Arty News - September Newsletter

Arty News - September Newsletter

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

 Blue Skies Ahead

A week ago the committee filed an IS5 with the Registrar of Incorporated Societies thereby applying to dissolve incorporation of Taupō Art Connection Inc. This was in accordance with the motion and resolution passed at the Adjourned Annual General Meeting held on August 27, 2019 - Minutes of Adjourned Annual General Meeting


A failure to attract candidates to stand for the committee of the incorporated society only confirmed the writing on the wall that going forward as an incorporated society was no longer an option for Taupō Art Connection Inc within the strictures of its rules (Constitution).

O R G I N G   A H E A D

Fortunately, Taupō Art Connection (without the Inc) will continue and the organising committee would like to state that the 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.

All contact details remain the same

No change in membership status  ( All member benefits remain in place )

V O L U N T E E R S   W A N T E D




Contact Alice


A R T I S T S   W A N T E D 

In conjunction with BrownTrout Publishers Australia, Elastic Design are currently looking for kiwi artists who are interested in being published in the following art calendars:

Artists impressions of New Zealand.


New Zealand in Watercolour


Contemporary New Zealand Art

Open to all New Zealand artists – both emerging and established. Selected artists will be paid, receive sample calendars and have access to wholesale prices (to sell/gift).Calendars are sold throughout New Zealand at all the usual stockists. To find out more click here

Expressions of Interest closes Friday November 8 2019, 5pm. 

E   X H I B I T I O N S  

Taupō Museum


September 28 - November 4 2019


Various artists from Tongariro Prison


This Exhibition acknowledges the value of the arts for wellbeing, self-discovery and rehabilitation.

Artwork, sculpture and creative writing.

Opening Friday September 27 at 5.30pm


Saturday September 28 at 11am  - Presentation by Arts Access Aotearoa's Richard Benge 'Arts in Corrections, in New Zealand and internationally'.


September 21 - October 28 2019


Taupō Embroiderers Guild


Featuring a Raffle and childrens holiday activities.

A variety of bright and colourful stitching styles and fashions.

To view/download the full Taupō Museum exhibition programme to December 2019 click here

To view/download the Taupō Libraries and Museum School holiday Programme for October 2019 click here

C r e a t i v e     R e 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 9 October, 2019

All members and supporters are very welcome to attend.  

for more information email:

C H I L D R E N ' S   A R T   W O R K S H O P 


Children's Printmaking

 with Sally-Ann Davies

A children's holiday workshop for 6 - 13 year olds. Cost: $50 (with friend or sibling $90)

Contact Sally-Ann 

Phone: 0276869993


A R T   W O R K S H O P S

A Jewellery Making Workshop

At Active Arts

Click on image below to find out more

Workshops with Maggie Dawson

click on image below to find out more

Two Day course with  Marion Bright

Loosen Up

Click on image below to find out more

Y O U R   N E W S

Congratulations to Sue Graham for her highly commended artwork in the latest Shirley's Shoes/Next catalogue, and to all the other local artists whose work was selected for the publication, well done!

Do they know and love the arts? This was a question posed in the latest Creative Waikato newsletter . Who were they talking about? Local Government Candidates (Waikato, Matamata,Otorohanga,South Waikato, Hauraki,Waipa,Waitomo,Thames)  were asked 3 questions - What is your favourite recent arts experience ? What do you think should be at the core of the council's arts strategy? How do you think the council should invest in the arts and arts infrastructure? With this in mind, I wondered what our local Taupō candidates  might have to say on the arts/art strategy in their profile/ information statements - Click to download booklet here   read from pg 6. 



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Posted: Wed 25 Sep 2019