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. Sunday 19th August 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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1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake. Sunday 19th August 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. Sunday 19th August 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. Sunday 19th August 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. Sunday 19th August 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. Sunday 19th August 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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Samantha Whitewood; An Exhibition of Recent Work

Samantha Whitewood; An Exhibition of Recent Work. Sunday 19th 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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After Winter; Paintings by Nicky Somerville

After Winter; Paintings by Nicky Somerville. Sunday 19th August 2018
Born and raised in the Wairarapa, Nicky Somerville was a keen and competitive horse rider with a passion for art. Horse riding is behind Nicky now, but her passion for art remains. In the 1970’s she was lucky enough to have tuition from a Dutch born artist Paul Nickolai. Nicky has been painting...

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City Treasures

City Treasures. Sunday 19th August 2018
This exhibition will bring out from the archives many of the treasured items Napier City possesses – in the form of rarely seen panoramic photographs of Napier pre and post 1931 earthquake, and gifts received from Napier’s sister cities in Japan, China and Canada over the years. The gifts...

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Justin Cheung; Recent Work That Looks to The Future

Justin Cheung; Recent Work That Looks to The Future. Sunday 19th August 2018
For a long period of time, Justin Cheung considered art as a simple hobby. However, after growing up watching films such as The Lord of the Rings and various cartoons, he was enamoured with the way a director’s vision could be realised through conceptual art and design. Justin has been inspired...

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Hands-on Interactive Exhibition

Hands-on Interactive Exhibition. Sunday 19th August 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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Circadian Rhythm

Circadian Rhythm. Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Derek Henderson. The gallery reopens for our new season with the third solo show from Sydney based photographer Derek Henderson. The artist continues his interest in the environment with personal observations taken while travelling the country. The images reveal the subtle and intimate workings of...

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George Nuku: Bottled Ocean 2118

George Nuku: Bottled Ocean 2118. Friday 24th August 2018
Imagine the world in the year 2118, a world covered in endless ocean and populated by new forms of marine life that adapt in response to the proliferation of plastic. This is the strange and beautiful world conjured within artist George Nuku’s ‘Bottled Ocean’ exhibition, created in...

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Napier Secondary Schools Year 12 Exhibition

Napier Secondary Schools Year 12 Exhibition. Friday 31st August 2018
Seven Napier High Schools will be exhibiting artwork by their Year 12 painting, photography, design and sculpture students from August 31 for 2 weeks. The Napier schools: Tamatea High School, William Colenso College, Napier Boys High School, Sacred Heart College and Taradale High School will be...

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Tinned CANs

Tinned CANs. Saturday 1st September 2018
An exhibition of artwork made by the talented members of our community. The entry details specified that each artwork was to be built, decorated, painted or displayed in an unusual way – and be made of recycled tin or aluminum cans! This exhibition will inspire, horrify, please, surprise,...

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Nature's Bounty: Watercolour Paintings by Bev Doohan

Nature's Bounty: Watercolour Paintings by Bev Doohan. Saturday 1st September 2018
After a lifetime of involvement with plant material from 30 years doing church flowers, to 20 years as a Floral Designer with the Floral Art Society of New Zealand’s Taradale Floral Art Group and a keen gardener, Bev Doohan has been up close and personal with plant material for a long time. The...

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Exhibition Tour With Curator Gail Pope

Exhibition Tour With Curator Gail Pope. Tuesday 4th September 2018
Join exhibition curator Gail Pope on a tour of our recently opened exhibition House of Webb: A Victorian Family’s Journey to Ormondville. Gail will give you a wonderful insight into the journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand...

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Gallery Snapshot

Gallery Snapshot. Thursday 6th September 2018
Join the Gallery Director for a 15 minute look at some of the artworks on exhibition during your lunchtime. To be part of the discussion, meet at the gallery information desk. No booking required.

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Michael Hawksworth Performance: Orientation Design

Michael Hawksworth Performance: Orientation Design. Thursday 6th September 2018
Join Hawke's Bay based artist, Michael Hawksworth, at the Gallery for Orientation Design - a spoken word narration with images, building on themes explored in his photocollages produced as part EAST 2018. Free, no booking required.

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John Ruth: Recent Paintings

John Ruth: Recent Paintings. Friday 7th September 2018
John Ruth is primarily a self-taught landscape painter, although his subject matter also includes cityscapes, portraits, domestic interiors and figure studies. Although John paints in a realist style, his paintings often imbue a sense of intensity and magic into the everyday experience. His...

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Bears, Bears and More Bears

Bears, Bears and More Bears. Monday 10th September 2018
Bears on show - Big ones, small ones, tall ones and tiny ones. Come along and see them and relive your childhood memories. You never know you just might see a Teddy Bear that you had as a child... It's Beartastic and we will be waiting for your visit to see the bears - Open daily from the 10th...

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Liquorice All-Sorts

Liquorice All-Sorts. Friday 28th September 2018
The Boat Shed Art Group presents a show of their latest work at Creative Arts Napier. The Boat Shed Art Group is a diverse group of self-taught and fine art professionals; an eclectic mix of experienced artists that have been together for nearly twenty years. They started as the Wool Shed Art...

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HBAF 2018 - In the Study - Wellesley Binding

HBAF 2018 - In the Study - Wellesley Binding. Monday 15th October 2018
Wellesley Binding emigrated from Australia in 1974 and has been working as an artist in New Zealand since, exhibiting in numerous public and private galleries. He’s also a fine arts lecturer at Hawke’s Bay’s EIT. Binding describes himself as “a middle man”, wandering the borders between...

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Floortalk: Ayesha Green with her Nana, Katie Portas

Floortalk: Ayesha Green with her Nana, Katie Portas. Sunday 21st October 2018
Join Ayesha Green and her nana, Katie Portas, as they talk about Ayesha's artwork in EAST 2018. The artwork references a gold medal won by Katie in the 1994 Commonwealth Games. The pair will explore the local socio-economic climate of that time, and in particular the closure of the Tomoana...

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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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Chb Holistic Wellbeing Expo

Chb Holistic Wellbeing Expo. Saturday 23rd February 2019
CHB Creative Souls is proud to present CHB Holistic Wellbeing Expo! On the last weekend of February 2019, Central Hawkes Bay will be host to it's inaugural Holistic & Wellbeing Expo. (2-day event) As the event organisers, we are excited to confirm that we alredy have an incredible line up of...

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