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. Saturday 21st April 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. Saturday 21st April 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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Play Hawke’s Bay: Sounds of Our Place

Play Hawke’s Bay: Sounds of Our Place. Saturday 21st April 2018
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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Yuki Kihara: Te Taenga Mai o Salome

Yuki Kihara: Te Taenga Mai o Salome. Saturday 21st April 2018
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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1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake. Saturday 21st April 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. Saturday 21st April 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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Tenei Tonu Exhibition

Tenei Tonu Exhibition. Saturday 21st April 2018
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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Steadfast Steamers: Models of Hawke's Bay Shipping

Steadfast Steamers: Models of Hawke's Bay Shipping. Saturday 21st April 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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John Tarlton - Recent Work

John Tarlton - Recent Work. Saturday 21st April 2018
John Tarlton is a Californian-born artist, writer and educator who has spent the last forty years living and working in New Zealand and Australia. John’s current home is Foxton Beach and this is his second exhibition at Creative Arts Napier. John has had several one-man shows. His art is...

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Into the Light

Into the Light. Saturday 21st April 2018
'Into the Light’ is an exhibition of paintings that represent a journey of discovery into the light, illuminating the path of self-righteousness, faith and an eternal presence of joy, peace and happiness from within… Trying to conquer space through light, Diane Crompton is forever searching...

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Pieces of Me

Pieces of Me. Saturday 21st April 2018
'Pieces of Me' showcases a small collection of some of Julie-Marie's work made in recent years. Her inspiration comes from many things in the world, both man made and organic, including nature, quotes, religion, architecture, popular culture, children’s stories, fashion and history. Please...

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Extension of The Mind

Extension of The Mind. Saturday 21st April 2018
'Extension of the Mind' is an exhibition of a body of recent works by Napier artist John Boyd-Dunlop. Boyd-Dunlop has a unique style of imagination and experiences of his own, which he translates in to drawings executed in ink, gouache and pen. The negative is always filtered out of the works...

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The Observatory Home

The Observatory Home. Saturday 21st April 2018
Mark’s work takes influence from folk art and DIY culture alongside an interest in the various forms of design and architecture. He often works around the dichotomy between the natural and the man made world and builds off this to form a somewhat romanticised version of everyday life. Image is...

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Play: Art That Makes You Move

Play: Art That Makes You Move. Saturday 21st April 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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Susan Mabin: Anthroposcenarios

Susan Mabin: Anthroposcenarios. Saturday 21st April 2018
In 'Anthroposcenarios', Hawke’s Bay-based multi-media artist Susan Mabin connects topical global environmental issues to a local perspective. Mabin draws together detritus and natural objects from local beaches to create a body of work that includes sculpture, photography and...

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Art & Soul - Napier Arts Club Exhibition

Art & Soul - Napier Arts Club Exhibition. Saturday 21st April 2018
Napier Arts Club is an eclectic group of people, consisting of a wide range of ages and skill levels, with interests in various artistic mediums and applications. The club owns its own premises at 122 Vigor Brown Street, Napier. Within its walls, members have the choice to visit and continue with...

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Animal Inkages

Animal Inkages. Saturday 21st April 2018
Hi there, my name is Bella Matich and I am a young artist (aged 17) in Hawke's Bay, with a passion for art and animals. Over the past three years I have developed my art from simple sketches of the odd animal to something a little different compared to many other artists. In late 2016 I picked...

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Make Mine Water... Again

Make Mine Water... Again. Saturday 21st April 2018
Rex Jones' wonderful watercolour paintings are on show upstairs at the Hastings Community Art Centre for the next 2 weeks. Featuring some of the original paintings from his popular 'Hawke's Bay 2018 in Watercolour' Calendar (which is also available for a fantastic price during this exhibition).

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Birds On a Wire - A Photo-artistic Exhibition

Birds On a Wire - A Photo-artistic Exhibition. Saturday 21st April 2018
From our local kākā and tūī, to black cockatoos and lorikeets across the ditch, all the way round the world to exquisite toucanets from Ecuador, "Birds on a Wire" celebrates the beauty and personalities of birds in a series of painterly portraits, with each bird treated as an individual,...

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History of Art In Central Hawke's Bay

History of Art In Central Hawke's Bay. Saturday 21st April 2018
The Central Hawkes Bay Settlers Museum is opening an Exhibition “The History of Art in Central Hawke's Bay” at 6pm on Friday, 23rd March. The aim of the Exhibition is to demonstrate that the Arts, in particular painting has been active in Central Hawke's Bay since the time of earliest...

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Taradale Sunday Market

Taradale Sunday Market. Sunday 22nd April 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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Fresh Meat - Neil McCorkell

Fresh Meat - Neil McCorkell. Monday 23rd April 2018
An exploration of the human form through acrylic, oil and ink across a range of formats. Heavily influenced by the work of Irish painter Francis Bacon, this collection of works seeks to define the human identity as a simple expression of physical mass and form. Form, colour and texture...

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Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds. Monday 23rd April 2018
We are all constantly in transition between worlds both literally and metaphorically. Artists Nick White and Beverly Trillo have both used bird imagery to provide their own unique perspectives on the subject. Nick White is a graduate from the Otago School of Fine Arts. He won the 1991 National...

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Reductio Ad Absurdum

Reductio Ad Absurdum. Friday 27th April 2018
An exhibition of 3D Work by Blair Collins: “Human life has become a zero sum game. Even if we think we win, we lose. Cornered, we look for a way out but it all amounts to the same thing. Escaping to hidden worlds was long seen as a way but increasingly it seems that space and under the sea hold...

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Gallery Snapshot

Gallery Snapshot. Thursday 3rd May 2018
Join the Gallery Director for a 15 minute look at some of the artworks on exhibition during your lunchtime. To join us, meet at the gallery information desk. No booking required.

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Exhibition Opening for Artist Kay Bazzard

Exhibition Opening for Artist Kay Bazzard. Friday 18th May 2018


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Hastings Public Art Walking Tour

Hastings Public Art Walking Tour. Saturday 23rd June 2018
Join our Hastings City Art Gallery guides for a fascinating tour of the much loved public art of Hastings. Meet at the gallery entrance in Civic Square. No booking required.

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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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