• Rotorua artists scoop people’s choice art awards

    Friday, 13 October 2017

    The votes are in for the Rotorua Museum Art Awards More FM People’s Choice Awards 2017. Nearly 1,900 people voted for their favourites in the exhibition space which saw Maumahara by Joe Kemp awarded the gallery prize of $500 from More FM. “I made three different types of masks and…

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  • Rotorua Museum sharing knowledge with future curators

    Tuesday, 10 October 2017

    A partnership between Rotorua Museum and Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust has enabled an arts graduate to curate an exhibition in the Bay of Plenty. Earlier this year, Rotorua Museum launched the mentoring programme to help a recent graduate of the Bachelor of Creative Industries Degree programme at Toi Ohomai…

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  • Opportunity to meet Rotorua Museum Art Awards Finalists

    Friday, 22 September 2017

    For the first time Rotorua Museum is giving art fans the chance to talk to the artists behind their favourite work in the 2017 Rotorua Museum Art Awards. On Sunday 24 September 2017 between 2pm – 3.30pm, artists will be at the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre to answer…

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  • Almost $27,000 funding available for local arts initiatives

    Tuesday, 19 September 2017

    Applications are being sought for the next funding round for Creative Communities Rotorua which closes 26 September 2017. “With nearly $27,000 available for new arts projects in the Rotorua community, this is a fantastic opportunity for locals with an artistic passion to make their dreams a reality,” says local Creative…

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  • Wide range of funding available for local arts initiatives

    Monday, 21 August 2017

    Funding organisations are coming together in Rotorua on Monday 28 August to provide information and advice to the Rotorua community on how to access funding for art related projects. The workshop will be hosted by Creative Communities Rotorua in Committee Room 2, Rotorua Lakes Council at 5.30pm (NOTE – changed…

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  • Summers’ Sculptures safely tucked away

    Saturday, 12 August 2017

    As the Bath House building celebrates its 109th birthday some of its most precious inhabitants have just moved out. The iconic marble sculptures that have been housed at the Bath House building for more than 100 years have been safely moved into storage. The planning around how to safely move…

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  • Rotorua Museum to remain closed following detailed assessment

    Friday, 7 July 2017

    A comprehensive assessment of Rotorua Museum has shown it falls well below earthquake safety standards and will need to remain closed for the foreseeable future. The good news is that it can be fixed. How that happens, how long it will take and how much it will cost now needs…

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  • Judge announced for 2017 Rotorua Museum Art Awards

    Tuesday, 27 June 2017

    Rotorua Museum is delighted to announce the appointment of highly regarded New Zealand art curator and writer Emma Bugden as judge for the 2017 Rotorua Museum Art Awards. Bugden has held a number of curatorial roles in New Zealand including Senior Curator at The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, Director…

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  • Rotorua Museum Art Awards back again this year

    Friday, 19 May 2017

    Rotorua Museum, in association with the Friends of Rotorua Museum, is thrilled to confirm that the Rotorua Museum Art Awards will return again this year. ‘With the Museum still closed for earthquake assessment, we have been working hard to secure a venue for this year’s awards, and we’re delighted to…

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  • Almost $27,000 funding available for local arts initiatives

    Friday, 17 February 2017

    Applications are being sought for the next funding round of the Creative Communities Scheme which closes on 6 March 2017. “With nearly $27,000 available for new arts projects in the community, this is a fantastic opportunity for locals with an artistic passion to make their dreams a reality,” says local…

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