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 4 July

We're celebrating!!

It's TAC's 6th anniversary and midwinter dinner at Suncourt Hotel.

Join us for a casual, friendly evening to meet and mingle with other artists at the Lake Bistro, Suncourt Hotel.

There will be a set 2-course menu with a variety of options available, including vegetarian, etc. Cost $40 per person.

Where: Lake Bistro, Suncourt Hotel, Roberts Street, Taupo.

When: 5.30pm Wednesday 4 July 2018

To book your table: email

For more click here

Mark the date - TAC's first AGM Wednesday 15 August at 5.30pm. More soon.

 IT'S A WRAP!! Taupo Art Trail over for another year


To our artists who opened their studios and to all the wonderful visitors who all made this event such a success!

Artists interested in being on next year's Art Trail - make sure you come along to the TAC Chat Art Trail planning session on 5th September or email

RAFFLE - will now be at Active Arts for their open day and Taupo Winter Festival 13 - 15 July. $5 a ticket. Prize - a fabulous Richard Adams abstract painting framed by Rod Rankin at Studio40. Proceeds will go towards are shared event for both Active Arts and Taupo Art Connection.

 Taupo Winter Festival 2018

There's something for everyone to join in or be entertained by at Taupo Winter Festival 11 - 15 July.

An action packed programme that's a celebration of arts culture and family fun over the July school holidays.

Festival programme here. Ticketed shows. Many events free or koha.

For Art Lovers - Linking the Lakes Art Exhibition 12 - 15 July and Active Art Hub - open day 12 July, family arty activities 14 & 15 July.

 Volunteers needed!! Linking the Lakes Exhibition

Taupo Art Connection and Active Arts members - we need your help with supervising the Linking the Lakes art exhibition in the Great Lake Centre at Taupo Winter Festival.

Time slots are 10am - 1pm and 1pm - 4pm  Saturday and Sunday 14 & 15 July.

You will be briefed on what's required and health and safety.

Email Marion at
 Council Cultural Precinct project update

The master planners - Warren & Mahoney combined with BoffanMiskell - have been selected.

The master plan will be developed over the coming months, to be shared prior to Christmas this year. A Long Term Plan amendment will be out for public consultation early 2019.

Click here to view the submission from Taupo Art Connection. Our submission reflects the issues that have been raised over the years that many of you would like to see take place to enhance provision for the arts in Taupo. These ideas have potential to be included in the Cultural Precinct Development.

There will be more updates coming. If you would like to be involved, email Marion at

 Exhibitions at Taupō Museum

Mirror Magic - Main Gallery 3 July - 5 August

Prepare to be dazzled as Mirror Magic takes you beyond the looking glass and into the crazy back-tofront, upside down world of reflections and light. An interactive exhibition for the whole family.

This exhibition is brought to Taupō by the Friends of the Taupō Museum.

Late Night at the Museum Friday 13 July - Join in the 3rd Annual Winterfest Late Night at the Museum. This year we’re having a go at shadow puppets.

ART WORKSHOPS coming up...

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


8 July - Monoprinting with gelatine plate - Maggie Dawson

Thinking of fun things for your kids to do over the school holidays?

14 & 15 July - Active Art Hub free family art activities and workshops at Taupo Winter Festival

18 July - Little Printmakers for 5-8 year olds

19 July - Children's Holiday Workshop for 9-14 year olds 

19 & 20 July - Young People's Holiday Art Days for 8-15 year olds


21 July - Acrylic Painting Course

22 July - Watercolour Painting Course

 20 August - Loosen Up Drawing Course

Check out our Facebook page, too.

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: Tue 26 Jun 2018