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Empty Vessels: Matthew Galloway & Desert Narratives: Mohamed Sleiman Labat

Empty Vessels: Matthew Galloway & Desert Narratives: Mohamed Sleiman Labat

9 December 2023 – 10 March 2024 | Exploring the shifting political grounds of global food production, Empty Vessels and Desert Narratives is a dialogue between Aotearoa New Zealand artist Matthew Galloway and Sahrawi Western Saharan artist Mohamed Sleiman Labat. The two, who have had an ongoing correspondence since meeting in 2016, present different perspectives on Aotearoa’s reliance on phosphate rock from Western Sahara.

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He Whare Ātaahua: Jade Townsend

He Whare Ātaahua: Jade Townsend

9 December 2023 - 14 April 2024 | He Whare Ātaahua is an installation by Jade Townsend which combines different traditions of painting, adornment, and decoration. The exhibition title, meaning “a beautiful house”, speaks to Townsend’s interest in layering cultural ideas of aesthetic beauty and finding meaning within our environment.

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Can you see us now? Jasmine Togo-Brisby

Can you see us now? Jasmine Togo-Brisby

16 March – 23 June 2024 | Opening: Friday 15 March at 5.30pm. Can you see us now? is a new sculptural installation by Jasmine Togo-Brisby, a South Sea Islander artist of Ni-Vanuatu ancestry. It asks questions of visibility and cultural memory, exploring the global legacies of the South Pacific slave trade and its passages through Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, the Pacific Ocean. The work explores empathy and resistance across time, space, and genealogies – a vessel for the connected journeys of many.

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Foundations and Additions: Plans for the Heretaunga 100 Block

Foundations and Additions: Plans for the Heretaunga 100 Block

16 March – 23 June 2024 | Opening: Friday 15 March at 5.30pm. Foundations & Additions presents a sample of the original architectural features and evolution of the Heretaunga streetscape, bringing together hand-drawn plans for a cluster of Art Deco buildings in central Hastings. Curated by Charlie Ropitini and Sophie Davis in collaboration with Hastings District Council’s Content Management team.

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