Birgitt Shannon’s video report on the inaugural Affordable Art & Artisan Fair at the Black Sheep, Whakamarama

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Katikati artist Birgitt Shannon is a creative of many talents.  Known not only for her precise style of painted imagery, her poetry and writing but also for her contributions to ARTbop content.    Birgitt is leading the ARTbop team organising the monthly Affordable Art & Artisan Fair at the Black Sheep Bar & Grill, Whakamarama.  Here with assistance from drone photographer Gerry Carey, Birgitt brings you a review of some of the exhibitors and vendors at the first Fair.   

This video gives you an idea of the layout and ambiance of the Black Sheep Bar & Grill.  There are the permanent covered gazebos, open courtyard, a green for your own gazebo and of course the internal atrium.  You’ll find original quality local art and artisan product in all of the areas of the complex.    There’s great food, hot and cold drinks, parking and toilets.  Here’s some stills from Rosemary Balu’s day at the Fair….

One of the interesting visitors to the Fair

Tauranga Writers and locally written books and children’s books

Tauranga Writer’s President Jenny Argante

Part of the exhibition by students of Toi Ohomai, Bachelor of Creative Industries team

Christine and Rex bring beautiful original etched glassware

Homemade fudge, sweets and chocolate

Plants, container plants and fresh flowers from Puketoki Plants

Intense concentration!

 

 

A member of the Toi Ohomai team dances to the afternoon’s music

The work of Whakamarama glass artist Tania Minnell

Omokoroa Artists join the Fair

Artisan music repairs and drums: Grant’s Drums of Katikati

Katikati musicians open the Fair….they’ll be back!

Woodwork taking centre stage…

The next Fair is on the last Sunday of January 2018 (Sunday 28th January) and then on the last Sunday of the following months running from 11am to 3pm.  The ARTbop and Black Sheep teams look forward to seeing you in 2018!   If you are interested in securing an exhibition space Birgitt can be contacted at aaafair17@gmail.com

Watch out for our signs – they go out on the Monday before the Fair

OUR FIRST PROMOTIONAL POSTER:    NEXT FAIR IS THE LAST SUNDAY IN JANUARY 2018!

Our kick off Fair in November was a great success – caused a parking problem but we’ve got that sorted!

AND TAKE A LOOK AT THE CREATIVITY OF THE BAY OF PLENTY REGIONAL WINNERS OF THE YOUNG ENTERPRISE SCHEME 2017  http://artbop.co.nz/wider-horizons-tau-mohio-number-knowledge/

Otumoetai College YES team’s interactive Te Reo Maori learning tool Tau Mohio Number Knowledge

 

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