That Affordable Art & Artisan Fair: Birgitt Shannon in conversation, January 2018


ARTbop contributor, Katikati Artist and the ARTbop Project Leader for the Affordable Art & Artisan Fair at the Black Sheep Bar & Grill Whakamarama has a plan to video three of the exhibitors at each Fair.  Here’s her January 2018 video. 

Birgitt is standing in her immaculately presented gazebo-based exhibition space.   She exhibits a wide range of work, sizes and styles.  Birgitt also has cards, pens and notebooks featuring her unique work available.  These make excellent gifts and momentoes of your visit to the Affordable Art & Artisan Fair.

In this video Birgitt is in conversation with a creative woodturner, a designer of unique jewellery and the Cohortz creative team from Toi Ohomai.   You’ll hear the band Kaos at the beginning of the video.  There is live music at the Fair.  Enjoy! Details on how to contact Birgitt and the Affordable Art & Artisan Fair are at the end of the following series of still images

ARTbop is including some still images from the January Fair which give you an idea of the diversity of exhibitor creative product available and the variety of exhibitions spaces within the Black Sheep. We’re starting with the sign on the corner of Plummers Point Road-SH2 – just in case you missed it!  And towards the end of the sequence there are some images of the Tauranga Writers Inc. and the now Immediate Past President: Jenny Argante.



The Creative Fibre group:  they have a wonderful selection of fibre and felting!

And here are some featuring the Tauranga Writers Inc. group: local authors.  The inimitable Jenny Argante the Immediate Past President in conversation with fellow writers.

Gerry Carey, ARTbop stalwart in conversation.  Gerry is the Fair’s drone photographer.

And hardworking community minded Whakamarama’s Debbie Allen checking out the local productions!

And last but not least Kaos!

One of our “visible from Mars homemade signs”

Photos:  Rosemary Balu

AND WHILE YOU’RE HERE take a look at our recent videos which exemplify the spectrum of the content of ARTbop and the article in WORDS:  more poetry from Aucklander John Adams


And don’t forget the 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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