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Exhibitions

Can you see us now? Jasmine Togo-Brisby

Can you see us now? Jasmine Togo-Brisby

16 March – 23 June 2024 | 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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Kelekele Mo‘ui (Living Soil): Kalisolaite ‘Uhila

Kelekele Mo‘ui (Living Soil): Kalisolaite ‘Uhila

3 May - 18 August 2024 | Live performance: Wednesday 1 May, 10am - 4.30pm | Kelekele Mo‘ui (Living Soil) centres on a live performance by artist Kalisolaite ‘Uhila. Developed following a residency in Heretaunga Hastings in mid-2023, the work responds to the ways in which people live off and labour on the land.

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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 | 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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Te Matau-a-Māui Contemporary Art: Gwen Malden Trust Commissions

Te Matau-a-Māui Contemporary Art: Gwen Malden Trust Commissions

27 July – 3 November 2024 | This exhibition launches a new biennial programme of contemporary art commissions, supported by a partnership between Te Whare Toi o Heretaunga Hastings Art Gallery and the Gwen Malden Charitable Trust.

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The Ceremony in the Air: Pip Davies

The Ceremony in the Air: Pip Davies

6 July – 6 October 2024 | The Ceremony in the Air is a network of paintings by Pip Davies, strung together in a cloak-like embrace. The work comprises twenty-three acrylic paintings on fabric, with patterns determined upon a geometric formwork of ‘Einstein tiles’. The recently discovered Einstein tile is a thirteen-sided polygon that tessellates infinitely, without ever repeating the same exact pattern.

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