Author: Jen Hinitt

Rotorua Museum, in association with Friends of Rotorua Museum, is delighted to announce that the Rotorua Museum Art Awards will return again this year. These coveted biennial awards were reinstated in 2013 after a 10 year absence and aim to inspire local artists and highlight the...

Local arts initiatives receive more than $27,000 funding Following the latest Rotorua Creative Communities Scheme funding round, a total of $27,400 was awarded to 23 arts projects across the Rotorua district. Creative Communities Rotorua Assessment Committee Chair Diana Beattie says the successful projects included music events, visual...

[caption id="attachment_17015" align="alignright" width="200"] Scuplture Symposium, Rotorua Arts Centre, November 2018, Susan Dinkelacker, Sculpture Trail[/caption] Susan Dinkelacker’s sculpture Geyser has been voted the People’s Choice winner for the 2018 Rotorua Sculpture Symposium, beating out 15 other entrants. Susan’s artwork likens geysers to “an exuberant young woman: playful...

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...

Applications are being sought for the next funding round of the Creative Communities Scheme which closes on 6 March 2019. With $25,000 available, Rotorua Creative Communities Scheme administrator Julie Parsons believes the Creative Communities funding often makes the difference between whether a project can happen or...

ArtsMad is a visual presentation evening that takes place four times a year, where people from the wider arts community talk about what they do alongside a rolling show reel of interesting images. The evening takes place at The Monarch Room at Prince’s Gate Hotel and explores...

Quick-fire talks from the arts community ArtsMad is a visual presentation evening that takes place four times a year, where people from the wider arts community talk about what they do alongside a rolling show reel of interesting images. The evening takes place at The Monarch Room...

The Rotorua Band Rotunda in Government Gardens will again showcase local music on sunny Sunday afternoons during February and March 2019. Bring along a deck chair, a rug and picnic, then lay back to enjoy a great range of music and entertainment in a beautiful setting...

Explore central Rotorua this summer and find the beautiful decorated fish created by local artists. Get a free trail map from the Rotorua iSite (Fenton Street) or any of the Fish Host venues and find all 13 fish to go in the prize draw. You also...

From this Thursday (20 December 2018) you might notice something fishy around town if you’re out and about exploring the city. Thirteen uniquely decorated fish, created by local artists, will be located in various shops and outlets in a trail around the CBD. The Fish Out...