Arts Whakatāne is thrilled to announce an extended summer arts programme in the vibrant Eastern Bay of Plenty. Everyone’s welcome – pop in for the day or make a weekend of it.

Sculpture Symposium
January 20 to 28
Featuring New Zealand artists working
in wood and stone, plus the annual Youth Symposium. Weavers and potters will also be making and displaying works on the final weekend.
Location: Whakatāne Rose Gardens. Cost: Free.

Dance Carnival
January 26
A celebration of dance in its many
forms, with performances by local groups showcasing many cultures and styles. Bring your dancing shoes and join in the fun.
Wharaurangi (“The Gap”). Cost: Donation.

The Fresh Market Jazz in the Park
February 9
Supported by local acts, this year’s headliner is Impressions Jazz Quintet, who bring a passionate mix of jazz standards and their own contemporary groove, Latin influences and rhythmic folk.
Location: Whakatāne Rose Gardens.
Cost: $5 per adult, children under 12 free.

2019 Molly Morpeth canaday award
Painting + Drawing opening weekend
February 14 to 17
A range of events that celebrate the opening of the Molly Morpeth Canaday Award –Painting & Drawing. A special lecture by guest judge Dr Christopher McAuliffe at Port Ōhope Yacht Club on Thursday 14 is followed by the Award opening night on Saturday 16 and the much-loved guest judge gallery talk on Sunday 17, both at Te Kōputu a te whanga
a Toi – Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre.
Cost: Free.

2019 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award
– Painting + Drawing Exhibition
February 17 to April 7
Presented by Arts Whakatāne and Whakatāne Museum and Arts, this award offers professional development opportunities for artists by showcasing their work to peers, collectors, critics, museum curators, the media and the community.
Location: Te Kōputu a te whanga a Toi – Whakatāne Library and Exhibition Centre. Cost: Free.

Positively Patchwork Exhibition
April 5 to 7
With quilts by Eastbay Quilters and the Cotton Pickers, there will be hundreds of quilts on display, guest exhibitors, raffles, merchants selling crafts and fabric, and much more.
Location: Whakatāne District War Memorial Hall. Cost: $5 per adult, schoolchildren free.

For more details and events, visit ARTSWHAKATANE.CO.NZ or get the free 2019
Arts Whakatāne calendar. Follow
ARTSWHAKATANE for updates. See you there!