Exhibitions

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

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake. Sunday 19th November 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 19th November 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. Sunday 19th November 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. Sunday 19th November 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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Play Hawke’s Bay: Sounds of Our Place

Play Hawke’s Bay: Sounds of Our Place. Sunday 19th November 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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Deco Kimono: From The Jack C Richards Collection

Deco Kimono: From The Jack C Richards Collection. Sunday 19th November 2017
Presenting six kimono from the time of Art Deco in Japan, when innovations in silk fabric production led to the first mass-produced, inexpensive silk kimono. The modern kimono fashions became accessible to a wide sector of society, with designs that featured bold colours, striking geometric...

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Passion and Beginnings

Passion and Beginnings. Sunday 19th November 2017
‘Passion and Beginnings’ is a joint exhibition of painting by Helen Staehli and Graeme Sawyer. Passion: Helen Staehli was born in Basel, Switzerland, near the river Rhein where France, Germany and Switzerland meet. It is called Three Country Corner. She grew up in a family with two sisters....

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A Touch of Summer

A Touch of Summer. Sunday 19th November 2017
A Touch of Summer is a collection of hand made jewellery by Abi Perks, which is easy to wear as separates or as matching pieces together. They are made with freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, glass and sterling silver beads and findings. Originally from England, Abi came to New Zealand in...

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Home and Abroad

Home and Abroad. Sunday 19th November 2017
Home and Abroad features several works from Janice Hambly’s travels, as well as her favourite subject of local birds and scenery. Janice has been interested in drawing and painting all her life. It was a useful skill to have when she was a primary school teacher, with her specialty being...

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Encroachment

Encroachment. Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Des Helmore's paintings work in a peripheral zone where the detail are often the subject. These landscapes subtly suggest redistributions of 'traditional' order, as if encapsulated in a vacuum. They are unique in their colour and intensity.

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Is It a Book?

Is It a Book?. Friday 24th November 2017
An exhibition showcasing unique interpretations of the traditional book. The Keirunga Book Arts Group presents their unique interpretations of the book, by challenging the content and structure of the traditional book. The Group provides a combination of monthly studio sessions and occasional...

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Rural Meandering

Rural Meandering. Friday 1st December 2017
Some of the paintings in this exhibition by Graham Stitchbury were completed fourteen years apart; “Last year my wife and I returned to Napier after living overseas for fourteen years; twelve years in Vietnam and two years in Uzbekistan. Before going overseas I enjoyed completing oil paintings...

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He Manu Tīoriori

He Manu Tīoriori. Saturday 2nd December 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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Gallery Snapshot

Gallery Snapshot. Thursday 7th December 2017
Join the Gallery Director on the first Thursday of every month for a 15-minute look at a few of the artworks in the current exhibition during your lunchtime. To join us, meet at the gallery information desk. No booking required.

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Teacher's Preview: Summer Exhibitions

Teacher's Preview: Summer Exhibitions. Thursday 7th December 2017
An open invitation for Hawke’s Bay teachers to preview our new summer exhibitions: Paratene Matchitt’s ‘HUI’ and Ben Pearce’s ‘Life Will Go On After Money’ and find out about the gallery’s free art education programmes. No booking required. Refreshments provided.

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Yuki Kihara: Te Taenga Mai o Salome

Yuki Kihara: Te Taenga Mai o Salome. Friday 8th December 2017
Poetic and visually alluring photographs and video works from leading interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara place the symbolic figure of Salome in the landscape of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga - Hawke’s Bay. Kihara was inspired to set her works in the Hawke’s Bay region after reading an...

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New Summer Exhibitions: Opening Event

New Summer Exhibitions: Opening Event. Friday 8th December 2017
Join Hastings City Art Gallery in celebrating the opening of two new exhibitions for the summer season: Paratene Matchitt’s ‘HUI’ and Ben Pearce’s ‘Life Will Go On After Money’.

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Artist Talk: Ben Pearce

Artist Talk: Ben Pearce. Saturday 9th December 2017
Join us for this opportunity to hear Napier-based artist Ben Pearce at the gallery. Ben will discuss aspects of his arts practice and share insight into the development of his latest exhibition, ‘Life Will Go On After Money’, 2017. No booking required.

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Special One Day Only 20% Off

Special One Day Only 20% Off. Sunday 10th December 2017
Red Peach Gallery is getting in the spirit of the Ahuriri Street Festival on the 10th December, to offer a Red Dot Special of 20% Paintings plus in gallery specials and every purchase a chance to win! This is for one day only, so be sure to pop along on the 10th December 2017 between 10am -4pm.

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Nil Desperandum

Nil Desperandum. Friday 15th December 2017
Nil Desperandum is an exhibition of drawing and painting by Clayton Guthrie. Clayton is a Napier Artist, having lived here most of his life, with family living locally and spread across the North Island. Clayton not only loves the environment; a sunny, warm weather climate, but also the music...

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Tremains Affordable Art Exhibition 2018

Tremains Affordable Art Exhibition 2018. Friday 9th March 2018
Join us for the Tremains Affordable Art Exhibition 2018, an annual fundraiser for Napier Girls' High School. The exhibition features artwork for $1000 or less by more than 80 professional artists from around New Zealand. The event will be held on 9-11 March 2018 in the Napier Girls' High School...

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