Friday 15 September, 5.30pm | Join us to celebrate the opening of new exhibition, 'Everyday Lines'. Showing in all galleries until 26 November 2017 Everyday Lines showcases art that interrogates and highlights the everyday, pushing objects that are usually considered for their utilitarian function into an art form. Each artist’s practice is integral in their treatment of the everyday object, and produce different ways in which the object can be understood. Some artists make artwork from everyday items, such as Gaby Montejo, Bill Culbert and Steve Carr. Others, like Joanna Margaret Paul and Erica van Zon, explore the routineness of everyday chores, such as washing or cleaning, as the inspiration behind their art. Artists Madeleine Child, Dane Mitchell and Marita Hewitt create artwork that so closely replicates ordinary objects that looking becomes the focus. This exhibition hopes to enlighten its audience to the nuances of the everyday that often go unnoticed by us, and seeks to make us think twice about these everyday objects.
19 September, 4.30pm | This is an exclusive opportunity for Hawke's Bay teachers to see current exhibition 'Everyday Lines' and find out about the gallery's free art education programmes. No booking required, refreshments provided.
Sunday 6 August, 10am-1pm Join award-winning photographer, videographer and sculptor Jeff Drabble, to learn new photographic techniques to improve your still-life and portrait photography. Bring 2-3 examples of your work to discuss with Jeff and a camera or cellphone to take photos. For 12 years and over, any skill level. $20 per person, includes morning tea, booking required.
Wednesday 9 August, 5.30pm Join Edith Amituanai and students from Kimi Ora Community School as they share their experiences from the #keeponkimiora residency and the development of their exhibition. Free, no booking required.
Thursday 11 May, 5:30pm- 7pm. Join us for an evening performance by local taonga pūoro artist and musician Matiu Bartlett. FREE. No booking required. “Bartlett has performed around New Zealand and internationally. He blends contemporary electronic music with traditional Māori musical instruments to create a unique, unforgettable sound.”