🎨 It’s so fascinating to get a peek behind the scenes with our incredibly talented artists. @suemacdougall is back in her studio starting a whole lot of new canvases.
If you’re wanting to unleash your creative side then get along to one of her workshops to soak up her secrets ✨ ... See MoreSee Less
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We are loving following the journey of Sally Blockley as part of our Garden Mentor Scheme. She has teamed up with Nichola from Zones Landscaping Specialists to bring her garden vision to life. 🌟
She has been planning some outdoor gazebo mood lighting for the spring / summer months ahead and we think it is looking absolutely fabulous! Bring on spring time!
She wanted something rather unique as well as moveable so they could be moved around.
Enter the idea of some very cool rattan light shades which have been polyurethaned to help with weather. They have a Edison Pull On lighting inside to give beautiful mood lighting.
What do you think?
Sally’s looking forward to showing off the fruits of her labours as a first-time entry in this
year’s Garden & Art Festival. Have you got your tickets yet? www.gardenandartfestival.co.nz/tickets/ ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago
Looking fantastic Sally!!!!
That looks stunning! What did this view look like before?
🎨 Behind the scenes with one of our incredible artists @christie_cramerart
Framing Day! - the first set of gelli prints framed ready for the @gardenandartfestival these were inspired by and created using the beautiful ornamental grape leaves from my garden, these are spring ones, a set of autumn colours to follow soon...
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2 days ago
Christie’s work is always so fresh and new!
@artist.angelamckenzie in creation mode! 🎨 This piece could be yours- she is looking forward to sharing it with you at the upcoming @gardenandartfestival in November.
Have you got your tickets?
#resinart #abstractpainting #resinartwork
#shapedart #shapedartwork #artstudio #addingdepth #addingdetails #abstractart #abstraction #bopgardenandartfestival #bopgardenandartfest #bopartist #bopart ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Behind the scenes with one of our artists @copper.poppa
Who would have thought Copper Poppa would have ended up as an artist when he started his plumbing apprenticeship way back when?
Its never to late to find your passion!
Have you got your tickets? Early bird special ends 31 July!
Buy now: www.gardenandartfestival.co.nz ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Pondering what to focus on next in your garden? 🍋🍊
Sally from The Garden Project has got you covered with these four tips:
#1 - It's a great time to PRUNE your FRUIT TREES, if you can find a few sunny days in a row! I don't use a paste to seal the cuts, I think it might also lock moisture into the wound. I spray liquid seaweed and compost tea after I've pruned to give the tree an immune boost to cope with the prune instead.
#2 - CUT BACK your LAVENDER if you haven't already. Cut out any dead wood and cut back the rest to the bottom of where new green leaves are shooting. It might get very woody if not pruned right back every year.
#3 - CLEAN your PRUNERS + SECATEURS in meths or something similar in between each tree or plant so as not to spread and diseases.
#4 - DIG up a COMFREY PLANT (symhytum officinale), break the roots into 10cm pieces and plant all around the drip line of your fruit trees! Come spring it will create a wonderful living mulch, when 'chopped and dropped' provides an excellent fertiliser for your soil and has many other wonderful attributes!
www.thegardenproject.co.nz/ ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
👩🎨Here is a sneak peek of Emma Prill behind the scenes in creation mode! We think her vibrant canvases are absolutely captivating. 🤩
Emma paints, creates forms from canvas, assembling compositions to encompass vibrant colours and multi-textural forms.
Are you intrigued? She will be showcasing her Art as well as doing a Live Art Demo during the Festival, so stay tuned to find out more! 🙌
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2 weeks ago
Always worth seeing!
BEHIND THE SCENES...
🎨Well known mural artist, Shane Walker Artworks, has just completed a inspiring and imaginative mural on the new container Te Puna Quarry Park. A professional artist, Shane has done many murals around the Bay of Plenty area, in particular in Waihi and Katikati.
With the design approved, the next step was to obtain funding for the project, and this we were fortunate to obtain from Creative Bay of Plenty.
Shane set to work and the result is STUNNING, the work’s vibrant colours and sharp outlines stand out with amazing attention to detail and yet the whole blends into the Park like it’s the place it should be. Needless to say, we are very happy with the addition of the great piece of art to the Quarry’s outdoor gallery.
Reported by Dulcie Artus in the Te Puna Quarry Newsletter.
Have you seen it yet!? ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
loving your mahi Shane. would love to see your work up Thames Coast, maybe Te Puru!
Just another of many of Shane Walkers amazing pieces. Just such talent.
Shane does fantastic work!
🌏This year we have something EXCITING in store for you... a little earth-friendly twist on our Garden Trail.
If you've been wanting to grow more of your own food, garden with less chemicals, harvest your own rainwater or simply start a compost then keep an eye out for the "SUSTAINABLE GARDENS" in the Garden & Art Directory.
There will be lots of inspiration for you! Just like this urban free style garden is full of colour and soul. The garden has a rambling cottage garden vibe, spray free and dotted about with edibles. Every thing from the garden goes back to the garden 🐝🐞🍂
Will you be visiting the Sustainable Gardens? 🌿 ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago
👌How stunning does this copper artwork by @re.work.it look in this space? The colours complement each other perfectly🙌
You’ll be able to admire more of Isaac’s Copper Art just like this large copper panel (1600 x 800) on the 2020 Garden & Art Trail.
Tickets on sale now! 🎫 gardenandartfestival.co.nz/22-home/46-early-bird-ticket-sales ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago