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4PM - 7PM
Goddard Centre Tauranga CBD

Celebrating 10 years, The Chrysalis Collection will be exhibited for the last time and you are warmly invited to view the full collection of 40 artworks from both emerging and established Bay of Plenty affiliated artists.

The Chrysalis Collection is an art buying collective, established in July 2010 by enthusiasts keen to collect and share art in an enjoyable and social way.  The group has fifteen members in total, of which all but two are based in the Tauranga/WBOP area, and a Charter operational term of ten years. The mandate is to collect original works of art of any media, by both emerging and established artists who have current or past links with the Bay of Plenty region.

To date the Chrysalis Collection holds 38 works by 32 artists which is shared by the members on a rotational basis every four months.  Buying is also shared, with groups of three tasked with purchasing a piece or pieces of work on a quarterly cycle. At the conclusion of the ten year term the Collection will be exhibited, offering a significant opportunity to promote the artists within the collection, and then sold as per the terms of the Charter agreement. 

It has been a journey of discovery for the members of the collective: making new friends, learning and expanding art knowledge, and sharing in building a body of works that is both distinctive and diverse.


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