Thursday 7 December, 4.30pm | Join us for an exclusive opportunity for teachers to preview our new summer exhibitions Paratene Matchitt's 'HUI' and Ben Pearce's " Life Will Go On Long After Money' and find out about the gallery's free art education programmes.
19 September, 4.30pm | This is an exclusive opportunity for Hawke's Bay teachers to see current exhibition 'Everyday Lines' and find out about the gallery's free art education programmes. No booking required, refreshments provided.
Ben Pearce: Life Will Go On Long After Money | 9 December 2017 – 25 March 2018 | Sculptor Ben Pearce installs a large-scale work in the gallery. Based on the true story of a man who built himself a get-away on the boulder bank of Nelson’s inlet, Pearce’s sculpture is a fascinating revisit of the event in which Ben himself played a surprising role.
EAST 2018 Call for Entries | Entries are now open for EAST 2018 a biennial exhibition presented by Hastings City Art Gallery celebrating the Hawke’s Bay arts sector. The approach to this iconic exhibition is changing for 2018, with a more tightly focussed curatorial approach and the opportunity for stronger engagement with a smaller group of artists. Entries close: 30th January 2018
Join us to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of new work by artist John Eaden: 'Towards the Grand Tour', Friday 17 November 2017 at 5.30pm.
Local landscape artist John Eaden paints 'Towards the Grand Tour', new work from 2016/17. Earlier this year, Eaden toured Italy and was able to research locations in the Vatican Gardens and in Padova in the north. Echoes of these works are also applied by Eaden to his landscapes of Hawke's Bay.
Paratene Matchitt: Hui | 9 December 2017 - 18 March 2018 | Paratene Matchitt is one of New Zealand’s most prominent senior artists. Matchitt’s 60-year career has seen his work in most public art gallery collections in this country. The gallery is thrilled to present new work in ‘HUI’ Matchitt’s first major exhibition in three years.
The programme will start with a tour of the exhibition and discussion about the photographs and photographic techniques. Students will then participate in a hands-on workshop. Available: 29 May – 11 August 2017 cost: Free. NCEA: 1.2-2.2-3.2- 1.1-2.1-3.1 Duration: 90 minutes, with flexibility to meet your timeframe. Suitable: For Year 1-13