Previous Exhibitions

cre8

6 February – 29 March These eight ‘creation stations’ offer you the opportunity to explore different media and tap into your creative side. From collage to hanging works to contemporary weaving, budding artists of all ages are encouraged to participate. You can use the artists’ examples to help inspire you. Art...

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Painting with Light

13 December 2014 – 15 March 2015 The team at Hastings City Art Gallery are excited to present a solo exhibition of work by Israel Tangaroa Birch – one of the country’s leading contemporary Maori artists. For Hastings-born Israel Tangaroa Birch (Ngāpuhi, Ngai Tawake, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka), this new...

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EAST 2014

15 November – 15 February. Hawke’s Bay’s biennial regional contemporary art exhibition highlights the unique creative capital of our province, and challenges the audience to consider new perspectives on the familiar.

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Rust Never Fails

12 December 2014 – 1 February 2015 The sculptural works of Ricks Terstappen are an on-going exploration of scale, form and colour. Whether abstract or figurative, each sculpture expresses Ricks’ love of metalwork and his in-depth knowledge of its properties and processes. Ricks has an ability to create something beautiful...

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Peter Donovan: A Homecoming

18 October 2014 – 30 November 2014 It is fitting that Peter Donovan’s ‘A Homecoming’ is shown at Hastings City Art Gallery, given that Peter’s first exhibition was held at a the 242 Gallery in Hastings in 1991, with Christine Conrad and Michael Smither. Peter was also a finalist in...

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The Album

30 August 2014 – 30 November 2014 F4 is an artistic collective comprising of artists Susan Jowsey and Marcus Williams, and their children Jesse Williams and Mercy Williams. This new project developed for the Hastings City Art Gallery sees Susan and Marcus continue to explore their unique family dynamic using...

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Who Am I?

9 August 2014 – 27 October 2014 This exhibition of portraits from the Dowse collection includes work by many household names including Rita Angus, Frances Hodgkins and Toss Woollaston. Elements of their works, like pose, gaze, style and setting are examined. The exhibition features hands-on activities, enabling children and their...

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Reuben Paterson: At the Edge of a Mirror

3 May 2014 – 27 July 2014 Renowned New Zealand contemporary artist Reuben Paterson has developed a wide following in recent years for his large-scale creations in glitter and diamond dust. In this significant solo show, Reuben offers viewers the HCAG main gallery space as an interior of a kaleidoscope,...

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Revolution

13 September – 12 October September in Hawke’s Bay means blossom. Here in Hastings we celebrate the arrival of spring with the annual Blossom Parade. This year, a group of local artists have been invited to create ‘mini-floats’ to help bring a contemporary art edge to the parade. These mixed...

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Fiona Fox: Inscription of My Breath

22 February 2014 - 18 May 2014 - Talented emerging artist Fiona Fox’s ethereal works represent an ‘unconscious language’ which is written in thread. Made of clay, thread and wire, Fiona says, “the sculptures are an act of notation through hieroglyphics that manifest a desire to be heard, not of the voice but of the unconscious other that resonates a collective pre-linguistic frequency.

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