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August 2019

Free
Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba, by Banaban scholar and artist Katerina Teaiwa, explores how the island of Banaba was destroyed by phosphate mining during the 20th century, leading to the total relocation of its people on 15 December 1945. Co-curated by Jess Mio and Yuki Kihara, this exhibition brings together...

Date: Friday 23 August to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Project Banaba Exhibition


Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

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...

Date: Friday 23 August to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The House of Webb Exhibition


Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“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: Friday 23 August to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


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: Friday 23 August to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Friday 23 August to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Friday 23 August to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition


Free
Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition

Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition

Matimati Huruhuru me te Muka He mātiti raranga te turuturu e whakamahia ana kia kaua e pā te kākahu ki te papa i te wā e mahia mai. Ko te mātiti matua ko te mea matau, ā, ka taea tērā te whakanikoniko. E whakaatu ana i te mana o Te Whare Pora – ngā mātauranga toi. E pupuri ana te...

Date: Friday 23 August to Sunday 15 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition


Free
Beyond Books

Beyond Books

The Keirunga Book Arts Group presents their unique interpretations of the book, by challenging the content and structure of the traditional book. Guest artist is Julz Coffey from Wanganui. There will be artwork for sale throughout the exhibition and book binding demonstrations on Saturdays.

Date: Friday 23 August to Saturday 31 August
Where:
Hastings Community Arts Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Beyond Books


Free
Painted Poems

Painted Poems

Napier Live Poets @creativeartsnapier have collaborated with selected local artists to create an exhibition for National Poetry Day, on display from 16 August. Enjoy responses either from each poet to an artwork, or visa versa as each pair worked together to produce work that spoke to the...

Date: Friday 23 August to Thursday 29 August
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Painted Poems


Free
Expressions Through The Lens; Photography by Desmond Hunt

Expressions Through The Lens; Photography by Desmond Hunt

‘Photographers are not paid for their time, but are willing to do what they think will be successful, thus making them more creative.’ The major influences on Desmond Hunt’s photography are the British photographer Cecil Beaton, and the New Zealand photographer Brian Brake whose work...

Date: Friday 23 August to Saturday 31 August
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Expressions Through The Lens; Photography by Desmond Hunt


Free
Gary Hebley; Then and Now

Gary Hebley; Then and Now

Partly retro, partly new on display, the works in this exhibition feature Gary Hebley’s lifelong involvement in pottery, drawing, etching, illustration, and sculpture, culminating in the latest ornamental pots fired recently at the Waiohiki Arts Centre. Born in Wellington, educated at...

Date: Friday 23 August to Saturday 31 August
Where:
Creative Arts Napier, Community Arts Centre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Gary Hebley; Then and Now


September 2019

Free
Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba, by Banaban scholar and artist Katerina Teaiwa, explores how the island of Banaba was destroyed by phosphate mining during the 20th century, leading to the total relocation of its people on 15 December 1945. Co-curated by Jess Mio and Yuki Kihara, this exhibition brings together...

Date: Friday 23 August to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Project Banaba Exhibition


Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

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...

Date: Friday 23 August to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The House of Webb Exhibition


Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“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: Friday 23 August to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


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: Friday 23 August to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Friday 23 August to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Friday 23 August to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition


Free
Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition

Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition

Matimati Huruhuru me te Muka He mātiti raranga te turuturu e whakamahia ana kia kaua e pā te kākahu ki te papa i te wā e mahia mai. Ko te mātiti matua ko te mea matau, ā, ka taea tērā te whakanikoniko. E whakaatu ana i te mana o Te Whare Pora – ngā mātauranga toi. E pupuri ana te...

Date: Friday 23 August to Sunday 15 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition


October 2019

Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

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...

Date: Friday 23 August to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The House of Webb Exhibition


Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“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: Friday 23 August to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


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: Friday 23 August to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Friday 23 August to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Friday 23 August to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition


Free
Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition

Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition

Matimati Huruhuru me te Muka He mātiti raranga te turuturu e whakamahia ana kia kaua e pā te kākahu ki te papa i te wā e mahia mai. Ko te mātiti matua ko te mea matau, ā, ka taea tērā te whakanikoniko. E whakaatu ana i te mana o Te Whare Pora – ngā mātauranga toi. E pupuri ana te...

Date: Friday 23 August to Sunday 15 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition


November 2019

Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

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...

Date: Friday 23 August to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The House of Webb Exhibition


Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“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: Friday 23 August to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


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: Friday 23 August to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Friday 23 August to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Friday 23 August to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition


Free
Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition

Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition

Matimati Huruhuru me te Muka He mātiti raranga te turuturu e whakamahia ana kia kaua e pā te kākahu ki te papa i te wā e mahia mai. Ko te mātiti matua ko te mea matau, ā, ka taea tērā te whakanikoniko. E whakaatu ana i te mana o Te Whare Pora – ngā mātauranga toi. E pupuri ana te...

Date: Friday 23 August to Sunday 15 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition


December 2019

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“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: Friday 23 August to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


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: Friday 23 August to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Friday 23 August to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition

Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition

Matimati Huruhuru me te Muka He mātiti raranga te turuturu e whakamahia ana kia kaua e pā te kākahu ki te papa i te wā e mahia mai. Ko te mātiti matua ko te mea matau, ā, ka taea tērā te whakanikoniko. E whakaatu ana i te mana o Te Whare Pora – ngā mātauranga toi. E pupuri ana te...

Date: Friday 23 August to Sunday 15 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition


January 2020

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“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: Friday 23 August to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


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: Friday 23 August to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition

Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition

Matimati Huruhuru me te Muka He mātiti raranga te turuturu e whakamahia ana kia kaua e pā te kākahu ki te papa i te wā e mahia mai. Ko te mātiti matua ko te mea matau, ā, ka taea tērā te whakanikoniko. E whakaatu ana i te mana o Te Whare Pora – ngā mātauranga toi. E pupuri ana te...

Date: Friday 23 August to Sunday 15 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition


February 2020

Free
Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition

Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition

Matimati Huruhuru me te Muka He mātiti raranga te turuturu e whakamahia ana kia kaua e pā te kākahu ki te papa i te wā e mahia mai. Ko te mātiti matua ko te mea matau, ā, ka taea tērā te whakanikoniko. E whakaatu ana i te mana o Te Whare Pora – ngā mātauranga toi. E pupuri ana te...

Date: Friday 23 August to Sunday 15 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition


March 2020

Free
Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition

Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition

Matimati Huruhuru me te Muka He mātiti raranga te turuturu e whakamahia ana kia kaua e pā te kākahu ki te papa i te wā e mahia mai. Ko te mātiti matua ko te mea matau, ā, ka taea tērā te whakanikoniko. E whakaatu ana i te mana o Te Whare Pora – ngā mātauranga toi. E pupuri ana te...

Date: Friday 23 August to Sunday 15 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Turuturu: Fingers, Feather & Fibre Exhibition


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