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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Kauri Hawkins: Red vs Blue

30 March  -  7 July 2019 | Holt Gallery | Kauri Hawkins (Ngāti Pāhauwera, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata) hails from Gisborne where he grew up on the sheep station at Young Nick’s Head. Referencing the arrival of James Cook’s Endeavour at Poverty Bay in 1769, Hawkins’ sculptural project explores the duality of our heritage and identity 250 years on.

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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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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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