Arty News - August Newsletter Taupō Art Connection Inc

Arty News - August 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.


M P O R T A N T   N E W S



Taupō Art Connection Incorporated

To be held at REAP (Tauhara Room) at 5.30pm on August 27, 2019


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

Contact by Email:  or Phone: 0275904802                  

G M   A D J O U R N E D 

Due to lack of attendence by members the Taupō Art Connection Inc AGM was adjourned by the Chair thirty minutes after the meeting was due to begin. The quorum required was twenty one and eleven members (including the committee) attended. To say the committee was disappointed is an understatement as they had been vigilant in informing members both by personal emails, by public notices in the Taupō Times and by social media, of the time, place and business of the AGM. 

In the words of the song - " You take it on faith, you take it to the heart. The waiting is the hardest part"

  1. It is your right
  2. It is your voice
  3. it is your opportunity
  4. it is your organisation
  5. It is about your art
  6. It is about appreciating the work done on your behalf
  7. it is about the future
  8. It is about being involved
  9. It is about community
  10. It is about people
  11. It is about participation
  12. It is about change
  13. It is about Taupō Art Connection Inc.                                                                                           

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To move forward we have to move back to a time and place that gives the members of Taupō Art Connection more autonomy over what they do and how they do it - this is the premise behind the Committee Motion to be presented at the Adjourned AGM. 

The committee is asking the members to agree to dissolve the incorporation of Taupō Art Connection Incorporated in favour of Taupō Art Connection and to resolve to transfer the money and assets to Taupō Art Connection.

 A majority of the committee are in favour of dissolving the incorporation of Taupō Art Connection Incorporated in favour of Taupō Art Connection (prior to December 2017).

Those of the committee who are in favour of dissolution see benefits in a more informal management structure whereby flexible systems of committee are able to be accommodated thereby attracting more people to take up/on roles within the group. We believe in rules, we believe in structure, but not to the extent that it stifles originality, inventiveness and creativity.

Our main objective going forward is to promote the visual arts in our region - we are local not global. Promoting the work of our member artists to locals and visitors is a priority and we will continue to do this through the QBW Art Trail and Art Exhibitions as well as hosting member artists on our website and DL Cards. We will also continue to host monthly social events aimed at connecting artists, from the emerging to professional all are welcome, including guests and supporters.

Our aim is to be receptive not defensive in the management of resources. We aspire to be connected, inclusive and collegial within the visual arts community of the Central Plateau.

E  X H I B I T I O N S


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 

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 11 September, 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

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Workshops with Maggie Dawson

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Two Day course with  Marion Bright

Loosen Up

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Yo u r  N e w s

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Posted: Mon 26 Aug 2019