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What's On Newsletter 15 January 2019

Kia ora! This week is all about broadening your artistic reach and exposure - check out the opportunities below!

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REMINDER: Chorus Cabinet Art Project - Artist Call-Out!

Less than 2 weeks to go to get your submission in! Entries close 5pm, Friday 25th January

Creative Bay Of Plenty is thrilled to announce our collaboration with Keep New Zealand Beautiful, The Breeze Tauranga and Chorus, bringing you another round of the Chorus Cabinet Art Project.

This year's theme is: I Raro I Te Moana - Under The Sea

Help paint our city beautiful: submit your creative concept by 5pm, Friday 25 January and your art could be immortalised on one of Tauranga's electrical Chorus boxes.

Click here for artist criteria and registration forms.

OPPORTUNITY: Creative Communities Scheme Assessors

Love the arts? Creative Bay of Plenty are looking for creatives to help assess for our Creative Communities Scheme.

Contact  for further information and to apply.

OPPORTUNITY: Māori Arts Internship (MAI) Programme 2019| Calling for Host Organisations!

Applications close 1st February 2019

Toi Māori Aotearoa are thrilled to be running the Māori Arts Internship (MAI) Programme again in 2019.

The programme aims to develop future Māori arts managers, professionals and producers, to support the Māori arts infrastructure, and establish pathways for emerging Māori who wish to embark on a career in the arts.

Toi Māori Aotearoa have six internships available for people who are keen to build administration and management experience – in the arts area of their choice. They are now inviting expressions of interest from suitable organisations that are able to provide the best possible learning environment for our interns.

Your responsibility as a Host Organisation is to provide a safe, welcoming and meaningful placement for the intern during the placement period. If this sounds like your organisation, click here for all application information and relevant forms.

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OPPORTUNITY: Rich opportunity for Māori and Pasifika artists at Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture - Hawai’i 2020

Applications close 5pm, Friday 1st March 2019

Creative New Zealand invites Māori and contemporary Pasifika artists to apply to represent Aotearoa at the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture in Hawai’i from 10-20 June 2020.

Held every four years, the festival brings together more than 2,000 artists and other cultural practitioners from 27 Pacific nations. Its purpose is to preserve and protect the rich and vibrant traditions of the Pacific. It is an opportunity for Māori artists and New Zealand-based contemporary Pasifika artists to present a distinct Aotearoa voice and display their artistry, in 2020 focusing on the theme E kū I ka hoe uli – take hold of the steering paddle.

Each of the participating Pacific nations invites representation from their indigenous people, with Creative New Zealand supporting and coordinating Aotearoa New Zealand’s 100-strong delegation.

Creative New Zealand will select a combination of accomplished and emerging artists from within Māori and New Zealand-based Pacific communities. The opportunity is open to individual artists and collectives that practice a wide range of artforms, including visual, literary, performing and traditional arts. Creative New Zealand will support delegates to travel and attend.

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OPPORTUNITY: Sculpture in the Gardens - Call for submissions for the Auckland 2019/2020 exhibition!

Submissions close 15th February 2019

Calling all our local green creatives! Do you have a garden sculpture that deserves to be seen by over 300,000 people in Auckland Botanic Gardens? This exhibition is open nation-wide and we'd love to see Bay of Plenty artists involved! (Looking at you, Garden & Art Festival participants!)

The Auckland Botanic Gardens and the Friends of the Auckland Botanic Gardens are pleased to open the call for artists submissions for Sculpture in the Gardens 2019-2020. Artists are invited to complete the application form available here, provide details of their proposed work and sign their agreement to the Terms and Conditions of Entry.

The Auckland Botanic Gardens is 150 acres of beautifully curated plant collections, showcasing plants from various countries. It attracts about 1 million visits per year. The site hosts a variety of activities and events, all of which attract an audience of diverse age, ethnicity and interests. The areas to exhibit in are varied - from expansive lawns to lakes, stands of trees to masses of flowers. The settings allow many stories to be told via sculpture.

  • Sculpture trail - The main component of the event is an outdoor sculpture trail of exhibited works, which leads visitors around the Gardens’ plant collections.
  • Time frame - The exhibition will run for over three and a half months from 16 November 2019 - 1 March 2020, when the Gardens are at their most vibrant and the visitation is highest.
  • Visitor numbers - The last exhibition was viewed by over 300,000 visitors to the Gardens, with 60,000 attending specifically to see the exhibition.
  • Indoor gallery - Selected artists will also be invited to exhibit in the indoor gallery.
  • Sales - Each exhibiting sculpture (indoor or out) is offered for sale (with a sales commission retained by the Friends).
  • Concept gallery - A gallery is created with framed original concept sketches by the exhibiting artists (as per the concept sketched submitted with the applications).
  • Public engagement programme - Guided walks, talks and workshops are held throughout the exhibition. Exhibiting artists may have the opportunity to participate.

Key dates:
- 15 February 2019 Submissions close
- 8th March 2019 Artists announced
- 3 April 2019 Artists working day
- Late October 2019 Installation starts
- 16 November 2019 Exhibition opens
- 1 March 2020 Exhibition closes

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UPSKILL: Learn How Online Exclusive Shows Helped 3 Galleries Grow Their Business 

Learn all about an alternative exhibition method: online exclusive shows. enables galleries to curate shows online by highlighting works on their Artsy profile. These shows, which exist only online, are featured on Artsy’s 'Shows' page and offer collectors from around the world the unique opportunity to experience a group of curated works online.

Many mid-sized and emerging art galleries are starting to feel the effects of an increasingly top-heavy art market. This, in combination with rising overhead expenses, has pushed gallerists to seek alternative business models. To alleviate this imbalance, galleries’ solutions often incorporate online tactics in one form or another, taking advantage of the burgeoning online art market, which grew 10% in 2017 to reach $5.4 billion in revenue. On Artsy, galleries can raise their visibility online and reach a global network of qualifed collectors by hosting Online Exclusive shows for over two million unique monthly visitors. From hosting multiple exhibitions at once to curating specialized shows, learn how Online Exclusive shows help three arts enterprises—CuratorLove, Kopeikin Gallery, and MOIndustries—expand their programming, promote their artists, and grow their businesses in today’s art market.

Download the guide to Artsy's online galleries here

WORKSHOP: Guided Oil-Painting Workshops with Vjekoslav Nemesh 

When: 19th & 20th January 2019, 11am - 5pm
Where: The Art Lounge NZ - 32 Devonport Rd, Tauranga

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 learn how to handle oil using different tools and techniques.

This workshop is designed for those that range from no experience at all to medium-experienced students who have been painting already.

Students need to bring: 2x canvases per day  (50 X 40cm or 50 X 50cm with thick stretched bars.) 

Cost: 2 day workshops at $250 per person incl. all material (except canvas). Complimentary teas/coffees are provided for each workshop.

Please visit the gallery or email or call Nemesh on 027 224 4443 for further details.

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EVENT: Read Between The Wines - January Poetry Club

When: Tuesday 29th January from 7pm - 10pm
Where: The Incubator - Historic Village, 17th Ave

The Incubator welcomes emerging and established poets and lovers of poems to come along to a supportive collective in a relaxed atmosphere.
Come and share your poetry, listen and enjoy poetry in all its forms. 

Meetings are on the last of Tuesday of every month. 
Cost: $5 koha
New poets and poetry lovers always welcome.
Bring some nibbles and wine of course.

Join the Facebook group page here for updates

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EVENT: Live Music & Visual Art at the Lettuce Inn #6

When: Saturday, 26 January 2019 from 14:30-21:00
Where: Lettuce Inn - 33 Sedgemoor Ln, Katikati

Mokonui, with help from Liberty Growers and the Creative Communities Scheme, is pleased to present this January 26 Live Music at the Lettuce Inn #6.

Featuring: Bangers and Smash, Birdhouse, Bree, DJ Kitten Witch, Dam Dans, Julian Temple Band, and The Something Quartet
Visual art will be provided for your viewing pleasure by:
Deano Shirriffs : Artist Page Katja Pott Jess Covell and Chris Miller, and Katikati College art students will be sharing some works!
Live painting by Dune Terrace

The festival is situated in idyllic grounds among an avocado grove on the Liberty Growers’ hydroponic lettuce and herb farm at 33 Sedgemoor lane in Katikati.
Our January event will showcase local music performers from Katikati,Waihi and Tauranga; as well as acts from Auckland, Wellington, and Dunedin.
The festival will also feature installations from visual artists both locally and nationally.

Whether you want to sit back relax and enjoy or get up and get your dance on, there is plenty of space! It's a family friendly event with *family passes setting you back a mere $40. Adult pre-sale tickets will be $20 + booking fee, and there will be limited door sales for $25. **Camping is also available by prior arrangement.
Delicious wood-fired pizzas will be available for purchase from Breadnz but do feel free to bring along extra snacks or your own picnic.

Gates open at 3pm sharp, music will begin shortly thereafter!
BYO chairs, snacks, beverages, shade and good attitudes!

*Family passes available on the day and via email
** Camping availble for $5 p/p contact must be made prior to the event via email as spaces are very limited.


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EVENT: National Jazz Festival Tauranga - Tickets On Sale Now!

When: 18th - 21st April, 2019
Where: Tauranga (various locations - see website below for details)

The National Jazz Festival Tauranga is back in 2019, from 18 - 21 April, with a star-studded line-up of local and international musicians.

The National Jazz Festival is the longest running Jazz Festival in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the oldest in the world. For years the Festival has entertained hundreds of thousand of residents and visitors to the Bay of Plenty region. 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the Festival.  The Festival is governed by the Tauranga Jazz Society (Incorporated Society with charitable status).

Features for 2019 include
  • The National Youth Jazz Competition which showcases the very best emerging jazz players from secondary schools across New Zealand
  • South Island jazz masters Sumo Jazz bring their original jazz funk to Tauranga
  • In the tradition and style of the divas of the past and with a voice that would melt honey, Allana and her band will channel the spirit of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan in a tribute to two of the greatest jazz divas of all time
  • The latest from NZ jazz innovator Jim Langabeer, Secret Islands Sextet, an eclectic ensemble of Auckland leading jazz musicians have been developing a new kind of Aotearoa jazz
  • A crowd favourite, and intentional cause of widespread controversy, Duelling Pianos NZ is the musical equivalent of the gunfight at the OK Corral

...and many more!

Think Jazz. Think Easter. Think Tauranga.

EVENT: Waitangi Events at the Historic Village - stall-holder opportunity!

When: 6th February 2019
Where: Historic Village, 17th Ave

Keep an eye out for the Waitangi Day events on at the Historic Village - we'll keep you up to date with all the details.

Do you make beautiful, creative wares? Zee Markets will be at the Historic Village on Waitangi Day, and they're looking for stall-holders! 

Contact Kevin: 027 686 6779 for further information

EXHIBITION: Waitangi - The Incubator Creative Hub

When: 23rd January - 11th February
Where: The Incubator Creative Hub - 17th Ave, Tauranga

'ka tangi te wai
ka tangi te whenua
ka tangi te tangata'
The waters will weep, the land will weep, the people will weep.

This collective exhibition a celebration of Māori Art.

This exhibition will be featured during the festival of He Iwi Kotahi “Sea and Village" on Waitangi Day 2019.

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EXHIBITION: Te hā o Waitaiki - The Incubator Creative Hub

When: 23rd January - 11th February
Where: The Incubator Creative Hub - 17th Ave, Tauranga

Introducing emerging artists: 
Te Pae Kuka and Kath Lousich

This exhibition a celebration of Māori Art will be featured during the festival of He Iwi Kotahi “Sea and Village" on Waitangi Day 2019.

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

Silly spin on a classic story - SunLive
“You can be called the director, but you can’t direct a show without a good team.” It’s not a one-man band, but Jonty Climo is the brain behind 16th Avenue Theatre’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ show.
Read article

Record number of entries for photo competition - SunLive
A record number of entries for the 2019 Trustpower Photographic Exhibition have presented judges with an exciting challenge.
Read article

Fill your boots with summer concert options - SunLive
It’s quite a job these days keeping track of all the big concert events swinging through our part of the world during this summer.
Read article

Sign Language courses signing their way to the Bay - SunLive
Starting in the New Year, Merge NZ is bringing New Zealand Sign Language to the Bay.
Read article

Papamoa music company keeps Toto’s music alive - SunLive
A Papamoa music company is being thanked on social media  for an urgent last minute repair job for Toto.
Read article

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

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