Expression of Interest - Window Display Form

Current Window Display - Theo Spargo 14 May 2018 - 25 May 2018

Introducing Theo Spargo. An inspirational young Bay Of Plenty creative. An entrepreneur, a free spirit, a talented artist.  

Whimsical illustrations and artwork that sparks the imagination. Brilliant greenery planted in eclectic pottery from yesteryear. This eye-catching window display has been attracting a lot of attention from passers-by, we’ve even spotted people taking videos of it.

To find out more about Theo and be inspire by his motivating story and creative business, visit his website and don’t forget to follow him on Instagram. It is beautiful. 


‘Expose Yourself’ 

Are you an artist, creative or organisation involved in arts and culture, looking to exhibit your work or boost your profile? 

We are currently seeking submissions from local creatives who wish to exhibit their work, promote creative groups or creative organisations in our high profile front window.

The CBOP window space is a prime location on the street front of Willow Street, across the road from The Tauranga Art Gallery, next to the I-Site, in the Library Arcade. Situated in the heart of Tauranga with high volume of foot traffic, the space is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure and boost your profile.  

Window exhibitors will also be featured on our social media pages including Creative Bay Of Plenty’s Facebook page and Instagram page as well as a write up in our popular What’s On Newsletter.

No Cost – No Commission

The space is available for a 2 week period at no cost to the artist or organisaiton.  

CBOP does not take commission from work sold in the window. Enquiries regarding the artwork are directed back to the artist. CBOP does not sell on behalf.

A stellar window display

  • Visually appealing
  • Bold, simple but eye-catching
  • Make a statement
  • Project your personality
  • An effective and successful window display is one that stops people as they walk past and holds their attention

Must haves

  • Your contact details clearly displayed in the window
  • Name, phone number, website (if you have one, or social media links)
  • Price tag clearly displayed if work is available for sale
  • Artist statement
  • If it is for a an organisation, please provide contact details, online presence, also include any workshops or events you run, or where you exhibit or meet and how people might be able to join your group

The window space

The window space is 2m long by 1m deep.  You will need to provide your own staging equipment such as easels or tables to display the work. There is no power supplied to the window. (Please note- this spot does get a bit of sun during the morning!!)

Display Time

Displays run for 2 weeks. They are to be set up on a Monday and taken down on the Friday of the following week. A schedule will be provided with set up and pack down dates and times.

Expressions of Interest

If you are interested in having a display in our window please fill out the form (link below) and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We will asses your submission and let you know if the application is successful. 

Expression of Interest - Window Display Form

Once we agreed with the artist/group to have their art exhibited in our window, we invite you to come and view the window in person so that you can identify what you will need to set up the exhibit.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Past window exhibitors 

Window Display - 30 April - 11 May 2018

William Bryce Rhodes - Pyrographer

Mix a love for art, patience and a whole lot of talent and you get William Bryce Rhodes. William, also known as Bryce, is Creative Bay Of Plenty's newest front window exhibitor. Since putting up his display we have watched many passers-by stop in their tracks and admire his works. Expressive faces, moments caught in time, family, love, these are etched into wood each telling their own story.  

Pyrography is a technique of decorating wood or leather by burning a design on the surface with a heated metallic point. Bryce has been doing this for over 25 years. His talent was spotted by a former employer who took an interest in Bryce's' sketching and gifted him a poker tool.

On average Bryce could spend up to 100 hours on a piece. You can see this in the detail. The lines and the shading, light and dark etchings.

As well as pyrography, Bryce is a painter and illustrator. He especially enjoys children's book illustrations.

Bryce will be exhibiting with us from the 30th April to the 11th May 2018

Contact Bryce:
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Phone: 0211764260