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We are excited to announce that we are taking education bookings again at the gallery!

At Hastings City Art Gallery, we offer a series of FREE education programmes and tours to suit all levels of students. These include in-house gallery programmes, permanent programmes, off-site visits (where we come to you), and online learning packs (in case you aren’t ready to visit the gallery again just yet).
Each programme is creative, interactive and includes strong links to the New Zealand National Curriculum. Our education programme is supported by the Ministry of Education’s Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) project.

Please see a list of our programmes below, and don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions. To make a booking or enquiry please contact Gallery Educator, Kelsey Hankins, via email or phone 027 332 5496. We look forward to seeing you soon!

We are closely monitoring updates and following official advice from the New Zealand Government and Ministry of Health. (Please note that your booking may be subject to change depending on the Covid-19 alert level system.)

Education Programme

Birgit Moffatt: Ko Papatūānuku e takoto ake nei (Online Learning Pack)

Birgit Moffatt: Ko Papatūānuku e takoto ake nei (Online Learning Pack)

In this online learning pack, students will have the chance to explore Birgit Moffatt exhibition. This learning pack includes a information sheets, worksheet, art activity and an experiment. Programme FREE of charge | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary

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Andy Leleisi’uao: KAMOAN MINE (Online Learning Pack)

Andy Leleisi’uao: KAMOAN MINE (Online Learning Pack)

In this online learning pack, students will have the chance to explore Andy Leleisi'uao's paintings in depth, and work as art detectives to learn more about the diverse themes that inform his artwork. This learning pack includes teaching notes, PowerPoint presentation, information sheets, worksheets and activities. Programme FREE of charge | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary

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NZQA Top Art Exhibition: 3 - 7 August

NZQA Top Art Exhibition: 3 - 7 August

We are excited to announce that the NZQA Top Art exhibition is coming to Hastings City Art Gallery from Monday 3 to Friday 7 August. Top Art is an annual touring exhibition of the best and highest achieving 2019 NCEA portfolios from around the country. Five streams are covered, including design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

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Pop Art

Pop Art

Take a close look into the bright, bold and wonderful world of Pop Art! In this programme, students will explore the origins and key themes related to Pop Art, and closely examine works by artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Yayoi Kusama and more. Programme FREE of charge | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary

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Murals and Street Art

Murals and Street Art

We will embark on a walking tour of Hastings, examining local examples of Street Art, and the meanings and motifs behind the works. Programme FREE of charge | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary

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Collage - Collect, Cut and Assemble: Offsite Programme

Collage - Collect, Cut and Assemble: Offsite Programme

In this session, we will use our imaginations and explore a brief history of collage, and examine surreal and dream-like examples of collage artwork. Students will then cut and paste images from glossy magazines to create their very own collage artwork. Imagination and creativity are a must here - what kinds of dreamlike works will your students create? Programme FREE of charge | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary.

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Environmental Art: Offsite Programme

Environmental Art: Offsite Programme

In this programme, students will examine the work of esteemed environmental artist, Andy Goldsworthy. We will explore the ways in which Goldsworthy rearranges natural forms in his artwork, and the surprising effects this creates. Students will then head outside to collect natural materials, which they will use to create their very own mandala, inspired by Environmental Art. Programme FREE of charge | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary

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The Crescent Moon

The Crescent Moon

Key Themes: Muslim Communities in Aotearoa, Islam, Race, Everyday Photography, Relating to Others | Subject Areas: Visual Arts, English, Social Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Health and Physical Education | Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Relating to Others | Programme FREE of charge | Duration: 60-90 minutes | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary | Dates: Friday 29 February - Sunday 17 May 2020

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Softly Spoken: An exhibition of contemporary textiles

Softly Spoken: An exhibition of contemporary textiles

Curriculum strands: Visual Art, technology, Social Studies | Duration: 60-90 minutes | Suitable: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary | Cost: Free | Dates: 3 August - 10 November 2019

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Bernie Winkels: Nothing For No Reason In No Order

Bernie Winkels: Nothing For No Reason In No Order

Curriculum strands: Visual Art, English, Social Studies, Creativity | Duration: 90 minutes (negotiable) | Suitable: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary | Cost: Free | Dates: 17 August - 1 December 2019

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Richard Brimer: Harvest

Richard Brimer: Harvest

In the workshop, in smaller groups, students will try different art-making techniques of capturing portraits, both of themselves and of each other!

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Softly Spoken

Softly Spoken

Curriculum strands : Visual arts, Technology, Social Studies | Suitable: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary | Duration: 60 - 90 minutes | Cost: Free | Dates: 3 August - 10 November 2019

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Bob Jahnke: Lamentation - Workshop with guest poet

Bob Jahnke: Lamentation - Workshop with guest poet

Curriculum strands: Visual Arts, Environment, English, Māori | Suitable: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary | Duration: 90 minutes (negotiable) | Cost : Free | Dates: 20 July - 3 November 2019

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Yukari Kaihori: This Land is All We Know

Yukari Kaihori: This Land is All We Know

Curriculum strands: Visual Arts, Environment, Social Studies | Duration: 90 minutes | Suitable: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary | Cost: Free | Dates: Until 11 August 2019

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Top Art

Top Art

Monday 6 May – Friday 10 May, 10am - 4.30pm | NZQA’s annual touring exhibition featuring a selection of the NCEA Level 3 portfolios that achieved Excellence in Visual Art in the previous year. Folios from design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture will be on display at the gallery.

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Teachers Exclusive Night

Teachers Exclusive Night

Thursday 4 July, 4pm | Join us for an exclusive opportunity for Hawke’s Bay teachers to preview Yukari Kaihori: This Land is All We Know and Bob Jahnke’s Lamentation exhibitions and find out about the gallery’s free art education programmes.

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