This is one of the most exciting times of the year for creative-focused events. School and academic courses are concluding with exhibitions of work and talent; there are school fairs, markets and regular community fundraisers such as the Omokoroa No 1 School “Mower Day” and the Te Puna Quarry “QuarryFest”.
Tomorrow, Sunday 10th is the final day of the annual, major exhibition of clay creativity from Bethlehem Pottery Club – don’t’ let the name fool you. This is a collective of highly talented and creative artists, artisans and art tutors. Bayclay 2019 with guest exhibitor and Judge Aimee McLeod is at the Baycourt Exhibition Hall, Durham Street, Downtown Tauranga. An article about one of the Bethlehem Pottery Club members, Suzanne Sturrock will give you an insight into and indication of the talent and level of work you can expect to find in this exhibition.
It’s the annual Te Puna Quarry QUARRY FEST. This is the annual Lions organised fundraiser for the work of the Quarry (which is our Tauranga and Western Bays botanical gardens) 10am to 4pm entry with a $5 donation. The road will be busy as this is an outstandingly popular event. Loads of craft, music, food…you name it, it’s a wonderful Sunday in a wonderful setting.
And while you’re there you can take the opportunity to visit Cindy Lou Vintage on Snodgrass Road.
At 11am tomorrow Sunday 10th November the Powhiri welcome visitors and open the exhibition A Weaving Exhibition of Nga Mahi a Te Whare Pora takes place at Tutereinga Marae 89 Tangitu Road, Te Puna Tauranga
This exhibition of Te Waananga o Aotearoa raranga weaving students continues at the Tutereinga Marae until 8pm on Wednesday 13th November 2019.Make sure you check out the latest Been & Seen – ARTbop has three short walk-throughs at the Historic Village: “Show us your Deck” at The Incubator Gallery; Okorore Nga Toi Maori at the refurbished and transformed Faulkner House and an informal conversation with the wonderful artist and arts tutor Stella Clark at Imprint Gallery in the Village.
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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