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EAST 2020 Artist Floor Talk

EAST 2020 Artist Floor Talk

Saturday 21 November, 11am. Join us to hear artists including David Trubridge, Susan Mabin and Wellesley Binding talk about their practice and artworks in EAST 2020. Free, no booking required.

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Lisa Feyen Artist Workshop – Drypoint Etching for Beginners

Lisa Feyen Artist Workshop – Drypoint Etching for Beginners

Saturday 28 November, 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. Learn the technique of dry point etching in this relaxed one-day workshop with EAST 2020 exhibiting artist, Lisa Feyen.

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Artist Floor Talk: Matt Arbuckle

Artist Floor Talk: Matt Arbuckle

Saturday 24 October at 11am | Join us to hear artist Matt Arbuckle talk about his new exhibition. Free, no booking required.

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Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori at the gallery

Celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori at the gallery

Come in and celebrate Māori Language Week 14-20 September 2020, with our FREE activities. No booking required

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Artist Floor Talk: Nick Tupara and Wilray Price

Artist Floor Talk: Nick Tupara and Wilray Price

Saturday 5 September, 11am. Join us to hear artists Nick Tupara and Wilray Price talk about their current artworks showing in Tika Tonu. Free, no booking required.

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Artist Floor Talk: Tamati Holmes, Michelle Nichols and Shannon Hawea

Artist Floor Talk: Tamati Holmes, Michelle Nichols and Shannon Hawea

Saturday 19 September, 11am Join us to hear artists Tamati Holmes, Michelle Nichols and Shannon Hawea talk about their current artworks showing in Tika Tonu. Free, no booking required.

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Artist Floor Talk: Eve Kireka and Akiko Diegel

Artist Floor Talk: Eve Kireka and Akiko Diegel

Saturday 15 August at 11am | Join us to hear artists Eve Kireka and Akiko Diegel talk about their current exhibitions. Free, no booking required.

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FREE Kids Drop in Day

FREE Kids Drop in Day

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 3pm. Drop in with your kids these school holidays for some fun and engaging art activities based on the current exhibitions. Free, no booking required

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FREE! School Holiday Drop-In Art Days for Kids

FREE! School Holiday Drop-In Art Days for Kids

Thursday 9 and 16 July, 10am – 3pm. Drop in with your kids these school holidays for some fun and engaging art activities based on current exhibitions on display at the gallery.

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Titiro mai - Discover. Connect. Create

Titiro mai - Discover. Connect. Create

Saturday 11 July, 11am-2pm Activities and entertainment for the whole whānau at your community facilities - come and see!

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Art for Tots

Art for Tots

Monday 9 March, 10.30 - 11.30am A fun and playful art experience for under-fives based on the current exhibition. Koha, booking required.

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Artist Floor Talk: Anna Crichton

Artist Floor Talk: Anna Crichton

Saturday 14 March at 11am | Join us to hear artist Anna Crichton talk about her new exhibition Ragpicker at 4am Free, no booking required.

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Public Art Walking Tours

Public Art Walking Tours

Join our Hastings City Art Gallery guides for a fascinating tour of the much loved public art of Hastings. Meet at the gallery entrance in Civic Square, next to the Hastings Library. A minimum of five attendees are required for the tour to proceed.

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Shroom kids’ Art

Shroom kids’ Art

Hastings City Art Gallery will have a number of art programmes for families and children in conjunction with Shrooms light installation. Make sure you don’t miss them out.

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Artist Floor Talk: Leanne Morrison

Artist Floor Talk: Leanne Morrison

Saturday 7 December at 11am | Join us to hear artist Leanne Morrison talk about her exhibition Off the Edge. Free, no booking required.

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Art for Tots

Art for Tots

Monday 10 February, 10.30 - 11.30am | A fun and playful art experience for under-fives based on the current exhibition. Koha, booking required.

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Art for Tots

Art for Tots

Monday 11 November 10.30 – 11.30am | A fun and playful art experience for under-fives based on the current exhibition. Koha, booking required.

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Artist Floor Talk: Bernard Winkels

Artist Floor Talk: Bernard Winkels

Saturday 2 November at 11am | Join us to hear artist Bernard Winkels talk about his exhibition Nothing For No Reason In No Order. Free, no booking required.

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Public Art Walking Tours

Public Art Walking Tours

Join our Hastings City Art Gallery guides for a fascinating tour of the much loved public art of Hastings. Meet at the gallery entrance in Civic Square, next to the Hastings Library. A minimum of five attendees are required for the tour to proceed.

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Artist Floor Talk: Richard Brimer

Artist Floor Talk: Richard Brimer

Saturday 16 November at 11am | Join us to hear artist Richard Brimer talk about his exhibition Harvest. Free, no booking required.

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School Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Workshops

Wednesday 22 and 29 January, 10.30- 12.30. Fun workshops for kids based on current exhibitions. For 6 – 12 year old children, $10 per person, booking required.

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FREE! School Holiday Art Days for Kids

FREE! School Holiday Art Days for Kids

Tuesday 8 and Thursday 10 October, 10am- 4pm. Drop in with your kids these school holidays for some fun and engaging art activities based on the current exhibitions. Free, no booking required

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Artist Floor Talk: David Straight

Artist Floor Talk: David Straight

Saturday 3 August, 11am Join us to hear artist David Straight talk about David Straight: John Scott exhibition. Free, no booking required.

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Between the Bedroom and the Kitchen

Between the Bedroom and the Kitchen

Tuesday 25 June | 5.30pm Hastings City Art Gallery and The Hook present: Join some creative minds for a thought provoking panel discussion on female artists in New Zealand

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Youth Symposium

Youth Symposium

Wednesday 22 May – Friday 24 May | Book now: limited space available for youth art symposium. This symposium is designed for Secondary School students. They will explore ideas and key themes of identity and nationhood as emphasized in the gallery’s exhibition Kauri Hawkins: Red vs Blue which is a Tuia- Encounters 250 commemorative event.

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Free Life Drawing Sessions

Free Life Drawing Sessions

Sunday 21 July | Bookings essential. Limited space available, suitable for everyone. Young adults require parental permission. Refreshment provided.

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Art for Tots

Art for Tots

Monday 10 June, 10.30 – 11.30am | A fun and playful art experience for under-fives based on the current exhibition. Koha, booking required.

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Artist Talk: Kauri Hawkins

Artist Talk: Kauri Hawkins

Saturday 30 March, 11am Hear artist Kauri Hawkins talks about his exhibition Red vs Blue. Free. No booking required.

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Gallery Snapshot

Gallery Snapshot

First Thursday of every month | 4 April, 12:30-12.45pm Join the Gallery Director for a 15 minute look at a few of the artworks in the current exhibition during your lunchtime. To be part of the discussion, meet at the gallery information desk. Free, no booking required.

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Teachers’ Exclusive Evening

Teachers’ Exclusive Evening

Thursday 4 April | 4pm to 5pm. Join us for an exclusive opportunity for Hawke's Bay teachers to preview Kauri Hawkins: Red vs Blue exhibition in the Holt gallery and Jan Nigro: Out of the Bedroom into the Lounge exhibition in the Main gallery, and find out about the gallery's free art education programmes.

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Curator Talk: Jan Nigro Exhibition

Curator Talk: Jan Nigro Exhibition

Saturday 6 April - 11am Fine Art Society New Zealand Director, Grant Bezett and Waikato Museum Curator, Maree Mills talk about this significant retrospective exhibition and Jan Nigro's life of paining.  Free. No booking required. 

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Drop-In Art Days

Drop-In Art Days

Tuesday 21 & 28, and Thursday 23 & 30 January, 10am- 4pm. Drop in with your kids these school holidays for some fun and engaging art activities based on the current exhibitions. Free, no booking required

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School Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Workshops

Wednesday 10 and 17 July, 10.30- 12.30. Fun workshops for kids based on current exhibitions. For 6 – 12 year old children, $10 per person, booking required.

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Hastings Public Art Walking Tours

Hastings Public Art Walking Tours

Saturday 19 January 2019, 11.00am Join our Hastings City Art Gallery guides for a fascinating tour of the much loved public art of Hastings. Meet at the gallery entrance in Civic Square. Free, no booking required.

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FREE! School Holiday Art Days for Kids

FREE! School Holiday Art Days for Kids

Tuesday 22 & Thursday 24 January | 10am - 4pm Drop in with your kids these school holidays to do some fun and engaging art activities based on the current exhibitions. All day at the gallery for kids and their adults – just drop in and create! Free, no booking required.

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School Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Workshops

Wednesday 23 January 2019, | 10.30am – 12.30pm Looking for something fun to do these school holidays? Book in for one of our fun and creative workshops for kids based on the Water Project exhibition. Kids will learn about the eel's life cycle and challenges, and create an illustration inspired by Greg O'Brien and Bing Dawe’s artworks in the exhibition. For 6 – 12 year olds, $10 per person, Booking required

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Artist Workshop: JUST ADD WATER

Artist Workshop: JUST ADD WATER

Saturday 26 January | Sunday 17 February | 10am- 1pm  A practical, hands on workshop making dye and pigment from natural sources, for use in fibre and paper-based art works. Inspired by ‘The Water Project’ exhibition, colour researcher and art tutor Maria Melino will instruct on how to process water-based colour from the local environs, and learn about and use traditional materials. Bring a notebook. Places limited. $20 per person. For all ages over 16. Morning tea and materials provided.

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Artist Talk: At the Table Exhibition

Artist Talk: At the Table Exhibition

Sunday 24 February | 11am Join us to hear from artists Billie Culy and Henry Lyons as they discuss the ideas and process behind the exhibition At the Table.

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Apply Now: Youth Art Ambassador Programme (YAAP)

Apply Now: Youth Art Ambassador Programme (YAAP)

Youth, 14 to 19 yrs, can apply to join Youth Art ambassador Programme (YAAP). Closing date Sunday 3rd March.

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Art for Tots

Art for Tots

Monday 11 March | 10.30 -11.30am A fun and playful art experience for under-fives based on The Water Project exhibition. Koha, please book.

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Artist Floor Talk

Artist Floor Talk

Saturday 15 December | 11am Join us for a conversation between Roy Dunningham and Artist Gary Waldrom discussing his exhibition Gary Waldrom: Here We Come Again. Free – no booking required

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Curator’s Talk: Chloe Geoghegan

Curator’s Talk: Chloe Geoghegan

Saturday 17 November | 11am. Join ‘Abject Failures’ exhibition floor-talk with visiting curator Chloe Geoghegan. Free, no booking required.

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Teachers’ Exclusive Evening

Teachers’ Exclusive Evening

Thursday 22 November | 4pm to 5pm. Join us for an exclusive opportunity for Hawke's Bay teachers to preview Water Project exhibition and find out about the gallery's free art education programmes.

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Art for Tots

Art for Tots

Monday 10 December | 10.30 -11.30am. A fun and playful art experience for under-fives based on the current exhibitions. Koha, please book.

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Make a shopping bag - School Holiday Workshops

Make a shopping bag - School Holiday Workshops

Wednesday 3 and 10 October, 10.30am – 12.30pm. A fun workshop for kids inspired by current exhibitions. For 6 – 12 year olds, $10 per person, booking required.

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GHOST SCRUB (Mauri rere na te ringa tangata)….and more….

GHOST SCRUB (Mauri rere na te ringa tangata)….and more….

Art films by Contemporary Artist, Joyce Campbell. Saturday 13 October, 12:00pm-4:30pm. The Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, Wairoa

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

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Kauri Hawkins Interactive Artwork

Kauri Hawkins Interactive Artwork

Everyday until 21 November. Bring a friend and enjoy Kauri Hawkins' interactive artwork, 'The Strong Silent Type', based on a game of chess. Suitable for 18 years old and over. Free, no booking required.

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Āhua Takiwā - Space and Flow of Ahuriri

Āhua Takiwā - Space and Flow of Ahuriri

6 Sept - 12 Sept. Āhua Takiwā - Space and Flow of Ahuriri is an associated event of EAST 2018, developed in partnership with Hastings City Art Gallery and the Honours students of the Te Hono ki Toi programme at Ideaschool, EIT.

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Write Here, Write Now... HBAF Youth Workshop

Write Here, Write Now... HBAF Youth Workshop

Hastings City Arts Gallery is delighted to host the Hawkes Bay Arts Festival Readers + Writers' workshops, facilitated by award winning author, Anna Mackenzie.

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Gallery Snapshot with EAST Exhibiting Artist, John Brown

Gallery Snapshot with EAST Exhibiting Artist, John Brown

12:30-12.45pm, Thursday 6 September | Join East Exhibiting Artist, John Brown, for a 15 minute look at some of the artworks on exhibition during your lunchtime. To join us, meet at the gallery information desk. Free, no booking required.

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Arc and Craft: the Art of Short Story   HBAF Workshop

Arc and Craft: the Art of Short Story HBAF Workshop

Friday 19 October, 10am-12pm Hastings City Arts Gallery is delighted to host the Hawkes Bay Arts Festival Readers + Writers' workshops, facilitated by award winning author, Anna Mackenzie. Get writing at the top of your game in this workshop focussing on crafting short story. Cost $40. Booking through HBAF website.

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Michael Hawksworth Performance

Michael Hawksworth Performance

Thursday 6 September, 5.30pm | Join Hawke's Bay based artist, Michael Hawksworth at the gallery for a spoken word narration with images, building on the themes explored in his photocollages produced as part of EAST 2018. Free, no booking required.

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Artist Talk: Ayesha Green with Katie Portas

Artist Talk: Ayesha Green with Katie Portas

Sunday 21 October, 11.00am | Join artist Ayesha Green and her nana, Katie Portas, as they talk about Green's artwork in EAST 2018. The artwork references a gold medal won by Katie in the 1994 Commonwealth Games. The pair will explore the local socio-economic climate of that time, and in particular, the closure of the Whakatu Freezing Works. Free, no booking required.

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S.T.E.A.M. An Un-Boring Family Event

S.T.E.A.M. An Un-Boring Family Event

Friday 13 July, 1.30-4.30pm | Join Hastings Library and Hastings City Art Gallery for an afternoon of free, un-boring family sciencey, techy, arty fun! Free, no booking required.

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Opening | Natalie Guy: Modern with a petit m

Opening | Natalie Guy: Modern with a petit m

Friday 29 June 2018, 5.30pm | Join artist Natalie Guy at the gallery to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of her sculptural works, 'Modern with a petit m'.

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Footnote New Zealand Dance presents 'Watch This Space'

Footnote New Zealand Dance presents 'Watch This Space'

Tuesday 22 May, 1.30pm | Footnote New Zealand Dance presents a physical response to visual art in 'Watch This Space'. This unique dance experience provides a different perspective on the way that art-forms connect with and respond to our lives. 'Watch This Space' at Hastings Art Gallery will include an excerpt of 'Search Engine', a triple-bill of new dance work that will be performed at the Hastings Community Arts Centre on the 23rd May. Your chance to see some of New Zealand's best dancers in action!

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Hastings Public Art Walking Tours

Hastings Public Art Walking Tours

Saturday 27 October 2018, 11.00am Join our Hastings City Art Gallery guides for a fascinating tour of the much loved public art of Hastings. Meet at the gallery entrance in Civic Square. Free, no booking required.

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Opening Celebration for 'Play: Art that makes you move'

Opening Celebration for 'Play: Art that makes you move'

Join us to celebrate the opening of 'Play: Art that makes you move' - a fun, hands-on, interactive exhibition of work by Seung Yul Oh, Sara Hughes and Campbell Tamahina Burns. Saturday 7 April 2018 2-4pm.

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Opening Event for Susan Mabin: Anthroposcenarios

Opening Event for Susan Mabin: Anthroposcenarios

Join us to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of work by Hawke's Bay-based artist Susan Mabin: 'Anthroposcenarios', Friday 6 April 2018 from 5.30pm.

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FREE! School Holiday Art Days for Kids

FREE! School Holiday Art Days for Kids

Tuesday 17, Thursday 19, Tuesday 24 & Thursday 26 April, 10am – 4pm | Drop in with your kids these school holidays for some fun and engaging art activities based on current exhibitions.  All day at the gallery for kids and their adults – just drop in and create! Free, no booking required.

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Join our Boosted campaign!

Join our Boosted campaign!

Until midnight, 29 March 2018 | Join the gallery's first crowdfunding campaign and help us bring three fun interactive artworks to Hawke's Bay! Donate now: http://www.boosted.org.nz/projects/play-art-that-makes-you-move

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Teachers' Preview: New Exhibitions

Teachers' Preview: New Exhibitions

Wednesday 28 March, 4.00-5.00pm | Join us for an exclusive opportunity for Hawke's Bay teachers, to preview our newest exhibitions and find out about the gallery's free art education programmes. No booking required, refreshments provided.

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New Zealand Sign Language Week

New Zealand Sign Language Week

Thursday 10 May, 2.00-4.00pm | Celebrate New Zealand Sign Language Week with our local deaf community and join artist Kay Bazzard for a sign-language interpreted clay workshop. Free, please book.

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Hastings Public Art Walking Tours

Hastings Public Art Walking Tours

Saturday 7 April, 11.00am | Join our Hastings City Art Gallery guides for a fascinating tour of the much loved public art of Hastings. Meet at the gallery entrance in Civic Square. Free, no booking required.

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Artist Workshop with Raewyn Tauira Paterson: Patterns from Nature

Artist Workshop with Raewyn Tauira Paterson: Patterns from Nature

Saturday 10 March 2018, 1.00-4.00pm $20pp. Suitable for 12 years and up. Bookings required. Create your own patterned fabric print by making a carved block and using fabric inks. Bring your own objects from nature to draw inspiration from.

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Opening Event for John Eaden: Towards the Grand Tour

Opening Event for John Eaden: Towards the Grand Tour

Join us to celebrate the opening of an exhibition of new work by artist John Eaden: 'Towards the Grand Tour', Friday 17 November 2017 at 5.30pm.

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Artist Workshop: An approach to landscape with John Eaden

Artist Workshop: An approach to landscape with John Eaden

Sunday 21 January 10.00am-1.00pm | Join painter John Eaden for a workshop using a landscape photograph as the starting point for a landscape painting. Suitable for adults, $20 per person, booking required.

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Hastings Public Art Walking Tours

Hastings Public Art Walking Tours

Saturday 20 January, 11.00am | Join our Hastings City Art Gallery guides for a fascinating tour of the much loved public art of Hastings. Meet at the gallery entrance in Civic Square. Free, no booking required.

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Free Kids Drop-In Art Days

Free Kids Drop-In Art Days

Tuesday 16, Thursday 18, Tuesday 23 & Thursday 25 January 2018, 10am – 4pm Drop in with your kids these school holidays for some fun and engaging art activities based on current exhibitions. All day at the gallery for kids and their adults – just drop in and create! Free, no booking required

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Artist Talk: Ben Pearce

Artist Talk: Ben Pearce

Saturday 9 December, 11.00am | Join artist Ben Pearce as he shares insights into his arts practice and his latest exhibition, 'Life Will Go On After Money', 2017. Free, no booking required.

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Teachers' Preview: New Summer Exhibitions

Teachers' Preview: New Summer Exhibitions

Thursday 7 December, 4.30pm | Join us for an exclusive opportunity for teachers to preview our new summer exhibitions Paratene Matchitt's 'HUI' and Ben Pearce's " Life Will Go On Long After Money' and find out about the gallery's free art education programmes.

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Arts for All - Hawke's Bay

Arts for All - Hawke's Bay

Thursday 9 November, 10.30am- 12.30pm | Arts for All: Providing access and inclusion to arts and culture for everyone. Join us for a presentation and discussion about how to make your arts project, place or programme more accessible for and inclusive of disabled people. Our speaker will be Richard Benge, Executive Director of Arts Access Aotearoa.

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Exhibition Opening: #keeponkimiora at Flaxmere Community Centre

Exhibition Opening: #keeponkimiora at Flaxmere Community Centre

Thursday 2 November 2017, 6.30-7.30pm | We invite you and your whānau to celebrate the opening of #keeponkimiora at Flaxmere Community Centre, 30 Swansea Road, Flaxmere with us. #keeponkimiora was exhibited at the art gallery June-September this year and presents artworks created during the residency of artist Edith Amituanai at Kimi Ora Community School.

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Hastings Public Art Walking Tours

Hastings Public Art Walking Tours

Saturday 14 October, 11.00am | Join our Hastings City Art Gallery guides for a fascinating tour of the much loved public art of Hastings. Meet at the gallery entrance in Civic Square. Free, no booking required.

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The Take Out: A Gaby Montejo Performance

The Take Out: A Gaby Montejo Performance

Sunday 26 November, 11.00am | Call it a swap-meet, garage sale, eviction or liquidation. Knowing artist Gaby Montejo's performance work, this could be all or none of the above. Don't miss this one-off performance which will be part of the de-installation of Montejo's artwork, Stuffed Weight for Takeout, 2017 which is currently on display in the exhibition Everyday Lines.

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Artist Workshop: Drawing on Stuffed Weight with Gaby Montejo

Artist Workshop: Drawing on Stuffed Weight with Gaby Montejo

Saturday 25 November 10.00am-1.00pm | Join Christchurch-based artist Gaby Montejo for a conversation about his work, followed by a still life drawing exercise.  Suitable for adults, $20 per person, booking required.

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Footnote New Zealand Dance presents 'Watch This Space'

Footnote New Zealand Dance presents 'Watch This Space'

26 October, 12 noon | Footnote New Zealand Dance presents a physical response to visual art in 'Watch This Space'. Combining improvisation and a short performance, 'Watch This Space' will include an excerpt of CONTRAST, a double-bill of new dance work that will be performed in Havelock North at the Blyth Performing Arts Centre on the 25th October.

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Art for Tots

Art for Tots

Monday 11 September, 10:30am- 11:30am | A fun and playful art experience for under-fives based on the current exhibition 'Everyday Lines'. Koha, booking required

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Kids Drop-In Art Days

Kids Drop-In Art Days

Tuesday 10 and Thursday 12 October, 10am – 4pm | Drop in with your kids these school holidays for some fun and engaging art activities based on current exhibition 'Everyday Lines'.  All day at the gallery for kids and their adults – just drop in and create! Free, no booking required.

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New Summer Exhibitions: Opening Event

New Summer Exhibitions: Opening Event

Friday 8 December 2017, 5.30pm | Join us to celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions, Paratene Matchitt's 'HUI' and Ben Pearce's 'Life Will Go On After Money'.

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Hawke's Bay Teachers: Introduction to 'Everyday Lines'.

Hawke's Bay Teachers: Introduction to 'Everyday Lines'.

19 September, 4.30pm | This is an exclusive opportunity for Hawke's Bay teachers to see current exhibition 'Everyday Lines' and find out about the gallery's free art education programmes. No booking required, refreshments provided.

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Artist Workshop with Hawke's Bay Photographer Jeff Drabble

Artist Workshop with Hawke's Bay Photographer Jeff Drabble

Sunday 6 August, 10am-1pm Join award-winning photographer, videographer and sculptor Jeff Drabble, to learn new photographic techniques to improve your still-life and portrait photography. Bring 2-3 examples of your work to discuss with Jeff and a camera or cellphone to take photos. For 12 years and over, any skill level. $20 per person, includes morning tea, booking required.

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Artists' Talk: Edith Amituanai and Kimi Ora Community School Students

Artists' Talk: Edith Amituanai and Kimi Ora Community School Students

Wednesday 9 August, 5.30pm Join Edith Amituanai and students from Kimi Ora Community School as they share their experiences from the #keeponkimiora residency and the development of their exhibition. Free, no booking required.

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Interactive Wall

Interactive Wall

Use your imagination and drawing skills to transform everyday objects into something new! Until 26 November, 10am - 4:30pm. Free.

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Curators' Talk: Gregory O’Brien and Greg Donson

Sunday 11 June, 11am Join 'See What I Can See' exhibition floor-talk with visiting curators Gregory O’Brien and Greg Donson. Free, no booking required.

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Iwitoi Kahungunu Exhibition Floor Talk

Saturday 13 May 2017, 11.00am. Join Iwitoi Kahungunu curator and artist Sandy Adsett, together with exhibiting artists including Marama Ngawhika, Wilray Price and Michelle Mataira for a talk about the exhibition.

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ORO to resound, echo, resonate

ORO to resound, echo, resonate

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Interactive Wall: Paper Canoe - He Waka Pepa

Interactive Wall: Paper Canoe - He Waka Pepa

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The Collector's Room Floor Talk

The Collector's Room Floor Talk

Saturday 11 March, 11am Join us to hear the talk by Curators Roy Dunnigham and Bronwyn Thorp along with the exhibiting collectors. Free, no bookings required.

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Kids Drop In Day

Kids Drop In Day

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School Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Workshops

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Iwitoi Kahungunu Artist Workshop with Artist Raewyn Paterson: Patterns from Nature

Iwitoi Kahungunu Artist Workshop with Artist Raewyn Paterson: Patterns from Nature

10am – 1pm, Sunday 7th May. Create your own patterned fabric print by making a carved block and using fabric inks. Bring your own objects from nature to draw inspiration from...

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HMMM: How might artists thrive in Hawke’s Bay?

HMMM: How might artists thrive in Hawke’s Bay?

Tuesday 31 January, 5pm – 7pm A thought provoking panel discussion with artists exhibiting in EAST, by and for the arts sector. Refreshments provided. RSVP to...

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Interactive Wall: Draw your own picture and letter combination!

Interactive Wall: Draw your own picture and letter combination!

Please enjoy your visit to the Gallery, and then take some time to draw your own picture and letter combination. What language will you use?

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EAST 2016 Selector’s floor talk with Lisa Reihana and EAST artists

EAST 2016 Selector’s floor talk with Lisa Reihana and EAST artists

Sunday 13 November, 12pm. An insight into Lisa Reihana’s selection for EAST 2016, including artists featured in the exhibition. Free.

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Talk + Walk Swap

Talk + Walk Swap

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The cubic structural evolution project

The cubic structural evolution project

The cubic structural evolution project

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Private Universe: Art for Bereaved Kids

Private Universe: Art for Bereaved Kids

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OPEN LATE KIRIBATI DAY - FREE EVENT

OPEN LATE KIRIBATI DAY - FREE EVENT

Kiribati Day

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Artists floortalk - Tungaru: The Kiribati Project

Artists floortalk - Tungaru: The Kiribati Project

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Major General Sir Andrew Russell

Major General Sir Andrew Russell

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Teachers' Exclusive Evening

Teachers' Exclusive Evening

Thursday 9 August, 4.00-5.00pm | Join us for an exclusive opportunity for Hawke's Bay teachers to preview the gallery's signature biennial exhibition: EAST 2018 and find out about the gallery's free art education programmes.

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Kauri Hawkins Performance

Kauri Hawkins Performance

Saturday 11 August, 11am, 3pm Sunday 12 August, 11am Don't miss Hawkins' performance art-work, 'The Strong Silent Type', based on a game of chess. If you are over 18 years, and interested in playing with Kauri during one of these sessions, get in touch with the gallery. Free, no booking required to spectate, please contact to participate.

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EAST 2018 Couch Talk

EAST 2018 Couch Talk

Saturday 11 August, 1.30-2.30pm | Hear Curator Bruce E. Phillips and a selection of EAST 2018 exhibiting artists including Jenny Gillam, Kauri Hawkins and Joyce Campbell talk about the exhibition and share insights into their artworks. Free, no booking required.

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Art for Tots

Art for Tots

Monday 13 August | 10.30 -11.30am | A fun and playful art experience for 3-5 year olds inspired by current exhibitions. Koha, please book: 871 5095 or email hastingsartgallery@hdc.govt.nz

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