Exhibitions

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

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake. Wednesday 31st May 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. Wednesday 31st May 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...

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Indra's Bow

Indra's Bow. Wednesday 31st May 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. Wednesday 31st May 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. Wednesday 31st May 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. Wednesday 31st May 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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Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa

Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa. Wednesday 31st May 2017
For most New Zealanders, gathering together over the comfort of a cuppa has always been a vital part of daily living: whether sitting companionably in the whare kai, around the kitchen table, or in the formal setting of the drawing room. Many homes had a china cabinet in which to showcase...

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Bringing China Home

Bringing China Home. Wednesday 31st May 2017
This exhibition explores Hawke’s Bay’s engagement with China through travel, trade, collecting, and conflict. It features photographs, diaries, letters, art and objects from China (and about China) from the HBMT collection and tells a vivid story of the province’s engagement with that country...

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Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden

Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden. Wednesday 31st May 2017
The story of two visionary sisters, whose dedication, generosity and lifelong love of art has left a lasting impression on the Hawke’s Bay region. Their purchase of Kereru Station in 1946 enabled them to establish and support a range of local causes and organisations, and the charitable trusts...

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Imagine the Journey

Imagine the Journey. Wednesday 31st May 2017
A photographic exhibition depicting the plight of people displaced by conflict. Come along to hear Sonja de Lange's talk; 'Refugee Resettlement in New Zealand'. Evening presentation May 30th 5:00pm – 7pm; a presentation about refugee resettlement in New Zealand by Sonja de Lange, manager of...

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150 Years of Waipukurau

150 Years of Waipukurau. Wednesday 31st May 2017
Celebrating 150 Years of Waipukurau 1867 - 2017. Waipukurau History is pretty unique in New Zealand. It was established as a "model village" a utopian community concept of Henry Robert Russell, who purchased part of the Waipukurau Block in 1853. He became very influential and was being referred...

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More Quilters

More Quilters. Friday 2nd June 2017
View the extensive range of quilts on display during this exhibition from the More Quilters group. They range in a variety of styles from traditional through to contemporary, all created by the group’s members, which totals approximately 75 talented women. More Quilters was founded in the late...

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He Manu Tīoriori

He Manu Tīoriori. Saturday 3rd June 2017
Traversing 100 years of Ngāti Kahungunu’s love affair with music, 'He Manu Tīoriori' features church and brass band influence through to parlour music, ragtime, jazz, rock and roll as well as country and western. The exhibition explores how Ngāti Kahungunu has been at the forefront of it...

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East Side Story

East Side Story. Friday 9th June 2017
An extravaganza of original prints by the Hawkes Bay Inkers and Gisborne Printmakers, who have joined forces to showcase their talents and endeavours in a variety of media. The two community groups are made up of passionate artists who meet regularly to share their love of printmaking. All...

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Mountain to Sea

Mountain to Sea. Friday 9th June 2017
Sophie Lankovsky is a local ceramic artist, originally from Germany. She has a lifelong love of clay and pottery, which ever continues. Sophie is passionate about native birds of New Zealand which translates into bird sculptures; “Whio, Takahe, Kakapo, Kotare, what beautiful names for beautiful...

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Hawke's Bay Art Review

Hawke's Bay Art Review. Friday 23rd June 2017
After an absence of several years, Creative Arts Napier is bringing back the biennial Hawke’s Bay Art Review - a selected exhibition at the CAN, showcasing the best of Art in Hawke’s Bay. Submissions are invited from local emerging and established artists in printmaking, painting and drawing,...

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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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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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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 City Council

For Napier City residents and citizens to have easy access to see what council are currently working on, completed, what they do, facilities, and council information.
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Bay Skate

Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering.
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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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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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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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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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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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Napier Conference Centre

We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
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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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