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July 2020

Free
Turuturu: Fingers, Feathers & Fibre Exhibition

Turuturu: Fingers, Feathers & Fibre Exhibition

Turuturu are weaving pegs used to keep a garment off the ground when it is being made. The main peg is the right one and can be elaborately decorated. It represents the mana of Te Whare Pora—the knowledge-bank of the art-form. The peg itself upholds the mana of the growing garment and it...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Friday 17 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Mystery of History Exhibition

Mystery of History Exhibition

Solve a mystery, and learn a little history! Family friendly and fun for all ages, Mystery of History takes you on a journey from the legendary to the magical and from the ancient to the more unusual. Discover and explore ancient artifacts from around the world, the magician’s bag of tricks,...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Sunday 30 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Tender Is the Night Exhibition

Tender Is the Night Exhibition

Tender is the Night: Art Deco, dancing, jazz and the lost generation. “I want to give a really BAD party. I mean it. I want to give a party where there’s a brawl and seductions and people going home with their feelings hurt and women passed out in the cabinet de toilette. You wait and...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Sunday 30 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

“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...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Thursday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

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...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Thursday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Rongonui Exhibition

Rongonui Exhibition

Rongonui – Taonga mai ngā tāngata, ngā wāhi, me ngā takahanga (Treasured taonga from people, places and events), shares significant Māori taonga, treasures, relating to famous people, places and events. Learn about major rangatira, chiefs, Māori-Pākehā relationships, famous battles,...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Sunday 1 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Saturday 31 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Humanity; Unseen Faces. Photography by Fatimih Anis

Humanity; Unseen Faces. Photography by Fatimih Anis

A rare collection of photojournalism taken by Fátimih Anís throughout Syria, Pakistan, India, and New York. She is interested in life and cultural niches, in it’s naturally painful, rustic, and raw elements; engaging and observing without exploitation or disruption. Fátimih was formally...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Thursday 23 July
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sea Fever - Exhibition of Textile Art By Lynne Frith

Sea Fever - Exhibition of Textile Art By Lynne Frith

Textile artist Lynne Frith has always loved the sea. John Masefield’s poem “Sea Fever”, learned by countless school children of her generation, captures some of those feelings though she is not a sailor or even a very good swimmer. In her childhood, Lynne had wonderful family holidays at...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Friday 31 July
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Faraday Centre Museum Holiday Fun

The Faraday Centre Museum Holiday Fun

Come have some fun at the Faraday Centre Museum. The Faraday Centre Museum is housed in what was once the Napier Powerhouse. It is the home of the world famous Fullagar engine, and showcases Kiwi technology, innovation and ingenuity, as well as other gizmos and gadgets from all over the world....

Date: Monday 13 July to Saturday 18 July
Where:
The Faraday Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
East Side Story 4: Printmaking Exhibition

East Side Story 4: Printmaking Exhibition

Join us as the Hawke’s Bay Inkers community group of printmakers celebrate the diversity of print with ‘East Side Story 4’… the 4th annual episode in the tale of Hawke’s Bay artists sharing their passion, and showing the best of their most recent work. Woodcuts to solar plate etching,...

Date: Monday 20 July to Saturday 1 August
Where:
Arts Inc Heretaunga, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Stronger at the Broken Places - Fundraising Art Auction

Stronger at the Broken Places - Fundraising Art Auction

This exhibition and fundraising auction brings together well-known and emerging artists from around Hawkes Bay to encourage and celebrate the resilience of mothers on their parenting journey. Opening Night and Auction: 24 July 2020 5pm-7pm. All welcome! Auction at 6pm; Auctioneer Brayden...

Date: Friday 24 July
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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August 2020

Free
Mystery of History Exhibition

Mystery of History Exhibition

Solve a mystery, and learn a little history! Family friendly and fun for all ages, Mystery of History takes you on a journey from the legendary to the magical and from the ancient to the more unusual. Discover and explore ancient artifacts from around the world, the magician’s bag of tricks,...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Sunday 30 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Tender Is the Night Exhibition

Tender Is the Night Exhibition

Tender is the Night: Art Deco, dancing, jazz and the lost generation. “I want to give a really BAD party. I mean it. I want to give a party where there’s a brawl and seductions and people going home with their feelings hurt and women passed out in the cabinet de toilette. You wait and...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Sunday 30 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

“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...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Thursday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

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...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Thursday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Rongonui Exhibition

Rongonui Exhibition

Rongonui – Taonga mai ngā tāngata, ngā wāhi, me ngā takahanga (Treasured taonga from people, places and events), shares significant Māori taonga, treasures, relating to famous people, places and events. Learn about major rangatira, chiefs, Māori-Pākehā relationships, famous battles,...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Sunday 1 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Saturday 31 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
East Side Story 4: Printmaking Exhibition

East Side Story 4: Printmaking Exhibition

Join us as the Hawke’s Bay Inkers community group of printmakers celebrate the diversity of print with ‘East Side Story 4’… the 4th annual episode in the tale of Hawke’s Bay artists sharing their passion, and showing the best of their most recent work. Woodcuts to solar plate etching,...

Date: Monday 20 July to Saturday 1 August
Where:
Arts Inc Heretaunga, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
'W6' Exhibition

'W6' Exhibition

This exhibition features a group of well-known, established artists from Heretaunga/Hawkes Bay; Troy Gardiner, Clayton Gibson, Andy Heyward, Ross Mackay, Jean McGavock and Ricks Terstappen. What they have in common, is that they all belong to the Heretaunga Ararau o Ngāti Kahungunu Waka Ama...

Date: Friday 7 August to Thursday 20 August
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Keirunga Quilters Exhibition 2020

Keirunga Quilters Exhibition 2020

Come and enjoy a range of lovely quilts created by the talented Keirunga Quilters, based in Havelock North. In addition to the main exhibition, we have also made a number of cot quilts which will be on sale for only $50. They have been made with the theme “Eye Spy” and there are some...

Date: Saturday 8 August to Saturday 15 August
Where:
Havelock North Function Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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September 2020

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

“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...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Thursday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

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...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Thursday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Rongonui Exhibition

Rongonui Exhibition

Rongonui – Taonga mai ngā tāngata, ngā wāhi, me ngā takahanga (Treasured taonga from people, places and events), shares significant Māori taonga, treasures, relating to famous people, places and events. Learn about major rangatira, chiefs, Māori-Pākehā relationships, famous battles,...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Sunday 1 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Rongonui Exhibition


Free
Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Saturday 31 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Ancient Cultures: Behind the Scenes Tour

Ancient Cultures: Behind the Scenes Tour

Join us behind the scenes to explore the ancient cultures of Greece, Rome, Peru and Egypt. Get up close with special treasures from the collection and learn about the uses and symbolism of objects. Tickets: $10 | $5 Friends of MTG. Please register online through Eventfinda to secure your...

Date: Tuesday 8 September
Where:
Offsite Storage Ahuriri, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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October 2020

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

“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...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Thursday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

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...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Thursday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Rongonui Exhibition

Rongonui Exhibition

Rongonui – Taonga mai ngā tāngata, ngā wāhi, me ngā takahanga (Treasured taonga from people, places and events), shares significant Māori taonga, treasures, relating to famous people, places and events. Learn about major rangatira, chiefs, Māori-Pākehā relationships, famous battles,...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Sunday 1 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Rongonui Exhibition


Free
Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Saturday 31 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition


November 2020

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

“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...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Thursday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

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...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Thursday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Rongonui Exhibition

Rongonui Exhibition

Rongonui – Taonga mai ngā tāngata, ngā wāhi, me ngā takahanga (Treasured taonga from people, places and events), shares significant Māori taonga, treasures, relating to famous people, places and events. Learn about major rangatira, chiefs, Māori-Pākehā relationships, famous battles,...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Sunday 1 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Rongonui Exhibition


Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition Gala Opening

Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition Gala Opening

Join artists, organisers, sponsors and art buyers for the elegant outdoor opening of the seventh biennial Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition. This is a fundraising event for Cranford Hospice and a fabulous opportunity to have the first option at purchasing the stunning range of sculpture on sale in...

Date: Tuesday 10 November
Where:
Round Pond Garden, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition 2020

Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition 2020

Join us for the seventh 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...

Date: Wednesday 11 November to Sunday 15 November
Where:
Round Pond Garden, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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December 2020

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

“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...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Thursday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

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...

Date: Sunday 12 July to Thursday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


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