Exhibitions

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

MCL Construction 2017 Art Hawkes Bay Exhibition

MCL Construction 2017 Art Hawkes Bay Exhibition. Sunday 26th March 2017
11th Annual exhibition of Hawkes Bay "Simply Hawkes Bay" for artists who belong to art clubs/groups. We have a great selector Jules Clarke, who will tutor a workshop on Saturday cost $100 (see website for details) a charity auction with proceeds going to Cranford Hospice, the auctioneer is...

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Hawke's Bay At War 1914-1918

Hawke's Bay At War 1914-1918. Sunday 26th March 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. Sunday 26th March 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. Sunday 26th March 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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Speed-lines and Ziggurats: Deco House Style

Speed-lines and Ziggurats: Deco House Style. Sunday 26th March 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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Indra's Bow

Indra's Bow. Sunday 26th March 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. Sunday 26th March 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. Sunday 26th March 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. Sunday 26th March 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. Sunday 26th March 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. Sunday 26th March 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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Plight of The Innocent

Plight of The Innocent. Sunday 26th March 2017
Since emigrating to New Zealand in 1995 Anthony Davies has produced many extensive print series and has shown work on a regular basis throughout New Zealand. He is particularly interested in documenting social conditions, calamities and conflicts which people negotiate in order to live their...

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150 Years of Waipukurau

150 Years of Waipukurau. Sunday 26th March 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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Napier Hill Cemetery Tours - Summer 2017

Napier Hill Cemetery Tours - Summer 2017. Sunday 26th March 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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Line Dancing

Line Dancing. Wednesday 29th March 2017
Emma McIntyre with her solo show Line Dancing. We first introduced Emma's work last year as part of the group show from Cloud Workshop - Stairway to Heaven. Auckland-based Emma explores interstitial spaces in painting. Her visual language is built upon paradoxes of geometry as gesture,...

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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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Dead Hill Presents ASYLUM

Dead Hill Presents ASYLUM. Friday 31st March 2017
Dead Hill the Haunting presents - Asylum. Our new show starting March 31st 2017. Come walk the halls of one of New Zealand's most haunted buildings and live the tails of our Lunatic Asylum. Pass through our deranged surgery and hear the screams through the walls of the erratic patients. This...

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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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Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden

Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden. Thursday 13th April 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 Conference Centre

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