Exhibitions

Our exhibitions are drawn primarily from the Hawke's Bay Museum's Trust collection. Permanent exhibits on the 1931 earthquake and the region’s stunning Taonga Māori are supported by changing exhibitions in seven additional gallery spaces.

May 2017

Out of The Box

Out of The Box

A public art collection is a rich source of shared cultural heritage with close ties to the place and people around it. This exhibition presents a broad selection of artworks from the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust Ruawharo Tā-ū-Rangi collection, which has developed through a combination of generous...

Date: Monday 29 May to Monday 5 June
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bringing China Home

Bringing China Home

This exhibition explores Hawke’s Bay’s engagement with China through travel, trade, collecting, and conflict. It features photographs, diaries, letters, art and objects from China (and about China) from the HBMT collection and tells a vivid story of the province’s engagement with that country...

Date: Monday 29 May to Monday 5 June
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Tūturu

Tūturu

Tūturu showcases both established and emerging artists with connections to the Hawke’s Bay iwi tribe of Ngāti Kahungunu. This exhibition is a celebration of Kahungunutanga, the rich cultural heritage of Ngāti Kahungunu, and was developed in collaboration with local arts collective Iwi Toi...

Date: Monday 29 May to Sunday 20 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Indra's Bow

Indra's Bow

This collaborative artwork was made by Tiffany Singh and local artist Jo Blogg, who employs similarly meticulous and ritualistic processes in her artworks. The two artists joined forces to transform the gallery space into a powerful sensory art environment. Indra’s Bow was inspired by the...

Date: Monday 29 May to Sunday 27 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Glimpse of India

A Glimpse of India

A Glimpse of India features a rich and diverse group of Indian objects and artworks from the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi collection. Initially purchased as tourist souvenirs, or collected for their cultural and religious significance, these were brought back to provincial...

Date: Monday 29 May to Sunday 27 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Monday 29 May to Sunday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Tenei Tonu Exhibition

Tenei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu can be interpreted as “always here” and this new exhibition shares stories of those who have always been here - Tangata Whenua. These are the kaitiaki custodians not only of this land but also of the connections to whakapapa genealogy and to culture. Taonga on display will...

Date: Monday 29 May to Sunday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa

Time for Tea: The Much-Loved Cuppa

For most New Zealanders, gathering together over the comfort of a cuppa has always been a vital part of daily living: whether sitting companionably in the whare kai, around the kitchen table, or in the formal setting of the drawing room. Many homes had a china cabinet in which to showcase...

Date: Monday 29 May to Sunday 10 June
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden

Two Sisters: Lasting Legacies of Ruth Nelson & Gwen Malden

The story of two visionary sisters, whose dedication, generosity and lifelong love of art has left a lasting impression on the Hawke’s Bay region. Their purchase of Kereru Station in 1946 enabled them to establish and support a range of local causes and organisations, and the charitable...

Date: Monday 29 May to Sunday 4 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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June 2017

CMNZ Presents: Masaaki Suzuki & Juilliard415

CMNZ Presents: Masaaki Suzuki & Juilliard415

"You could see the joy in the performers' faces and movements as much as you could hear it in the playing." - The New York Times Juilliard415 have established a reputation for combining youthful energy with poise, precision, and a luminous sound. Since The Juilliard School established its...

Date: Thursday 1 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Chris Cain Napier Jazz - Special Guest Erna Ferry

Chris Cain Napier Jazz - Special Guest Erna Ferry

Blues night featuring Chris Cain. Featuring from the USA the one and only Chris Cain – Guitar/Vocal. “I put Chris on my list of under-appreciated guitarists. Phenomenal player! One of the purist tones I've ever heard.” - Joe Bonamassa Chris Cain was the star of the 2004 and 2005...

Date: Friday 2 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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He Manu Tīoriori

He Manu Tīoriori

Traversing 100 years of Ngāti Kahungunu’s love affair with music, 'He Manu Tīoriori' features church and brass band influence through to parlour music, ragtime, jazz, rock and roll as well as country and western. The exhibition explores how Ngāti Kahungunu has been at the forefront of it...

Date: Saturday 3 June to Sunday 29 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Ray Woolf Napier Jazz With the Hawkes Bay Jazz Club Big Band

Ray Woolf Napier Jazz With the Hawkes Bay Jazz Club Big Band

Ray Woolf - Mr. New Zealand Showbiz in concert with The Hawkes Bay Jazz Club Big Band. Ray has appeared in T.V. shows like In The Groove, C’ mon and was resident on Happen Inn. Recent TV credits include: The Strip, Shortland St, Orange Roughies, Nothing Trivial, St. Legal and Xena. His TV...

Date: Saturday 3 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Jazz Gala: Jazz Dave Weckl, Tony Lindsay, Adam Schroeder

Jazz Gala: Jazz Dave Weckl, Tony Lindsay, Adam Schroeder

Jazz Gala '17. Dave Weckl: For more than 25 years, Dave Weckl has developed and maintained a reputation among fans, peers, and the international music community as one of the great living drummers. For this, he has received numerous accolades and honors; Modern Drummer inducted Dave into...

Date: Sunday 4 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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July 2017

CMNZ Presents: Kuijken Quartet

CMNZ Presents: Kuijken Quartet

"The name Kuijken represent quality. It has become a brand of excellence." - Nicole Van Opstal, Radio Klara Chamber Music New Zealand presents: Sigiswald Kuijken, internationally recognised as a leader in historical performance practice, founded La Petite Bande in 1972 and the Kuijken...

Date: Saturday 8 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Winter Deco Floor Talk - He Manu Tīoriori: Songbirds

Winter Deco Floor Talk - He Manu Tīoriori: Songbirds

Join curator, Charles Ropitini, for a special floor talk on Māori jazz bands and waiata of the 1930’s portrayed through the exhibition He Manu Tīoriori: Songbirds - 100 Years of Ngāti Kahungunu Music. The interwar years saw a proliferation of Māori jazz bands across the tribe of Ngāti...

Date: Saturday 15 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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September 2017

Paper Shaper - Childrens Puppet Theatre

Paper Shaper - Childrens Puppet Theatre

Little Dog Barking is a leading puppet theatre for children, creating and presenting quality theatre works for early childhood, primary school and family audiences. Little Dog Barking brings a public performance of Papershaper to The Globe Theatre - this is open to the public, school and early...

Date: Tuesday 5 September to Wednesday 6 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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CMNZ Presents: Imani Winds

CMNZ Presents: Imani Winds

"There's a big, vivacious, steel-belt of a sound Imani gets when playing at the top of its lungs that is most appealing." - Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer The season concludes with fun, fire and flair. Imani Winds bring together European, American, African, and Latin American musical...

Date: Thursday 28 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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