Omokoroa Artists have an exhibition at Bob Owens opening Friday Sept 29th. 6.00pm RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org drinks and nibbles. Saturday 30th and Sunday Oct 1st 10.00am – 4.00 pm. Cash and carry. Refreshments available all day in the lounge. 20 artists exhibiting a wide range of subjects, media, size and price. Free entry. Raffle for original painting by Betty Oakes.
The Omokoroa Artists group has been in existence for 20 years and is an established part of the glue that holds the Omokoroa community together. Some members have been practicing artists for several years others are enthusiastic beginners.We have organised “Have a Go” workshops this year offering instruction in different media at an affordable cost to anyone in the wider community. We donate funds to community projects and money from the raffle at the Bob Owens exhibition will go to the Public Art group.The exhibition at Bob Owens is a challenge for members to present work to the public and residents of who we hope will get enjoyment from the variety of work on display.
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‘FRIENDS’ EXHIBITION” in conjunction with the NZ Mural & Arts Festival Katikati
The exhibition will be held at Harry Maddox Jewellers, 18 Main Road, Katikati, where there is a modern gallery space.
It will be open Saturday 30th Sept – Saturday 7th Oct
Sat & Sun 9:00 – 4:00, Mon – Fri 9:00 – 4:30
One of the artists will be available for a chat Sat 30th, Sun 1st, Thurs 5th, Fri 6th, and Sat 7th, from 10:00 – 4:00. We look forward to seeing you there.
Check out Birgitt’s article about what’s coming up in the NZ Mural Contest http://artbop.co.nz/nz-mural-contest-arts-festival-katikati/
What: Funkadelic Monks & Lounge Apes
Where: Totara St
When: Saturday, September 30th
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2017 Rotorua Museum Art Awards Exhibition of Finalists Judges Selection of Works
Until: Friday, 6 October 2017
Venue: Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts CentreTime: 10am – 4pm
Price: Free entry
Highlighting the exceptional talent of artists throughout the Bay of Plenty, this exhibition will showcase winners and finalists from the 2017 Rotorua Museum Art Awards.
Kereama Taepa has won out over 148 other entries from across the Bay of Plenty to take out the $10,000 Rotorua Museum Supreme Art Award with his work Bicultural Dialogue I. Judge Emma Bugden said what set this work apart for her was its simplicity; superbly executed, smart and funny which drew her in and held her attention.
“While the sculpture tackles big subjects—the complexity of cultural identity and the changing nature of craft in a digital era—it does it with cheek and humour. The legacy of tradition is seen through a contemporary lens, simultaneously throwing light on the past and the future.”
The $1,000 Toi Ohomai Innovation in Art Award went to Jill Fleming for her work Ascension and Cheyenne Rose was named as Friends of Rotorua Museum Emerging Artist for her work Legs.
The Rotorua Museum Art Awards Exhibition of Finalists 2017 displays these three award winning works alongside 45 specially selected entries at Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre until 6 October 2017.
While the exhibition is on display people can vote for their favourite artwork either in the gallery or via the Rotorua Museum Facebook page. This year the More FM People’s Choice Award will offer $500 to the artist whose work receives the most public votes in the gallery and $500 for the work with the most online votes by the end of the exhibition (6 October 2017).
Entry to the exhibition at Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre is free and will be open daily between 10am – 4pm from 9 September until 6 October 2017.
For the first time this year Rotorua Museum will be displaying works that were not chosen for the finalist exhibition in a Salon des Refusés. This exhibition will be hosted at Rotorua Library (1238 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua) from 14 September until 7 October 2017 (during normal library opening hours).
All artworks from both exhibitions will be on sale to the public throughout the exhibition period.
For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1814 or email email@example.com