Kauri Hawkins Performance

Saturday 11 August, 11am, 3pm Sunday 12 August, 11am Don't miss Hawkins' performance art-work, 'The Strong Silent Type', based on a game of chess. If you are over 18 years, and interested in playing with Kauri during one of these sessions, get in touch with the gallery. Free, no booking required to spectate, please contact to participate.

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EAST 2018 Couch Talk

Saturday 11 August, 1.30-2.30pm | Hear Curator Bruce E. Phillips and a selection of EAST 2018 exhibiting artists including Jenny Gillam, Kauri Hawkins and Joyce Campbell talk about the exhibition and share insights into their artworks. Free, no booking required.

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Art for Tots

Monday 13 August | 10.30 -11.30am | A fun and playful art experience for 3-5 year olds inspired by current exhibitions. Koha, please book: 871 5095 or email hastingsartgallery@hdc.govt.nz

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Iwitoi Kahungunu Education Programme

Available: 20 February-14 May 2017, Cost: Free, Suitable: Year 1-13, NCEA 1.2-2.2-3.2- 1.1-2.1-3.1, Duration: 90 minutes, however, we can change it to meet your timeframe. How do artworks tell stories? During this programme, we look at carving, cloaks, paintings and woven artworks in the exhibition and find out how some artists use narrative techniques we are familiar with...

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Arts for All – Hawke’s Bay

Thursday 9 November, 10.30am- 12.30pm | Arts for All: Providing access and inclusion to arts and culture for everyone. Join us for a presentation and discussion about how to make your arts project, place or programme more accessible for and inclusive of disabled people. Our speaker will be Richard Benge, Executive Director of Arts Access Aotearoa.

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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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Michael Hawksworth Performance

Thursday 6 September, 5.30pm | Join Hawke's Bay based artist, Michael Hawksworth at the gallery for a spoken word narration with images, building on the themes explored in his photocollages produced as part of EAST 2018. Free, no booking required.

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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: Ben Pearce

Saturday 9 December, 11.00am | Join artist Ben Pearce as he shares insights into his arts practice and his latest exhibition, 'Life Will Go On After Money', 2017. Free, no booking required.

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