The Arts Junction: Exhibition – Garry Weir “Reflections”


Kati Kati’s Garry Weir is exhibiting a variety of his wood creations at the Arts Junction from the 12th through to the 18th of November.

Wood craftsman Gary Weir

“Reflections” is the name of this exhibition. When I asked him, ‘why Reflections?’ he replied, ‘mirrors reflect your unique self, my sculptures reflect natures uniqueness, and my garden art makes growing flowers easy’.

The work of Garry Weir

I remember seeing Garry’s creations at the Little Blue House when it still existed in Kati Kati and being impressed by the quality and uniqueness of his work.  No boring square or round mirrors here.

We met again at the Affordable Art & Artisan Fair where I had the pleasure of interviewing Garry for one of my AAAF monthly videos. Not only is he very talented, he’s a genuinely nice guy.

Birgitt Shannon and Garry Weir

Garry invites you to take some “time out”, come on down and “reflect” on the things you see on exhibition. He will be at the exhibition most days so drop in and have a chat.


Address: 36 Main Road, Katikati

Hours:    Mon-Fri 9am-4pm   Sat & Sun 10am-2pm

Exhibition Dates: 12th – 18th November

For information about exhibiting at the Carlton Gallery please contact

Kath McConnachie 07 218 0437                Jenny Childerhouse 027 426 9015

Birgitt Shannon:  Text and images and video journalism by Birgitt Shannon.   Kati Kati based artist Birgitt Shannon is a regular contributor to ARTbop.  Birgitt is also the principal Event Organiser of the Affordable Art & Artisan Fair at the Black Sheep Whakamarama – a collaborative community not for profit venture by ARTbop and the Black Sheep. Birgitt creates a monthly YouTube interview series with the Fair participants:  Art by Birgitt YouTube.  On her channel you’ll find images of her work, interviews with local creatives and projects Birgitt has been invited to be involved with.  You can also see Birgitt’s work online and at the AAAFair on the last Sunday of every month.




You can also find information about Birgitt on the Creative Bay of Plenty website. And, you can see her work and meet Birgitt at the monthly Affordable Art & Artisan Fair at the Black Sheep Whakamarama.

ARTbop promotes

                     (or we think you should check this out!)

Whakamarama Kindergarten Christmas Fair at the Whakamarama Community Centre this month!

Stepping Out  – 23 November to 8 December 2018 (Comedy)

By Richard Harris

Directed by Merv Beets

Synopsis – This is a rollicking comedy about the attempts of some working class amateurs to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio in North London. Mavis, a former professional chorus girl tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs some terpsichorean skills for an upcoming recital. But before the dancing begins Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at their recital.  

Tickets are available on the website:     


The next Affordable Art & Artisan Fair will be on the last Sunday of November – 25th November 2018).   The Fairs are held within the Black Sheep Cafe & Restaurant complex on the last Sunday of every month 11am to 3pm.  There is heaps of parking, clean toilets and wonderful food and coffee.  There’s live music. There’s an event prize you can win.   If you would like to join us as an exhibitor/retailer of your original creativity or artisan products you can contact us at

We are sign posted along SH2 with signage to the turnoff of SH2 and Plummer’s Point Road.  You won’t be able to miss us! We’re indoors over winter months and outside in the Summer. 

Just a tiny taste of some of the amazing art and creativity you’ll find at the Affordable Art & Artisan Fair:

Omokoroa Artist’s Maggie Savage with commission work

The coolest keysrings you’ll ever see

Reusable produce bags

One of the raffle winners: this prize was two tickets to 16th Avenue Theatre’s Stepping Out!

Another raffle prize winner: spring flowers, plants and garden gear!





The beautiful bespoke clothing of Molly May

Christina of Heimelig Studio: beautifully executed original art and cards – I couldn’t part with the third one I bought!

Outside in the Courtyard this time!



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