Love Our Laneways 2018-10-03T03:25:59+00:00

Love Our Laneways

What happens when artists and architects take-over a city laneway and fill it with art, culture and personality?

Thursday 13th Sep – Love Our Laneways – 11-2pm

Bring a friend and grab lunch from one of our food trucks while experiencing art installations, street performers and more, all in the Tauranga CBD.

Friday 14th Sep

9:00-10:00 Free-form stretch session with Flow Pilates

10:00-11:30 Paint the line completion

12:00-13:00 free-formorate Table Tennis champs

17:00-20:00 Live music from Regan Perry & Adam McLean

Saturday 15th Sep

11:00-14:00 Creative BOP Community Day

18:00-20:00 Modern Office Citizen Jane Cinema Night. Registrations essential – click here to register

When: 13-15th September
Venue: Grey Street, Tauranga
Cost: Free

What happens when artists and architects take-over a city laneway and fill it with art, culture and personality?
The first part of a three day installation, the CBD laneway on Grey Street next to Paper Plus will be transformed into a public space by local architects and artists, following a Bay wide competition to come up with ways to utilise the space creatively.
Grab lunch from one of our food trucks while experiencing art installations, music, community art wall and street performers. Experience what is possible in our city – you never know, one day, the whole network of CBD laneways might follow suit.
This event is part of Groundswell Festival of Innovation. The event is sponsored by Tauranga City Council and is a collaboration between Creative BOP and the Institute of Architects.
Becca and RM Architecture were the winners of the Tauranga laneway design competition which was organised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects Waikato/Bay of Plenty Branch and Tauranga Groundswell Festival of Innovation. Creative Bay Of Plenty has been facilitating the connection and coordination of the architects and local creatives with the aim of bringing the laneway alive.


Kristy Robinson
Kristy Robinson
Kristy is an installation artist. She uses reflection, light and performance to explore the nature of humanity and how people relate to each other and the environment.

Kristy began her life in the Waikato, and completed her Bachelor of Mediarts at WINTEC. She has been living in the Bay of Plenty for over 12 years, and has tutored both Design and Radio Broadcasting for Toi Ohomai.

She is currently working as the Coordinator for Bay of Plenty Film.

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod is a Graphic Designer, Signmaker and Mural Artist originally from the Wairarapa. Most of his recent murals are in Hamilton where he resided for seven years before relocating to Papamoa in 2017.

He predominantly works with acrylic, brush and roller, but recent explorations with spray paint have given a new dimension to his work. In 2016 Alex won a prestigious NZ Sign and Display award for his water conservation-themed mural on a Hamilton water reservoir. With over 50 large-scale outdoor works on playgrounds, schools, buildings and utilities, Alex’s passion for public art continues to grow as he looks to make his mark in his new hometown.

Find out more about Alex: www.nzmurals.co.nz

Bay Originals
Bay Originals
Bay Originals is a local music community with a mission to create an audience and platform for local original music in the Bay.

They work collaboratively, providing the opportunity for musicians to work with passionate venues which in turn is creating an ever-growing engaged and loyal audience.

Mahi Nga Tahi

Jasmine Smith
Jasmine Smith
Jasmine is the boss lady and designer at Pinch & Punch, a creative design studio based in Tauranga. She is passionate about fresh and meaningful design. Jasmine is a graphic designer, with strengths in illustration, fashion and textile design.

Cutting her teeth in the fashion industry, now running her own design studio where she works with fashion, lifestyle and all-round creative brands. Working best in a collaborative environment, Jasmine loves seeking out the client’s story and real purpose.

Shane Walker
Shane Walker
Shane Walker is a freelance visual artist based in Mt Maunganui. He is a regular market hopper, exhibitor and mural artist, with works scattered around the Bay Of Plenty, Coromandel and Hauraki districts.

For more examples of Shane’s work head over to ‘Shane Walker Artworks’ on social media platforms or shanewalker.bigcartel.com

Sam Emerson
Sam Emerson
Sam Emerson is a quickly rising multi-medium artist in New Zealand’s creative scene, from large-scale building projections, light installations, music video production, animation and much more.

After interning at Weta Workshops years ago, Sam then cut his teeth in the event industry in Christchurch and is now currently the Creative Director at a number of New Zealand music festivals, including Bay Dreams and One Love, as well as being a one-man creative house, creating advertising for many major brands both within New Zealand and abroad.

Find out more about Bay Dreams

Flow Pilates Studio
Flow Pilates Studio
Jane McLennan and team from Flow Pilates will take attendees through a 30 min free-form stretch and relax class to kick off Thursday morning. Come along to the laneway in your sports gear and give it a go.

Flow Pilates studio is located in ​The Churchill Building, 45 Grey Street and provides a challenging, low impact, total-body workout that focusses on strengthening the core and elongating muscles, rather than creating bulk. Flow is a resistance-based studio that uses spring tension to strengthen and stretch, allowing the body to create a long, strong, lean form.

Find out more at www.flowpilates.co.nz