Events

Mercury Bay Art Escape Trust; Self Promotion Workshop 29-Nov-201729-Nov-2017 10.00am - 2.45pm

Mercury Bay Art Escape Trust; Self Promotion Workshop

St Francis House, 248 Main Road, Tairua
 Don’t miss Mercury Bay Art Escape’s self-promotion workshop for artists and creatives. 
The workshop includes, writing effective promotional material, social media methods, and learning techniques to make your promotions count.
With writer Emma Darragh, artist Reina Cottier and Paul Bradley from Creative Waikato as the featured speakers.

$25 for general admission

Online bookings:  http://www.mercurybay-artescape.com/shop--cart 
Contact: admin@mercurybayartescape.com

Thames Public Art Trust: Open Sculpture Arts Competition 9-Jan-201810-Jan-2018

Thames Public Art Trust: Open Sculpture Arts Competition

Hauraki Rail Trail-Kopu to Thames
Submissions are invited from any interested persons for sculpture projects to populate the Kopu - Thames leg of the rail trail. 

The competition opens November 1st 2017 and closes January 10th 2018. 

Purpose This is the inaugural launch event for a long term project that seeks to enhance the rail trail experience for users and turn this leg of the trail into a destination visitor event.

Category One:
Standalone works addressing any idea, concept or theme.
Two site: The Junction and the Bridge

Category Two:
Utilitarian sculptural works addressing the various requirements

For more information and full brief contact;
Paul Silvester Chairman :
Thames Public Art Trust
022 309 2099 
email; paulandglen@icloud.com
Thames Public Art Trust: Open Sculpture Arts Competition 1-Dec-20172-Dec-2017

Thames Public Art Trust: Open Sculpture Arts Competition

Hauraki Rail Trail - Thames to Kopu
Submissions are invited from any interested persons for sculpture projects to populate the Kopu - Thames leg of the rail trail. 

The competition opens November 1st 2017 and closes January 10th 2018. 

Purpose This is the inaugural launch event for a long term project that seeks to enhance the rail trail experience for users and turn this leg of the trail into a destination visitor event.

Category One:
Standalone works addressing any idea, concept or theme.
Two site: The Junction and the Bridge

Category Two:
Utilitarian sculptural works addressing the various requirements

For more information and full brief contact;
Paul Silvester Chairman :
Thames Public Art Trust
022 309 2099 
email; paulandglen@icloud.com
Thames Society of Arts Gallery, Tararu: Printmakers Combine 5-Nov-20175-Nov-2017 1.30pm onwards until November 30th

Thames Society of Arts Gallery, Tararu: Printmakers Combine

Thames Society of Arts Gallery, Thames Coast, Tararu
You are invited... to an extraordinary exhibition..


"Printmakers Combined" consists of ten well known Coromandel Peninsula artists.
They are stepping outside their usual mediums and comfort zones to explore an adventure in printmaking!                                                                                              
The group is creating excitement ahead of their eagerly awaited ,opening exhibition.
 
Where... Thames Society of Arts Gallery Tararu
When..., Sunday November 5th at 1.30 onwards
 
Up to 40 intriguing, captivating, works  on view to the public. 
Meet the printmakers.........                                                            
This exhibition will close 30 November.
.......be first to view++
The Little Gallery: Whangamata official opening event 15-Dec-201716-Dec-2017 10.00am

The Little Gallery: Whangamata official opening event

Shop 3, 427 Port Road, Whangamata

We are Open in Whangamata! 

Shop 3, 427 Port Road.

At last after months of planning and preparation, our second branch in Whangamata opened its doors on November 1st!!
We are thrilled to join the local community to add an exciting cultural dimension to this vibrant seaside town. 
Visit us to see the newly fitted out space, enjoy brand new artworks by our artists and meet our lovely new artist volunteer team!
Plus keep an eye out for details on our official opening event to be held at the gallery on 16 December!


Opening Hours  

Open 7 Days

10am - 4pm

Contact the Gallery on 07 865 6922
or https://www.thelittlegallery.co.nz 


Wendy Walls: Art Workshops: Give it a Go 2-Dec-20172-Dec-2017 9.30am - 2.00pm

Wendy Walls: Art Workshops: Give it a Go

Whitianga

For those who have little or no experience with acrylic mediums and techniques. 

Perfect for procrastinators and the petrified. 

So you can't draw a straight line ... relax, mixed media is all about crooked lines.

We experiment with different painting and drawing materials in creative new ways. All art materials are supplied. Explore the magic of acrylic paint; make it slide, drip, splatter, pool, sparkle, veil and reveal. Create interesting effect with crayons, pastels, stamps and stencils, gels, fluid acrylics, inks, hard bodied paints, varnishes, collage items, reflective and metallic paints.

There’s no right or wrong in this class. Head home with a completed work of art you're proud of, along with new skills and ideas to continue your mixed media journey on your own. 

Whangamata Arts Collective: Annual Arts Challenge 2018 05-Jan-201807-Jan-2018 To be confirmed

Whangamata Arts Collective: Annual Arts Challenge 2018

Whangamata Memorial Hall, Port Road, Whangamata

 

The Whangamata Arts Collective and Harcourts Whangamata are holding their 2nd Annual Arts Challenge event in January 2018. 


The winning 3 prizes are proudly sponsored by HARCOURTS WHANGAMATA.  All of the artworks are available for viewing and for sale during the "Big Arts Day Out" weekend.  


The "Big Arts Day Out" will be held at the Memorial Hall, Port Road, Whangamata on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th January, 2018 in conjunction with the Arts Collective/Harcourts Challenge.


This will be preceded by a Preview Wine and Cheese Evening on Thursday January 4th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
Tickets for the evening will be available at the Information Centre and the Harcourts Whangamata office in December.


Awards for:
~ Best Artwork of Challenge $1000
~ Second Place $300
~ Third Place $200

Thanks to our sponsors and funders