John Eaden: Towards the Grand Tour

Hawke's Bay based landscape artist John Eaden paints 'Towards the Grand Tour', new work from 2016/17. Earlier this year, Eaden toured Italy and was able to research locations in the Vatican Gardens and in Padova in the north. Echoes of these works are also applied by Eaden to his landscapes of Hawke's Bay.

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Ben Pearce: Life Will Go on Long After Money

Sculptor Ben Pearce installs a large-scale 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.

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Paratene Matchitt: Hui

Paratene Matchitt is one of New Zealand’s most prominent senior artists. Matchitt’s 60-year career has seen his work in most public art gallery collections in this country. The gallery is thrilled to present new work in ‘Hui’ Matchitt’s first major exhibition in three years.

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EAST 2018

This year Hastings City Art Gallery will again be hosting the successful EAST biennial exhibition. EAST will open in August 2018 and proposals are invited from all artists and designers with a connection to Hawke’s Bay. The final submission date is 30 January 2018.

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Everyday Lines

Everyday Lines presents the work of 16 artists who interrogate objects and activities of daily life. The result is artwork that encourages us to look closer and consider what the relationship is between the artist and the everyday.

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Photography Education Programme: See What I Can See

The programme will start with a tour of the exhibition and discussion about the photographs and photographic techniques. Students will then participate in a hands-on workshop. Available: 29 May – 11 August 2017 cost: Free. NCEA: 1.2-2.2-3.2- 1.1-2.1-3.1 Duration: 90 minutes, with flexibility to meet your timeframe. Suitable: For Year 1-13

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