Author Archives: Hastings City Art Gallery

Shroom Special Programme (limited time only).

Switching on in Civic Square from November 28 to December 13 is Shrooms by Amigo & Amigo - an interactive lighting and design studio that explores the combination of light and sculpture in public spaces. Hastings City Art Gallery will offer a special programme for schools to in conjunction with this wonderful installation.

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Shroom kids’ Art

Hastings City Art Gallery will have a number of art programmes for families and children in conjunction with Shrooms light installation. Make sure you don’t miss them out.

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Bernard Winkels: Nothing For No Reason In No Order

17 August - 1 December 2019 | Foyer and Alcove Galleries | Artists talk about processes a lot, processes and practices. If you boil them down, all that means is “this is how I need to make things, and this is how I manage to do it every day”. In Bernard Winkel’s work, you sense that everyday-ness doesn’t just define his daily habit of adding to an ever-growing collection of studio productions.

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Richard Brimer: Harvest

16 November – 1 March 2020 | Holt Gallery | Harvest is a photographic exhibition by local Hawke’s Bay photographer Richard Brimer. Through large scale format photographs Richard captures portraits of the seasonal worker, those behind Hawke’s bay booming horticulture and viticultural industries. Brimer’s access to all areas of this industry allows him to capture a series of intimate photographs shot in location that investigate and document the life of the seasonal worker a diverse community adding to a rich horticulture sector in the Hawke’s Bay region.

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Softly Spoken: An exhibition of contemporary textiles

3 August - 3 November 2019 | Main Gallery | Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua or more commonly said, ‘ka mua ka muri’, is an idea of time where past and present are intertwined.In fibre, past and present co-exist. Textile art spans new and old worlds and is, perhaps more than any other art form, defined by both its links to its archaic history and its powerful radical potential in the present.

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David Straight: John Scott Works

3 August - 3 November 2019 | Foyer Gallery | John Scott Works is a personal visual response to the work of acclaimed New Zealand architect John Scott. Photographer David Straight explores the essence of Scott’s work – from intimate images of architectural details and moments, to ideas rooted in te ao Māori which are found in Scott's work.

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Public Art Walking Tours

Join our Hastings City Art Gallery guides for a fascinating tour of the much loved public art of Hastings. Meet at the gallery entrance in Civic Square, next to the Hastings Library. A minimum of five attendees are required for the tour to proceed.

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