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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 16:51

What's On 29 May 2018 Newsletter

NEWS: How Engaged Are Bay Of Plenty Residents In the Arts? - Survey Findings Revealed

On the 23 May, Meg Davis attended the Creative New Zealand seminar in Wellington to network and find out first hand what is happening in the New Zealand Arts sector. 

At the event Creative New Zealand released results from a triennial survey conducted by Colmar Brunton which measures Bay Of Plenty residents engagement with the arts compared to the rest of New Zealand

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OPPORTUNITY: Seeking New Trustee For Creative Bay Of Plenty Board

Creative Bay of Plenty is responsible for overseeing the strategic and financial planning of the Trust and delivery of contracted services to Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council, which includes overseeing and monitoring the delivery of the sub-region’s recently adopted Arts & Culture Strategy.

A vacancy exists on the CBOP Board for a specialist in finance and accounting, with the new appointee to lead the Financial Sub-Committee for governance purposes.  The position is non-remunerated and for an initial appointment term of three years. 

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DISCUSSION: BOOM! Talks About Public Art and Placemaking

Boom! is a monthly series of talks and workshops for you to hear conversations and inspirational stories from people designing, commissioning and implementing creative public projects and spaces. 

All talks are held at Tauranga Art Gallery 

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OPPORTUNITY: Muso's Wanted For Art Fair

Affordable Art & Artisan Fair are looking for buskers. They are looking for muso's who are happy to take turns from month to month to mix up the music at the Fair. Playing times are from 11am-1pm or 1pm-3pm on the last Sunday of the month. Contact

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OUT & ABOUT: Fashion, History, Sculpture all in a days work for a Conservator

On Monday morning we witnessed Sam Gatley a highly qualified and experienced Conservator from Te Papa take us through the "Mounting of The Shaw Gown" at the Western Bay Museum. 

It was an excellent opportunity to learn about what a Conservator does and to appreciate what is involved in conserving and displaying historic clothing and costumes. 

The Shaw Gown is said to be from the 1860's and has been donated to the Western Bay Of Plenty Museum who are proud to be displaying it as part of their 'Suffrage 125' Exhibition which marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. The exhibition opening is on 1st June 2018. 

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NEWS: Want Not, Waste Not Window

New CBOP Window time again and our new display is not only creative but thought provoking and inspiring. We have three pieces of wearable arts currently on display from last years Envirohub Sustainable Arts Challenge. Exhibitors are Hope Gibbard year 10 student from Mount Maunganui College and Hunter Ririnui from Tauranga Intermediate.

Entries for the 2018 Sustainable Art Challenge close on 1 June 2018 with the final show being held at Baycourt on the 17 June 2018. 

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Find out more about the Sustainable Art Challenge 

NEWS: No Go For Museum

Tauranga City Council has voted against having a museum in the city.

In the Long Term Plan deliberations on the 29th May, councillors voted seven to four against the museum.

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The theme for the Matariki Tauranga Moana 2018 programme of events is Mauri. 

Matariki Tauranga Moana invites everyone to discover the significance of Matariki and explore ways to observe the Māori New Year with whānau and friends. Matariki Tauranga Moana 2018 will see the city comes alive with a five-week programme of events including live performances, exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and family events.

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EVENT: Escape 2018!

Escape 2018! is a little festival with big ideas from 1-4 June (Queen's Birthday weekend). At Baycourt Community & Art Centre  you can Escape! with into food, theatre, discussion, workshops, storytelling, music and poetry...  Tickets available over the counter at Baycourt and at 

Oral Poetry & Totems: Glenn Colquhoun - Sun 3 June, 11:30am

Using foot-high totems of New Zealand historical figures, best-selling poet Glenn Colquhoun explores Māori and Pākehā oral poetic forms, inspired by the likes of Robbie Burns and Te Rauparaha. Glenn’s third collection, Playing God, won both the poetry and the reader’s choice sections of the NZ Book Awards in 2003 and he became the first NZ poet to sell 5000 copies of a book. Suitable for secondary students (student price available).

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MINDFOOD: Putting a price on creative talent

When you get into the details of making a living from creative talent, you run into a key question: how much do I charge?

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

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EVENTS: So many events coming up. See For Yourself...

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View our Instagram @creative.bop

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. 

View our Instagram @creatives_of_bop

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.