Previous Exhibitions

Kay Bazzard: Waiting (For Life to Begin)

Holt Gallery | 19 May - 24 June | 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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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

Holt Gallery | Until 13 May 2018 | 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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John Eaden: Towards the Grand Tour

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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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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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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Sarah Hudson: Ariā

Ariā can be defined as the physical representation of an atua (ancestor with continuing influence). These influential characters could manifest as all types of supernatural beings, deities or guardians. This work represents the intrinsic connections between whenua (land/site) and atua.

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