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.
7 December 2019 - 23 February 2020 | Alcove and Foyer Galleries | Leanne Morrison’s practice positions her firmly within the modernist tradition, but extends past this into a consideration of the painting as a material object in and of itself. Her style is representational - but she is representing what art critic Clement Greenberg described as “the limitations that constitute the medium of painting - the flat surface, the shape of the support, the properties of the pigment”
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.
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.
Wednesday 5 February, 4pm in Civic Square, Hastings. This will be the sixth annual Harry Potter Book Night celebrated throughout the world. Hastings District Libraries and the Hastings City Art Gallery have again teamed up to host the unforgettable night themed around Harry Potter.
Key Themes: Portraiture, Identity, Work, Photography, Space and Place, Local | Subject Areas: Visual Arts, Social Sciences, English, Health and Physical Education | Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others | Programme FREE of charge | Duration: 60-90 minutes | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary | Dates: Until 1 March 2020
Key Themes: Belonging, Identity, Samoa, Aotearoa, Pacific Diaspora, Race, Migration | Subject Areas: Visual Arts, Social Sciences, English, Science, Health and Physical Education | Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others | Programme FREE of charge | Duration: 60-90 minutes | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary | Dates: Until 19 April 2020