Latest Newsletter from Taupo Art Connection

Latest Newsletter from Taupo Art Connection
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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 Newsletter!

There's some exciting stuff happening so read on...

Please forward this to your friends or art colleagues - anyone can sign up for news and updates here to keep up with what's on in the Taupo art community. We'd like to see more artists and galleries on the website, too.

If you would like to join us, Taupo Art Connection meets on the first Wednesday each month. Click here for the next meeting.

  TAC Chat - 5.30pm Wednesday 3rd October

IMPORTANT - this month's meeting is about the direction of Taupo Art Connection.

In response to concerns presented to the ACT4TAC governing committee regarding the direction the group is going in and it's incorporation process, the committee is calling all people who have participated and have an interest in the group to come to this important meeting.

This is a chance for the wider group to hear from the committee, comment and be informed of what's next. It will be a facilitated meeting to ensure it is fairly managed.

TAC Chat venue: Taupo Intermediate staffroom, Kotare Street, Taupo

When: 5.30pm Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Tea, coffee, biscuits provided.

For more click here

 TAC Summer Exhibition - CANCELLED

The TAC Summer Exhibition in November has been CANCELLED

This is due to the issues brought to the committee's attention that need priority to be resolved.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

 Graffiato Street Art Festival


Can you help? Graffiato Street Art Festival on Labour weekend is seeking volunteers to help the artists over the weekend.

Email Alice Thompson at Towncentre Taupo for details -

 Cultural Precinct Project  - public meeting

The Cultural Precinct Project planners are presenting the 4 design options to the community in a public meeting to be held at the Great Lake Centre on Wednesday 3 October 5.30pm.

 EXHIBITION at Red Rock Gallery

Opening Monday 8 October 6pm

Spinning Orbit is a body of work by Xanthe Wyse hosted during Mental Awareness Week 2018. The exhibition showcases her healing journey towards stability while suffering from bipolar disorder. #artastherapy

Exhibition open daily Tuesday 9 October until Sunday 14 October 2018, 10.30am - 4.30pm.

Red Rock Gallery, 63 Raywood Crescent, Ashwood Park, Taupo.

 Exhibitions at Taupō Museum

Celebrating the Taupo District's 10th anniversary with sister city Suzhou in China.

Taupo Museum hosts this world-class exhibition featuring treasures from the Tang and Song Dynasties, including pieces dating back to 618AD.

Click here for the exhibition programme.

ART WORKSHOPS coming up...

Keep an eye on our What's On page for workshops and events coming up...


29 September - Spring into Art Watercolour Painting Course

30 Sept - 21 Oct - Portraiture in Available Light (Photography)

1st October - #Social Media A Photography Course

6 October - Spring into Art Acrylic Painting Course

7 October - Collagraph

8 October - Printmaking Workshop for Kids - ages 9-14

9 October - Magical Me Printmaking Workshop - ages 5-8

11 October - Young People's Holiday Art Days

Check out our Facebook page, too.

To enquire about membership, a website listing or to promote a workshop, email

HUGE THANKS TO MERCER BUSINESS PARTNERS for partnering with Taupo Art Connection to provide Xero and financial advisory services to our group. We are excited that this new partnership will help us take our group to the next level in it's organisational structure and financial oversight.To find out more about Mercer Business Partners' financial, accounting and advisory services - go to

 Thanks to Creative Taupo and Creative New Zealand Creative Communities Scheme for funding the website project to bring greater access to and  promotion of artists and the arts in the Great Lake Taupo area.  Or Find us on Facebook

Posted: Fri 28 Sep 2018