Saturday 14 October, 11.00am | Join our Hastings City Art Gallery guides for a fascinating tour of the much loved public art of Hastings. Meet at the gallery entrance in Civic Square. Free, no booking required.
26 October, 12 noon | Footnote New Zealand Dance presents a physical response to visual art in 'Watch This Space'. Combining improvisation and a short performance, 'Watch This Space' will include an excerpt of CONTRAST, a double-bill of new dance work that will be performed in Havelock North at the Blyth Performing Arts Centre on the 25th October.
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.
Raewyn Paterson: Koroua Whare - Home Sweet Home | 27 January – 11 March 2018 | Raewyn Paterson is an artist and designer of Ngāti-rere, Ngāi Tūhoe descent. Paterson's work creating interior spaces that utilise Māori design elements for wallpapers and furnishings will delight visitors in this installation.
Vanessa Arthur: To be Everywhere at Once Yet Nowhere at All | 27 January – 11 March 2018 | Vanessa Arthur is a jeweller based in Hawke's Bay who has exhibited throughout New Zealand and internationally. Moving seamlessly between sculpture and jewellery, Arthur makes objects inspired by spaces within the built urban environment - the spaces that occur between 'planning'.
Hawke's Bay based 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.
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.
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.
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.