Exhibitions

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

Almost Serious - Fane Flaws

Almost Serious - Fane Flaws. Wednesday 20th September 2017
In 2008 Fane Flaws was informed by a very serious (and very talented) NZ artist, that his work was “very, very, good... In fact,” he said, holding up his thumb and fore-finger, millimetres apart, “Fane you are this close to being a serious artist!” Amused by these occasional snide asides,...

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1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake. Wednesday 20th September 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 20th September 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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Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa

Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa. Wednesday 20th September 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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Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden

Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden. Wednesday 20th September 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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He Manu Tīoriori

He Manu Tīoriori. Wednesday 20th September 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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Freedom and Structure: Cubism and New Zealand Art 1930-1960

Freedom and Structure: Cubism and New Zealand Art 1930-1960. Wednesday 20th September 2017
'Freedom and Structure' looks at the significant effect of Cubism on New Zealand painting, and reveals its impact on the work of initial adopters John Weeks, Louise Henderson and Colin McCahon, and others including Melvin Day, Charles Tole and Wilfred Stanley Wallis. This exhibition explores...

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Play Hawke’s Bay: Sounds of Our Place

Play Hawke’s Bay: Sounds of Our Place. Wednesday 20th September 2017
Touch, tap, strike and slap on these photographs to trigger the sounds of each place. From birdsong and cascading water to the roar of a train and the chatter of people, the sounds that you discover bring the images of Hawke’s Bay to life. Recordings and contact technology by Campbell Burns,...

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Can Do

Can Do. Wednesday 20th September 2017
Can do is an exhibition of recent work by Visual Arts and Design staff at ideaschool, EIT, Taradale Hawkes Bay. The ideaschool staff are all professional practitioners in a wide range of disciplines, as well as teachers. Their works for Can Do will feature graphic design and illustration, painting...

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Glow

Glow. Wednesday 20th September 2017
Gary Brooks has been painting and exhibiting in galleries around New Zealand for the last 15+ years. About 18 months ago his creativity took a new direction when he started experimenting with concrete. “Working with concrete is a lot different than painting, in that you are relying just on your...

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Jono Rotman and Brett Graham

Jono Rotman and Brett Graham. Wednesday 20th September 2017
Jono Rotman: Ōmarunui Brett Graham: He taonga te pai / He taonga te kino Presenting two series of works that have been recently acquired into the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust Ruawharo Tā-ū-Rangi collection, held by MTG Hawke’s Bay Tai Ahuriri. Jono Rotman’s suite of photographs and Brett...

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Tomb Raiders

Tomb Raiders. Wednesday 20th September 2017


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150 Years of Waipukurau

150 Years of Waipukurau. Wednesday 20th September 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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Preconscious

Preconscious. Friday 22nd September 2017
The day John Boyd-Dunlop picked up a watercolour pencil about a year ago at the age of 68, his new career was cemented and his life of stress was converted. His humorously clever observations of the more interesting times in his life are quirky, executed in a naïve style that put his work in the...

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Nyree Dawn Porter: From Local Stage to Global Stardom

Nyree Dawn Porter: From Local Stage to Global Stardom. Saturday 23rd September 2017
As a teenager in Napier, Nyree Dawn Porter inspired her ballet students by painting graceful ballerinas directly onto the walls of her living room where lessons were held. Later, her passion for dance and acting led her to London, where she became a television film star watched by millions around...

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White Light

White Light. Saturday 23rd September 2017
We invite you to take part in an interactive art installation that celebrates the journeys of our ancestors and ourselves, as we take our place beside the sea. Take a moment to contemplate your whakapapa, and your connection to the land and the sea. Make a paper waka to add to the floor flotilla...

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Tape Art Labyrinth

Tape Art Labyrinth. Tuesday 26th September 2017
Award-winning tape art pioneers, Erica Duthie and Struan Ashby, will install a temporary labyrinth in the Havelock North Village Green. The labyrinth will be created from almost 300 metres of coloured tape, resulting in a playful and interactive art installation that can be enjoyed by children and...

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Lunchtime Tour

Lunchtime Tour. Thursday 5th October 2017
Join Gallery staff for a quick lunchtime introduction to our current exhibitions. No booking required.

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Portals

Portals. Friday 6th October 2017
New Zealand Photography and Mandala Art. Portals is an art exhibition exploring tunnels, pathways & gateways into other worlds, through the lens of the photographer and the eye of the artist. Mostly New Zealand photography and mandala art, the works in this show will draw your attention in and...

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Pete Marsh

Pete Marsh. Friday 6th October 2017
The work for this exhibition became a kind of autobiography for Pete Marsh. His former work in hospitality became represented by corkscrews, brioche tin, martini and shot glasses, spirit pourer and his tribute to the fried egg. Then later his fascination with the natural world emerged; bees, a...

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Immerse

Immerse. Friday 20th October 2017
A selected exhibition of work by nationwide artists, inspired by 5 quotes. Immerse is an exhibition hosted by the Baha’is of Hawkes Bay and is one of the many national and global celebrations of the Bicentenary of the Prophet/Founders of the Baha’i Faith. Like to enter? All the information you...

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2018 NGHS Affordable Art Exhibition Napier

Friday 9th March 2018
Join us for the NGHS Affordable Art Exhibition Napier, an annual fundraiser for Napier Girls' High School. The exhibition features artwork for $1000 or less by 60+ professional artists from around New Zealand. The event will be held again on 9-11 March 2018 at the Napier Girls' High School...

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