• Tautai Winter Workshops

    Tautai Winter Workshops | The Business of Art

    Jarcinda Stowers-Ama, Lonnie Hutchinson, Tiffany Singh, Rachael Jones

    Tautai Winter Workshops: The Business of Art

    16, 23 & 30 August, 6 & 13 September 2017

    Tautai office

    Central Auckland






    Tautai Winter Workshops

    Tautai Winter Workshops

    Event Details



    This winter we have a series of workshops to provide information and advice about The Business of Art. The series is aimed to help support the artists practice. This workshop series will takes place every Wednesday at the Tautai office, level 1, 300 Karangahape Rd, Newton, Auckland. Each week a speaker will present on a different aspect of the art business over five weeks. Register your place now.


    Dates: Wednesday 16, 23 & 30 August, 6 September 2017
    Venue: Tautai office (Level 1, 300 Karangahape Road)
    Time: 5.30-7pm
    Cost: Free
    Parking: Street parking available on K Road, East Street and Galatos Street


    To register your attendance please email









    Presenter: Lonnie Hutchinson



    Lonnie Hutchinson will share how she manages her life and business including tips on scheduling, making applications, keeping records, good communication, accounting, budgeting, PR, and writing about your work.



    Lonnie Hutchinson

    Lonnie Hutchinson




    Lonnie Hutchinson has a prolific exhibiting career both nationally and internationally, she has been awarded a number of international residencies and has made work for numerous large scale public commissions.



    Wed 23 August - BUSINESS PRACTICES



    Presenter: Jarcinda Stowers-Ama



    In this interactive workshop, Jarcinda Stowers-Ama will give a quick overview of the The Business of Art both from the view of a Pacific arts organisation and an individual artist. She will go over business best practices and processes including invoicing, quotes, budgeting and a few other helpful tips for navigating the arts world.



    Jarcinda Stowers-Ama, Director. Pacifica Arts Centre

    Jarcinda Stowers-Ama, Director. Pacifica Arts Centre



    Jarcinda Stowers-Ama is the Director for the Pacifica Arts Centre. Almost twenty years ago, a small group of Pacific Artists, under the guidance of Pacific Arts Advocate Mary Ama, would meet regularly to share, revive, learn and grow pacific arts and culture. Despite the fact that they had no official base, they continued tirelessly in their efforts to develop Pacific Arts in the region.







    In the workshop we will uncover the mystery behind intellectual property and help to inform you of your rights. We will look at things such as ownership, credit, permissions and agreements, as well as best practice.



    Presenter: Rachael Jones, Solicitor, Chapman Tripp


    Rachael Jones

    Rachael Jones


    Rachael Jones (LLB (Hons)/BA; Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka) is a solicitor at Chapman Tripp, New Zealand’s leading full-service law firm.  She is a member of the litigation and dispute resolution team, and the firm’s Māori legal team Te Waka Ture. Rachael advises a range of commercial and iwi clients on complex legal issues, and regularly appears in court for her clients.  Rachael has acted for a large multi-national company in a patent dispute in the High Court, successfully protecting the client’s patent rights.  Rachael also deals regularly with a broad range of intellectual property matters for her clients.



    Wed 6 September - SUPPORT FOR WRITING



    Presenter: Tiffany Singh



    In this workshop Tiffany Singh will provide advice on the written content you need to support your practice, including your own biography, how to describe your work, exhibition proposals, and preparing content for funding applications.


    Tiffany Singh

    Tiffany Singh




    The rich spiritual, cultural and philosophical weight of Tiffany Singh’s work has led her to form an ever expanding practice.  Since completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 2008, Tiffany has initiated major artistic projects both nationally and internationally. 



    Wed 13 September - MINDFULNESS



    Presenter: Mira Riddford



    In this workshop we will explore how mindfulness can help calm our nervous system, concentrate our focus and increase meaningfulness and purpose.  We will also find out how breathing can elevate our experience of the present moment from something transitory to being highly engaging and creative.

    Mira Riddiford

    Mira Riddiford






    About Mira Riddiford: Mira is a New Zealand-based meditation and mindfulness teacher. With over 20 years of experience, she has been trained internationally through apprenticeship, meditation retreat work and study.  Mira runs ongoing classes, retreats and professional workshops throughout New Zealand, and her online classes have participants joining in from Europe, Asia and North America.  Having worked in creative fields, Mira likes to weave in how mindfulness can enhance the arts, and she is respectful of diversity in all its forms.  She has a strong focus on mindfulness training being relevant for modern daily living, and how it can help with stress relief, calm and wellbeing.  Mira’s warm and engaging style breathes life into these mindfulness teachings.

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