11 August – 11 November 2018
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)
Hastings City Art Gallery presents EAST 2018 a biennial exhibition celebrating the diversity of creative practice connected to the Heretaunga Hawke’s Bay region. EAST 2018 signals a new development in the exhibition’s history by following a process-based curatorial model led by independent curator Bruce E. Phillips in conversation with the 23 selected artists and designers. Relationships, and in particular the social, environmental and informational networks that ground and complicate relationships, is the exhibition’s overarching premise which connects a mixture of new and existing works including performances, painting, ceramics, large-scale photography, video and sculptural installations. The 2018 iteration of EAST has also expanded in scope to encompass the Bay’s two major art organisations, Hastings City Art Gallery and MTG Hawke’s Bay in Napier and includes a region wide programme of events.