Rave Ia E To Matou Rima

Created By Our Hands 1-13 August, Hastings Community Arts Centre This community gallery fulfils its role best when it offers a setting for community-owned showings of work. When the stories of how and why and who are as visible as the work itself. When process is as respected as product. When community can stand alongside…

Jan FitzGerald & Beneath the Static

3-15 July 2017 – Arts Inc. Heretaunga Arts Inc. Heretaunga has two exhibitions running at their airy and bright gallery on Russell Street South, Hastings. Downstairs holds Jan FitzGerald’s untitled exhibition featuring mixed media illustrations of birds and wildlife. FitzGerald’s work seems to live at two ends of a spectrum – at one end her…

Messines

19 June – 1 July 2017, Arts Inc Heretaunga I went to the Hastings Community Arts Centre on Tuesday to see ‘Messines’ an exhibition by David Guerin. It is a sculptural investigation inspired by letters sent home to Dunedin by New Zealand Artilleryman Alfred Owen Wilkinson over a six week period in 1917 during the…

SKETCH n the MIND & Creative Connection

Until 17 June, Hastings Community Art Centre, John Boyd-Dunlop, Mary Jesse Sullivan and Kathleen Pickering Two exhibitions with three varying artistic practices in an impressive gallery space in the historic Harvey’s Building in Hastings. Before looking closely at the work on show, the building itself deserves some credit as an impressive backdrop. An example of…

The Rebel Pink

20 April 2017, Arts Inc., Hastings Footnote New Zealand Dance has had long-standing influence on the maturing of New Zealand’s excellent and well-established contemporary dance scene, so it gave me great pleasure to welcome them to Hastings for a one-off performance of their recent 2017 touring season, The Rebel Pink. This body of work by…