uPflash: Yana Meech opens tonight at 5pm at the People’s Gallery, Historic Village


An exhibition of the work of Bay of Plenty artist Yana Meech opens tonight at 5pm at the People’s Gallery, the Historic Village 17th Avenue, Tauranga.

Packing in to the People’s Gallery for her exhibition

I’m racing in to collect a box of Tauranga Jazz Festival programmes to have for our Affordable Art & Artisan Fair at the Black Sheep, Whakamarama when I see the ever-working Nicci Baxter of the Incubator Collective helping finalise an exhibition in the People’s Gallery.   Baxter is one of the Committed of the Incubator: tireless and talented and always supporting the work of other creatives and the Incubator itself.  She returns my greeting by suggesting I pop in and do one of my walkthrough iphone videos.

The very busy artist: Yana Meech

I just love seeing exhibitions being packed in and out.  There is a totally different vibe and you see and hear things you don’t when it’s up and waiting to be “viewed”.   So, here’s my walkthrough and thank you Yanna and Nicci and I know it will be a great opening!

I’ve watched several colleagues curating and hanging exhibitions in a variety of art spaces.  There is often far more work that the viewing audience would ever imagine.

Just going for it!

More information about the People’s Gallery and the Incubator on  https://www.theincubator.co.nz/

And if you’re a local, or visiting don’t forget this Sunday is our March Affordable Art & Artisan at the Black Sheep Bar & Grill, SH2 and Plummer’s Point Road, Whakamarama.  Rain won’t deter us and you won’t be hearing any cancellation notice:   We have a plan for “inclement” weather – we’ll all be in and around the cafe complex indoor and covered sections.   Come and meet new exhibitors and enjoy the fun we have planned for our “Easter” Fair. I’ve already seen Birgitt’s hat and I can assure you, you won’t want to miss seeing that!

One of the February Fair’s successful vendors: Isaac and his unique garden art!

The  Affordable Art & Artisan Fair will be on the last Sunday of March, that’s the 25th!   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 because we’re coming up to the season of the Easter Bunny, exhibitors at the Fair will be in the swing of things both jazz and chocolate!   We’ve got some spot prizes and look out for the creative headgear.   If you would like to join us as an exhibitor/retailer of your original creativity you can contact us at aaafair17@gmail.com

We are sign posted along SH2 with signage to the turnoff of SH2 and Plummer’s Point Road.  See you all on the 25th.

                                          NEXT FAIR SUNDAY 25TH MARCH 11AM TO 3PM!


Rosemary Balu. Rosemary Balu is the founding and current Managing Editor of ARTbop. Rosemary has arts and law degrees from the University of Auckland. She has been a working lawyer and has participated in a wide variety of community activities where information gathering, submission writing, community advocacy and education have been involved. Interested in all forms of the arts since childhood Rosemary is focused on further developing and expanding multi-media ARTbop as the magazine for all the creative arts in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.



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