30 April – 24 October 2022 | Holt Gallery | Bookings essential for weekends, pubic holidays and school holidays. With their pioneering use of virtual reality, artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward, have created a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols, traversed via a network of travellators and gateways. Terminus is open to the public Mon-Thurs from 11am till 4.30pm, and normal hours Fri-Sun, so our local schools can come experience it first thing, without interrupting your viewing pleasure.
June 11 – August 21 2022 | Main Gallery | For over 30 years, Wellington-based sculptor/installation artist Elizabeth Thomson has been drawn to areas of scientific knowledge such as botany, micro-biology, oceanography and mathematics.
June 18 - August 28, 2022 | Alcove Gallery | Te Pō Uriuri is an immersive experience retelling the pūrakau/legend of Uru, the eldest child of Ranginui and Papatūānuku. This installation embodies the safe haven, Te Kahutuanui-a-Rangi, the cloak of Uru’s father, where he fled, seeking refuge as he withdrew from his whānau. Uru sits here as a contemporary koruru in an era of deep darkness – Te Pō Uriuri.
15 August - 26 August | We are excited to announce that the NZQA Top Art exhibition is coming to Hastings City Art Gallery from Monday 15 to Friday 26 August. Top Art is an annual touring exhibition of the best and highest achieving 2021 NCEA portfolios from around the country. Five streams are covered, including design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
11 September – 4 December 2022 | Main Gallery | "Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things." - Arthur Schopenhauer. Everyone, from all walks of life and across cultures, experiences loss and grief during their lives, whether it’s private and personal loss, within their community, or at a global level.
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