Whats On

Monday 21st July to Friday 29th July 2014 - 2014 Best Place Downtown Tauranga
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Other Events and Activities Coming Downtown Tauranga

Saturday 5th April to Sunday 3rd August - Tauranga Art Gallery - Terry Stringer: Landscape of the Head  
A leading New Zealand sculptor, Terry Stringer, ONZM, enjoys creating spatial illusions and concealed meanings in his work.  His preferred medium is bronze and works in this exhibition are inspired by the New Zealand landscapes and artists including Rita Angus and Katherine Mansfield.
He has exhibited extensively, with solo exhibitions in Auckland, Sydney, London and Los Angeles

 Thursday 12th June to Sunday 17th August - Innocents Abroad Exhibition - Tauranga Art Gallery

Innocents Abroad - Touring the Pacific through a colonial lens is a touring exhibtion from Te papa Tongarewa.  it features photgraphic prints and photographic murals of images taken by Alfred Burton of Burton Brothers Studio in Dunedin during a winter cruise to the South Pacific on the SS Wairarapa in 1884.

Saturday 14th June to Sunday 9th September - ART101 - A beginners Guide - Tauranga Art Gallery
ART101 is a journey into artistic practice - featuring a colourful and fascinating A to Z of examples - touching on techniques, subject matter, materials and examples of work. ART101 aims to encourage curiosity about art.  We have drawn from the Gallery's own Collection, as well as from other New Zealand public and private collections. The exhibition will feature work by artists including Rita Angus, Marti Friedlander, Colin McCahon, Frances Hodgkins, Pablo Picasso, Albrecht Durer, Toss Woollaston, Nigel Brown, Dick Frizzell, Terry Stringer, Robin White and Edward Bullmore among others.

Saturday 28th June to Sunday 12th October - Black Rainbow Exhibition - Tauranga Art Gallery
Black Rainbow brings together works from two leading New Zealand artists, the late Ralph Hotere and Michael Parekowhai.  This touring exhibition from Te Papa will feature five black paintings by Hotere alongside Parekowhai's distinctive Venice Biennale work,He kōrero pūrākau mo te awanui o te motu: story of a New Zealand river.  Parekowhai represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennale, where his fully carved red Steinway concert grand piano was his central work. The playable and ornately carved piano sits in contrast with Hotere's minimal and silent paintings.
This will be only the second New Zealand venue where the works in Black Rainbow have been seen together outside Te Papa.  www.artgallery.co.nz

Monday 28th to Friday 1st August - Computer Classes - Tauranga City Library

Manipulating Files and Folders and Word Lesson 2.
Booking essential 

Tuesday 29th July – Mana Wahine – Baycourt Theatre

Okareka Dance Company presents the world premiere season of Mana Wahine, an all-female contemporary dance performance exploring the essence of strength, power, integrity and beauty within women. For more information and prices visit www.baycourt.co.nz 

 Saturday 2nd August - Lloyd Akroyd  - Brew Craft Bar Beer Pub - The Strand

Lloyd Akroyd is a singer song writer from Rotorua who plays a great blend of Rock, pop, blues/jazz & funk. 4pm to 7pm

Saturday 2nd August – Global Connexions Fashion & Art Competition – Baycourt Theatre
The Bay of Plenty Secondary Schools Fashion and Art Competition. This is an annual event which showcases student works that have been designed and constructed at school.  6.30pm – 10.30pm

Thursday 3rd August, 7pm - Promise and Promiscuity - Tauranga Art Gallery
Tickets $25 Adult, $20 Friend of Gallery/Student (with ID) Promise and Promiscuity: A New Musical by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton.  The very accomplished Penny Ashton (Hot Pink Bits, Good Morning, Heartland Kiwi Gold) has stolen Miss Austen's best line to bring this musical to life with an authientic twist.  Follow the fortunes of Miss Elspeth Slow tree as she battles literary snobbery, her mother's nerves and Cousin Horatio, all armed with superior wit, blushing countenance, and generally being quite bright.  Balls will be attended, crosses will be stitched and manners will be minded, all with not one ankle in sight!  "An attractive ball of a show" - NZ Herald.  Tickets on sale from Wednesday 4th June from Tauranga Gallery www.artgallery.org.nz

Thursday 5th August to Sunday 28th September - 8 week Training Program for City to Surf - Smiths Sports Shoes
FREE 8 week training program for the 12km City to Surf, Sunday 28th September.  Running/Walking Group meet every Tuesday, starting 5th August - 5.30pm, meet at Smiths Sports Shoes, 100 Grey Street.
All fitness levels welcome, join anytime during the 8 weeks, weekly prizes and staff on hand for advice.  For more information phone 07 578 6363

Thursday 7th August 07, 2014 – NZTrio – Art3 – Tauranga Art Gallery
Art3 (art to the power of three) demonstrates the sheer versatility of NZTrio; creating a multi-faceted arts experience that combines musical feeling with visual pleasure. The group respond to the art and the conceptual elements behind the work – in effect, “playing” the artworks chosen using a carefully considered programme.  6.30pm – 12pm

Thursday 21st August – Malady Poetry Night – Tauranga Art Gallery
Talented local poets will delight the audience with a night of poetry punctuated by Leon Gray on piano, and featuring He kōrero pūrākau mo te awanui o te motu: story of a New Zealand river. 6pm – Tickets $10