First ever Bay of Plenty Artists Exhibition opens soon

First ever Bay of Plenty Artists Exhibition opens soon

The first ever Bay of Plenty Artists exhibition opens to the public next week (8 November 2021) showcasing 76 artworks for sale.

The exhibition is a partnership between Friends of Rotorua Museum and Lockwood to give regional artists an opportunity to show their creativity and artistic talent.

Artworks on display will be from a wide variety of media including sculptures in wood, bronze, marble, Oamaru Stone and even crochet. Also included are artworks made from fused and blown glass, paintings in watercolour, oils and mixed media, drawings in pencil, charcoal and graphite, photography and works in feathers and embroidery.

Friends of Rotorua Museum exhibition organisers Jo-Anne La Grouw and Julie Parsons were delighted with the number and quality ofartworks submitted and grateful for the support from Civic Arts Trust and Lion Foundation.

“It’s a great response for a first time show and we are looking forward to seeing the works on display at the Lockwood Showhome Village from 8 November until 12 December”, says Jo-Anne La Grouw.

All works are for sale and prospective buyers will have the advantage of viewing the works they fall in love with in a home environment.

“We encourage people to come and view the exhibition of contemporary artworks to support our Bay of Plenty artists. It’s a great opportunity to purchase works for your own enjoyment”, says Julie Parsons.

The Bay of Plenty Artists Exhibition will be open from 8 November – 12 December 2021, 10am – 4pm, in the Rotorua Lockwood Showhome Village

All commission proceeds from the sale of work will go to Friends of the Museum for acquisition of new works or for funding Rotorua Museum special projects.



Kathy Nicholls, Communications & Marketing Lead, Arts & Culture, Rotorua Lakes Council

P: 07 351 8456 C: 0276 741 898 E: Kathy.nicholls@rotorualc.nz

Image credit:  Fiona Kerr Gedson. Mandala Treasure Kikorangi, 2021. Oak and feathers

Image credit:  Toni Armstrong. Sparrow Totem, 2021. Oil

Image credit: Jo Tricker. My Garden is My Church, 2021 fused glass