Exhibitions

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

Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa

Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa. Monday 25th June 2018
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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He Manu Tīoriori

He Manu Tīoriori. Monday 25th June 2018
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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1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake. Monday 25th June 2018
“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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Nyree Dawn Porter - From Local Stage to Global Stardom

Nyree Dawn Porter - From Local Stage to Global Stardom. Monday 25th June 2018
As a teenager in the 1950s, Nyree Dawn Porter inspired her ballet students by painting graceful dancers directly onto the living room walls of her family’s Napier home, where she held lessons. Now you can follow Nyree’s journey to international success in theatre, film and television when you...

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Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition. Monday 25th June 2018
This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

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Steadfast Steamers: Models of Hawke's Bay Shipping

Steadfast Steamers: Models of Hawke's Bay Shipping. Monday 25th June 2018
Taking pride of place in this new exhibition titled Steadfast Steamers: Models of Hawke’s Bay Shipping are four beautiful scale models of Hawke’s Bay steamers: the Hawke’s Bay and Marere steamers were commissioned specifically for the frozen meat market; the Nora Niven as a fishing trawler...

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The House of Webb

The House of Webb. Monday 25th June 2018
The House of Webb: a Victorian family's journey to Ormondville. Follow the unusual journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. As a group of 14, they voyaged on board a vermin-infested ship to Napier, then onwards to...

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East Side Story 2 Hawke's Bay Inkers & Gisborne Printmakers

East Side Story 2 Hawke's Bay Inkers & Gisborne Printmakers. Monday 25th June 2018
If you love print, you will love this! Join us as we celebrate the diversity of printmaking with ‘East Side Story 2’… and this is a story; the tale of two local east coast community printmaking groups as they come together and show the best of their most recent work. From woodcuts to solar...

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Frustration Mode

Frustration Mode. Monday 25th June 2018
During the month of June, Celia Dela Cruz’s colourful paintings will be on display in the CAN foyer. Celia Dela Cruz is 28 years old from the Philippines. She has been living in Hawke’s Bay for about 6 years and is currently a business student at EIT. Celia started painting in 2016, after an...

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Feast Or Famine

Feast Or Famine. Monday 25th June 2018
A collection of new works from artist Brandon Greaves, which explores dream theory and dimensional drifts. Through puzzled notes, which are partnered with original writings from his upcoming book, Brandon celebrates the 20th anniversary of his bespoke code; a selection of insights and explanation...

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18 Canvases

18 Canvases. Monday 25th June 2018
Janine Gard’s background in floristry is evident in her work; blooms, foliage, form, structure, colour, shape, and movement feature as prominent forms of inspiration. A self-taught mixed media abstract artist, Janice is enjoying her exploration of this medium. The free-flowing nature of the...

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Play: Art That Makes You Move

Play: Art That Makes You Move. Monday 25th June 2018
Bring the kids into this fun interactive exhibition. Move through the enormous inflated capsules of Seung Yul Oh's 'Periphery'. Imagine and build your own cityscape using hundreds of wooden blocks designed by Sara Hughes for 'Heretaunga'.

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Hands-on Interactive Exhibition

Hands-on Interactive Exhibition. Monday 25th June 2018
Churning butter by hand, using hand-powered sewing machines, writing with nib pens or clanging away behind an old-school typewriter - everything old will be new again at an upcoming exhibition at the CHB Settlers Museum. The museum in Waipawa is revisiting its very successful “Hands on: Early...

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Taradale Sunday Market

Taradale Sunday Market. Sunday 1st July 2018
Come along to the Sunday Market held every Sunday inside the Taradale RSA. Come and meet the people that create and make some of the wonderful things on display. Browse at your leisure without worrying about the weather or parking meters. You can even have a cooked breakfast between 9 am and 11...

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Cityscapes - Jostling to Be Seen

Cityscapes - Jostling to Be Seen. Sunday 1st July 2018
Come and view Shelly Riddell’s paintings in the CAN foyer for the month of July. This exhibition explores a range of NZ city’s iconic buildings jostling to be seen in a sea of diverse architecture, as a record before the 'next' big earthquake. About the artist: Shelley has always been...

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Model Expo

Model Expo. Saturday 7th July 2018
An exhibition of model kit sets and hobbies from around Hawkes Bay will be on display in the school hall on Chambers Street. There will be a feature of radio controlled trucks in the hall, and surrounding the walls will be model railways, model cars, boats and planes, doll houses, model castles,...

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Hawke's Bay Art Guide Uncovered

Hawke's Bay Art Guide Uncovered. Friday 13th July 2018
Creative Arts Napier is holding a special three week exhibition from July 13 to 2 August 2018 to celebrate this year’s successful Hawke’s Bay Art Guide; a comprehensive introduction to the creative community of Hawke’s Bay. Contributors to the current Art Guide have been invited to work for...

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Samantha Whitewood; An Exhibition of Recent Work

Samantha Whitewood; An Exhibition of Recent Work. Friday 3rd August 2018
Samantha Whitewood is an artist inspired by life. Her paintings reflect the thoughts and emotions that she has in her mind while constantly motivated by improving her technique and learning new skills. Her art practice uses any, and all materials that come to hand but this particular exhibition...

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Keirunga Quilters Exhibition

Keirunga Quilters Exhibition. Saturday 4th August 2018
Come and enjoy a range of lovely quilts created by the talented Keirunga Quilters, based in Havelock North. These will include award-winning quilts by Joanne Farmery, Barbara Harder and Ros Lusk. You will be amazed by the craft, the designs, the creativity! This year we have chosen to support...

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Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition Preview Evening

Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition Preview Evening. Tuesday 6th November 2018
Enjoy strolling the exhibition between 4pm & 8pm, being delighted by outdoor entertainment. Stop for snacks at food and beverage stations around the garden and be amongst the first to view and purchase artworks. Tickets must be purchased in advance here at Eventfinda.

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Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition 2018

Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition 2018. Wednesday 7th November 2018
Join us for the sixth biennial Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition – a highlight of spring in Hawke’s Bay. Explore the expanse of wildflowers and Round Pond Garden’s Mediterranean landscape design at 125 Rosser Road, Hastings, and enjoy: - A unique exhibition of sculpture by around 80 artists...

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