Programmes and events

FREE! School Holiday Art Days for Kids

Tuesday 2, Thursday 4, Tuesday 9 & Thursday 11 October, 10am – 4pm | Drop in with your kids these school holidays for some fun and engaging art activities based on current exhibitions.  All day at the gallery for kids and their adults – just drop in and create! Free, no booking required.

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Gallery Snapshot

12:30-12.45pm, first Thursday of every month (4 October, 1 November) | Join the Gallery Director for a 15 minute look at some of the artworks on exhibition during your lunchtime. To join us, meet at the gallery information desk. Free, no booking required.

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Write Here, Write Now… HBAF Youth Workshop

Friday 12 October, 10am-12pm Hastings City Arts Gallery is delighted to host the Hawkes Bay Arts Festival Readers + Writers' workshops, facilitated by award winning author, Anna Mackenzie. Learn writing tools and techniques that will help you find your voice and hone your writing. Suitable 12+. Cost $25. Booking through HBAF website.

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Finished a Draft – What Next? HBAF Workshop

Friday 19 October, 1.30 - 3.30pm Hastings City Arts Gallery is delighted to host the Hawkes Bay Arts Festival Readers + Writers' workshops, facilitated by award winning author, Anna Mackenzie. Bring along the first chapter of your novel and learn to love editing. Cost $50. Booking through HBAF website.

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Arc and Craft: the Art of Short Story HBAF Workshop

Friday 19 October, 10am-12pm Hastings City Arts Gallery is delighted to host the Hawkes Bay Arts Festival Readers + Writers' workshops, facilitated by award winning author, Anna Mackenzie. Get writing at the top of your game in this workshop focussing on crafting short story. Cost $40. Booking through HBAF website.

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Artist Talk: Ayesha Green with Katie Portas

Sunday 21 October, 11.00am | Join artist Ayesha Green and her nana, Katie Portas, as they talk about Green's artwork in EAST 2018. The artwork references a gold medal won by Katie in the 1994 Commonwealth Games. The pair will explore the local socio-economic climate of that time, and in particular, the closure of the Whakatu Freezing Works. Free, no booking required.

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