Birgitt Shannon in conversation with Janice Giles


ARTbop contributor, Katikati artist, poet and author, Birgitt Shannon shares a recent Janice Giles exhibition at the People’s Gallery at the Historic Village.   It is evident that both of these artists enjoyed their conversation and the exhibition opening event.  Both Birgitt and Janice are established Bay of Plenty artists whose work and creativity is held in high regard.

Obvious enjoyment

The work of Tauranga artist Janice Giles

Diversity of style…

Two talented creatives…

BIRGITT SHANNON Artist, Katikati An accomplished artist of Australian descent Birgitt has participated in solo and group exhibitions. She is part of the group of artists chosen the now famous Morrinsville Cows – a street art project. Her street art work can also been seen on the large planters outside the Katikati BNZ, part of the 2015 NZ Mural Competition and Arts Festival. Birgitt has sold dozens of paintings in Australia and New Zealand and has recently sold a painting now hanging in a Research Centre at The Museum of Natural History in Los Angeles. Birgitt’s work can be found on her website and you can follow her facebook page at


 When we were stencil cutting and sign printing ARTbop asked Birgitt to give us a quick insight into her 2018 goals:


Birgitt Shannon’s own art work will be featured at the 2018 Katikati A & P Show

Birgitt is also the ARTbop Project Leader for the monthly Affordable Art & Artisan Fair held on the last Sunday of every month at the Black Sheep Bar & Grill, Whakamarama.    A collaborative community project between ARTbop and the Black Sheep.  If you would like to exhibit your original art and/or artisan product you can contact Birgitt on

NEXT FAIR IS SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2018 11am to 3pm at the Black Sheep – see you there!

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