Arty News - July Newsletter Taupō Art Connection Inc

Arty News - July Newsletter Taupō Art Connection Inc

Taupo Art Connection is an inclusive arts group formed to bring independent Taupō
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.


O O D B Y E 

  It's not easy to say goodbye, but after nine months of hard work the following committee members  are not seeking re-election Robbie Graham (Chairperson), Lew Graham (Treasurer), Judith Alexander-Graham (Secretary), Jo Rankin (Committee member)  and Rod Rankin (Co-opted Committee member).  

As you know the current committee put themselves forward and were elected at the SGM in November 2018. Their actions were motivated by a determination to see the Queen's Birthday Weekend Art Trail survive and thrive - which they did in spades - delivering one of the most successful art trails yet. However as busy artists with  family obligations they are unable to continue as committee members going into the 2019 -2020 year.

To continue, we will need members to put their names forward for the committee. We have indications of support from two eligible members , but we need at least two or three more! Can you help? 

To be eligible to be nominated for the Taupō Art Connection Inc committee, a person must be a financial member of Taupō Art Connection Inc. To become a financial member you must complete a member application form and have your application approved by the committee pursuant to Taupō Art Connection Inc rule 12.3 . The deadline to submit an application to become a member ( if you are interested in standing for the committee) is 4pm August 1, 2019 as the final committee meeting prior to the AGM will take place at 5.30pm on this date. 


Click here to download a membership form

Click here to download a committee nomination form

I M P O R T A N T   N E W S



Taupō Art Connection Incorporated

To be held at REAP (Tauhara Room) at 6.30pm on August 22, 2019


  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of Previous AGM (SGM)
  4. Chairperson Report
  5. Financial Report
  6. Election of Officers
  7. General Business
  8. Closure of meeting 

Contact by Email:  or Phone: 0275904802                  

Refreshments served at close of meeting

E   X H I B I T I O N S


A community Exhibition

July 6 to August 12

Main Gallery -  Taupō Museum

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.  


Fibres Unlimited

August 17 to September 23

Main Gallery - Taupō Museum

The repurposing of fibre is a common theme throughout the Small Worlds Exhibition as collectively, we cannot escape the fact that our world is small resources are limited. Each Fibres Unlimited artist uses her favoured fibre to share her view on this theme.

To view full Taupō Museum program click here 

R O U P  E X H I B I T I O N


Last days of Exhibition


May 24 to July 28


for one weekend only

Gala Opening 7pm Friday August 2, 2019

Exhibition hours: 

Saturday August 3, 10:30am - 5pm Free entry 

Sunday August 4, 10:30 - 4pm Free entry 

A R T   H A P P E N I N G S



Applications Close: Friday August 2, 10pm

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

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 at the

Taupo Cosmopolitan Club from 5:30pm on August 14, 2019

All members and supporters are very welcome to attend.  

for more information email:

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..

Click on the images below to find out more



Workshops with Maggie Dawson

Yo u r  N e w s

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Posted: Sat 27 Jul 2019