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Monday, 27 May 2019 13:27

C-U-S-P Newsletter 29 May 2019

Ko koe ki tēna, ko ahau ki tēnei kīwai o te kete.

You at that, and I at this handle of the basket. (By working together, we move forward.)

Kia ora, Creative Community! Welcome to your weekly dose of creative opportunities...

What we're loving this week: Congratulations to the Tauranga Zinefest that took place at Tauranga Art Gallery on Saturday! (CCS funded)

PAINT MY PORTRAIT! Artist Finalists

The judging for the Paint My Portrait artist took place today. Our panel decided the entries were of such high quality that they could not pick one artist - so, they've narrowed it down to a final three, and the decision is up to you guys! 

Presenting... our three finalist artists (from left to right in the below image):

Michelle Estall
Lou Agas
Ruth Vickers

Congratulations to our finalists.

Now, it's up to YOU! Head to the Facebook post to view the artists' submissions. Click on the voting link in the post to cast your vote! 

FUNDING: Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards 2019

Applications close 28 June 2019

The annual Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards celebrate and recognise excellence in Pacific arts across a range of arts practices and career stages. Any New Zealander can nominate an artist or themselves for an award.

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FUNDING: Ngā Manu Pīrere Awards

Applications close 28 June 2019

This annual award is for young Māori artists who are post-secondary school level and under 25 years of age. It recognizes achievement for those at an early stage of their career in the arts.

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WORKSHOPS: Upcoming Workshops at The Art Lounge

  • Oil Painting, Guided Workshops with Nemesh: 6 July & 7 July 2019, 11am - 4pm: This workshop is designed for those that range from no experience at all, to medium experienced students who have been painting already. Vjekoslav Nemesh is an established, multi-award winning artist and art tutor whose teaching methods will show you how to express yourself with oil colours and enable you to find your own unique style in painting. Through a set of exercises students will be able to learn how to handle oil using different tools and techniques.

  • Felt & Light Workshop with Caroline Burton: 13 July, 11am - 3pm: Join The Art Lounge at the next felted workshop with Caroline in their gallery where you will find everything you need to hand form your own illuminated fibre art tube. This is a great opportunity to create a miniature version of Caroline's striking Fibre Art Light Tubes. You will choose silk fibres from a generous selection of colours, hand dyed by some of Caroline's  favourite fibre-dying artisans. Learn how to subtly build up wispy fine layers of colour to create an eye-catching, delicate artwork. 

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WORKSHOPS: ABC School of Journaling

When: 6 week course beginning 10 June
Where: Matua

  • Play with new media of expression such as colour, images and symbols.
  • Sort out seemingly random experiences in your life.
  • Make more conscious choices and decisions.
  • Get a clearer picture of your creative potential.
  • Deal with creative blocks and negative patterns.

Contact: | Phone: 0212554741

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SUPPORT: Youth Providers - We Need Your Help!

If you are a organisation or individual that provides creative experiences for youth (in particular, high-school students) - we need your help!

We want to understand your perception on youth arts, to contribute to a wider research piece that we're conducting. This research will help form our actions over the next 3 years and beyond, so it's important that we hear your voices.

Please take the time to fill out this short survey. If you would like more information on this research, click here.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Beating that pesky Imposter Syndrome

Sam Grover (The Big Idea) has found some handy tips on how to make that nagging sense of self-doubt work for you.

READ ALL ABOUT IT: Local Arts & Culture Stories Making Headlines This Week

Something crafty for everyone - SunLive
The Waihi Beach Art & Craft Fair is celebrating.
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Street dance, music and powerful message for youth - SunLive
Unashamed Tauranga 2019 will be cranking out music, creative arts, entertainment, fun and powerful speakers tonight at Otumoetai College.
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Are these photos and paintings yours? - SunLive
Natasha Curd messaged me asking if The Weekend Sun could help with a family mission.
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Moving to the beat of their own drum - SunLive
Some people hear the call of the drums and can’t help but move their feet.
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Celebrate Matariki in Tauranga - SunLive
Events celebrating the Maori New Year in Tauranga Moana will be taking place from late May to early July.
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Tauranga Zinefest - creating your own zine - SunLive
I remember as a young child on our farm in Waiuku, smelling the ink from the rollers as my parents typed up a small publication on a stencil.
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Cultural festival takes shape - Katikati Advertiser
The Katikati Festival of Cultures is gathering momentum with workshops planned and people from different nationalities signing up for the Street Parade.
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EVENTS: So many events coming up! See for yourself...

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WORKSHOPS: No more excuses. The opportunities are there. Grab them!

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