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      May 2019

      Early Rotorua - Aerial Snapshots of Our Growing Town

      Early Rotorua - Aerial snapshots of our growing town (1939 – 1965). Early Rotorua, a collection of photographs taken by Whites Aviation, is on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from Wednesday 6 March until Wednesday 29 May 2019. Whites Aviation Ltd was established 1945 by Leo White (1906-1967) to produce a series of popular illustrated publications of aviation history and aerial photography. White began to freelance as a photographer in the 1920s, and later worked for the Weekly News. He was closely involved with aviation in Auckland 1920s-1930s, and pioneered aerial photography in the region. He compiled Wingspread, a history of New Zealand aviation, in 1941; and served as a photographer with the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War II. During the early 1950s he covered New Zealand by air, taking photographs for Whites pictorial reference of New Zealand. In 1988 the business was purchased by Air Logistics and now it has become GeoSmart. Images are courtesy Air Logistics (NZ) Limited. The Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm.

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      May 2019

      Nightmare Songs (The Skepticism of Pathos)

      Nightmare Songs (The Skepticism of Pathos) is an Exhibition of new works by visual artist Maggie Covell. This new body of work looks at how the subconscious mind gives us cues during the state of sleep through dreams. Pathos in this instance is used as a communication device between artist and viewer and asks can our reaction to image/s ever be valid? Pathos is also explored through a series of interactive activities which invites the viewer to become the artist. The works experiment with repetition, colour + sound while using Victorian illustrative + Ukiyo-e woodblock techniques in a contemporary approach. Feat. soundscape/installation in collaboration with Katikati based composer/musician Chris Miller. Join us for the opening preview on Friday 3rd May 5.30pm - 7pm free entry, all welcome. Proudly supported by: - Croucher Brewing - Volcanic Hills Winery - Creative Communities Scheme Rotorua - The Arts Village This show is on from 4th to 25th May and open to the public during The Arts Village opening hours of Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.

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      May 2019

      Art Exhibition - Summer Watercolours by Andrew Hoskins

      Summer Watercolours - An exhibition of recent works by Andrew Hoskins displayed in our Cottage Gallery. Local artist Andrew Hoskins will be exhibiting his most recent works. Watercolour and charcoal plein air works, that explore the depth and beauty of the nature that surrounds us all. View this show from Saturday 4th May to Saturday 25th May, during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.

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      May 2019

      At the Crest – Paintings by Dr Wilfred Stanley Wallis

      Dr. Wilfred Stanley Wallis (1891-1957), originally from Christchurch, impacted Rotorua positively in the years that he lived here. Arriving as a doctor he founded the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Crippled Children’s Society. Then as a devoted artist in his retirement founding the Rotorua Society of the Arts, supporting and purchasing art that has become the highly-valued collection cared for by Rotorua Museum. He painted at a turning point in New Zealand’s art history – largely unacknowledged as an artist due to his limited exposure – but at a time that was ‘at the crest of the wave of modern art’ in New Zealand. Some of his locally held work will be on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 10 May – 10 July 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm. Though he died in the late 1950s, his daughter Ynys Fraser still lives in Rotorua. Most of the works displayed are on personal loan from Ynys and her family. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank and Rotorua Museum.

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      May 2019

      Jade Carving Tours

      Join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. Meet the country’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. Learn how they use modern tools to design, shape and hand finish each unique piece to the highest level. Take a journey into the rich history of New Zealand pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values. Explore the cultural influences behind our designs and discover the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. Learn how greenstone is formed deep within the earth and get up close to different types of jade from around the world - discovering the incredible variations in colours, textures and features. This small group, personalised experience is free and runs on demand 10am-5pm daily. No bookings are required, tours last approximately 15-minutes and all ages are welcome. Come and discover the largest collection of jade art and jewellery in New Zealand!

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      May 2019

      Jade Carving Tours

      Join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. Meet the country’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. Learn how they use modern tools to design, shape and hand finish each unique piece to the highest level. Take a journey into the rich history of New Zealand pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values. Explore the cultural influences behind our designs and discover the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. Learn how greenstone is formed deep within the earth and get up close to different types of jade from around the world - discovering the incredible variations in colours, textures and features. This small group, personalised experience is free and runs on demand 10am-5pm daily. No bookings are required, tours last approximately 15-minutes and all ages are welcome. Come and discover the largest collection of jade art and jewellery in New Zealand!

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      May 2019

      Nightmare Songs (The Skepticism of Pathos)

      Nightmare Songs (The Skepticism of Pathos) is an Exhibition of new works by visual artist Maggie Covell. This new body of work looks at how the subconscious mind gives us cues during the state of sleep through dreams. Pathos in this instance is used as a communication device between artist and viewer and asks can our reaction to image/s ever be valid? Pathos is also explored through a series of interactive activities which invites the viewer to become the artist. The works experiment with repetition, colour + sound while using Victorian illustrative + Ukiyo-e woodblock techniques in a contemporary approach. Feat. soundscape/installation in collaboration with Katikati based composer/musician Chris Miller. Join us for the opening preview on Friday 3rd May 5.30pm - 7pm free entry, all welcome. Proudly supported by: - Croucher Brewing - Volcanic Hills Winery - Creative Communities Scheme Rotorua - The Arts Village This show is on from 4th to 25th May and open to the public during The Arts Village opening hours of Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.

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      May 2019

      Art Exhibition - Summer Watercolours by Andrew Hoskins

      Summer Watercolours - An exhibition of recent works by Andrew Hoskins displayed in our Cottage Gallery. Local artist Andrew Hoskins will be exhibiting his most recent works. Watercolour and charcoal plein air works, that explore the depth and beauty of the nature that surrounds us all. View this show from Saturday 4th May to Saturday 25th May, during The Arts Village opening hours Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm.

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      May 2019

      Jade Carving Tours

      Join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. Meet the country’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. Learn how they use modern tools to design, shape and hand finish each unique piece to the highest level. Take a journey into the rich history of New Zealand pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values. Explore the cultural influences behind our designs and discover the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. Learn how greenstone is formed deep within the earth and get up close to different types of jade from around the world - discovering the incredible variations in colours, textures and features. This small group, personalised experience is free and runs on demand 10am-5pm daily. No bookings are required, tours last approximately 15-minutes and all ages are welcome. Come and discover the largest collection of jade art and jewellery in New Zealand!

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      May 2019

      Early Rotorua - Aerial Snapshots of Our Growing Town

      Early Rotorua - Aerial snapshots of our growing town (1939 – 1965). Early Rotorua, a collection of photographs taken by Whites Aviation, is on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from Wednesday 6 March until Wednesday 29 May 2019. Whites Aviation Ltd was established 1945 by Leo White (1906-1967) to produce a series of popular illustrated publications of aviation history and aerial photography. White began to freelance as a photographer in the 1920s, and later worked for the Weekly News. He was closely involved with aviation in Auckland 1920s-1930s, and pioneered aerial photography in the region. He compiled Wingspread, a history of New Zealand aviation, in 1941; and served as a photographer with the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War II. During the early 1950s he covered New Zealand by air, taking photographs for Whites pictorial reference of New Zealand. In 1988 the business was purchased by Air Logistics and now it has become GeoSmart. Images are courtesy Air Logistics (NZ) Limited. The Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm.

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      May 2019

      At the Crest – Paintings by Dr Wilfred Stanley Wallis

      Dr. Wilfred Stanley Wallis (1891-1957), originally from Christchurch, impacted Rotorua positively in the years that he lived here. Arriving as a doctor he founded the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Crippled Children’s Society. Then as a devoted artist in his retirement founding the Rotorua Society of the Arts, supporting and purchasing art that has become the highly-valued collection cared for by Rotorua Museum. He painted at a turning point in New Zealand’s art history – largely unacknowledged as an artist due to his limited exposure – but at a time that was ‘at the crest of the wave of modern art’ in New Zealand. Some of his locally held work will be on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 10 May – 10 July 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm. Though he died in the late 1950s, his daughter Ynys Fraser still lives in Rotorua. Most of the works displayed are on personal loan from Ynys and her family. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank and Rotorua Museum.

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      May 2019

      Jade Carving Tours

      Join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. Meet the country’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. Learn how they use modern tools to design, shape and hand finish each unique piece to the highest level. Take a journey into the rich history of New Zealand pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values. Explore the cultural influences behind our designs and discover the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. Learn how greenstone is formed deep within the earth and get up close to different types of jade from around the world - discovering the incredible variations in colours, textures and features. This small group, personalised experience is free and runs on demand 10am-5pm daily. No bookings are required, tours last approximately 15-minutes and all ages are welcome. Come and discover the largest collection of jade art and jewellery in New Zealand!

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      May 2019

      Early Rotorua - Aerial Snapshots of Our Growing Town

      Early Rotorua - Aerial snapshots of our growing town (1939 – 1965). Early Rotorua, a collection of photographs taken by Whites Aviation, is on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from Wednesday 6 March until Wednesday 29 May 2019. Whites Aviation Ltd was established 1945 by Leo White (1906-1967) to produce a series of popular illustrated publications of aviation history and aerial photography. White began to freelance as a photographer in the 1920s, and later worked for the Weekly News. He was closely involved with aviation in Auckland 1920s-1930s, and pioneered aerial photography in the region. He compiled Wingspread, a history of New Zealand aviation, in 1941; and served as a photographer with the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War II. During the early 1950s he covered New Zealand by air, taking photographs for Whites pictorial reference of New Zealand. In 1988 the business was purchased by Air Logistics and now it has become GeoSmart. Images are courtesy Air Logistics (NZ) Limited. The Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm.

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      May 2019

      Call for Entries - Rotorua Museum Art Awards 2019

      Rotorua Museum is happy to announce the return of the bi-annual Art Awards for 2019 and are calling upon all Bay of Plenty artists to enter. In association with Friends of Rotorua Museum this prestigious competition is sponsored by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Lockwood and More FM. Entries are invited from artists, in any art or craft medium including digital/moving image, who currently reside, work or study in the Bay of Plenty, and those students who study away from their Bay of Plenty home base. Prizes include: Rotorua Museum Supreme Award at $10,000 Friends of Rotorua Museum Emerging Artist at $1,000 Toi Ohomai Innovation in Art Award at $1,000 Lockwood Youth Award at $1,000 (artists 18 years and under) More FM People’s Choice Awards at 2x $500 (in gallery and on Facebook) This will be the largest prize pool that Rotorua Museum has ever offered. Rotorua Lakes Council Arts and Culture Manager, Stewart Brown, hopes local and regional artists will take up this exciting opportunity to showcase their skills. Entries close on Monday 30 September 2019, 5pm, with the Awards evening on Tuesday 22 October 2019 at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua. Please ensure you read the full terms and conditions rotoruamuseum.co.nz/artawards You can download an entry form or enter online from rotoruamuseum.co.nz/artawards Employees of Rotorua Lakes Council and Friends of Rotorua Museum executive committee are not eligible to enter. For further information please contact Julie Parsons, phone 07 351 7823 or email Julie.parsons@rotorualc.nz

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      May 2019

      At the Crest – Paintings by Dr Wilfred Stanley Wallis

      Dr. Wilfred Stanley Wallis (1891-1957), originally from Christchurch, impacted Rotorua positively in the years that he lived here. Arriving as a doctor he founded the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Crippled Children’s Society. Then as a devoted artist in his retirement founding the Rotorua Society of the Arts, supporting and purchasing art that has become the highly-valued collection cared for by Rotorua Museum. He painted at a turning point in New Zealand’s art history – largely unacknowledged as an artist due to his limited exposure – but at a time that was ‘at the crest of the wave of modern art’ in New Zealand. Some of his locally held work will be on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 10 May – 10 July 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm. Though he died in the late 1950s, his daughter Ynys Fraser still lives in Rotorua. Most of the works displayed are on personal loan from Ynys and her family. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank and Rotorua Museum.

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      May 2019

      Jade Carving Tours

      Join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. Meet the country’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. Learn how they use modern tools to design, shape and hand finish each unique piece to the highest level. Take a journey into the rich history of New Zealand pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values. Explore the cultural influences behind our designs and discover the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. Learn how greenstone is formed deep within the earth and get up close to different types of jade from around the world - discovering the incredible variations in colours, textures and features. This small group, personalised experience is free and runs on demand 10am-5pm daily. No bookings are required, tours last approximately 15-minutes and all ages are welcome. Come and discover the largest collection of jade art and jewellery in New Zealand!

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      May 2019

      Early Rotorua - Aerial Snapshots of Our Growing Town

      Early Rotorua - Aerial snapshots of our growing town (1939 – 1965). Early Rotorua, a collection of photographs taken by Whites Aviation, is on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from Wednesday 6 March until Wednesday 29 May 2019. Whites Aviation Ltd was established 1945 by Leo White (1906-1967) to produce a series of popular illustrated publications of aviation history and aerial photography. White began to freelance as a photographer in the 1920s, and later worked for the Weekly News. He was closely involved with aviation in Auckland 1920s-1930s, and pioneered aerial photography in the region. He compiled Wingspread, a history of New Zealand aviation, in 1941; and served as a photographer with the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War II. During the early 1950s he covered New Zealand by air, taking photographs for Whites pictorial reference of New Zealand. In 1988 the business was purchased by Air Logistics and now it has become GeoSmart. Images are courtesy Air Logistics (NZ) Limited. The Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm.

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      May 2019

      At the Crest – Paintings by Dr Wilfred Stanley Wallis

      Dr. Wilfred Stanley Wallis (1891-1957), originally from Christchurch, impacted Rotorua positively in the years that he lived here. Arriving as a doctor he founded the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Crippled Children’s Society. Then as a devoted artist in his retirement founding the Rotorua Society of the Arts, supporting and purchasing art that has become the highly-valued collection cared for by Rotorua Museum. He painted at a turning point in New Zealand’s art history – largely unacknowledged as an artist due to his limited exposure – but at a time that was ‘at the crest of the wave of modern art’ in New Zealand. Some of his locally held work will be on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 10 May – 10 July 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm. Though he died in the late 1950s, his daughter Ynys Fraser still lives in Rotorua. Most of the works displayed are on personal loan from Ynys and her family. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank and Rotorua Museum.

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      May 2019

      Jade Carving Tours

      Join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. Meet the country’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. Learn how they use modern tools to design, shape and hand finish each unique piece to the highest level. Take a journey into the rich history of New Zealand pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values. Explore the cultural influences behind our designs and discover the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. Learn how greenstone is formed deep within the earth and get up close to different types of jade from around the world - discovering the incredible variations in colours, textures and features. This small group, personalised experience is free and runs on demand 10am-5pm daily. No bookings are required, tours last approximately 15-minutes and all ages are welcome. Come and discover the largest collection of jade art and jewellery in New Zealand!

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      May 2019

      At the Crest – Paintings by Dr Wilfred Stanley Wallis

      Dr. Wilfred Stanley Wallis (1891-1957), originally from Christchurch, impacted Rotorua positively in the years that he lived here. Arriving as a doctor he founded the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Crippled Children’s Society. Then as a devoted artist in his retirement founding the Rotorua Society of the Arts, supporting and purchasing art that has become the highly-valued collection cared for by Rotorua Museum. He painted at a turning point in New Zealand’s art history – largely unacknowledged as an artist due to his limited exposure – but at a time that was ‘at the crest of the wave of modern art’ in New Zealand. Some of his locally held work will be on display in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 10 May – 10 July 2019. The Galleria is open Monday – Friday from 8am - 5pm. Though he died in the late 1950s, his daughter Ynys Fraser still lives in Rotorua. Most of the works displayed are on personal loan from Ynys and her family. This exhibition was curated by Angela Frank and Rotorua Museum.

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      May 2019

      Jade Carving Tours

      Join a free guided tour of our workshop to discover how we carve jade, by hand. Meet the country’s finest greenstone artists and see them at work transforming raw stone into carved art. Learn how they use modern tools to design, shape and hand finish each unique piece to the highest level. Take a journey into the rich history of New Zealand pounamu and uncover its traditional uses and values. Explore the cultural influences behind our designs and discover the ancient Maori beliefs that jade lives and breathes. Learn how greenstone is formed deep within the earth and get up close to different types of jade from around the world - discovering the incredible variations in colours, textures and features. This small group, personalised experience is free and runs on demand 10am-5pm daily. No bookings are required, tours last approximately 15-minutes and all ages are welcome. Come and discover the largest collection of jade art and jewellery in New Zealand!