Previous Exhibitions

Billie Culy and Henry Lyons: At the Table

16 February 2019 - 12 May 2019 | Foyer | A new collaborative installation is using photography, found objects and audio as a unique means to connect viewers with a small group of Hawke’s Bay people who have become the subjects of unconventional portraits by Billie Culy and Henry Lyons. Titled ‘At the Table’, Culy and Lyons’ work does not feature images of the participants, rather it focuses on personal objects, accompanied by recorded conversation to tell their stories.

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Kay Bazzard: Waiting (For Life to Begin)

19 May - 24 June | Holt Gallery | In this world where uncertainty and radical change leave many of us profoundly vulnerable or overwhelmed local sculptor Kay Bazzard challenges us to acknowledge and engage with this reality, presenting a series of figurative images sculpted in clay.

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Natalie Guy: Modern with a petit m

30 June - 5 August 2018 | Holt Gallery | Auckland sculptor Natalie Guy reworks and reconfigures the domestic interior and familiar everyday objects with a shift in scale. These new objects become neither prop nor decor, possibly belonging in a modernist collector's apartment or a museum collection.

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Vanessa Arthur: To be Everywhere at Once Yet Nowhere at All

Vanessa Arthur: To be Everywhere at Once Yet Nowhere at All | 27 January – 11 March 2018 | Vanessa Arthur is a jeweller based in Hawke's Bay who has exhibited throughout New Zealand and internationally. Moving seamlessly between sculpture and jewellery, Arthur makes objects inspired by spaces within the built urban environment - the spaces that occur between 'planning'. 

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Susan Mabin: Anthroposcenarios

Until 13 May 2018 | Holt Gallery | In 'Anthroposcenarios', Hawkes Bay- based artist, Susan Mabin, draws together detritus and natural objects from local beaches to create a body of work that includes sculpture, photography and installation. 

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Play: Seung Yul Oh, Sara Hughes and Campbell Tamahina Burns

Until 22 July 2018 | Main Gallery, Foyer & Alcove | Bring the kids to this fun, interactive exhibition titled Play art that makes you move. Walk through the enormous inflated capsules of Seung Yul Oh’s 'Periphery'. Make music with Campbell Tamahina Burns’ 'Internal Geometries'. Imagine and build your own cityscape using hundreds of wooden blocks designed by Sara Hughes for 'Heretaunga'.

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John Eaden: Towards the Grand Tour

Until January 2018 | Alcove the Foyer | Hawke's Bay based landscape artist John Eaden paints 'Towards the Grand Tour', new work from 2016/17. Earlier this year, Eaden toured Italy and was able to research locations in the Vatican Gardens and in Padova in the north. Echoes of these works are also applied by Eaden to his landscapes of Hawke's Bay.

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EAST 2018

11 August - 11 November 2018 | Alcove, Holt and Foyer | Hastings City Art Gallery presents EAST 2018, a biennial exhibition celebrating the diversity of creative practice connected to the Heretaunga Hawke’s Bay region. 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 // Kamaka Pottery (Bruce And Estelle Martin)

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Abject Failures

17 November 2018 - 10 February 2019 | Foyer & Alcove | Guest curator, Chloe Geoghegan brings together new work by five emerging and mid-career artists from around Aotearoa who push material boundaries, using a mixed media approach to resist competitive image ecologies and turn contemporary notions of the abject upside down.

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