Author Archives: Hastings City Art Gallery

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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Leanne Morrison: Off the Edge

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”

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The Crescent Moon

29 February – 17 May 2020 | Alcove and Foyer | The Crescent Moon: the Asian Face of Islam in New Zealand, gives a face and a voice to New Zealand’s Muslims of Asian descent, who form the majority of Muslims both in this country and in the world as a whole.

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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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Harry Potter Book Night

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.

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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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Bob Jahnke: Lamentation

19 July – 27 October 2019 | Holt Gallery | In Lamentation, Bob Jahnke commissions new work by six poets including Witi Ihimaera and Tina Makareti. Drawing on their texts, Jahnke laments the destruction of our natural world.

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Richard Brimer: Harvest

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

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Andy Leleisi’uao: KAMOAN MINE

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

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