Bernard Winkels: Nothing For No Reason In No Order

17 August - 1 December 2019 | Foyer and Alcove Galleries | Artists talk about processes a lot, processes and practices. If you boil them down, all that means is “this is how I need to make things, and this is how I manage to do it every day”. In Bernard Winkel’s work, you sense that everyday-ness doesn’t just define his daily habit of adding to an ever-growing collection of studio productions.

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Andrea Selwood: Home Science

23 May – 2 August 2020 | Foyer Gallery | Exploring states, altered and transforming, are thresholds of balance finally converging as a final recorded photographic image. At times these prismatic distortions of ‘nature studies’ resemble plant structures or inherent geometries of other small living organisms that might share a universal dynamic origin. Home Science captures earthly phenomena like x-ray techniques of applied scientific photography. The darkroom process of creation first used water and illumination to control the projected light refractions as an idea of growth and life cycle took hold.

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Softly Spoken: An exhibition of contemporary textiles

3 August - 3 November 2019 | Main Gallery | Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua or more commonly said, ‘ka mua ka muri’, is an idea of time where past and present are intertwined.In fibre, past and present co-exist. Textile art spans new and old worlds and is, perhaps more than any other art form, defined by both its links to its archaic history and its powerful radical potential in the present.

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David Straight: John Scott Works

3 August - 3 November 2019 | Foyer Gallery | John Scott Works is a personal visual response to the work of acclaimed New Zealand architect John Scott. Photographer David Straight explores the essence of Scott’s work – from intimate images of architectural details and moments, to ideas rooted in te ao Māori which are found in Scott's work.

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Harry Potter Book Night

Wednesday 5 February, 4pm in Civic Square, Hastings. This will be the sixth annual Harry Potter Book Night celebrated throughout the world. Hastings District Libraries and the Hastings City Art Gallery have again teamed up to host the unforgettable night themed around Harry Potter.

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