Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival

Bloom in the Bay

The Weekend Sun Emerging Artist Gallery

The Weekend Sun and the Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival have partnered to create an Emerging Artist Award where emerging or would be artists get the opportunity to take their work to the next level. The finalists attend two workshops mentored by professional artist Rob McGregor and their work will be displayed at our Festival Hub Bloom in the Bay. The winner will be announced on Sunday 20th Nov on the Bloom Stage. They will receive a price and entry into the 2024 festival as a trail artist.


Kris Jansen, Ashley Fish, Dianne Storey, Ana Hancock, Anna Solich, Alison Underwood, Helen Hunkin, Meg Gaddum, Rebecca Mathews, Boyd Rutherford, Angelo Nunez & Pam French (artwork featured to the left)

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