Omokoroa Artists Exhibition

Another artists exhibition hosted by Bob Owens Retirement Village in Bethlehem, an excellent location.  Some lovely artworks priced very reasonable and my favourites included Betty Oakes and Lee Jones.  Lee has several of rusty old trucks as found on farms – excellent quality but the one which included seagulls at the beach was one I […]

Katikati Arts Festival

Visiting Katikati on 30th September for the Katikati Artists Exhibition was a treat as there was so many more events on in the mural township.  The exhibition itself was a great display of a talented range of artists’ work and for sale at very reasonable prices.  My favourites were Noeline Grant with very realistic pieces, […]

Paradox Live & Local

Tauranga is currently showcasing a large number of renown street artists, with events where you can watch the art being created in the street and view others inside the Tauranga Art Gallery. Take a walk around Tauranga central shopping area – there’s guides at most shops detailing the street works of art and events on […]

Art in the Park

Many art groups set up in local community parks with an exhibition of their works on weekends …  I’ve been to ones at Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui, others at Taupo and on the Strand, Tauranga.  These are excellent places to pick up reasonably priced local artist artworks. Last week I met Betty Oakes at a […]

75 Years of Frock n Roll

A great night out at Baycourt on  Friday 24 March 2017 for all those who attended Richard O’Brien’s 75th birthday party.  The evening included an interview on stage by Mark Sainsbury and video clips from well wishers.  Richard spoke candidly of his life and I enjoyed the confident philosophies such as “don’t wait for the […]

Barry Dabb talks on his Contemporary Polynesian Garden paintings

Another excellent talk at the Tauranga Art Gallery about the artworks displayed upstairs small gallery by Barry Dabb.  Grafted: Paintings of Contemporary Polynesian Gardens is a colourful, energetic, bright and yet relaxing display of views of gardens, mostly private, and some no longer in existence, from Polynesian Islands. Listening to Barry Dabb revealed the methods […]

Nana’s Naughty Nickers

Another great show at the Detour Theatre in Tauranga.  A story about a girl going to stay with her grandma in New York apartment and discovering her secret hobby.  This was a laugh a minute, loads of those one liners which are good and characters which were believable. Good acting meant a good night out […]

Celtic Illusion

A breathtaking fusion of Irish dance and magic is how this show is described and it lives up to its marketing.  Dance, singing, music, and illusions created a show that you wanted to never end. Some of the dance was like Riverdance but I was more impressed by the men group dancing and the solo […]