Exhibitions

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

Dead Hill Presents: Asylum

Dead Hill Presents: Asylum. Friday 28th July 2017
Dead Hill the Haunting presents Asylum. "Some may never live, but the crazy never die" - Hunter S Thompson Napier Prison's one-of-a-kind horror experience. Come walk the halls of one of New Zealand's most haunted buildings relive the chilling tales of the old Lunatic Asylum that once stood...

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1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake. Saturday 29th July 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. Saturday 29th July 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. Saturday 29th July 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. Saturday 29th July 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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Tūturu

Tūturu. Saturday 29th July 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. Saturday 29th July 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. Saturday 29th July 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. Saturday 29th July 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. Saturday 29th July 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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Deco Moments

Deco Moments. Saturday 29th July 2017
A photographic exploration of Art Deco Napier. Inspired by the local urban landscape, and to celebrate the Art Deco architecture, the CAN micro-exhibition for the month of July will feature Diana Hough’s beautiful photographic work. Diana is a talented and experienced Napier photographer, who...

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Play Hawke’s Bay: Sounds of Our Place

Play Hawke’s Bay: Sounds of Our Place. Saturday 29th July 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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See What I Can See: Discovering New Zealand Photography

See What I Can See: Discovering New Zealand Photography. Saturday 29th July 2017
Co-curated by award-winning author and poet, Gregory O'Brien and Sarjeant Gallery Curator Greg Donson, 'See What I Can See: Discovering New Zealand Photography' is a celebration of that remarkable, well-travelled, ever-changing invention - the camera - the New Zealand that it captured, and the...

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#keeponkimiora

#keeponkimiora. Saturday 29th July 2017
In March this year, Edith Amituanai was in Hawke’s Bay for five weeks as Hastings City Art Gallery’s first artist-in-residence, working with students at Kimi Ora Community School. The result is #keeponkimiora, presenting a series of powerful images of the students in their everyday life and...

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150 Years of Waipukurau

150 Years of Waipukurau. Saturday 29th July 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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Keirunga Quilters Exhibition

Keirunga Quilters Exhibition. Saturday 5th August 2017
The creative talents of Keirunga Quilters will again be on display at the Havelock North Function Centre from August 5 to August 13. Quilt and patchwork designs in this annual exhibition will range from art and traditional to more contemporary designs. As a fun activity, members have been...

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Edith Amituanai & Kimi Ora Community School Artists' Talk

Edith Amituanai & Kimi Ora Community School Artists' Talk. Wednesday 9th August 2017
Artist Edith Amituanai will be at Hastings City Art Gallery, together with students from Kimi Ora Community School to talk about the development of their exhibition, #keeponkimiora. No booking required. Enjoy a glass of wine from Clearview Estate Winery.

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