Saturday 25 November at 11am | Join artists Conor Clarke, Selina Ershadi, Janet Lilo, Louise Menzies, and Meg Porteous as they discuss their works in the exhibition Vital Machinery in conversation with curators Sophie Davis and Lucy Hammonds. Free, no booking required.
Saturday 9 September at 11am | Join us to hear artist Jeremy Leatinu'u discuss his art practice, in particular his developing practice of directing short art films. This will include unpacking some of the conceptual and practical aspects of making the work Mai i ngā kei o te waka ki te ihu o ngā waka. Free, no booking required.
Saturday 5 August, 11am | Artists Dagmar Vaikalafi Dyck and Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi will discuss their research into 18th and 19th century Tongan objects housed in national and international museums, and their cumulative artistic responses featured in the exhibition ‘Amui ‘i Mu'a - Ancient Futures. Free, no booking required.
Saturday 24 June, 11am | Join us to hear artists Shanon Hawea, Eve Kireka and Ruebena Paraha discuss their works in the Design Kahungunu exhibition. Free, no booking required.
Saturday 17 June, 11am | Join us to hear artists Alex Heperi, Darryl Thomson, Wilray Price and Michelle Mataira discuss their works in the Design Kahungunu exhibition. Free, no booking required.
Saturday 17 June, 10.30am-2pm | This hands-on, beginner's painting workshop uses colour and mark-making to engage with our inner feelings. Art is a vehicle, so involving ourselves with intuitive colour and authentic mark-making helps us explore, accept, imagine, and strengthen our inner tonality. Artist Evan Woodruffe will guide you through this colourful class with plenty of insight, humour, and sensitivity.
Sunday 16 July, 10.30am-4pm | Sensational Colour is a hands-on Masterclass workshop which explores our relationship to colour and chromatic systems, looking at historical theories and contemporary approaches to negotiating colour in painting. Join Evan Woodruffe for this masterclass in colour experimentation and loads of arty goodness! Suitable for adults. Painting experience is preferred.
Saturday 29 April at 11am | Join Evan Woodruffe as he discusses the ambiguous environments in his exhibition No Straight Lines. With multiple entry points and no central perspective, Evan’s paintings encourage the viewer to follow the trail of the brush into territories rich with coloured patterns and textures. Free, no booking required.
Saturday 25 March at 11am | Join us to hear artist Hemi Macgregor (Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe) in kōrero with Shannon Te Ao (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Wairangi, Te Pāpaka-a-Māui), as they discuss Macgregor’s solo exhibition, Waiora. Free, no booking required.
Saturday 6 May at 11am | Join us to hear artist Salome Tanuvasa talk about her solo exhibition To be at home. Tanuvasa is a New Zealand artist of Tongan and Sāmoan descent. She is a multi-disciplinary artist and uses moving image, drawing, photography and sculpture. Her work explores themes related to her immediate surroundings and her family life. Free, no booking required.
Saturday 17 December at 1.30pm | Join us to hear artist Hemi Macgregor (Ngāti Rakaipaaka, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe) discuss his solo exhibition, Waiora, a body of work which explores stories of the environment and the way our lives are set within it. Free, no booking required.
Saturday 5 November, 11am | Join us to hear artist Jonathan Kay talk about his exhibition Icebound. Kay will discuss how he utilises a range of photographic techniques, from historical processes to latest contemporary technologies to interrogate glacial landscapes. He will also discuss how a collaboration between art and science might facilitate an intimate connection that is based on both factual and poetic modes of communicating.
Saturday 12 November, 11am | Join us to hear artist Virginia Leonard discuss beauty, pain and shame through her work. Virginia Leonard holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, which she completed in 2001. In 2019 she won the Artist-in-Residence Prize in Finland as part of the Open to Art Ceramic Award, Officine Saffi, Milan, Italy, and was the recipient of the Glass House/Stone House Residency in Chenaud, France.
Tuesdays 11 & 18 and Thursdays 13 & 20 January | 10am - 3pm | Come along to the gallery and get creative with fun, free art activities related to our current exhibitions! Free, no booking required.
Saturday 22 October, 11am (Labour weekend). Join our Hastings City Art Gallery guide John Eaden, for a fascinating tour of the much loved public art of Hastings.
SOLD OUT | Saturday, 17 September, 11am to 3pm | Exploring experimental painting and surface treatment techniques can be a wonderful way to freshen up your practice. When you change your processes and become open to ‘chance happenings’ in your work, you add excitement to your visual language. Join painter Lisa Chandler on this fast-paced half-day workshop. $20 per person, includes materials.
Saturday 17 September at 10am | Join us for an informal ‘walk and talk’ around some of the works in Landscapes of Loss, with artist Lisa Chandler. Chandler will discuss the exhibition and her painting process. Free. No booking required.
Saturday 20 August at 11am | Join us for the much anticipated floor talk by Terminus exhibition’s artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward about their fascinating collaboration in this exhibition. Free, no booking required.
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.
Sunday 24 July at 2pm | Join us to hear a conversation between two of Aotearoa’s leading contemporary artists, Elizabeth Thomson and Dame Robin White, and celebrated writer, poet and art curator, Gregory O'Brien, about Elizabeth’s exhibition Cellular Memory.
Next time you’re stopping in at the Gallery, make sure you pick up one of our free Pukapuka Mahi kids’ activity booklets from the front desk.
Saturday, March 26, 11am | Join our Hastings City Art Gallery guide for a fascinating tour of the much loved public art of Hastings.
Saturday 5 February at 11am | Join us to hear artist Glen Colechin talk about his exhibition, Last Supper. Free, booking essential.
Friday 21 January 2022,12pm - 1pm | As part of The Path, award-winning filmmaker Peter Day will talk about his practice along with the screening of In Search of Da Cat documentary film. In Search of Da Cat is about infamous surfer, Mickey Dora. Free, no booking required.
Saturday 22 January 2022, 11am - 12.15pm | Join Hastings City Art Gallery Curator Clayton Gibson, as he leads a panel discussion with The Path exhibiting artists John Walsh, Margaret Hansen, Aaron Kereopa and author Aaron Topp. Free, no booking required.
Sunday 23 January 2022, 11am - 12pm | Join Dr Steve Gibbs to hear about his practice, PhD research and artwork in The Path exhibition. Free, no booking required.
Thursday 3 February 2022, 5.30pm - 6.30pm | Join us on Thursday 3 February 2022 for the launch of Nor’east Swell, a new young adult novel by award-winning author in The Path exhibiting, Aaron Topp. Book will be available to purchase at the event. Free, bookings essential.
Saturday, February 26, at 11am | Join us to hear from artist Caroline McQuarrie talk about her exhibition, Prospects Fearful. Free, booking essential.
Instead of our Kids Drop-In Art Days, we have FREE School holiday Art-to-Go Packs due to due to covid-19 protection framework. Packs are available Tuesday 18 & 25 January and Thursday 20 & 27 January between 10am – 3pm. (Please note packs are available on a first-in, first-served basis)
Draw an important woman in your life with our fun new interactive wall, Mana Wāhine!
CANCELLED - Wednesday 27 October, 6pm | Two artists come together at the gallery to give separate floor talks as part of the Hawke's Bay Art Festival programme, exploring the work in their shows and conversations they start.
Saturday 2 October, 11am | Hear Ashton Lexie Jamieson and Sharleen Gamble talk about their exhibition Young Art. Free, no booking required.
Saturday 14 August at 11am | Hear Ayesha Green talk about her exhibition To the best of my Knowledge. Free, no booking required.
CANCELLED | Saturday 4 December, 10am | Join us to hear from artist Carole Shepheard about her exhibition Out of the Shadows: a print journey with Carole Shepheard and friends. Free, no booking required.
Write & Win! Art competition for children inspired by Brian Campbell paintings in Head Above the Water exhibition. Available everyday of the school holidays.
Interactive Wall | Fun with Form: memorise, recreate and challenge your friends and whānau!
Saturday 24 July and Saturday 7 August | Join Iwi Toi Kahungunu artists talk about their practice and artworks in te MOKO on our face / in your face exhibition.
Saturday 17 July 2021, 12.30pm -12.50pm (20 minutes) | A collective effort of repurposing fashion items to create eclectic high fashion street wear as a response to issues of today such as global warming, covid, gender diversity, technology and the state of your environment.
Saturday 31 July at 11am | Hear Larisse Hall talk about her exhibition Of the Essence. Free, no booking required.
FREE WORKSHOP: Monday 15 March, 10am & 1pm and Tuesday 16 March, 10am & 1pm | Join local mosaic artist Jean McGavock for a mosaic making session. Artwork that is created will be made out of fine bone china and the finished work will be displayed in the Toi Ako exhibition.
FULLY BOOKED!!! FREE WORKSHOP: Friday 26 March, 10.30am | Join facilitators Selina Anderson and Andrea Gaskin on a tour of the works on the Toi Ako exhibition. We will spend time, sitting and looking closely at three works of art in the show that use symbols to represent place and/or identity.
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.
Saturday 8 May, 11am onwards | Join artist Brian Campbell in conversation with Hastings City Art Gallery Curator, Clayton Gibson, about Campbell’s exhibition, Head Above The Water.
Thursday 13 May, 12.15pm (allow 30 mins). Join our curator Clayton Gibson, for a tour of the current exhibitions in the gallery during your lunchtime.
Saturday 22 May, 2pm onwards | Join artist Kathy Boyle alongside members of the Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand for a floor talk of their exhibition, Thinking Unfolding. Free, no booking required.
Friday 26 February at 5:30pm. Join us for the opening of our new exhibition Still Life with Moving Parts an exhibition by outsider artists, curated by Anna Crichton in conjunction with A Supported Life.
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.
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.
WORKSHOP IS FULL Saturday 19 June, 10:30am – 3pm. $30.00 per person | Join 'Thinking Unfolding' exhibiting artist Kathy Boyle for a printmaking workshop, where participants will create a small artist book to take home with them at the end of the day. Bookings essential.
Tuesday 8 December 7pm: Toitoi. Join us to hear stories of our people, place, culture and identity. Heretaunga Stories is a collaborative event over three nights across Toitoi, Hastings City Art Gallery and Hastings District Libraries. During these evenings, 15 local artists will each share with us a 15 minute presentation that captures the essence of their slant on a local story.
Saturday 24 October at 11am | Join us to hear artist Matt Arbuckle talk about his new exhibition. Free, no booking required.
Friday 5 February, 12pm. Join artist Jordan Barnes for a talk and tour of his exhibition, The Artist and the Ego. Born and raised in New Plymouth, Jordan Barnes is an award winning painter and known to many as an artistic all-rounder.
Saturday 27 February, 11am. Join artist and curator Anna Crichton for a talk and tour of Still Life with Moving Parts.
We have a great new Interactive Wall up in time for summer holidays. Create your very own 3D cardboard assemblage and exhibit your artwork in a contemporary art gallery setting.
Come in and celebrate Māori Language Week 14-20 September 2020, with our FREE activities. No booking required
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.
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.
Saturday 15 August at 11am | Join us to hear artists Eve Kireka and Akiko Diegel talk about their current exhibitions. Free, no booking required.
Saturday 11 July, 11am-2pm Activities and entertainment for the whole whānau at your community facilities - come and see!
Saturday 14 March at 11am | Join us to hear artist Anna Crichton talk about her new exhibition Ragpicker at 4am Free, no booking required.
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.
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.
Saturday 7 December at 11am | Join us to hear artist Leanne Morrison talk about her exhibition Off the Edge. Free, no booking required.
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.
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.
Saturday 16 November at 11am | Join us to hear artist Richard Brimer talk about his exhibition Harvest. Free, no booking required.
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.
Saturday 3 August, 11am Join us to hear artist David Straight talk about David Straight: John Scott exhibition. Free, no booking required.
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
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.
Sunday 21 July | Bookings essential. Limited space available, suitable for everyone. Young adults require parental permission. Refreshment provided.
Saturday 30 March, 11am Hear artist Kauri Hawkins talks about his exhibition Red vs Blue. Free. No booking required.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Youth, 14 to 19 yrs, can apply to join Youth Art ambassador Programme (YAAP). Closing date Sunday 3rd March.
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
Saturday 17 November | 11am. Join ‘Abject Failures’ exhibition floor-talk with visiting curator Chloe Geoghegan. Free, no booking required.
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.
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.
Art films by Contemporary Artist, Joyce Campbell. Saturday 13 October, 12:00pm-4:30pm. The Gaiety Theatre, 252 Marine Parade, Wairoa
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.
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.
Hastings City Arts Gallery is delighted to host the Hawkes Bay Arts Festival Readers + Writers' workshops, facilitated by award winning author, Anna Mackenzie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
Use your imagination and drawing skills to transform everyday objects into something new! Until 26 November, 10am - 4:30pm. Free.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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?
Sunday 13 November, 12pm. An insight into Lisa Reihana’s selection for EAST 2016, including artists featured in the exhibition. Free.
The cubic structural evolution project
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.
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.
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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