Exhibitions

Find out what exhibitions are coming to Napier, Hawke's Bay.

Hawke's Bay At War 1914-1918

Hawke's Bay At War 1914-1918. Monday 20th February 2017
From the Uttermost ends of the earth, this takes us on a journey from the excitement of the men signing up for war to the reality of life in the harsh deserts of Palestine and the Sinai and the nightmare of the Western Front, The Somme and Passchendale. Memorabilia from the soldiers' families...

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1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake. Monday 20th February 2017
“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...

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Tenei Tonu Exhibition

Tenei Tonu Exhibition. Monday 20th February 2017
Tēnei Tonu can be interpreted as “always here” and this new exhibition shares stories of those who have always been here - Tangata Whenua. These are the kaitiaki custodians not only of this land but also of the connections to whakapapa genealogy and to culture. Taonga on display will include a...

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Speed-lines and Ziggurats: Deco House Style

Speed-lines and Ziggurats: Deco House Style. Monday 20th February 2017
This series of black and white photographs by Richard Wotton celebrates the Art Deco houses of Hawke’s Bay. Many of the stark walls are decorated by lines that form steps (ziggurats) or stripes (speed-lines) and more, expressing the excitement of the time for trains, skyscrapers and all things...

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What We Make of It: Hawke’s Bay Sculpture

What We Make of It: Hawke’s Bay Sculpture. Monday 20th February 2017
There are limitless variations in the way artists translate their perspectives into art, resulting in work as unique as the maker. The diversity of subjects and styles in the sculptures on display illustrates this very individual nature of art-making, with each of the artists creating something...

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Indra's Bow

Indra's Bow. Monday 20th February 2017
This collaborative artwork was made by Tiffany Singh and local artist Jo Blogg, who employs similarly meticulous and ritualistic processes in her artworks. The two artists joined forces to transform the gallery space into a powerful sensory art environment. Indra’s Bow was inspired by the...

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A Glimpse of India

A Glimpse of India. Monday 20th February 2017
A Glimpse of India features a rich and diverse group of Indian objects and artworks from the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi collection. Initially purchased as tourist souvenirs, or collected for their cultural and religious significance, these were brought back to provincial New...

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Out of The Box

Out of The Box. Monday 20th February 2017
A public art collection is a rich source of shared cultural heritage with close ties to the place and people around it. This exhibition presents a broad selection of artworks from the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust Ruawharo Tā-ū-Rangi collection, which has developed through a combination of generous...

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Tūturu

Tūturu. Monday 20th February 2017
Tūturu showcases both established and emerging artists with connections to the Hawke’s Bay iwi tribe of Ngāti Kahungunu. This exhibition is a celebration of Kahungunutanga, the rich cultural heritage of Ngāti Kahungunu, and was developed in collaboration with local arts collective Iwi Toi...

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East Coast

East Coast. Wednesday 22nd February 2017
SPA_CE is pleased to present it's first show in the new gallery space - East Coast from Freeman White. A recent series of seascapes depicting Waimarama, Ocean Beach, Mahia Peninsula and Napier Beach. For enquiries please email me at hello@thisisspace.co.nz or call 021 500 340.

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Grand Tour - Gotze and Giebler

Grand Tour - Gotze and Giebler. Friday 24th February 2017
International touring exhibition of contemporary painting. The painters Moritz Gotze and Rudiger Giebler are cultural ambassadors of longstanding for the state of Saxony-Anhalt in Germany. Their images are filled with colour and fantasy; manifesting their enjoyment of spinning a good yarn, whilst...

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Napier Hill Cemetery Tours - Summer 2017

Napier Hill Cemetery Tours - Summer 2017. Sunday 26th February 2017
Our tours of the Napier Hill Cemetery are back this summer by popular demand. Led by Curator of Social History Gail Pope, the tour winds its way through the historic cemetery on Napier Hill, where you will discover tales of tragedy - from falling under a train after a high-spirited picnic to dying...

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Napier Prison Ghost Hunt With Haunted Auckland

Napier Prison Ghost Hunt With Haunted Auckland. Saturday 11th March 2017
Come and spend an entertaining night with New Zealand's most active and recognised paranormal research and investigation team at one of New Zealand's most reportedly haunted locations. Kicking off at 7.30pm sharp with a few talks from Haunted Auckland team members. Discussed will be what we do,...

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Landmarks Local History Talk - Jim Judd

Tuesday 14th March 2017
This month Jim Judd will be at Hastings War Memorial Library to give a talk about Morrison Industries - a local industry that we were so proud of and known well nationally. He will talk to its history, identities and sad closure. Entry by gold coin donation.

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Affordable Art Exhibition

Affordable Art Exhibition. Friday 17th March 2017
The Affordable Art Exhibition is an annual fundraiser for Napier Girls' High School. It will be launched with an Opening Night on Friday ($30 per person) followed by a two-day exhibition (gold coin donation) featuring over 60 professional artists from Hawke's Bay and beyond. Every artwork will...

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Seaweek - Napier In the City Seawalls Festival

Seaweek - Napier In the City Seawalls Festival. Monday 20th March 2017
Napier will be hosting Pangaea Seed again this year for more city art and mural artists’ creative fun. Napier Inner City Business Association contact Zoe Barnes Email: info@napierinthecity.co.nz

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Art Exhibition and Sale - Sweet As Banana Pudding

Friday 31st March 2017
Exhibition and sale of local professional and emerging women's art from various differing mediums - paint, sculpture, jewellery and much much more. All art is for sale, with prices to meet everyone's budget. Grand opening March 31st starting at 5:30pm. Tickets are for sale from the Heretaunga...

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Evolution of The Motorcycle Show 2017

Evolution of The Motorcycle Show 2017. Saturday 8th April 2017
Evolution of the Motorcycle Show, featuring iconic motorcycles from the past to present Motorcycles from Speedway, Road Racing, Classic and special interest Machines, from the Hawke's Bay Classic Motorcycle Club Members, over 220 bikes. With special attractions. The BSL 500cc GP bikes (1st time...

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Napier City Council

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Napier Conference Centre

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Parklands Residential Estate

Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
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Napier Aquatic Centre

Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
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Par2 MiniGolf

Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
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Napier Libraries

strive to Inspire, Educate and Entertain by providing access to information through various resources within our Libraries. We aim to provide more than you expect.
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Kennedy Park Resort Napier

We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
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The Faraday Centre

The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
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National Aquarium of New Zealand

Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
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MTG Hawke's Bay

Comprising a Museum, Theatre and Gallery - MTG is home to a significant collection of objects that form the foundation of distinctive exhibitions, a world-class research facility and the MTG Theatre.
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Napier Municipal Theatre

Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
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William Colenso

Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
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