Previous Exhibitions

Restless Idiom : James Cousins

Holt Gallery: 14 May – 31 July 2016 James Cousins’ painting practice pivots around questions of how a painting might function: how do we understand the status of an image? What systems guide our understanding? What processes could be used to disrupt these assumptions? Restless Idiom is a selection of...

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At the Wild Shore : Wellesley Binding

Foyer Gallery: 23 April – 22 May 2016 Binding’s paintings are a response on a personal level to the battles fought in the First World War. Communicating the events through an on the ground perspective, capturing intimate instances of action and activity.

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Lost World : Gregor Kregar

Foyer Show : 27 February to 1 May In Lost World sculptor Gregor Kregar combines structures made from recycled glass with large stylized bronze dinosaurs. Through this unusual juxtaposition the artist creates an environment to surprise and engage the viewer. Kregar’s interest in dinosaurs was sparked by observing his four year...

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Selling the Dream: Classic New Zealand Tourism Posters

Main Gallery: 5 December – 17 January 2016 More than 50 lithographs and silk-screen prints produced by some of New Zealand’s leading commercial artists between the 1920s and 1960s make up the exhibition Selling the Dream: Classic New Zealand Tourism Posters. Sourced from private collections, the posters promote the glamour...

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Ghosting: Daniel Unverricht

Holt Gallery: 13 February – 29 April 2016 Ghosting depicts the unsettling urban and suburban spaces of Hastings and Napier. Exploring the architectural environment over the human, Unverricht evokes a sense of the still empty night-time darkness that surrounds these spaces. His paintings draw on small town inertia and big...

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Settlement: Emily Karaka

Main Gallery: 30 January – 3 April 2016 Emily Karaka’s exhibition Settlement explores the Crown’s settlement process, old land claims and Turton Deeds transactions that alienated lands and islands from the Tribes of Tamaki. As a descendant of Kiwi Tamaki (who lived on many of the volcanic cones in Tamaki)...

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Waitangi Wahine

Main Gallery: 30 January – 3 April 2016 In commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o te Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi, this exhibition features five Mana Wahine artists, all with reputations for pushing boundaries. Waitangi Wahine showcases works using a variety of media by artists...

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The Endling: Paula Taaffe

November 28, 2015 – February 14, 2016 Endling is a term used for the last of a species or subspecies. Featuring a cast of handmade creatures, this low-fi, stop motion animation is part poem, part call to action, highlighting a most dire and immediate issue for us all – extinction...

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