The Incubator presents a vibrant exhibition programme profiling artists and groups that are both nationally and locally recognised as well as community based and local artistic talents. 
Our exhibition programme will strives to represent a wide range of visual art mediums, including historical and multi-cultural themes with links to a selection of regional and local, arts and topical cultural events.

The  'People's Gallery Toi ka rere' as a venue, aims to provide an important and exciting visual platform in which community groups within the Bay of Plenty region can display and promote their diverse range of creative talents.

The services we help with include:
 

  • Installation and set-up

  • Projects will be curated by the Incubator team.  (Works hung at the Incubator's discretion)

  • Email /social media/website promotion.

  • Flyer/Invitation design

  • Opening reception volunteer support

  • Creating a roster for your group to register to keep the gallery open * during Incubator open hours

  • Pricing advice and sales support

* It's a compulsory requirement for People's Gallery exhibitors to participate to staffing the space.

The People's Gallery 

GROUPS & COLLECTIVE

The  'People's Gallery Toi ka rere  aims to provide an important and exciting visual platform in which community groups within the Bay of Plenty region can display and promote their creative talents.
An inclusive gallery ensuring everyone belongs, encouraging community and marginalised groups, schools and of course arts groups to use art to connect and develop.

A visual platform to celebrate and showcase the diversity of our community.

The emphasis is on telling stories and raising awareness through art.

A high profile multipurpose exhibition space that enables the creative expression of local arts and community groups though an accessible and supported exhibition programme that strives to be diverse and imaginative.

It is a flexible space suitable for workshops, artist talks and small performance and creative meetings.

The space is not limited to the Bay of Plenty but welcomes travelling groups to display and connect with our local community through art.

  • Providing opportunities for the participation in Arts practices. 

  • Encouraging the use of art as a form of expression and a mode to connect to the People.

  • Raising awareness of these groups and raising self-esteem of the individuals within the groups 

  • Encouraging People’s collaboration and partnerships 

  • Through the audience participation, promotion and media awareness is raised of each People’s group and their purpose 

  • Opportunities for these groups to sell merchandise, fundraise and educate during the course of the exhibition 

  • Using a DIY (Do it yourself) and DIT (Do it together) philosophy to encourage working cooperatively.   

  • Promoting People’s access, engagement and volunteer involvement 

  • Filling what is currently a huge gap 

 

Group showings must have some continuity for best professional results

The Incubator Gallery

SOLO EXHIBITORS

The Incubator Gallery is an exhibition platform offering emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional art gallery located in the vibrant and dynamic Historic Village, a lively and popular destination for art and culture.

Knowing the difficulties of gaining exposure we provide a stepping stone for emerging artists and a gallery platform for established artists wishing to self-represent.

We aim to help artists gain exposure, exhibition experience and opportunities to collaborate with other artists.

 

Artists must present:


A cohesive /thematic body of work – having worked towards this to present in a cohesive exhibition.

  • Unless agreed, the Incubator will curate and hang all shows, reserving the right of selection of works up to the day of hanging.

  • All artists/ groups wishing to exhibit in the Incubator Gallery must submit a proposal. 

  • Professional and emerging artists working in any medium are eligible to apply to exhibit at the Incubator Gallery.

  •  Artists may make applications that set out that show a final body of work.

  • Where a project is approved but yet to be developed, it is expected that artists will maintain close contact with the Incubator Management  during the production period, and that the final work will remain true to the original concept approved, unless otherwise negotiated.

  •  Freight and insurance are the responsibility of the artist.  Should there be a specific reason why an exhibition must take place within a particular time frame you should clearly indicate this in your application.

The People's Gallery Pop up space 

One week 'pop up' opportunities for emerging artists and design led retail to exhibit their range.  An 'incubator' for market testing and awareness. These pop ups are 100 % managed by the exhibitors and must adhere to the Historic Village opening hours.