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Exhibitions

Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

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.

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Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

Cellular Memory: Elizabeth Thomson

11 June – 21 August 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.

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NZQA Top Art Exhibition

NZQA Top Art Exhibition

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.

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Te Pō Uriuri: Poutu Puketapu

Te Pō Uriuri: Poutu Puketapu

18 June - 28 August 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.

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Essentially Medieval - What did Rita Angus Mean? : Peter Ireland | September 3 – October 30 2022

Essentially Medieval - What did Rita Angus Mean? : Peter Ireland | September 3 – October 30 2022

3 September – 30 October 2022 | Peter Ireland’s oil paintings on paper showing in the Alcove Gallery intersect with, but are not shaped by, the usual “New Zealand” symbols. These paintings reflect Peter Ireland as a religious painter - his use of symbolism draws on Christian concepts of signification as well as Renaissance painting traditions and exemplars.

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Landscapes of Loss: Lisa Chandler

Landscapes of Loss: Lisa Chandler

10 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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