Keep on Kimi Ora

Edith Amituanai 17 June – 3 September 2017, Hastings City Art Gallery To learn to trust children, we must first learn to trust ourselves – John Holt I’m sitting in a cardboard box fort, set as square as it can be in the main foyer of the Hastings City Art Gallery. From the outside, the…

Into The Light

Until 13 August 2017, Hastings City Art Gallery One of three photography exhibitions currently on at HCAG, in Into the Light Hawke’s Bay photographers respond to the review of New Zealand photography in the gallery beyond: See What I Can See. In some ways this show feels a little hodge-podge, photographers reaching into their archives…

See What I Can See: Discovering New Zealand Photography

Until 13 August 2017 at Hastings City Art Gallery Photography is everywhere, the keystone of most social media platforms, the finger-tip tool of almost all of us. The evolution from time consuming to immediate, from carefully crafted and curated to carefree and constant, from labour intensive to instant means it’s everywhere and that everything is…

Oro

11 May 2017, Hastings City Art GallerY We were treated to a musical performance by traditional taonga pūoro (Māori instrument) maker, player and teacher, Matiu Bartlett, accompanied by fellow taonga pūoro player Layton Robertson. Together they created a soundscape using traditional Māori instruments, ranging from the eerie sounds of the koauau (blown flute), the striking…

The Collector’s Room

Curators Roy Dunningham and Bronwynne Thorp 10 March – 28 May 2017, Hastings City Art Gallery The Collector’s Room: Works from Collections of Hawke’s Bay, is currently showing in the Holt Gallery at the Hastings City Art Gallery. Curated by locals Roy Dunningham and Bronwynne Thorp, this exhibition reads like a ‘who’s who’ of some…