For various reasons, several of the existing committee members will not be standing for re-election. If anyone is interested in joining the committee please download a committee nomination form and return it to info@taupoartconnection.org.nz   before the closing date.

This is not the official AGM notice,that will be sent out by email in July and a notice will also appear in the Taupō Times. Rather this is to advise that Taupō Art Connection Inc will require some new committee members for the coming year - please take the time to consider joining the committee. 
 

E X H I B I T I O N S

TAUPŌ  MUSEUM CELEBRATES  

MAIN GALLERY

May 24 - July 1

MATARIKI (the Māori New Year) with a display of quilts by Ron Te Kawa and a variety of artworks by local school children

Matariki Hunga Nui (Matariki of Many People)

 

 


LATE NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

Thursday July 4, 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Following the opening of the Malcolm Flowers Insurances Taupō Winter Festival and the switching on of the Unison Light Hub why not head over to the Museum for a hot Milo, music and lots of fun.

 

Click on the image to find out more about Taupō Winter Festival 

 

C ATalogue 

                    A Community Exhibition

      July 6 to August 12


  MAIN GALLERY

Following the award winning success of the Dog Show exhibition in 2018, Taupō Meowseum Purroudly presents CATalogue – A cat show for art lovers and an art show forcat lovers. The cat themed artworks have been created by artists of all ages from recycled/repurrposed materials. 



View Full   Museum Exhibition Program   May - December 2019

 

R O U P  E X H I B I T I O N

LAVA GLASS PRESENTS

ARTFUL MINDS

May 24 to July 28

A R T   H A P P E N I N G S

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

Parliament is seeking applications from the public for art exhibitions to be displayed in 2020.

Applications are due by the 12 th  of July 2019 by following the instructions in the  proposal form 


ARTS GOLD AWARDS 2019

Applications are now open

The awards are open to all New Zealand citizens or permanent residents 18 years and over.

Click on the image to find out more

 

AN INVITATION TO EXHIBIT

 Entries Close July 22, 2019

Contact: James Wiltsher - Hilltop School  hilltopart@hilltop.org.nz

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Cr e a t i v e   Re s o u r c e s

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. 
 
Find funding for your art project Creative Taupo

Exhibit on-Line with Taupō Art Connection
download your application here - no fee, no commission, you call the shots (an exhibition for members only).
 

Become a member of Taupō Art Connection download an application -Membership Application 

R T   E V E N T S  

TAC CHAT Connecting through art

Our next social get together will be held on July 10, 2019

5.30pm at Taupō Cosmopolitan Club (opp Pak n' Save)

All  member and non member artists, guests and supporters are welcome to attend.

                                                                                                    for more information email: info@taupoartconnection.org.nz

A R T   W O R K S H O P S

Sue Graham - Wildwood Gallery

Painting Classes

Click on the image below to find out more..


YOUNG PEOPLES HOLIDAY ART DAYS 

17th and 18th July

from 10am to 3pm

Teacher / Artist Sue Graham

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REGISTRATIONS CLOSE JUNE 26 

Yo u r  N e w s

Do you have relevant news you would like to share on our facebook page , instagram or website? Get in touch by emailing  info@taupoartconnection.org.nz  

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Posted: Sat 29 Jun 2019

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