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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:44

What's On 16 May 2018 Newsletter

NEWS: What's In The Window….

Introducing Theo Spargo. An inspirational young Bay Of Plenty creative. An entrepreneur, a free spirit, a talented artist.  

Whimsical illustrations and artwork that sparks the imagination. Brilliant greenery planted in eclectic pottery from yesteryear. This eye-catching window display has been attracting a lot of attention from passers-by, we’ve even spotted people taking videos of it.

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NEWS: Guess Who!

Have you seen the latest Chorus Box Mural? This stunning public work of art was created by Shannon Wright. The Papamoa local is a multimedia artist who particularly enjoys painting musicians portraits as his subject matter.

Shannon was encouraged from a young age by his friends, family and school teachers to pursue his talent in art and photography and following high school went on to study photography at Waiariki Institute of Technology. His work work was chosen as part of the 'Paint your Cabinet Beautiful’ campaign by Chorus & Keep New Zealand Beautiful to bring beautiful art into our cities. His Chorus box mural of local singer song writer Tiki Tanne can be seen on the Corner of Elizabeth St and Cameron Rd outside the Church.

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CHALLENGE: Envirohub Bay Of Plenty Sustainable Art Challenge

Entries close 1st June 2018
Awards Ceremony: Sunday 17th June 2018, Baycourt Theatre

The Sustainable Art Challenge promotes awareness of environmental issues through art. Entries open to Intermediate and Secondary students, and adults within Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty. The categories for this year’s challenge are:

- Trash to Fash – Wearable Art
- Trash to Fash – Fashion
- Short Movies

Entries will be judged on a combination of the following: Sustainability, Innovation, Creativity, Wearability, Stage Impact, Functionality.

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UPSKILL: Why You Should Be on Instagram

Instagram is helping raise the profile of creatives and organisations all over the world. It is a social platform that is becoming difficult to ignore. 

Exult have written a piece we think is worth reading if you are currently sitting on the fence as to whether or not to set up an Instagram page.  

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CONNECT: Social Life

Friday 11 May 2018 saw Jan Tinetti visit Creative Bay Of Plenty to discuss all things arts and culture in our region. Jan is a huge advocate for the arts and with the Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern as the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, the sector is in a strong position to have it's voice heard. 

On Monday 14 May 2018, CBOP went along to the Social Link presentation where they presented their report on 'Mapping The Social Sector', which also saw Jan Tinetti present to the crowd about Government priorities. 

The project emerged from a need expressed by the sector to better understand itself, provide data for future planning, and to demonstrate the value and contribution it makes to the region.

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EVENT: Young @ Heart 

When: Sunday 27 May 2018 - 3PM

Where: Otumoetai College, Tauranga


As part of Bay of Plenty Symphonia’s Youth programme, a FREE orchestral concert will be presented on Sunday 27th May at Otumoetai College. In YOUNG@HEART, the Symphonia will join with Tauranga’s youth orchestra, Youth Philharmonic Tauranga, in a varied programme of classical and not-so-classical pieces. 

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WORKSHOP: Photography, digital marketing and journalism workshops 

When: 7 June 2018

Where: Ntec, Aspire2 International Campus, 144-146 Durham Street, Tauranga

Short courses delivered by Kseniia and Alex Spodyneiko – award winning photographer and digital editor in chief. 

Award winning photographer and editor/travel blogger Alex Spodyneiko shares his advice and tips about the technical side of photography. For beginners with some advanced tips. 

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A Taste Of What's On...

So much on!! See all events on our 'What's On' Events page


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If you haven't already followed our Instagram page, jump on and check it out. We will be keeping it up-to-date with what we are working on at CBOP HQ and who we are working with. 

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We have also set up an Instagram page dedicated to showcasing the thriving arts and cultural scene in our region. There is so much going on! Follow the account to keep informed on up-coming events, exhibitions, artist profiles, theatre performances, auditions, workshops and more.