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Monday, 12 November 2018 11:49

What's On Newsletter 13 November 2018

STRATEGY: Arts & Culture Strategy Framework & Implementation

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


A network of vibrant arts and culture organisations and facilities meets our diverse needs, in every part of the region.

Lead agents:

Creative Bay Of Plenty - 2 Actions

- Facilitate collaboration by connecting art communities together
- Develop mechanisms for increasing Māori participation in arts and culture

Multicultural Council - 1 Action
- Develop the capacity of local multi-cultural networks to increase participation in the arts

The Incubator - 1 Action 
- Support Village Creative Hub & Peoples Gallery

Bay Venues - 1 Action
- Encourage the wider utilisation of existing resources and opportunities for additional event specific facilities

Tauranga City Council Western Bay District Council - 1 Action
- Develop & implement an Events Plan aligned with a diverse programme of events (and their facilities) that are regionally spread

Tauranga City Council - 1 Action
- Support development of a cultural precinct for Tauranga city centre as part of Heart of the City

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WINDOW: Tauranga Woodcrafters Guild - 12 - 22 November 

You may remember last month our window was adorned with the woodwork of the Home School Students and ‘Family Works’ Thursday students who attend the Tauranga Woodcrafters Guild Inc. Today and for the next two weeks, the Creative Bay Of Plenty window is displaying the beautifully crafted works from the members of the Tauranga Woodcrafters Guild in preparation for their upcoming annual exhibition. The group are hobby woodworkers who enjoy sharing their love of wood and skills with one another and anyone who wants to learn. 

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EVENT: Tauranga Woodcrafters Exhibition 2018

Where: Mount Sports Centre, Mount Maunganui 3116

Annual Tauranga Woodcrafters Exhibition 2018. The beauty of wood & woodworking skills on Show. Tradestands, Featured Woodworking Exhibitors, Demonstrations, Wood & Woodcraft sales, Food, Have a Go Opportunities.

EVENT: CBOP 'Gramming' From The Gardens

Creative BOP will be on the Garden & Arts Trail on Thursday and will be doing live updates on the Creative.bop Instagram Stories Feed. We will be meeting artists and smelling the roses. 

Tickets are only $35 for the day pass or $65 for the 4 days!

Come and celebrate the beauty and diversity of our region's gardens and the creativity of talented artists. With 70 beautiful gardens and more than 50 magnificent artists, these will be shown off from the 15th - 18th November 2018. The artists will display their pieces throughout gardens and galleries located around Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty. You will also experience fascinating landscape gardens and more of the artists' work at the festival hub "Bloom in the Bay" in the Historic Village.

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UPSKILL: Start Thinking about 2019 Sponsorship

If you’re looking to grow your event in 2019, now is the time to start focusing on sponsorship. 

In The EVENTBRITE 2019 Guide to Event Sponsorship, they break down the trends and best practices for future proofing your ability to win and retain sponsors. Get the guide to learn how to: 

  • Identify new sponsorship opportunities and develop those relationships
  • Pinpoint what sponsors want from your event
  • Price your sponsorship assets for profit 

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UPSKILL: Ultimate Guide to Instagram Video

Instagram video is one of the best tools in a marketer's toolbox. 

Video marketing is no longer just for companies with big budgets, with an estimated 81% of businesses using video as a marketing tool in 2018. 

Ready to learn how you can build a video strategy for Instagram?

This guide covers everything from recording and sharing your Instagram videos to picking the right editing apps and strategies to optimize your Instagram video content.

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OPPORTUNITY: Carlton Gallery, Call-Out for Artists

Where: Carlton Gallery - Arts Junction, Katikati

Katch Katikati are looking for exhibitors for their Artisan Christmas Exhibition in the Carlton Gallery.

Items must be made by the person selling them. Space is limited and therefore subject to approval.


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OPPORTUNITY: Trustpower Photographic Competition & Exhibition

When: Entries close 10th January 2019 / Exhibition open from 26th January-14th April 2019
Where: Exhibition taking place downtown Tauranga

The much anticipated Trustpower Photographic Competition is back and entries are NOW OPEN.

Be in to win $10,000 in cash prizes and the chance to have your image featured in NZ's largest outdoor photo exhibition!


The Trustpower Photographic Competition challenges amateur and professional photographers across New Zealand to share moments of beauty. This year, they are asking entrants to submit their photos under one overarching theme: FINDING BEAUTY

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OPPORTUNITY: NZ Society of Authors/Auckland Museum Research Grant + Residency 

Applications are now open for a $5000 research grant and residency for writers wishing to work on a project that will utilise the resources of the Auckland Museum Library as part of the manuscript’s development. The grant also offers the recipient the opportunity to take up four weeks funded accommodation at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in Devonport.

This grant + residency is offered by the Auckland War Memorial Museum and NZ Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) and can be used for fiction and non-fiction projects.

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OPPORTUNITY: Fresh Ink - A Collection of Voices from Aotearoa New Zealand

With the success of their first anthology in 2017, Fresh Ink - A Collection of Voices from Aotearoa New Zealand 2017, Cloud Ink Press are excited to again be taking submissions for the second in the series to be published in late 2019. The anthology will contain works across a range of fields and genres. Cloud Ink Press invites writers to submit entries, which can be: prose (fiction or creative non-fiction), poetry, illustrated stories or flash fiction. The submissions can be standalone works or an extract from a longer work. The maximum word limit, per story, is 4000 words, and the cost per entry is $30 (although for shorter works, such as poetry or flash fiction, you may submit up to three entries for the single submission fee).

Submissions are open to all New Zealanders, who are either living in New Zealand or have a New Zealand passport, and will close on the 23rd of December.

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WORKSHOP: Kilnformed Glass Vessels with Jo Tricker

When: 22-25 November 2018
Where: Unit 5 Oak Lane (back of Steve's Plumbing Building) - Judea Industrial Estate, Tauranga

This workshop will illustrate how to use the heat and gravity of a kiln to form a beautiful glass vessel. To begin with, you will make a set of colour samples which will form the basis of your design for your final piece, and which can also be kept for future reference. Bullseye glass sheet, frit, powder, and stringer are the glass materials that will be used throughout the four days. An in-depth session on glass cutting and an introduction to coldworking will also be taught, as well as a presentation on the many other techniques that can be used to make kilnformed glass art. At the end of this course, you will go home with a beautiful glass vessel that you have made yourself! 

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: How to leverage rejection to fuel your arts career

Rejection stings, but is inevitable in the arts – Madeleine Dore (The Big Idea) finds out how creatives can move through painful moments to learn and improve their art.

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EVENT: 36 Degrees Fashion and Art Exhibition

When: Friday, 16 November 2018 from 18:00-21:00
Where: Toi Ohomai, Windermere Campus - 70 Windermere Dr, Tauranga

Thirty Six Degrees is the graduating event for the Bachelor of Creative Industries class of 2018. Entry to the Visual Arts and Graphic Design exhibition is free from 6pm to 7.30pm, and will be followed by a fashion show for Fashion Design from 7.30pm to 9pm. Tickets for the fashion show are $25 and will be available for purchase from the Toi Ohomai information office at Windermere Campus.

After the exhibition, there will also be an after party held at Our Place Tauranga to celebrate!

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EVENT: Garry Weir Exhibition - 12 - 18 November 2018

When: 12 - 18 November 2018
Where: Art Junction, 36 Main Road, Katikati

Garry is exhibiting a variety of his Wood Creations at the Art Junction, 36 Main Road, Katikati, from the 12th through to the 18th of November.

"Reflections" is the name of this exhibition. Mirrors that reflect your unique self, sculptures that reflect natures uniqueness, and garden art that makes growing flowers easy.

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EVENT: Handel's Messiah - Scholars Pro Musica & NZ Barok

When: Saturday, 24 November 2018 from 19:30-22:00
Where: St Mary Immaculate Catholic Church

Tickets are on sale for the 4th annual performance by Tauranga's own Scholars Pro Musica chamber choir, accompanied by NZBarok, New Zealand's professional baroque orchestra.

No other choral work has received such wide acclaim and universal acceptance. A timeless masterpiece, Messiah demands something of all who hear it as we strive to make sense of the world in which we live. This baroque-inspired performance of a seasonal favourite, Messiah, seeks to recreate Handel's original sound for small chamber choir and chamber orchestra. 

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Our World's Got Talent 2018 - Art Exhibition - 15th - 18th November 2018

When: 15 Nov at 09:00 – 18 Nov at 17:00
Where: The Incubator Creative Hub - Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga

"Our World’s Got Talent 2018” is a Pop-up exhibition which mirrors one held in 2016. It was a successful venture albeit small and gave our artist the opportunity to be seen by the wider community. Although some of the exhibitors had shown their work previously there were others for which this was their first public exhibition and this is also the case with this current Event. This year the exhibition has the added benefit of actually being on the grounds in the Village and not upstairs, so hopefully see more foot passage. Some exhibits are there solely for your viewing pleasure but others will be for sale. PLEASE BRING CASH AS THERE IS NO EFTPOS.

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EXHIBITION: Kara Burrowes - The Art Lounge NZ

When: 9th November - 6th December
Where: The Art Lounge NZ - 32 Devonport Rd, Tauranga

"Underground Traces" - Exhibition & Sale.

Visit The Art Lounge NZ Gallery to view Kara Burrowes' "unique works that are vestiges from observation, re-layed fragments of time". 

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

Tauranga photograph competition back for 2018 - SunLive
Downtown Tauranga has launched the Trustpower Photographic Competition and Exhibition for the third year in a row, and is now seeking entries with a prize pool of $10,000 up for grabs.
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New award for Tauranga Art Gallery - SunLive
Tauranga Art Gallery, in partnership with Seeds Trust, has announced a new biennial painting award called the Rydal Art Prize.
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Basking in the beauty the Bay has to offer - SunLive
Celebrate the beauty and diversity of our region at the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival this month.
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Waihi commemorates Armistice - SunLive
Waihi residents are in the midst of Armistice Day commemorations.
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Sustainability inspires concept garden - The Weekend Sun
They’re called concept gardens, and will live on well beyond the Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival later this month.
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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