Festival trail opening times: Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th Nov: 9.30pm – 5pm, Sunday 18th Nov: 9.30am – 3pm
Bloom in the Bay opening times: Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th Nov: 9am – 9.30pm

Artists

Throughout the festival we have an exciting mix of local & national artists exhibiting or speaking on their chosen subjects.  The artists display a wide diversity of mediums such as sculpture, jewellery, ceramics and paintings with a myriad of inspirational content.  Come and discover these talented, sometimes colorful, characters over the four days of the Festival.

 

Alec Roy

Originally working in clay garden animals and sculptures, Alec began working in other media for a change. He enjoys making…
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Angela McKenzie

Angela McKenzie (BFA) explores mediums and techniques to push the boundaries and make new discoveries, influenced by rhythm and nature.…
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Anton Forde

Connection to the land, nature’s majesty, and themes universal to ‘first nation’ cultures are the greatest influences on Anton’s work.…
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Chris Pointon

Chris creates individual stylised native bird forms from native driftwood gathered on East Coast beaches. He also makes figurative guardian/kaitiaki…
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Christie Cramer

Papamoa based Christie tries to capture the constant changes caused by light on objects and scenery in her art. Christie…
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Dave Roy

Dave produces contemporary mixed-media wall assemblages, bronze and stainless steel sculpture and paintings. His work is based on his observations…
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Emma Prill

Influenced from her travels, Emma weaves into her work memories and imagery from Indian flower markets, frangipani in the jungle…
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Fay Thomson

Fay has been painting for over 15 years and won many awards in Auckland and Tauranga. She has exhibited in…
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Group 55

Group 55 have been working together for more than 12 years, sharing ideas, techniques and always enjoying the freedom to…
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Jenny Coker

A professional Tauranga artist with a love of pure Botanical art in watercolour or oil. She endeavours to create in…
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Jo Tricker

Fascinated by glass’s ability to transform itself, where science and art meet, Jo uses kiln forming and flame working techniques…
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Julie Pijfers

Design & manufacture of one-off,limited edition ,bespoke Gold & Silver jewellery. Her inspiration is drawn form the raw natural beauty…
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Kirily Taylor

Each collage Kirily, a former graphic designer, creates consists of her own botanical and abstract mono-prints. The observations she records…
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Laura Blythe

Laura is an emerging artist who combines resin with acrylic, ink and metallic pigments to create abstract paintings inspired by…
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Lee Kleiman

An abstract painter inspired by an aesthetic of imperfection, a celebration of well-worn, weathered surfaces slightly faded by time but…
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Leigh Nicholas

Leigh’s life-long love of plants and nature is expressed through her creative photographic art. “I like to explore the wonders…
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Lorraine Browne

Lorraine works form her popular Katikati garden shed.She comes from a design background, works in acrylics and is inspired by…
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Lynne Brown Studio

Painting mainly in acrylics, Lynne has honed her own distinct, contemporary semi- abstract painting style. Lynne uses transparent layering to…
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Mandy Williams

Following a career as art director/graphic artist Mandy started painting after having her first child. ‘Reminded of the simple things…
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Mary Paton

Mary studied Ceramic Design at Waikato Polytechnic and Glaze Technology at Otago Polytechnic and has sculpted with clay for many…
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Melanie Wakeman

After a career in Advertising, both in London and Melbourne, Melanie returned to NZ, retired and decided to pursue art…
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Miles Gordon

Metallic sculpture reflects Miles’ passion for modern design while using ancient techniques. From marlin to mackerel, ‘outaspace’ abstracts and retro…
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Murray Garner

Murray commenced potting at Otago Polytechnic in 1979 as a hobby; after a break of thirteen years recommenced in Tauranga…
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Olivia Bezett

Olivia Bezett is a full-time colored pencil artist. Still in her teens, Olivia decided to pursue her love of art…
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Paula Knight

Paula Knight is a well known New Zealand artist and art teacher whose canvases glow with layers of translucent acrylic…
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Peter Cramond

Over three decades as a painter and sculptor has established Peter as a prominent Bay of Plenty artist and environmental…
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Rob McGregor

A full time artist, Rob creates paintings stimulated by personal experiences: people and their leisure pursuits; places here or overseas;…
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Ross Neilson

Ross has been an artist for about 12 years, his work featuring NZ coastal scenes and water popular in the…
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Scott Parker

Scott trained to award winning standard under respected jade carver Pieter Akker and went on to be awarded the Jewellery…
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Shivaun Hogan

Shivaun works from her studio and gallery in Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt, strongly attracted and influenced by the shapes and…
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Steven Allan

Steve creates stunning handcrafted sculptures that are unique in every way. Each piece of driftwood or stone is hand selected…
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Sue Douglas

Drawing inspiration from all her senses Sue uses a variety of media to express a wide range of subject matter…
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Tonimare Hood

Original artworks that transcend into interior homewares which resonate with their owners. STYLEXLAB is the creation by Tonimare Hood as…
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Tracy Stamatakos

Tracy Stamatakos is an editorial, commercial and fine art photographer who is highly regarded for her simple, stylish imagery. Her…
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