Author Archives: Hastings City Art Gallery

See What I Can See: Discovering New Zealand Photography

Main Gallery: 28 May - 13 August | Co-curated by Gregory O'Brien and Sarjeant Gallery curator Greg Donson See What I Can See is a celebration of that remarkable, well-travelled, ever-changing invention – the camera – the New Zealand that it captured, and the artists who wielded it. Toured by Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui

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Makareta Tātare: Uru-te-ngangana

COMING SOON: 6 May - 18 June | Artist Makareta Tātare creates works based on kōwhaiwhai, using repetition of Māori patterns and symbols. Tātare portrays the origins of kōwhaiwhai by describing its arrival from Hawaiiki, the land Māori are said to have migrated from hundreds of years ago. Tātare says that “By going back to traditional art forms and bringing them into the contemporary world, we can truly see the evolution of identity”.

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Asaki Kajima: Respiration

Foyer and Alcove Galleries: 25 March – 30 April | In this exhibition Hawke’s Bay artist Asaki Kajima draws on her preoccupations with connection and communication. Combining wire, clay and fibres including twine and rope, Asaki’s ethereal sculptures connect the natural and manmade.

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Lunchtime Tour

12:30pm, first Thursday of every month (6 April, 4 May) Join Gallery Toni MacKinnon for a lunch time tour of our current exhibitions. Free, no booking required

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Art for Tots

Monday 13 March, 10.30 -11.30am A fun and playful art experience for preschoolers based on the the current exhibitions. Koha, booking required.

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Kids Drop In Day

10am, – 4.30pm, Tuesday 18 April. Art activities based on the current exhibitions at the Gallery all day for kids and their adults – just drop in and create! Free.

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Iwitoi Kahungunu

Main Gallery: 18 February – 14 May | Iwitoi Kahungunu is a recently formed collective of established artists from the visual, performance and language disciplines, whom either whakapapa to Kahungunu or reside in the iwi.

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