23 November – 19 April 2020 | Main Gallery | The Hastings City Art Gallery is proud to present KAMOAN MINE, a comprehensive survey exhibition of Samoan / New Zealand artist Andy Leleisi’uao, curated by Ben Bergman. Leleisi’uao is one of the most significant Pasifika artists living and working in New Zealand today.
14 March 2020 - 23 June | Holt Gallery | Art as social commentary is a feature of Anna Crichton’s work and Ragpicker at 4am is an invitation to reflect on Crichton’s response to social issues in rural India. Featuring handstitched embroideries, glass beading and wood block printed fabrics, this exhibition is sure to stimulate reflection and discussion.
2 May - 19 July 2020 | Main Gallery | Flirting with form: Works by TOI AKO artists is an exhibition that explores the role of the arts and wellbeing in communities, and its effectiveness in supporting older people to age well. Showcasing works by 13 emerging elder artists aged 56-91, developed over the past eight months as part of Connect the Dots pilot mentoring project, TOI AKO, which is a creative collaboration between older people living in care and practising artists. This exhibition speaks to the reciprocal nature of learning, where artist mentors have shared their skills, encouraging older participants to bring their unique life experiences to shape their own visual language.
23 May – 2 August 2020 | Foyer Gallery | Exploring states, altered and transforming, are thresholds of balance finally converging as a final recorded photographic image. At times these prismatic distortions of ‘nature studies’ resemble plant structures or inherent geometries of other small living organisms that might share a universal dynamic origin. Home Science captures earthly phenomena like x-ray techniques of applied scientific photography. The darkroom process of creation first used water and illumination to control the projected light refractions as an idea of growth and life cycle took hold.