Thursday 9 August, 4.00-5.00pm | Join us for an exclusive opportunity for Hawke's Bay teachers to preview the gallery's signature biennial exhibition: EAST 2018 and find out about the gallery's free art education programmes.
By exploring Paratene Matchitt’s exhibition 'Hui', students will understand the innovation and invention that led him to become one of New Zealand’s iconic artists. The programme consists of a discussion and hands-on activity. Curriculum strands: Visual Arts, English and Social Studies Duration: 90 minutes NCEA: 1.2-2.2-3.2- 1.1-2.1-3.1 Cost: Free Suitable: All levels Dates: Until 18 March 2018
Sculptor Ben Pearce has installed a large-scale interactive 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. In the education programme, students explore ideas surrounding the meaning of home. The programme consists of a discussion and hands-on activity. Curriculum strands: Visual Arts, English and Social Studies Duration: 90 minutes NCEA: 1.2-2.2-3.2- 1.1-2.1-3.1 Cost: Free Suitable: All levels Dates: Until 25 March 2018
Tuesday 28 August, 10am - 12pm Students will explore EAST 2018 exhibiting artist, Peter Madden's arts practice, and collage as a unique genre, particular from the 20th Century forward. Madden will speak to the use of collage techniques before guiding participants in a hands on activity to create collages of their own. Suitable for Secondary School Students. Free workshop. Limited numbers. Booking required.
Each school visit will be split in to two parts, in the first, students look at Ayesha Green's work and discuss issues raised by it and other artworks in the exhibition. Green's artwork references a gold medal won by her nana, Katie Portas, in the 1994 Commonwealth Games. Ayesha's practice attempts to rethink and redefine the power relationship within Maori representation. The second is a hands-on workshop in which students reflect on their own whakapapa and paint a story of their own family member - a memory of them, an achievement or a special event that makes them feel proud of their whakapapa.
George Nuku is one of the exhibiting artists and has worked alongside students from local schools including Omahu, Irongate, Pukehamoama, and Kimi Ora Community School, to develop 'Bottled River', reusing plastic bottles to create the work. Each school visit will be split in to two parts, in the first, students look at Nuku's work and discuss the environmental issues raised by these and other artworks in the exhibition; the second is a hands-on workshop in which students will design and create signs that communicate their own messages about the environment.