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…