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      Sep 2020

      Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life

      An exhibition of John Miles Photography Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life showcases a collection of photographs by local artist, John Miles. It includes his favourite scenic images - beautiful landscapes, towering mountains, serene lakes, blue skies, charming wildlife - nature at its best, in Aotearoa, our home, our life. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life will be on display from Friday 25 September until Tuesday 3 November 2020 at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. John describes himself as a life photographer – business life, family life, street life, natural life – Aotearoa life. He says the drive behind him and his photography is to evoke positive emotions and memories that increase the wellbeing and happiness of those viewing his work. John was born in the UK and has loved photography since he was a 12-year-old when he was given his first camera by his father and went on to set up a home darkroom. With the arrival of digital technology his photography really took off and after 25 years in IT, he gave up the corporate world and became a full-time professional photographer. In 2012 he emigrated to New Zealand with his partner, Susan, landing in Hawke’s Bay where he soon built up a reputation as a fun, relaxed, documentary, wedding and commercial photographer. Then three years ago, John and Susan (an artist and picture framer) purchased Portico Gallery in Rotorua and shifted up to the Bay of Plenty. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life is on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 25 September until 3 November 2020. The Galleria is open weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 8 am until 5 pm. Image: Mokoia Moonrise

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      Sep 2020

      Greenstone Studio Tours

      Discover how we craft greenstone on one of our free daily tours. Every day you can join us in our Rotorua studio for a free guided tour. You’ll get to meet local artists James, Aka and Tamaora and see first-hand how they transform raw stone into carved art. Our artists will share with you their passion for the craft and show you some of the tools and techniques used to craft jade by hand. During the tour your local guide will also take you on a journey into the history of pounamu carving in New Zealand, exploring the traditional Maori uses of the stone and powerful cultural legends passed down through generations. We'll then show you around our gallery where you can experience the diverse styles of artwork crafted by talented kiwi carvers from across the country. Studio tours are free, last approx 15-minutes, and available between 11 am - 4 pm daily. No bookings required, but if you grab your tickets online we will also send you a 10% discount voucher for our retail store.

    • 26

      Sep 2020

      Greenstone Studio Tours

      Discover how we craft greenstone on one of our free daily tours. Every day you can join us in our Rotorua studio for a free guided tour. You’ll get to meet local artists James, Aka and Tamaora and see first-hand how they transform raw stone into carved art. Our artists will share with you their passion for the craft and show you some of the tools and techniques used to craft jade by hand. During the tour your local guide will also take you on a journey into the history of pounamu carving in New Zealand, exploring the traditional Maori uses of the stone and powerful cultural legends passed down through generations. We'll then show you around our gallery where you can experience the diverse styles of artwork crafted by talented kiwi carvers from across the country. Studio tours are free, last approx 15-minutes, and available between 11 am - 4 pm daily. No bookings required, but if you grab your tickets online we will also send you a 10% discount voucher for our retail store.

    • 27

      Sep 2020

      Greenstone Studio Tours

      Discover how we craft greenstone on one of our free daily tours. Every day you can join us in our Rotorua studio for a free guided tour. You’ll get to meet local artists James, Aka and Tamaora and see first-hand how they transform raw stone into carved art. Our artists will share with you their passion for the craft and show you some of the tools and techniques used to craft jade by hand. During the tour your local guide will also take you on a journey into the history of pounamu carving in New Zealand, exploring the traditional Maori uses of the stone and powerful cultural legends passed down through generations. We'll then show you around our gallery where you can experience the diverse styles of artwork crafted by talented kiwi carvers from across the country. Studio tours are free, last approx 15-minutes, and available between 11 am - 4 pm daily. No bookings required, but if you grab your tickets online we will also send you a 10% discount voucher for our retail store.

    • 28

      Sep 2020

      Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life

      An exhibition of John Miles Photography Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life showcases a collection of photographs by local artist, John Miles. It includes his favourite scenic images - beautiful landscapes, towering mountains, serene lakes, blue skies, charming wildlife - nature at its best, in Aotearoa, our home, our life. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life will be on display from Friday 25 September until Tuesday 3 November 2020 at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. John describes himself as a life photographer – business life, family life, street life, natural life – Aotearoa life. He says the drive behind him and his photography is to evoke positive emotions and memories that increase the wellbeing and happiness of those viewing his work. John was born in the UK and has loved photography since he was a 12-year-old when he was given his first camera by his father and went on to set up a home darkroom. With the arrival of digital technology his photography really took off and after 25 years in IT, he gave up the corporate world and became a full-time professional photographer. In 2012 he emigrated to New Zealand with his partner, Susan, landing in Hawke’s Bay where he soon built up a reputation as a fun, relaxed, documentary, wedding and commercial photographer. Then three years ago, John and Susan (an artist and picture framer) purchased Portico Gallery in Rotorua and shifted up to the Bay of Plenty. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life is on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 25 September until 3 November 2020. The Galleria is open weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 8 am until 5 pm. Image: Mokoia Moonrise

      28

      Sep 2020

      Greenstone Studio Tours

      Discover how we craft greenstone on one of our free daily tours. Every day you can join us in our Rotorua studio for a free guided tour. You’ll get to meet local artists James, Aka and Tamaora and see first-hand how they transform raw stone into carved art. Our artists will share with you their passion for the craft and show you some of the tools and techniques used to craft jade by hand. During the tour your local guide will also take you on a journey into the history of pounamu carving in New Zealand, exploring the traditional Maori uses of the stone and powerful cultural legends passed down through generations. We'll then show you around our gallery where you can experience the diverse styles of artwork crafted by talented kiwi carvers from across the country. Studio tours are free, last approx 15-minutes, and available between 11 am - 4 pm daily. No bookings required, but if you grab your tickets online we will also send you a 10% discount voucher for our retail store.

    • 29

      Sep 2020

      Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life

      An exhibition of John Miles Photography Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life showcases a collection of photographs by local artist, John Miles. It includes his favourite scenic images - beautiful landscapes, towering mountains, serene lakes, blue skies, charming wildlife - nature at its best, in Aotearoa, our home, our life. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life will be on display from Friday 25 September until Tuesday 3 November 2020 at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. John describes himself as a life photographer – business life, family life, street life, natural life – Aotearoa life. He says the drive behind him and his photography is to evoke positive emotions and memories that increase the wellbeing and happiness of those viewing his work. John was born in the UK and has loved photography since he was a 12-year-old when he was given his first camera by his father and went on to set up a home darkroom. With the arrival of digital technology his photography really took off and after 25 years in IT, he gave up the corporate world and became a full-time professional photographer. In 2012 he emigrated to New Zealand with his partner, Susan, landing in Hawke’s Bay where he soon built up a reputation as a fun, relaxed, documentary, wedding and commercial photographer. Then three years ago, John and Susan (an artist and picture framer) purchased Portico Gallery in Rotorua and shifted up to the Bay of Plenty. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life is on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 25 September until 3 November 2020. The Galleria is open weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 8 am until 5 pm. Image: Mokoia Moonrise

      29

      Sep 2020

      Greenstone Studio Tours

      Discover how we craft greenstone on one of our free daily tours. Every day you can join us in our Rotorua studio for a free guided tour. You’ll get to meet local artists James, Aka and Tamaora and see first-hand how they transform raw stone into carved art. Our artists will share with you their passion for the craft and show you some of the tools and techniques used to craft jade by hand. During the tour your local guide will also take you on a journey into the history of pounamu carving in New Zealand, exploring the traditional Maori uses of the stone and powerful cultural legends passed down through generations. We'll then show you around our gallery where you can experience the diverse styles of artwork crafted by talented kiwi carvers from across the country. Studio tours are free, last approx 15-minutes, and available between 11 am - 4 pm daily. No bookings required, but if you grab your tickets online we will also send you a 10% discount voucher for our retail store.

      29

      Sep 2020

      Wool on Wheels Pop Up - Rotorua

      Wool on Wheels is coming to Ohakune! If you love indie-dyed yarn then you do not want to miss this. All the variety of a major yarn festival is packed into a van and brought to you. - see the colours in real life - squish in person - discover new dyers EFTPOS available. Gold coin entry.

    • 30

      Sep 2020

      Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life

      An exhibition of John Miles Photography Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life showcases a collection of photographs by local artist, John Miles. It includes his favourite scenic images - beautiful landscapes, towering mountains, serene lakes, blue skies, charming wildlife - nature at its best, in Aotearoa, our home, our life. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life will be on display from Friday 25 September until Tuesday 3 November 2020 at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. John describes himself as a life photographer – business life, family life, street life, natural life – Aotearoa life. He says the drive behind him and his photography is to evoke positive emotions and memories that increase the wellbeing and happiness of those viewing his work. John was born in the UK and has loved photography since he was a 12-year-old when he was given his first camera by his father and went on to set up a home darkroom. With the arrival of digital technology his photography really took off and after 25 years in IT, he gave up the corporate world and became a full-time professional photographer. In 2012 he emigrated to New Zealand with his partner, Susan, landing in Hawke’s Bay where he soon built up a reputation as a fun, relaxed, documentary, wedding and commercial photographer. Then three years ago, John and Susan (an artist and picture framer) purchased Portico Gallery in Rotorua and shifted up to the Bay of Plenty. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life is on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 25 September until 3 November 2020. The Galleria is open weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 8 am until 5 pm. Image: Mokoia Moonrise

      30

      Sep 2020

      Greenstone Studio Tours

      Discover how we craft greenstone on one of our free daily tours. Every day you can join us in our Rotorua studio for a free guided tour. You’ll get to meet local artists James, Aka and Tamaora and see first-hand how they transform raw stone into carved art. Our artists will share with you their passion for the craft and show you some of the tools and techniques used to craft jade by hand. During the tour your local guide will also take you on a journey into the history of pounamu carving in New Zealand, exploring the traditional Maori uses of the stone and powerful cultural legends passed down through generations. We'll then show you around our gallery where you can experience the diverse styles of artwork crafted by talented kiwi carvers from across the country. Studio tours are free, last approx 15-minutes, and available between 11 am - 4 pm daily. No bookings required, but if you grab your tickets online we will also send you a 10% discount voucher for our retail store.

    • 1

      Oct 2020

      Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life

      An exhibition of John Miles Photography Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life showcases a collection of photographs by local artist, John Miles. It includes his favourite scenic images - beautiful landscapes, towering mountains, serene lakes, blue skies, charming wildlife - nature at its best, in Aotearoa, our home, our life. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life will be on display from Friday 25 September until Tuesday 3 November 2020 at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. John describes himself as a life photographer – business life, family life, street life, natural life – Aotearoa life. He says the drive behind him and his photography is to evoke positive emotions and memories that increase the wellbeing and happiness of those viewing his work. John was born in the UK and has loved photography since he was a 12-year-old when he was given his first camera by his father and went on to set up a home darkroom. With the arrival of digital technology his photography really took off and after 25 years in IT, he gave up the corporate world and became a full-time professional photographer. In 2012 he emigrated to New Zealand with his partner, Susan, landing in Hawke’s Bay where he soon built up a reputation as a fun, relaxed, documentary, wedding and commercial photographer. Then three years ago, John and Susan (an artist and picture framer) purchased Portico Gallery in Rotorua and shifted up to the Bay of Plenty. Aotearoa – Our Home, Our Life is on display at the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria (1061 Haupapa Street) from 25 September until 3 November 2020. The Galleria is open weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 8 am until 5 pm. Image: Mokoia Moonrise

      1

      Oct 2020

      Greenstone Studio Tours

      Discover how we craft greenstone on one of our free daily tours. Every day you can join us in our Rotorua studio for a free guided tour. You’ll get to meet local artists James, Aka and Tamaora and see first-hand how they transform raw stone into carved art. Our artists will share with you their passion for the craft and show you some of the tools and techniques used to craft jade by hand. During the tour your local guide will also take you on a journey into the history of pounamu carving in New Zealand, exploring the traditional Maori uses of the stone and powerful cultural legends passed down through generations. We'll then show you around our gallery where you can experience the diverse styles of artwork crafted by talented kiwi carvers from across the country. Studio tours are free, last approx 15-minutes, and available between 11 am - 4 pm daily. No bookings required, but if you grab your tickets online we will also send you a 10% discount voucher for our retail store.