Previous Exhibitions

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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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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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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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