Alcove: 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”.
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.
Holt Gallery: 10 March – 28 May | Curated by Roy Dunningham and Bronwyn Thorp, this exhibition delves into some of the private collections in Hawke's Bay, to bring us diverse, dynamic works from New Zealand artists.
Thursday 11 May, 5:30pm- 7pm. Join us for an evening performance by local taonga pūoro artist and musician Matiu Bartlett. FREE. No booking required. “Bartlett has performed around New Zealand and internationally. He blends contemporary electronic music with traditional Māori musical instruments to create a unique, unforgettable sound.”
Tuesday 3, Thursday 5, Tuesday 10 and Thursday 12 October, 10am – 4pm | Drop in with your kids these school holidays for some fun and engaging art activities based on current exhibition 'Everyday Lines'. All day at the gallery for kids and their adults – just drop in and create! Free, no booking required.