Author Archives: Hastings City Art Gallery

My Whakapapa Story

Each school visit will be split in to two parts, in the first, students look at Ayesha Green's work and discuss issues raised by it and other artworks in the exhibition. Green's artwork references a gold medal won by her nana, Katie Portas, in the 1994 Commonwealth Games. Ayesha's practice attempts to rethink and redefine the power relationship within Maori representation. The second is a hands-on workshop in which students reflect on their own whakapapa and paint a story of their own family member - a memory of them, an achievement or a special event that makes them feel proud of their whakapapa.

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George Nuku: Bottled River

George Nuku is one of the exhibiting artists and has worked alongside students from local schools including Omahu, Irongate, Pukehamoama, and Kimi Ora Community School, to develop 'Bottled River', reusing plastic bottles to create the work. Each school visit will be split in to two parts, in the first, students look at Nuku's work and discuss the environmental issues raised by these and other artworks in the exhibition; the second is a hands-on workshop in which students will design and create signs that communicate their own messages about the environment.

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Student Public Art Tour

Bring your primary, intermediate or secondary school group for a unique, free walking tour to discover new ways to experience public art in Hastings CBD. Hear the stories behind our public art collection, discuss them in relation to the surrounding environment, and explore the importance of public art to the culture of a city.

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PLAY: Art that makes you move

Move and play through giant inflated capsules of Seung Yul Oh’s Periphery. Students will study how Oh used simple scientific rules to create extraordinary art works. Students explore the roles of air, form, space and scale in his artwork, they also discover and role of audience in interacting with the artwork through discussion and hands on activity.

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Early Childhood Education Programme

Children will be able to imagine and build a cityscape using hundreds of wooden blocks designed by Sara Hughes for Heretaunga, make music with Campbell Tamahina Burns’ 'Inner Geometries' and move through Seung Yul Oh’s giant inflated capsules in 'Periphery'.

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Everyday Lines Education Programme

In this programme we will talk about how artists draw from the world around them and alter and change the meaning of objects that we use every day. As well as a guided tour of the galleries, and discussion about the artworks on display in Everyday Lines exhibition, there will be a hands-on workshop. •Duration: 90 minutes for Primary and Intermediate Schools and up to 45 minutes for Secondary Schools •NCEA: 1.2-2.2-3.2- 1.1-2.1-3.1 •The Popcorn workshop is suitable for years 1 to 8 •Available: 15 September – 30 November 2017 •Cost: Free

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Photography Education Programme: See What I Can See

The programme will start with a tour of the exhibition and discussion about the photographs and photographic techniques. Students will then participate in a hands-on workshop. Available: 29 May – 11 August 2017 cost: Free. NCEA: 1.2-2.2-3.2- 1.1-2.1-3.1 Duration: 90 minutes, with flexibility to meet your timeframe. Suitable: For Year 1-13

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Kauri Hawkins Performance

Saturday 11 August, 11am, 3pm Sunday 12 August, 11am Don't miss Hawkins' performance art-work, 'The Strong Silent Type', based on a game of chess. If you are over 18 years, and interested in playing with Kauri during one of these sessions, get in touch with the gallery. Free, no booking required to spectate, please contact to participate.

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EAST 2018 Couch Talk

Saturday 11 August, 1.30-2.30pm | Hear Curator Bruce E. Phillips and a selection of EAST 2018 exhibiting artists including Jenny Gillam, Kauri Hawkins and Joyce Campbell talk about the exhibition and share insights into their artworks. Free, no booking required.

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Art for Tots

Monday 13 August | 10.30 -11.30am | A fun and playful art experience for 3-5 year olds inspired by current exhibitions. Koha, please book: 871 5095 or email hastingsartgallery@hdc.govt.nz

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