Exhibitions

Jan Nigro: Out of the Bedroom and into the Lounge

6 April  -  21 July 2019 | Main Gallery | New Zealand artist Jan Nigro (b. 1920, d. 2012) was born in Gisborne and attended Manutūkē School before moving to Napier 1930. This significant retrospective exhibition has been distilled from her life’s work held by the Jan Nigro Trust. The works illustrate a strong female contribution to the trajectory of contemporary New Zealand art history and reclaims Jan Nigro as an important New Zealand artist.

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Yukari Kaihori: This Land is All We Know

18 May – 11 August 2019 | Alcove Gallery | In this exhibition Yukari Kaihori communicates a deep concern for the environment and its critical relationship with value systems, politics and society. Kaihori says her interest in different value systems comes from her upbringing in both the East and the West, the cultural values of which had inherent differences and similarities.

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Start with a Vase

18 May – 11 August | Foyer Gallery | Estelle Martin, Keil Cas, Elena Renker, Nichola Shanley, Katherine Smyth, Laurie Steer, Isobel Thom, Daegan Wells, and archival digital prints by Kim Meek. This exhibition demonstrates the exciting diversity in current ceramic production in Aotearoa, and the enduring appeal of the clay vase. This exhibition has been supported by the Ceramics Association of New Zealand, and is presented in conjunction with the launch of Issue 3 of Ceramics New Zealand Magazine.

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Bob Jahnke: Lamentation

19th July – 27th 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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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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