Previous Exhibitions

Library of Curiosities: Meryl Winter

Alcove Gallery: 17 December – 6 February Meryl Winter uses assemblage to draw attention to conflicting utopian ideals and their effect on society. With this interest in diversity as a global unifying concept, Library of Curiosities sees each object or ‘book’ in the library as a representation of an aspect of the human condition.

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Index: Martin Poppelwell

Main Gallery: 30 July – 24 October This idiosyncratic look at the alphabet uses images and icons that Poppelwell has built up over years. Exploring the idea of the ‘alphabet’, the project is an acknowledgement of how in the context of New Zealand, Te Reo is entirely integral to how...

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South of Here: Matt Palmer

Foyer Gallery: 22 October – 4 December Matt Palmer’s images avoid idealised notions of scenic beauty and pristine wilderness. South of Here is a deliberate conversation about the altered landscape. Looking at the objects that are scattered across it like a still life painter surveys the table top. Trying to...

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Ann Verdcourt: Still Life

Foyer Gallery: 3 September – 16 October Ann Verdcourt was born in Bedfordshire, England, and immigrated to New Zealand with her husband in 1965. Her work references many other artists and art movements, drawing from her extensive knowledge of art history...

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Silent Treatment : Juliet Carpenter

Alcove: 23 July – 28 August In this work Juliet Carpenter builds a narrative around the consumption and regurgitation of image technology. Carpenter’s practice has an ongoing concern with the repurposing of historical formats and the cycles of self-affirmation that occur through image making. In Silent Treatment history becomes unhinged...

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the cubic structural evolution project : Olafur Eliasson

Foyer Gallery: 4 June – 28 August 2016 The cubic structural evolution project, 2004, is a hands-on installation by Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson. Comprising thousands of pieces of white Lego bricks scattered on a large table, the work invites Gallery visitors to become ‘architects’ by using the Lego to create...

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EAST2016

Main Gallery : 12 November 2016 – 5 February 2017 The EAST biennial is a selected exhibition at Hastings City Art Gallery, surveying current arts practice in the Bay. EAST includes emergent and established artists and attracts entries from throughout New Zealand, who have connections to Hawke’s Bay. We are delighted...

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