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Tue 13 Mar 2018, 5:30pm–7:30pm

Where: Princes Gate Hotel, 1057 Arawa St, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: Rotorua Events

Short art talks to ignite and inspire!

All welcome. Gold coin koha welcome.

People from a range of disciplines and interest areas (design, visual arts, performance, music, environment, community development, business and more) make presentations about the art of life, or their work, or what/who inspires them.

It is a great a opportunity to get together with others who are passionate about a creative and vibrant Rotorua, and to connect about creative happenings.

The night runs along the lines of:
- 5:30pm to 6:00pm - cash bar (eftpos available)
- 6pm to 7:15pm - speaking time
- 7:15pm to 7:30pm - notices and announcements

Angie Belcher
Writer, Researcher, Author and Educator:
Hamurana resident Angie Belcher has dabbled in most written art forms. Her published work ranges from children’s fiction and non-fiction, blogging and travel writing, poetry and prose and this year exploring the art of play-writing. An avid storyteller you’ll often see her in chicken costume ruffling a few feathers with her farmyard tales or using the art of storytelling to get across environmental messages.

Sarj Hada
SARJ HADA was born and raised in Kathmandu Nepal, he was 19 years old he made the move to Sydney Australia, where is he studied, worked and discovered his passion for art. After making the move to New Zealand in 2013 lots has happened; He is now married, has 2 dogs, bought a house in Rotorua, works as a head chef at Toi-ohomai and has just welcomed a baby boy last December.

Bobby Love
Bobby is a multi-disciplinary Artist & Illustrator
A multi-disciplinary Artist & Illustrator confident with a variety of mediums from acrylic paint to digital illustration. Her work is currently featured in selected retail stores, tattoo parlours and galleries across New Zealand. With a history of entrepreneurship alongside a Diploma in Art & Design and Creative Technologies.

Belinda Manage
I love life – yes I truly Love Life. Have I always? – the answer is sometimes. Over the past 10 years I have met, talked to, listened to and learnt from a wide array of people. Then applied what made me excited. What ever was going to get me closer to the positives I wanted in my life. I thank them every day and every day I work to pay it forward by teaching someone else.

Liz Pearce
Doll Maker
I make dolls as others paint or sculpt or write or weave or dance. Because it makes my soul sing. It gives me wings. I am Liz Pearce and I make dolls, figurative sculptures, that reflect my life’s journey; my heart’s passion; my strongest beliefs; my true self. I began making cloth dolls, art dolls, about 20 years ago. I was captivated and liberated by two American doll makers, Elinor Peace Bailey and Pamela Hastings.

Anna Pilaar
Anna has loved art all her life, whether it be music, painting, photography, drama, or dance. She was homeschooled up until the age of 15 and was able to explore many artistic avenues during this time. Anna began with cardboard violins and finger painting at age 4, and has since progressed to real wooden violins and painting canvases.

Darren Porter
Product Designer, Handyman, Woodworker
Darren’s work draws from a varied background of interests in model making, woodworking, architecture, visual arts, music and technology. He is a typical Kiwi ‘Jack of all Trades’ fella with an evolving business which specialises in products and services for Early Childhood Education. Darren design's and makes wooden toys and puzzles along with doing special projects for Kindergartens and Preschool centres.

David Remmerswaal
Always too busy. David is well-travelled, having spent time in Europe, Asia and the Pacific. David enjoys the Rotorua outdoors, cooking, and attending live music shows, as well as spending time as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters Rotorua. He is a senior member of local business Dubzz Digital Marketing, an award winning member of Toastmasters, an Outward Bound graduate and much more.

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