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Find out what exhibitions are on in Hastings, Napier, Central Hawke's Bay and Wairoa through this link to EventfindaTo find out how to list your exhibition see Eventfinda.

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May 2022

Free
Inga Fillary: What's the Matter

Inga Fillary: What's the Matter

We live in a time of anxiety; trouble lurks at every turn. Under the ongoing shadow of biological insecurity, we are constantly brought face-to-face with the real or speculative extinction of humankind. Inga Fillary’s installation, What’s the Matter, plays with psychic discomfort and damaged...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Monday 6 June
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Inga Fillary: What's the Matter


'The Unseen' Art & Science Exhibition

'The Unseen' Art & Science Exhibition

Patterns bring 'The Unseen' to life Gabby O’Connor’s bright idea bringing art and science together came to her when she was in Antarctica, watching measuring instruments being lowered into the icy ocean depths. The result is The Unseen, an art-science collaboration and work of the unseen...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Friday 10 June
Where:
National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'The Unseen' Art & Science Exhibition


Free
'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

MTG Hawke’s Bay, Tai Ahuriri’s latest exhibition is by Russ Flatt. Te ahua, te wa, te atea (2022) is a video installation that gives us a hawk-eye view of significant sites in Te Matau a Māui. Otatara Pā, Te Awarua o Porirua, Pākowhai, Roto a Tara and Ōmārunui are wāhi tapu and...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 28 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt


Free
Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Georgina Burne Hetley, an early botanical artist used her talent to capture both the beauty and scientific details of New Zealand’s flora. Ever adventurous, Georgina was able to travel throughout New Zealand revelling, not only in the wonderfully diverse botanical treasures discovered, but in...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 16 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley


Free
A Bloody Business

A Bloody Business

A Bloody Business: the history of five Hawke’s Bay freezing works explores the effect the frozen meat processing industry had on the socio-economics of the Hawke’s Bay region using as illustration five significant meat works: Tomoana (1884), Hawke’s Bay & North British (1887), Thomas...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 24 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A Bloody Business


Free
Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu

Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu

This exhibition shows a history of people and places of Ngāti Kahungunu, telling stories of their time and the events that shaped Te Matau-a-Māui into the region of Hawke’s Bay, events that also helped to shape Aotearoa into New Zealand. Kahungunu was a peaceful man, a producer, provider,...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Wednesday 1 June
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu


Nature Culture

Nature Culture

The relationship between humankind and nature has long provided an aesthetic and philosophical context for art making. Nowadays, this relationship is often addressed in view of the urgency of climate change and the environmental crisis where humankind is seen as in conflict with the natural...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 20 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Nature Culture


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Thursday 26 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Friday 1 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


Free
Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Hard-edged paintings with startling precision and dramatic shapes, is how Hawke’s Bay artist Leanne Morrison’s artworks have been described. Commissioned by MTG Hawke’s Bay, Leanne has created a large-scale painting directly on MTG’s foyer wall. Since graduating with a Masters in...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Saturday 12 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison


Free
Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Friday 30 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition


Free
Sam Savage 'Love Letters

Sam Savage 'Love Letters

Sam Savage is an artist operating in the world of abstract typography. The collection on display for this exhibition will be exploring the space in-between aesthetics and communication. Visit the hub of Napier’s Community Arts in a beautiful historic building a short stroll from the heart of...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Thursday 9 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sam Savage 'Love Letters


Emotions: Napier Youth Council Art Exhibition

Emotions: Napier Youth Council Art Exhibition

Calling young Napier Artists! Tap into your emotions and enter The Napier Youth Council’s Youth Week Art Competition. Competition opens today Thursday 14 April and closes Sunday 1 May. Finalists artwork will be displayed at Creative Arts Napier from May 6 – May 31. Can be any displayable...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Tuesday 31 May
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Emotions: Napier Youth Council Art Exhibition


‘The Moth and the Olive Branch’ Julia Godfree

‘The Moth and the Olive Branch’ Julia Godfree

The Puriri moth is known as the messenger of the forest. The olive branch represents peace and harmony. The message: Peace and harmony is being restored on earth! An exhibition of ceramic and NZ Oamaru stone, each sculptural art piece is adorned with fine detail. The artist expresses that...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Tuesday 31 May
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - ‘The Moth and the Olive Branch’ Julia Godfree


Art from Paul Hunter Centre

Art from Paul Hunter Centre

Celebrate with us the Art from Paul Hunter Centre - a participation and inclusion service for adults with disabilities. Bright and colourful art to light up your soul. The clients of Paul Hunter Centre attend art classes with an art tutor once per week. Over many years different subject and forms...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Tuesday 14 June
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Settlers Museum, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - Art from Paul Hunter Centre


Free
'Bunch of Grunts' Ken Sando: POSTPONED

'Bunch of Grunts' Ken Sando: POSTPONED

This will be a solo based exhibition consisting of a variety of works rendered in Charcoal, Indian ink, and Acrylic on board and hung within the Main Gallery space of Creative Arts Napier. The exhibition is intended to be a show of works consisting mainly of new and (some) existing images to be...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Thursday 9 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Bunch of Grunts' Ken Sando: POSTPONED


Free
[RES]ORB

[RES]ORB

Creative Arts Napier is proud to again showcase a fantastic and unique collection. Designed and made by Napier artist Gary Brooks, each concrete orb was then supplied to selected local artists to embellish the interior surface in their own individual styles. Come and absorb the diversity of...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Thursday 30 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - [RES]ORB


Free
Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

With their pioneering use of virtual reality, artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward have created a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols, traversed via a network of travellators and gateways. Johnson and Ward’s collaboration is unique....

Date: Sunday 29 May to Monday 24 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward


June 2022

'The Unseen' Art & Science Exhibition

'The Unseen' Art & Science Exhibition

Patterns bring 'The Unseen' to life Gabby O’Connor’s bright idea bringing art and science together came to her when she was in Antarctica, watching measuring instruments being lowered into the icy ocean depths. The result is The Unseen, an art-science collaboration and work of the unseen...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Friday 10 June
Where:
National Aquarium of New Zealand, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'The Unseen' Art & Science Exhibition


Free
'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

MTG Hawke’s Bay, Tai Ahuriri’s latest exhibition is by Russ Flatt. Te ahua, te wa, te atea (2022) is a video installation that gives us a hawk-eye view of significant sites in Te Matau a Māui. Otatara Pā, Te Awarua o Porirua, Pākowhai, Roto a Tara and Ōmārunui are wāhi tapu and...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 28 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt


Free
Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Georgina Burne Hetley, an early botanical artist used her talent to capture both the beauty and scientific details of New Zealand’s flora. Ever adventurous, Georgina was able to travel throughout New Zealand revelling, not only in the wonderfully diverse botanical treasures discovered, but in...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 16 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley


Free
A Bloody Business

A Bloody Business

A Bloody Business: the history of five Hawke’s Bay freezing works explores the effect the frozen meat processing industry had on the socio-economics of the Hawke’s Bay region using as illustration five significant meat works: Tomoana (1884), Hawke’s Bay & North British (1887), Thomas...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 24 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A Bloody Business


Free
Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu

Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu

This exhibition shows a history of people and places of Ngāti Kahungunu, telling stories of their time and the events that shaped Te Matau-a-Māui into the region of Hawke’s Bay, events that also helped to shape Aotearoa into New Zealand. Kahungunu was a peaceful man, a producer, provider,...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Wednesday 1 June
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu


Nature Culture

Nature Culture

The relationship between humankind and nature has long provided an aesthetic and philosophical context for art making. Nowadays, this relationship is often addressed in view of the urgency of climate change and the environmental crisis where humankind is seen as in conflict with the natural...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 20 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Nature Culture


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Thursday 26 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Friday 1 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


Free
Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Hard-edged paintings with startling precision and dramatic shapes, is how Hawke’s Bay artist Leanne Morrison’s artworks have been described. Commissioned by MTG Hawke’s Bay, Leanne has created a large-scale painting directly on MTG’s foyer wall. Since graduating with a Masters in...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Saturday 12 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison


Free
Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Friday 30 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition


Free
Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

With their pioneering use of virtual reality, artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward have created a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols, traversed via a network of travellators and gateways. Johnson and Ward’s collaboration is unique....

Date: Sunday 29 May to Monday 24 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward


Free
Sam Savage 'Love Letters

Sam Savage 'Love Letters

Sam Savage is an artist operating in the world of abstract typography. The collection on display for this exhibition will be exploring the space in-between aesthetics and communication. Visit the hub of Napier’s Community Arts in a beautiful historic building a short stroll from the heart of...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Thursday 9 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Sam Savage 'Love Letters


Free
Inga Fillary: What's the Matter

Inga Fillary: What's the Matter

We live in a time of anxiety; trouble lurks at every turn. Under the ongoing shadow of biological insecurity, we are constantly brought face-to-face with the real or speculative extinction of humankind. Inga Fillary’s installation, What’s the Matter, plays with psychic discomfort and damaged...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Monday 6 June
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Inga Fillary: What's the Matter


Free
'Journey Of Discovery' Colleen Schofield

'Journey Of Discovery' Colleen Schofield

Self-taught and having attended workshops but no formal art training, Colleen Schofield joined a country art group twenty-odd years ago. Being surrounded by very talented artists as a novice she was in mighty fine company. Soon after the group held a collaborative exhibition, Colleen put her art to...

Date: Wednesday 1 June to Thursday 30 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Journey Of Discovery' Colleen Schofield


Free
'A Round: POV' Work by Sacred Heart College

'A Round: POV' Work by Sacred Heart College

Selected Sacred Heart College students from years 10-12 are selected to participate in the school's “Visual Art Enhancement Programme”. These students come together as a group to do various activities over the year. The beginning of 2022 is a group exhibition where the students have been...

Date: Wednesday 1 June to Thursday 30 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'A Round: POV' Work by Sacred Heart College


Art from Paul Hunter Centre

Art from Paul Hunter Centre

Celebrate with us the Art from Paul Hunter Centre - a participation and inclusion service for adults with disabilities. Bright and colourful art to light up your soul. The clients of Paul Hunter Centre attend art classes with an art tutor once per week. Over many years different subject and forms...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Tuesday 14 June
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Settlers Museum, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

Read more » - Art from Paul Hunter Centre


Free
'Bunch of Grunts' Ken Sando: POSTPONED

'Bunch of Grunts' Ken Sando: POSTPONED

This will be a solo based exhibition consisting of a variety of works rendered in Charcoal, Indian ink, and Acrylic on board and hung within the Main Gallery space of Creative Arts Napier. The exhibition is intended to be a show of works consisting mainly of new and (some) existing images to be...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Thursday 9 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Bunch of Grunts' Ken Sando: POSTPONED


Free
[RES]ORB

[RES]ORB

Creative Arts Napier is proud to again showcase a fantastic and unique collection. Designed and made by Napier artist Gary Brooks, each concrete orb was then supplied to selected local artists to embellish the interior surface in their own individual styles. Come and absorb the diversity of...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Thursday 30 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - [RES]ORB


Free
Tuākana Tēina, Toimairangi Artists Exhibition Opening

Tuākana Tēina, Toimairangi Artists Exhibition Opening

Tuākana Tēina Toimairangi Artists Michelle Mataira, Wilray Price, Tracy Keith Darryl Thomson, Cydne Price, Wendy Lee Mckee, Nephi Tupaea, Jaylin August An exhibition of Kaiako (teacher) and Ākonga (student) from Toimairangi, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa – Hastings. Opening at Ahuriri...

Date: Friday 3 June to Thursday 30 June
Where:
Ahuriri Contemporary, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tuākana Tēina, Toimairangi Artists Exhibition Opening


Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

'We are each made up of one hundred million million cells, none of which have any idea who we are.’ - Marcus Chown For over 30 years, Wellington-based sculptor/installation artist Elizabeth Thomson has been drawn to areas of scientific knowledge such as botany, micro-biology, oceanography and...

Date: Saturday 4 June to Wednesday 7 September
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson


Free
'Perspectives' Cap Jacobs

'Perspectives' Cap Jacobs

In the main gallery from 10-23 June. Join us for the opening on Friday 10 June 5pm-7pm. By request of the artist no refreshments will be served at this opening. Abstract art has always had the greatest appeal for Cap Jacobs. His artistic goal is to create visually arresting abstract paintings in...

Date: Friday 10 June to Thursday 23 June
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Perspectives' Cap Jacobs


Free
Te Pō Uriuri - The deep darkness: Poutu Puketapu

Te Pō Uriuri - The deep darkness: Poutu Puketapu

Te Pō Uriuri is an immersive experience retelling the pūrakau/legend of Uru, the eldest child of Ranginui and Papatūānuku. This installation embodies the safe haven, Te Kahutuanui-a-Rangi, the cloak of Uri’s father, where he fled, seeking refuge as he withdrew from his whānau. Uru sits here...

Date: Saturday 11 June to Sunday 28 August
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Te Pō Uriuri - The deep darkness: Poutu Puketapu


July 2022

Free
'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

MTG Hawke’s Bay, Tai Ahuriri’s latest exhibition is by Russ Flatt. Te ahua, te wa, te atea (2022) is a video installation that gives us a hawk-eye view of significant sites in Te Matau a Māui. Otatara Pā, Te Awarua o Porirua, Pākowhai, Roto a Tara and Ōmārunui are wāhi tapu and...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 28 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt


Free
Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Georgina Burne Hetley, an early botanical artist used her talent to capture both the beauty and scientific details of New Zealand’s flora. Ever adventurous, Georgina was able to travel throughout New Zealand revelling, not only in the wonderfully diverse botanical treasures discovered, but in...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 16 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley


Free
A Bloody Business

A Bloody Business

A Bloody Business: the history of five Hawke’s Bay freezing works explores the effect the frozen meat processing industry had on the socio-economics of the Hawke’s Bay region using as illustration five significant meat works: Tomoana (1884), Hawke’s Bay & North British (1887), Thomas...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 24 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - A Bloody Business


Nature Culture

Nature Culture

The relationship between humankind and nature has long provided an aesthetic and philosophical context for art making. Nowadays, this relationship is often addressed in view of the urgency of climate change and the environmental crisis where humankind is seen as in conflict with the natural...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 20 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Nature Culture


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Thursday 26 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Friday 1 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


Free
Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Hard-edged paintings with startling precision and dramatic shapes, is how Hawke’s Bay artist Leanne Morrison’s artworks have been described. Commissioned by MTG Hawke’s Bay, Leanne has created a large-scale painting directly on MTG’s foyer wall. Since graduating with a Masters in...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Saturday 12 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison


Free
Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Friday 30 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition


Free
Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

With their pioneering use of virtual reality, artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward have created a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols, traversed via a network of travellators and gateways. Johnson and Ward’s collaboration is unique....

Date: Sunday 29 May to Monday 24 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward


Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

'We are each made up of one hundred million million cells, none of which have any idea who we are.’ - Marcus Chown For over 30 years, Wellington-based sculptor/installation artist Elizabeth Thomson has been drawn to areas of scientific knowledge such as botany, micro-biology, oceanography and...

Date: Saturday 4 June to Wednesday 7 September
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson


Free
Te Pō Uriuri - The deep darkness: Poutu Puketapu

Te Pō Uriuri - The deep darkness: Poutu Puketapu

Te Pō Uriuri is an immersive experience retelling the pūrakau/legend of Uru, the eldest child of Ranginui and Papatūānuku. This installation embodies the safe haven, Te Kahutuanui-a-Rangi, the cloak of Uri’s father, where he fled, seeking refuge as he withdrew from his whānau. Uru sits here...

Date: Saturday 11 June to Sunday 28 August
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Te Pō Uriuri - The deep darkness: Poutu Puketapu


August 2022

Free
'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

MTG Hawke’s Bay, Tai Ahuriri’s latest exhibition is by Russ Flatt. Te ahua, te wa, te atea (2022) is a video installation that gives us a hawk-eye view of significant sites in Te Matau a Māui. Otatara Pā, Te Awarua o Porirua, Pākowhai, Roto a Tara and Ōmārunui are wāhi tapu and...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 28 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt


Free
Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Georgina Burne Hetley, an early botanical artist used her talent to capture both the beauty and scientific details of New Zealand’s flora. Ever adventurous, Georgina was able to travel throughout New Zealand revelling, not only in the wonderfully diverse botanical treasures discovered, but in...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 16 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley


Nature Culture

Nature Culture

The relationship between humankind and nature has long provided an aesthetic and philosophical context for art making. Nowadays, this relationship is often addressed in view of the urgency of climate change and the environmental crisis where humankind is seen as in conflict with the natural...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 20 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Nature Culture


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Thursday 26 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Hard-edged paintings with startling precision and dramatic shapes, is how Hawke’s Bay artist Leanne Morrison’s artworks have been described. Commissioned by MTG Hawke’s Bay, Leanne has created a large-scale painting directly on MTG’s foyer wall. Since graduating with a Masters in...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Saturday 12 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison


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Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Friday 30 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

With their pioneering use of virtual reality, artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward have created a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols, traversed via a network of travellators and gateways. Johnson and Ward’s collaboration is unique....

Date: Sunday 29 May to Monday 24 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

'We are each made up of one hundred million million cells, none of which have any idea who we are.’ - Marcus Chown For over 30 years, Wellington-based sculptor/installation artist Elizabeth Thomson has been drawn to areas of scientific knowledge such as botany, micro-biology, oceanography and...

Date: Saturday 4 June to Wednesday 7 September
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Te Pō Uriuri - The deep darkness: Poutu Puketapu

Te Pō Uriuri - The deep darkness: Poutu Puketapu

Te Pō Uriuri is an immersive experience retelling the pūrakau/legend of Uru, the eldest child of Ranginui and Papatūānuku. This installation embodies the safe haven, Te Kahutuanui-a-Rangi, the cloak of Uri’s father, where he fled, seeking refuge as he withdrew from his whānau. Uru sits here...

Date: Saturday 11 June to Sunday 28 August
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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September 2022

Free
Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Georgina Burne Hetley, an early botanical artist used her talent to capture both the beauty and scientific details of New Zealand’s flora. Ever adventurous, Georgina was able to travel throughout New Zealand revelling, not only in the wonderfully diverse botanical treasures discovered, but in...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 16 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Nature Culture

Nature Culture

The relationship between humankind and nature has long provided an aesthetic and philosophical context for art making. Nowadays, this relationship is often addressed in view of the urgency of climate change and the environmental crisis where humankind is seen as in conflict with the natural...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 20 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Nature Culture


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Thursday 26 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Hard-edged paintings with startling precision and dramatic shapes, is how Hawke’s Bay artist Leanne Morrison’s artworks have been described. Commissioned by MTG Hawke’s Bay, Leanne has created a large-scale painting directly on MTG’s foyer wall. Since graduating with a Masters in...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Saturday 12 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison


Free
Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Friday 30 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition


Free
Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

With their pioneering use of virtual reality, artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward have created a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols, traversed via a network of travellators and gateways. Johnson and Ward’s collaboration is unique....

Date: Sunday 29 May to Monday 24 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward


Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

'We are each made up of one hundred million million cells, none of which have any idea who we are.’ - Marcus Chown For over 30 years, Wellington-based sculptor/installation artist Elizabeth Thomson has been drawn to areas of scientific knowledge such as botany, micro-biology, oceanography and...

Date: Saturday 4 June to Wednesday 7 September
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson


Free
Fotofest 2022 Hastings Hawke's Bay

Fotofest 2022 Hastings Hawke's Bay

FOTOFEST 2022 is launching into Hastings, Hawke's Bay on Friday 30th September. Hastings City will host this event for all ages, from exhibitions, workshops and competitions throughout the city with something for everyone to enjoy and get involved in (with or without a camera). A special...

Date: Friday 30 September to Friday 7 October
Where:
Hastings CBD, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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October 2022

Free
Fotofest 2022 Hastings Hawke's Bay

Fotofest 2022 Hastings Hawke's Bay

FOTOFEST 2022 is launching into Hastings, Hawke's Bay on Friday 30th September. Hastings City will host this event for all ages, from exhibitions, workshops and competitions throughout the city with something for everyone to enjoy and get involved in (with or without a camera). A special...

Date: Friday 30 September to Friday 7 October
Where:
Hastings CBD, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Fotofest 2022 Hastings Hawke's Bay


Free
Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

Georgina Burne Hetley, an early botanical artist used her talent to capture both the beauty and scientific details of New Zealand’s flora. Ever adventurous, Georgina was able to travel throughout New Zealand revelling, not only in the wonderfully diverse botanical treasures discovered, but in...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 16 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley


Nature Culture

Nature Culture

The relationship between humankind and nature has long provided an aesthetic and philosophical context for art making. Nowadays, this relationship is often addressed in view of the urgency of climate change and the environmental crisis where humankind is seen as in conflict with the natural...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 20 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Nature Culture


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Thursday 26 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Hard-edged paintings with startling precision and dramatic shapes, is how Hawke’s Bay artist Leanne Morrison’s artworks have been described. Commissioned by MTG Hawke’s Bay, Leanne has created a large-scale painting directly on MTG’s foyer wall. Since graduating with a Masters in...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Saturday 12 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison


Free
Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

With their pioneering use of virtual reality, artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward have created a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols, traversed via a network of travellators and gateways. Johnson and Ward’s collaboration is unique....

Date: Sunday 29 May to Monday 24 October
Where:
Hastings City Art Gallery, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward


November 2022

Nature Culture

Nature Culture

The relationship between humankind and nature has long provided an aesthetic and philosophical context for art making. Nowadays, this relationship is often addressed in view of the urgency of climate change and the environmental crisis where humankind is seen as in conflict with the natural...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Sunday 20 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Nature Culture


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Thursday 26 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

Hard-edged paintings with startling precision and dramatic shapes, is how Hawke’s Bay artist Leanne Morrison’s artworks have been described. Commissioned by MTG Hawke’s Bay, Leanne has created a large-scale painting directly on MTG’s foyer wall. Since graduating with a Masters in...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Saturday 12 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison


December 2022

Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Thursday 26 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


January 2023

Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Sunday 29 May to Thursday 26 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


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