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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 13:03

What's On Newsletter 31 October 2018

STRATEGY: Arts & Culture Strategy Framework & Implementation

It is the role of Creative Bay Of Plenty to monitor and report on the Regional Arts and Culture Strategy Toi Moana over the next 3 years (2018 - 2020). Over the next few weeks, we are going to take you through a bite-sized version of the strategy. This will include the 6 key goals (6-V's) the implementation plan and organisations behind it. Watch it on the bus, at a cafe, or in the intermission at your next gig. 

Follow us on Instagram @creative.bop and Instagram TV as we meet the people and organisations bringing the strategy to fruition.  


Grow, enable and attract creative people, a creative workforce and innovative enterprise. 

Lead Agent:

Priority One - 5 Actions

- Showcase success and promote local creative innovative champions
- Support and encourage the Creative Sector to work together, and to collaborate to find ways to forge new innovations.
- Champion the Creative Sector as an ‘enabler’ for innovation, entrepreneurship and creative expression.
- Support Māori Arts and Culture entrepreneurship and encourage the creation of domestic and international opportunities.

Find out more 

WINDOW: Hooray For Bayclay

We love our new window display which has been set up by the Bethlehem Pottery Club in anticipation of the upcoming Bayclay exhibition opening on Friday the 9th November at Baycourt. The craftsmanship of these pieces is exceptional and well worth a look. The Bethlehem Pottery Club meet formally on Tuesdays & Thursdays and their gallery and club rooms are located at 13 Bethlehem Road. 

On display at the exhibition will be the different works the clubs potters have created over the year along with guest exhibitor Petra Mayboden. 

Works are for sale at the exhibition, but you need to get in quick, we already have our eyes on some of the pieces in the window. 

EVENT: Bayclay Exhibition 2018 - 9th November - 11th November

When: Friday 9th November 10am - 4pm / Saturday 10th November 10am - 4pm & 6:30pm - 7:30pm / Sunday 11th November 10am - 3pm
Where: Baycourt Exhibition Hall - 38 Durham St, Tauranga

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UPSKILL: Marketing with Michelle from Metro - Tonight!

When: 31 October 5.30pm
Where: The Kollective, 17th Avenue, Tauranga 3112

The Mapping the Social Sector research showed that the highest need for education was for marketing, so here is a great opportunity to dip your toes in.

It is being held at the The Kollective (could be a great opp to have a look around)

Metro Marketing – design a marketing campaign in 10 mins
Stuff – get to know the media in 5 mins
All over drinks and nibbles


WORKSHOP: Lines & Wines - Life drawing with Bronwen Newbury at Poripori Homestead.

When: 24th November 1pm - 4pm
Where: Poripori Homestead - 5 Poripori Rd, Lower Kaimai

Join acclaimed International Artist Bronwen Newbury amongst the birdsong at Poripori for an afternoon of wine, laughter, drawing, food and beautiful bodies. 

Bronwen has exhibited widely around Australia and has won multiple awards and commendations at art shows around the country.

Food (tasting platters), wine, and all materials are provided. Take home your masterpiece, no experience required. 

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WORKSHOP: Art From The Heart with Lynne Sinclair Taylor 

When: Saturday 10th November, 10am - 3pm
Where: Lynne's Studio, 15 Hartwell Pl, Matua, Tauranga

You don’t have to see yourself as an ‘artist’ to attend. Do you have a desire to paint from the heart?

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OPPORTUNITY: Carlton Gallery - Exhibition Space

Exciting new space in Katikati to exhibit, The Carlton Gallery in Katikati has opened and is available for creatives to exhibit their work. They encourage local emerging artist and craftspeople to exhibit in a space that is easily accessible at a minimal charge.

To find out more or book your next exhibition contact: 
Jenny Childerhouse 0274269015
Kath McConnachie 027 218 0437
Seve Graveson 021 105 2742

Or visit the gallery located at the Arts Junction, 36 Main Road Katikati.

OPPORTUNITY: Katikati Open-Air Art - Sculpture Competition

Applications Close 30 November 2018
NZ Mural Contest & Arts Festival is from 28 September to 

Planning is underway for the 2019 NZ Mural Contest and Arts Festival.

The theme is "Life is not what it seems" and the challenge is for artists to look at life with an optical illusion twist to it.

The festival starts 28th September 2019 but they are looking for entries now into the Sculpture competition. 

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OPPORTUNITY: 2019 RT Nelson Emerging Artist Award

The NZ Art Show is proud to present this award to recognise, reward and encourage New Zealand's art students.

Four awards of $2,500 are available to artists currently studying at a recognised New Zealand art school, or who have graduated in the last couple of years.

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NEWS: Consultation on the Future Development Strategy

Consultation closes on Monday 5 November

This is your chance to have a say on the future of our region. The Proposed Future Development Strategy is open for consultation and there are many ways that you can voice what you think about the best ways to manage growth in the western Bay of Plenty over the next 30 years.

Find out more

UPSKILL: MMF Announces Back To Basics Seminar Via Google Hangout

The New Zealand Music Managers Forum (MMF NZ) have announce a Back to Basics Google Hangout Seminar. Aimed at new MMF members based all around the country the seminar will focus on the fundamentals of starting out as a new music manager in the industry.

OPPORTUNITY: Space, Place, Venue - Central CBD!

If you are looking for a space to start up a regular meeting group or for one-off hire? Look no further! The Tauranga Arts & Craft Centre off Elizabeth Street has a wonderful multi-purpose space available. 

Heres what's on offer:

- 3 meetings rooms - The main room can seat about 70 and the other two 20 each

- Kitchen with hot and cold water, cooker (domestic type), refrigerator, microwave oven, jugs, cups and saucers. Male and female toilets. Heat pumps for heating and cooling. Fold down tables and chairs in the main room.

- The building is located at 177 Elizabeth Street and has its own car parking for about 25 cars. It is suitable for small groups who meet on a regular basis or for one-off meetings.

For more information contact Margaret 

OPPORTUNITY: Artist applications are open for the NZ ART Show

Heading into its 16th year, the NZ Art Show continues its reign of success: over 10,000 attendees each year cements the show as New Zealand’s number one show of its kind. The show generates more than $1 million dollars in art sales each year and the artists receive three-quarters of that.

The show is the best platform for you to showcase your art to thousands of people. And it’s popular with art buyers as nothing is priced more than $5,000, one of the show’s draw cards.

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

NZ String quartet at Huria Marae - Sunlive
The NZ String Quartet performed at Tauranga’s Huria Marae on Wednesday as part of the WW100 Armistice Day Commemoration. The two free concerts were held at 2pm and 6.30pm, and featured music that was felt to resonate with a war-time theme.
Read article

Postmodern Jukebox announce NZ 2019 tour dates - Sunlive
Postmodern Jukebox will return to New Zealand in September and October next year following four hugely successful tours in as many years.
Read article 

Music to remember the Great War - Sunlive
An event to remember the sights, sounds and songs of the Great War will be held on Armistice Day in Tauranga, with all proceeds going to Waipuna Hospice.
Read article 

From the potter’s hand - Sunlive 
The annual Bethlehem Pottery Club exhibition is an opportunity for members to showcase and sell their selected pieces.
Read article 

Entries open for Bay’s biggest Christmas Parade - Sunlive
“We would love for more to be involved, so we are inviting businesses, groups, pre-schools, schools and organisations to create a float and come and join us.
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Simpler times for the local music scene  -Sunlive
The music scene in Tauranga appears to be going in every direction at once; it’s sometimes hard to keep up.
Read article

Selwyn Ridge School choir wins regional comp - Sunlive
Selwyn Ridge Primary School choir has won the regional choir competition for 2018.
Read article 

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

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

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