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Exhibitions

Brian Campbell: Head Above the Water

Brian Campbell: Head Above the Water

8 May - 8 August 2021 | Holt Gallery | Campbell has for more than 40 years worked on building a darkly funny imaginary world using satire, fantasy and humour to contemplate some serious, possibly even profound, questions. For 'Head Above the Water', Campbell has delivered some of the most substantial works of his career, taking viewers on a journey with a recurring cast of characters – along with some new ones – who he commissions to help relay his commentary on contemporary life.

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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 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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Larisse Hall: Of the Essence

Larisse Hall: Of the Essence

31 July – 17 Oct 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 – 24 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

28 August – 7 November 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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