Birgitt Shannon in conversation with mural artist Julia Faulkner


ARTbop contributor, Katikati artist, Birgitt Shannon talks with the multi-talented Julia Faulkner.   Julia is also a Katikati creative.  Known for her stitchcraft and costume creation Julia found a fabulous way to share directions and information with travellers through the township.   Check out Ozone on the Auckland (north-western) side of Katikati on SH2.

The talented Julia Faulkner

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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

Katikati artist, ARTbop contributor and Event Organiser of the Affordable Art & Artisan Fair: Birgitt Shannon





Join us every second Wednesday of the month,

6.00pm to 8.30pm

     at the

   Black Sheep Bar & Grill

Cnr SH2 and Plummers Point Road, Whakamarama

Read your own poems or poems by your favourite poet.   Enjoy the power of the spoken word!

Phone:   07 571 8722   021 145 5810




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And don’t forget the next Affordable Art & Artisan Fair will be on the last Sunday of   The Fairs are held within the Black Sheep Bar & Grill complex.  There is heaps of parking, clean toilets and wonderful food and coffee.  There’s live music. And we’ll have a Harvest Hamper you can win and of course “guess the number in the jar”!    If you would like to join us as an exhibitor/retailer of your original creativity you can contact us at

We are sign posted along SH2 with signage to the turnoff of SH2 and Plummer’s Point Road. 


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