Author Archives: Hastings City Art Gallery

Ben Pearce: Life Will Go on Long After Money

Sculptor Ben Pearce installs a large-scale work in the gallery. Based on the true story of a man who built himself a get-away on the boulder bank of Nelson’s inlet, Pearce’s sculpture is a fascinating revisit of the event in which Ben himself played a surprising role.

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Paratene Matchitt: Hui

Paratene Matchitt is one of New Zealand’s most prominent senior artists. Matchitt’s 60-year career has seen his work in most public art gallery collections in this country. The gallery is thrilled to present new work in ‘Hui’ Matchitt’s first major exhibition in three years.

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EAST 2018

This year Hastings City Art Gallery will again be hosting the successful EAST biennial exhibition, which will be curated by visionary freelance curator and arts writer, Bruce E. Phillips. Selected artists are: Vanessa Arthur, Annette Bull, John Brown, Joyce Campbell, Terri Ripeka Crawford, Jenny Gillam, Ayesha Green, Kauri Hawkins, Michael Hawksworth, Rangituhia Hollis, Peter Madden, George Nuku, Ben Pearce, Martin Poppelwell, Clare Plug, Sonya Lacey, Lara Lindsay Parker, Jacob Scott, Ann Shelton, Natalie Robertson, Tim Thatcher, David Trubridge and Kamaka Pottery (Bruce and Estelle Martin).

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Everyday Lines

Everyday Lines presents the work of 16 artists who interrogate objects and activities of daily life. The result is artwork that encourages us to look closer and consider what the relationship is between the artist and the everyday.

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