Previous Exhibitions

Michael Hawksworth: hard SF

16 May – 19 July Michael Hawksworth exhibits a new body of work that includes drawings and collages alongside large-scale oil paintings. This exhibition links elements of early modernist abstraction with the science fiction genre. “Defamiliarising categories and definitions is part of the genre’s effect” Hawksworth states. “This exhibition explores...

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Kupe Sites

28 March – 3 May Kupe Sites – Ngä tapuwae o Kupe | Landmarks of the great voyager – presents 36 stunning black-and-white photographs that show physical landmarks associated with Kupe’s voyage to Aotearoa. It also tells some of the stories of these special places. Developed and toured by the Museum of New...

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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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