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      Apr 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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      Apr 2019

      Art by Sarj

      'Art by Sarj' is an exhibition of works by Sarj Hada. Sarj is an established local artist, originally from Nepal, working in a wide variety of styles and mediums. This show is exhibited across our Cottage, Mosaic, and Studio Galleries of works in 6 different styles painted on a variety of surfaces with many works for sale. All welcome. Following the opening on Friday 5th April (Exhibition Opening: 'Art by Sarj'), this exhibition will be open to view from Saturday 6th April to Saturday 27th April during our opening hours: 9.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm Saturday. Closed public holidays. For more information about Sarj and his work, check out https://sarjhada.com/

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      Apr 2019

      Easter Sculpture Exhibition

      A public exhibition at Trevor Nathan Sculpture Garden and Gallery of a collection of works from national artists, including Trevor himself and many of his well known contemporaries. The event will run from 10 AM through to 4 PM daily and will be free to the public. Plenty of car parking on site.

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      Apr 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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      Apr 2019

      Easter Sculpture Exhibition

      A public exhibition at Trevor Nathan Sculpture Garden and Gallery of a collection of works from national artists, including Trevor himself and many of his well known contemporaries. The event will run from 10 AM through to 4 PM daily and will be free to the public. Plenty of car parking on site.

      27

      Apr 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!

      27

      Apr 2019

      Art by Sarj

      'Art by Sarj' is an exhibition of works by Sarj Hada. Sarj is an established local artist, originally from Nepal, working in a wide variety of styles and mediums. This show is exhibited across our Cottage, Mosaic, and Studio Galleries of works in 6 different styles painted on a variety of surfaces with many works for sale. All welcome. Following the opening on Friday 5th April (Exhibition Opening: 'Art by Sarj'), this exhibition will be open to view from Saturday 6th April to Saturday 27th April during our opening hours: 9.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm Saturday. Closed public holidays. For more information about Sarj and his work, check out https://sarjhada.com/

    • 28

      Apr 2019

      Easter Sculpture Exhibition

      A public exhibition at Trevor Nathan Sculpture Garden and Gallery of a collection of works from national artists, including Trevor himself and many of his well known contemporaries. The event will run from 10 AM through to 4 PM daily and will be free to the public. Plenty of car parking on site.

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      Apr 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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      Apr 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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      Apr 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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      Apr 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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      Apr 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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      Apr 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

      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

      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!