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Exhibitions

Larisse Hall: Of the Essence

Larisse Hall: Of the Essence

31 July – 14 November 2021 | Alcove Gallery | Larisse Hall explores the value of time within an everyday context. Deconstructing our notions of the traditional 2-D painting to create an immersive participatory version of the self-portrait. In this new 'painting', Larisse invites the viewer to become both the co-creator and the subject matter. Encouraging the viewer to participate and engage with the work to activate the painting process.

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Ashton Lexie Jamieson and Sharleen Gamble: Young Art

Ashton Lexie Jamieson and Sharleen Gamble: Young Art

7 August – 25 October 2021 | Foyer Gallery | The contemporary concept of young art is work not defined by the age of the creator, but by the stage the artist is at in their career. This exhibition brings together the work of two Hawke’s Bay artists working in two different disciplines who have both reached a significant stage in their career development. Sharleen Gamble and Ashton Lexie Jamieson are both recent graduates of IDEAschool at EIT and they are both wanting, through their work, to create an awareness of the quality and diversity of contemporary female artists at work in Hawke’s Bay.

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Ayesha Green: To the best of my Knowledge

Ayesha Green: To the best of my Knowledge

14 August – 28 November 2021 | Holt Gallery | Over the last six months Ayesha Green has been developing a body of work specifically for the Holt Gallery. This exhibition looks at the visual language and history of Native Schooling in New Zealand with a focus on Hukarere Girls’ College, founded in 1875 and located in Hawke’s Bay.

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Out of the Shadows: a print journey with Carole Shepheard and friends

Out of the Shadows: a print journey with Carole Shepheard and friends

25 September – 5 December 2021 | Main Gallery | Carole Shepheard is a well-known figure in the arts landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand, in 2002 appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to the arts.

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Made You Look: Kaye McGarva

Made You Look: Kaye McGarva

30 October – 30 January 2022 | Foyer Gallery | Kaye McGarva plays with shadows creating trompe-l’oeil paintings of creases and folds with the intention of challenging the spectator’s perception. Her work is about the act of looking, creating uncertainty and provoking a physical sensation associated with seeing something familiar but strange. She wishes to encourage the viewer coming into the Foyer Gallery to slow down, take notice, and hopefully look at the world around them with new eyes.

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Caroline McQuarrie and Shaun Matthews: Prospects Fearful

Caroline McQuarrie and Shaun Matthews: Prospects Fearful

4 December 2021 – 20 March 2022 | Holt Gallery | In late 1846 surveyor Thomas Brunner employed Māori guides Kehu and Pikiwati to travel with him from Nelson to Te Tai Poutini (the West Coast) and back again, searching for land suitable to expand settlements within the fledgling Nelson province. In Prospects Fearful Wellington-based artists Caroline McQuarrie and Shaun Matthews examine Brunner’s journey via the mediums of embroidery, photography and weaving.

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The Path

The Path

18 December 2021 – 13 March 2022 | Main Gallery | This exhibition features visual artists, a writer and a documentary producer for whom surfing has been part of their life journey. Although connected by surfing, they haven’t been asked to create or exhibit ‘Surf Art’, but rather to interrogate the crossover in their passions, and contemplate through their practice and discussion the connection between these two creative and formative activities.

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