What’s On

Monday 29th October & Monday 12th November, 6pm-9pm. Two Part Workshop “Learn the Cast Jewellery Process” Learn from local Jewellery Designer Juliet Ramson as she shares her favourite process of making cast jewellery. Juliet is an experienced designer and will guide you from a beginner level to create your very first ring or pendant in wax which will be cast in sterling silver ready for you to finish to a beautifuly shiny piece. This workshop is held over 2x night sessions. The fee: $85 covers your two workshops and all materials/tools except your sterling silver casting. After the first workshop we are able to calculate how much your design will cost to cast. This will usually be between $30-70 and depends on the size and weight.  You MUST be available for BOTH dates to complete the workshop. TO BOOK: Email designer@juradesign.nz with your phone number, full name and email address.

Friday 2nd November, 5.30pm, Exhibition Opening: Rotorua Potters Exhibition – All are welcome to join us for the opening of the Rotorua Potters Exhibition 2018. This is a hugely popular annual show exhibiting a variety of works for sale by the talented members of the Rotorua Potters Group utilising a number of different techniques and styles. All welcome, doors open at 5.30pm and sales open after speeches.

3rd to 10th November, Rotorua Potters Exhibition (Cottage and Mosaic Galleries) – An exhibition of a variety of works for sale by members of the Rotorua Potters Group utilising a number of different techniques and styles. Show is open to view and for sales during the between 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm Saturdays

Saturday 3rd November, 9.30am to 12.30pm Travel Writing Workshop with Angie Belcher $45, Join professional writer Angie Belcher for this 3 Hour Travel Writing workshop – for a mixture of written and practical activities to inform, inspire, and up skill your writing and approach. Register with Angie at angiebelcher@gmail.com

Wednesday 7th November, 10:45am to 11:45am, Community Networking Morning Tea – Creatives and all other interested community members are invited to join us for an informal morning tea to share, build connections and find out about things coming up in Rotorua.

Tuesday 13th November 5.30pm to 7pm, Exposed Object Cyanotype Evening Workshop with Fiona Frew – Join local artist Fiona Frew to learn about objects, space, and create a cyanotype fabric print to contribute to the installation project “Exposed Objects”. Please note, this workshop is free but places must be booked as class numbers are limited. Book your place now at www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/exposed-object-cyanotype-evening-workshop-with-fiona-frew-tickets-52024520742

Saturday 17th November 11am to 12noon, Exposed Object Cyanotype Saturday Workshop with Fiona Frew – Join local artist Fiona Frew to learn about objects, space, and create a cyanotype fabric print to contribute to the installation project “Exposed Objects”. Please note, this workshop is free but places must be booked as class numbers are limited. Book your place now at  www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/exposed-object-cyanotype-saturday-workshop-with-fiona-frew-tickets-52024646117

Saturday and Sunday, 17th and 18th November 9am to 4.30pm, Animals & Anything In Pastel  Workshop in Studio Two – $150 (plus materials) – Learn colours and techniques for working with pastels from acclaimed local artist Maxine Thompson. Materials List available. Bring what you have and the rest will be available for sale, sets of pastels for hire and easels to borrow at the workshop. Bring Lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. To book or find out more contact The Arts Village on 07 348 9008 or by email to office@artsvillage.org.nz

Friday 16th November – Sunday 25th November, Rotorua Sculpture Symposium – Eighteen talented sculptors will be taking part in the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium, a biennial event that takes place on the green at The Arts Village. Each of the sculptors will spend ten days carving and sculpting pieces relating to this year’s symposium theme Ngā Wai o Rotorua – The Waters of Rotorua. The sculptors, from New Zealand and around the world, choose the material they carve with from Oamaru stone, Taranaki andesite or macrocarpa, with some combining several of the materials into their final design. The Symposium opens on Friday 16 November and carvers work through the weekend and following week to complete their sculptures. On Sunday 25 November tools are laid down and judging begins for the Supreme Award winner who receives $10,000. The winning piece becomes a permanent part of Rotorua’s public art collection. The remaining artworks will be placed in the Sulphur Lake Sculpture Trail for people to enjoy for years to come. Read more at: https://creativerotorua.org.nz/finalists-chosen-2018-rotorua-sculpture-symposium/

Wednesday 5th December, 10:45am to 11:45am, Community Networking Morning Tea – Creatives and all other interested community members are invited to join us for an informal morning tea to share, build connections and find out about things coming up in Rotorua.

Wednesday 5th December, 5.30pm, The History of The 200 Show – Join us for a talk about the History of The 200 Show. How it came to be, how it has changed over the years, and why it is one of our favourite projects. Refreshments provided.

Monday 17th December, 5.30pm, The Open Studios Project Preview – Free Entry – Come and hear a bit about The Open Studios Project artists in residence for summer 2018-2019. We will hold pecha-kucha style presentations by the artists, followed by light refreshments and a chance to mingle. Held in the Eric Bridgman Studio at The Arts Village. View more details on the project at: www.artsvillage.org.nz/osp/

Friday 30th November, 5:30pm to 7:00pm, 200 Show Exhibition Opening and Arts Village Holiday Celebration – Join us for an evening of celebration to look back the the year we have had and open the fifth annual 200 Show, an exhibition of works by local artists within 200 x 200mm and priced at $200 or less, just in time for Christmas!

Saturday 1st December to 26th January, 200 Show Exhibition in the Mosaic and Cottage Galleries, open to view during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm.

Saturday 8th December 2018, 10am to 4pm, Arts Village Big Christmas Market – Get your Christmas shopping done supporting local and NZ artists and makers. Join us for a wide array of locally made art and craft with delicious food and beautiful music on Rotorua’s Outdoor Community Stage – with a free christmas themed children’s art activity running from 10am to 4pm and gold coin christmas wrapping!