Carnaval de Oruro 13-17 April
Since gaining his qualifications at the Aoraki Polytechnic, Carlos Biggemann’s extraordinary achievements include:
The 2013 National Down Syndrome Achievement Award by the New Zealand General Governor, the Hon. Sir Jerry Mateparae.
Coverage by the Bolivian Media and the CNN International correspondent of his Exhibit in Bolivia called Magical New Zealand .
In February 2015 Carlos was one of the accredited photographers at the famous Carnaval de Oruro, in Bolivia. His work featured in the Oruro daily La Patria during the Carnaval festivities.
The Carnaval de Oruro brings out the carnival's rhythm, tradition and colour, and the deep devotion and religious faith shown by thousands of dancers in their journey and pilgrimage to the Shrine where their Patroness, the "Virgin of the Mineshafts" is venerated.
Wild About Nature 22 - 25 April:
A mini exhibition in the Sales Gallery, featuring the selected work of OAS members.
This along with the Fresh Takeaways will take us to the opening of our next long-waited event - the Hope and Sons Art Awards. See below.
Hope & Sons Art Awards 2016
This is our next major Exhibition, attracting entries from thoughout the South Island.
It is fast approaching.
Here are some of the winners from the past: