https://www.instagram.com/addison_illustrations/ Addison creates a range of fun animal characters which he showcased examples of, including his creative process, at the December event. He also sold a limited range of his prints.
Alice Foulds, Musician-Singer-Songwriter.
https://alicefouldsofficial.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/alicefouldsofficial/ https://www.instagram.com/alifouldsmusic/ https://soundcloud.com/alicefouldsmusic Alice performed a collection of her original songs live at the April event. “My songs are created through my observation of self and of others”.
Alison Brain, Artist.
Alison sold a range of her unique artworks at the December event. “I love abstract female form and being able to create movement from hard metal. I like to upcycle and I enjoy combining different elements like wood, stone and metal”
https://naturaaura.com/ https://www.facebook.com/naturaaura/ https://www.instagram.com/naturaaura/ Anastasia was part of ‘A Fashion Spectacle’ and sold her “Natura Fusion” collection at the April event. The “Culture Fusion” Collection reflects Natura Aura’s aim to create and fuse science, nature and fashion while being inspired by the designers multicultural heritage. The vibrant colour used in this collection highlights the muka, or fibre bundles, of this indigenous plant of Aotearoa. The hosiery designs that accompany this collection have been inspired by nature and plant growth. “Culture Fusion” is a New Zealand made, High End Fashion Collection, using great quality fabric, imagery and design to bind humanity together.
Ani Robertson, Artist/Designer.
https://www.instagram.com/anirobertson_bci/ Using mixed media and thread, Ani creates interesting compositions using a different approach to drawing or painting a picture. Every piece is uniquely one of a kind, with texture and minimal waste playing key roles in her works. These creations were for sale at the December event.
Ankit Parashar, Writer.
http://www.booksaplenty.co.nz/.../Non.../numerical-enigma https://www.facebook.com/Urahara07 As part of the February event Ankit sold (and did a book signing of) his book ‘Numerical Enigma’. A creative story about a letter written by Albert Einstein in 1945.
Anna Solich, Artist.
https://www.instagram.com/annasolichart/ https://www.instagram.com/soandsew_nz/ “I incorporate my love of painting and drawing, colour and texture, to create these one off bespoke hand painted denim jackets for children and adults”. Anna demonstrated her creative practice live at the December event and sold a range of her handpainted denium jackets. She later returned to the February event to be a part of the first Test Tube pop-up fashion show.
Bobbi Summers, Designer.
https://www.facebook.com/bobbisummersdesign https://www.instagram.com/bobbisummersdesign/ Bobbi hand-painted wearable works of art as part of a Dance/Art collaboration, with W Dance & Fitness, at the December Test Tube event.
C4 Street Food and Espresso - Culinary Creatives.
https://www.facebook.com/c4streetfoodandespresso https://www.instagram.com/c4streetfoodandespresso With a passion for great food & coffee, a menu inspired by overseas travels, & an obsession with fried chicken; C4 makes quality street food produced right here in the Bay! Options include coffee, chicken, burgers, tacos, chips, & churros. C4 were the food creatives at the April event.
Carol Bisset, Visual Artist.
https://www.instagram.com/carol.bisset/ https://creativebop.org.nz/people/carol/ Carol sold some of her original works of art at the April event, including some of her recent works which deal with issues surrounding Covid responses. She also discussed the monthly ‘Feedback Lab’ sessions held at the Historic Village.
Carolynn Tepou and Leiona Tupou (Tepou & Tupou Creations), Mixed media Designers.
https://www.instagram.com/tepouandtupoucreations/ At the October Test Tube event they shared/sold a range of their 'signature' Pasifika/Māori brand creations, representing where they come from - Niue, Tonga, Aotearoa. “This brand represents our friendship over our degree years”
https://www.facebook.com/stormvioletapparel https://www.instagram.com/stormviolethandmade/ https://storm-violet-apparel.myshopify.com/collections/all Cattalina took part in the February and April events and fashion shows. She showcased a range of her handmade traditional Māori print clothing and sold these at the events. Cattalina was a part of 'A Fashion Spectacle'... Cattalina Townsley is the owner of Storm Violet Apparel, which focuses mainly on unique Maori clothing, but tonight her collection is a little different to her usual style. Cattalina's collection for tonight was only created two days ago and was inspired by her children and their love for wearing matching family outfits which make a bold statement to always be original, be unique, be creative and to always wear the clothes you're in with confidence even when you stand out from a crowd. Her collection tonight is called "Come Run With Us".
Cristy Ana, Singer-Songwriter.
Cristy performed a collection of her original songs live at the February and December Test Tube events.
Emma James-Ries (Turned & Burned Aotearoa), Art, Woodturning, & Pyrography
https://www.facebook.com/turned.and.burned.nz/ https://www.instagram.com/turned.and.burned.nz/ Emma sold a range of contemporary & unique woodturned artworks featuring pyrography (poker work) at the April event. “I want to share how this type of art can be developed far past the traditional spindle work and round & brown bowls of the past. This art form has infinite possibilities of embellishing and combining with other art mediums to create contemporary and unique artworks. I love looking for natural flaws within the timber and enhancing or featuring them. My work has a strong botanical theme and I love using the natural timber to highlight the beauty which surrounds us".
Food Point - Lakshmi Chandrasekaran, Chef.
https://foodpointonline.co.nz/ https://www.facebook.com/Food-Point-1025486990977520 Food Point is a small family business specialising in awesomely tasty authentic global curry dishes. Chef Lakshmi (from South India) has travelled the world and is excited to introduce a new popular dish, called Dosa (one of the top ten street foods around the world), into the NZ street food market. "My dream is to bring the real flavor of food specially with the spices to the food market in Tauranga." Gluten and Dairy free, Vegetarian, and Vegan options available. Food Point were the food creatives at the February event.
HASHTAG Street Food, Food Truck.
https://www.facebook.com/hashtagstreetfood/ https://www.instagram.com/hashtagstreetfood/ Asian Fusion Streetfood. "The flavor is our matter!!". HASHTAG Street Food were the food creatives at the October event.
Holly, Keira and Indy from Bay Twisters Cheer club.
These girls demonstrated some of their tumble jump stunts at the December event, entertaining the audience. Bay Twisters is Bay of Plenty's longest established Cheer Club. Cheer sports is great for confidence, fitness, being part of a team, learning how to tumble, dance, jump, and do stunts while having fun and making new friends. https://baytwisters.co.nz/ https://www.facebook.com/baytwisters https://www.instagram.com/baytwistersnz/
Honest Liars, comedy improv theatre.
www.honestliarsimprov.co.nz https://www.facebook.com/honestliarsimprov https://www.instagram.com/honest_liars_improv/ As part of the first (October) Test Tube event they performed live and promoting what they have to offer the community in the way of workshops/classes and live performances.
Jay Chase (PFC Streetwear), Music Inspired Clothing & Accessories.
http://www.pfc.phreazefactory.com http://www.Facebook.com/pfcstreetwear http://www.Instagram.com/pfcstreetwear https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=qlhV19WHIfc... Jay showcased a range of printed streetwear as part of ‘A Fashion Spectacle’. She also MC'd the fashion show.
Jay Fitton, aka, Captain Houndstooth - Performance Poetry.
Captain Houndstooth www.instagram.com/captainhoundstooth https://soundcloud.com/captain-houndstooth Perfored live spoken word poetry, with an original interactive music backing track, at the April event. Captain Houndstooth is a poet whose writing provides views from an off centre position in society. Having spent time living off the land, the streets and the ocean, the experiences he has to share are very thought provoking.
Joseph Walsh, Musician.
https://www.youtube.com/.../UCg1_9HciJ-QhV.../featured Joseph performed live on stage at the October Test Tube event.
https://www.facebook.com/katjapottart Katja did live painting/drawing at the April event and shared a range of her paintings. “Most of my paintings relate to personal stories and the theme around my life in three Countries”
Kaye Hubner, Visual Artist & Maker.
Kaye sold a range of hats and phone covers made from recycled materials at the April event. “My process is to explore different fabrics, texture and colours and put them together in interesting ways.”
Kerry Funnell (Funnell Design), Fashion Designer.
http://www.Instagram.com/funnelldesign Kerry showcased her collection ‘autumn 21’ as part of ‘A Fashion Spectacle’. Whimsical meets street. Quilted, mesh or leather pieces mix with soft dresses, draped pants and oversized coats. “I'm experimenting with treating fresh bolts of fabric and surplus or vintage clothes as equal resources to create a new collection.”
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