Public Art Walking Tours

Join our Hastings City Art Gallery guides for a fascinating tour of the much loved public art of Hastings. Meet at the gallery entrance in Civic Square, next to the Hastings Library. A minimum of five attendees are required for the tour to proceed.

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EAST 2020

21 November - 28 February 2020 | Main Gallery | Entries are now open for EAST 2020 a biennial exhibition presented by Hastings City Art Gallery celebrating the Hawke’s Bay arts sector. For EAST 2020 we invite submissions, across all art practices, from New Zealand contemporary artists and designers who hold a connection to the Hawke’s Bay.

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Bob Jahnke: Lamentation

19 July – 27 October 2019 | Holt Gallery | In Lamentation, Bob Jahnke commissions new work by six poets including Witi Ihimaera and Tina Makareti. Drawing on their texts, Jahnke laments the destruction of our natural world.

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Richard Brimer: Harvest

Key Themes: Portraiture, Identity, Work, Photography, Space and Place, Local | Subject Areas: Visual Arts, Social Sciences, English, Health and Physical Education | Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others | Programme FREE of charge | Duration: 60-90 minutes | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary | Dates: Until 1 March 2020

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Andy Leleisi’uao: KAMOAN MINE

Key Themes: Belonging, Identity, Samoa, Aotearoa, Pacific Diaspora, Race, Migration | Subject Areas: Visual Arts, Social Sciences, English, Science, Health and Physical Education | Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others | Programme FREE of charge | Duration: 60-90 minutes | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary | Dates: Until 19 April 2020

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The Crescent Moon – New Programme!

Key Themes: Muslim Communities in Aotearoa, Islam, Race, Everyday Photography, Relating to Others | Subject Areas: Visual Arts, English, Social Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Health and Physical Education | Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Relating to Others | Programme FREE of charge | Duration: 60-90 minutes | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary | Dates: Friday 29 February - Sunday 17 May 2020

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Environmental Art: Offsite Programme

Key Themes: Environment, Natural World, Papatūānuku, Climate Change, Recycling, Sustainability | Subject Areas: Visual Arts, Social Sciences, English, Science | Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Relating to Others | Programme FREE of charge | Duration: 60-90 minutes | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary | Dates: Available all year

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Murals and Street Art – New Programme!

Key Themes: Public Art, Graffiti Art, Art and Politics/Social Messages, Murals, Local | Subject Areas: Visual Arts, Social Sciences, English | Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Relating to Others | Programme FREE of charge | Duration: 90 minutes | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary | Dates: Available all year

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Pop Art – New Offsite Programme!

Key Themes: Art History, Pop Art (origins, artists, influence), Colour, Mass Production, 1960s America | Subject Areas: Visual Arts, Social Sciences, English | Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Relating to Others | Programme FREE of charge | Duration: 90 minutes | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary | Dates: Available all year

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Softly Spoken

Curriculum strands : Visual arts, Technology, Social Studies | Suitable: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary | Duration: 60 - 90 minutes | Cost: Free | Dates: 3 August - 10 November 2019

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