Art stop a trail highlight
Creativity will well and truly abound at Janet and Parmjit Singh’s Rangiuru property during the upcoming
BOP Garden & Art Festival.
Not only is their garden in the November 15-18 festival, but it will also be an art stop on the festival trail, displaying the work of Michelle Arnold, and Janet’s daughter Linda May.
Copper Tree Garden will showcase Linda’s artistic jewellery and Michelle’s mosaics, abstract paintings and acrylic on hessian.
The Te Puke area will play a big part in the region-wide festival. As well as the artists, there will be eight Te Puke gardens in the festival, some within the township, others in rural areas.
All up, 71 gardens throughout the Western Bay and the work of more than 100 artists are set to wow those taking to the festival trails this year.
Festival director Marc Anderson says there will be an “exciting” mix of local and national artists exhibiting on the trail, at the festival hub, and at a selection of other venues.
There will also be a festival gallery at the hub, offering a sneak peak of all the artists’ work – a taste of what’s out on the trail.
“We are well and truly celebrating marvellous creative talent,” Marc says.
For further information and to buy trail tickets go to www.gardenandart festival.co.nz.
Tickets are also available at Te Puke Florist and other venues within the district.
This year the festival will also involve a minifestival named Bloom in the Bay, which will be held at the festival hub, Tauranga Historic Village. Bloom in the Bay will offer the opportunity for everyone, including families with young children, to enjoy keynote speakers, entertainment (including plenty of live music), tasty food and beverages, exhibitions, workshops, displays and concept gardens. It will run from 9am to 9.30pm on the festival days. Those wishing to attend Bloom in the Bay do not need to have festival tickets. Entry is $5 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. Entry is also free for those with garden and art trail passes. See www.gardenandartfestival.co.nz for more information.
Linda May's jewellery will be on display in one of the Te Puke gardens that feature in this year's BOP Garden & Art Festival. Work by mosaic artist Michelle Arnold will also be on display.