Arty News - November | December Newsletter




This will be the last newsletter for 2019. Going forward the newsletter will be compiled and sent bi-monthly (every second month) commencing in February 2020. The Taupō Art Connection Committee would like to wish all of its members and suporters a happy festive season and a relaxing summer of creativity and fun.    



Your  Taupō Art Connection Committee

Chairperson: Robbie Graham email:

Treasurer: Rod Rankin email:

Minute Secretary: Maggie Rudd email:

Committee Members: Marion Aitken email:

                                      and  Trish Ross  email:

General Enquiries:

Introducing our new Committee Members

  Marion and Maggie 

(familiar names different people)

Maggie Rudd

Hi, I'm Maggie and I joined TAC last year, I took part in the Art Trail and really enjoyed the buzz around the event. My art is quite eclectic, I do a lot of tonal drawing, some word art and have just started to get involved in print collage as well as acrylic work. 

This year I have joined the Committee and hopefully we will be able to deliver another great art event, with the help and support of you all. Thanks to Trish for all she has done in keeping you up to date with what is going on, this coming year it is my job to write the newsletter. This will be going out every two months, starting in February, so if you have anything you would like including, just let me know. Seasons greetings to you all.

Marion Aitken

Here is a little bit of blurb about me.

 Having always had an interest in creative activities and having a background as a cake decorator, and graphic design, I have found my niche working with alcohol inks.  They are a relatively new medium to the art world and have a versatility that isn’t always available with other mediums.  The inks are blended with pure isopropyl alcohol to create movement and abstract paintings. Liquid gold ink is used for embellishment. I also use the inks for painting birds, animals, scenery etc much the same way that watercolours are used but the alcohol inks are a lot more vibrant in colour. They do tend to have a mind of their own and often you end up with something a little different than your original intention.

 After 14 years in Auckland, I have made my home back in Taupo and I'm very keen to be involved in the art community here.

My website is



Themembership subscription was set at $30 at the AGM in August 2019 and the committee would like to inform all existing members to expect an invoice for this amount in February 2020, payable by March 20 2020. 


Artist wanting to participate in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Weekend Art Trail are required to be financial members of TAC. The 2020 Art Trail brochure will have a maximum of 30 spaces available for individual artists/groups to advertise their participation and the committee welcomes your expressions of interest in this event - The 2020 art trail fee remains at $100 and will be payable by 31 March 2020 - contact  Robbie Graham     

E X H I B I T I O N S  

Taupō Museum

Check out the current Museum Art Exhibitions by clicking 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 

A 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 December, 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


Painting Tuition with Sue Graham

Click on the image to find out more


Create funky arts 'n crafts

 with Sue Graham

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Workshops with Maggie Dawson

click on image below to find out more


Hosted by ART School Taupo

Resin Gifts~ tutored by Tabitha Ramsay

 Click on image to find out more

M O R E  N E W S

Read the latest Creative Waikato newsletter here



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Posted: Mon 02 Dec 2019