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Exhibitions

Jordan Barnes: The Artist and the Ego

Jordan Barnes: The Artist and the Ego

5 February - 2 May 2021 | Holt Gallery | Born in, and working out of an apartment studio in New Plymouth, Jordan Barnes is recognised as an artistic all-rounder. He’s an award winning painter and is considered to be one of New Zealand’s top emerging artists.

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Still Life with Moving Parts

Still Life with Moving Parts

27 February - 9 May 2021 | Foyer and Alcove Galleries | Still Life with Moving Parts is an exhibition created by outsider artists from A Supported Life. A Supported Life works with the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Health to empower people with intellectual disabilities through supported accommodation, lifestyle planning and development. Their creative space - Two4nine is motivated by a belief in the authentic creativity in the works of their artists. We believe art is about revealing ourselves and creating meaningful connections – between artists, tutors and art lovers.

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Flirting with Form: Works by TOI AKO Artists

Flirting with Form: Works by TOI AKO Artists

13 March – 23 May 2021 | Main Gallery | Flirting with form: Works by TOI AKO artists is an exhibition that explores the role of the arts and wellbeing in communities, and its effectiveness in supporting older people to age well. Showcasing works by 13 emerging elder artists aged 56-91, developed over 2019-2020 as part of Connect the Dots pilot mentoring project, TOI AKO which is a creative collaboration between older people living in care and practising artists. This exhibition speaks to the reciprocal nature of learning, where artist mentors have shared their skills, encouraging older participants to bring their unique life experiences to shape their own visual language.

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NZQA Top Art Exhibition 2021

NZQA Top Art Exhibition 2021

We are excited to announce that the NZQA Top Art exhibition is coming to Hastings City Art Gallery from Monday 3 to Friday 7 May. Top Art is an annual touring exhibition of the best and highest achieving 2020 NCEA portfolios from around the country. Five streams are covered, including design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

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Brian Campbell: Head Above the Water

Brian Campbell: Head Above the Water

8 May - 8 August 2021 | Holt Gallery | Despite the title of his latest exhibition, Brian Campbell doesn't so much lift his head out of the water as he raises it above the parapet, building an imaginary world using satire, fantasy and humour to contemplate some serious, possibly even profound, questions. From a self-described “fringe-dweller viewpoint”, the Gisborne artist's work offers a bleak and darkly funny vision of humanity’s future.

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Dali Susanto: Today is the Day

Dali Susanto: Today is the Day

15 May – 25 July 2021 | Alcove Gallery | Dali Susanto was born in the art capital of Indonesia, Yogyakarta and was brought up surrounded by artists. His mother and father owned and still run a batik gallery and studio where they teach local and international tourists the skills in batik work. Named after Salvador Dali, his parents hoped he would follow in the renowned artist’s footsteps and become an artist.

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Thinking Unfolding

Thinking Unfolding

22 May – 1 August 2021 | Foyer Gallery | The idea of a book as an art object evolved in the mid-20th Century when artists began experimenting with the book format as a means to express their ideas. This touring exhibition from the Print Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ) sees printmakers from throughout Aotearoa, including eight artists from Hawke’s Bay, expand on and explore the idea of the artist book by taking the concept of a book further, creating art objects inspired by the form and/or function of a book. This idea has been approached using a range of techniques and materials which extend beyond the realm of traditional printmaking.

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te MOKO on our face / in your face

te MOKO on our face / in your face

12 June – 15 Aug 2021 | Foyer Gallery |The te MOKO exhibition showcases “the face of Māori Art today”. A specifically designed installation of contemporary artwork by 40 Iwitoi Kahungunu artists of Heretaunga engaging in reprising cultural values beyond the Marae. Of treasuring the images that identify us; Of claiming a space to stand as ourselves; Of being Māori-centric in identifying what makes for creative artistic excellence. Curated by Sandy Adsett

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