Art Deco Embroidery

The 'Stitch' project completed and unveiled

21 February 2019

MTG was delighted to be able to host the creation of the community Stitch project, led by Jo Dixey with her considerable expertise. It is now completed and has been gifted to the people of Napier. more...

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Remembering Nyree

11 February 2019

A “beautiful spirit” who went on to achieve worldwide fame has now had a little piece of her hometown named after her. more...


Two new art exhibitions on show at the museum

4 February 2019

A striking wall of new paintings now hang in the main foyer of MTG Hawke’s Bay, while an exhibition of landscapes from the collection of the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-Rangi, opens on Saturday, 9 February. more...

Chad Installing Paintings

From Local Stage to Global Stardom

24 January 2019

The fascinating life of a Napier ballet teacher turned actor who became a sensation in the UK is celebrated in a special exhibition at MTG Hawke’s Bay. more...

Feeding family not easy 150 years ago

11 December 2018

A collaboration between MTG Hawke's Bay and Hawke's Bay Knowledge Bank on the Balfour diaries. The diaries, written by David Paton Balfour between 1868 and 1894 during his time at Kakariki, Mangawhare and Glenross Stations, are a valuable source of information about life in Hawke's Bay in the late 19th century. more...

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Sculpture a gift to Hawke's Bay

27 November 2018

A bronze sculpture by world-renowned British artist Tony Cragg has been gifted to the people of Hawke’s Bay and will be installed in Napier, outside the region’s museum and gallery, MTG Hawke’s Bay. more...

Ariki Brightwell Mural

Lots on at MTG Hawke’s Bay over summer

20 November 2018

A vibrant new mural, a thought-provoking public talk and an interactive display of historical plans are part of several exciting new exhibitions at MTG Hawke’s Bay over the coming months. more...

White Night

White Night 2018

18 October 2018

More street theatre, more music and more art – yes, White Night is back to take over the Napier CBD this Saturday night. more...


School Holiday Programmes at MTG!

25 September 2018

School holidays are fast approaching, so it’s time to check out all the fun sessions being held at MTG Hawke’s Bay. more...

NZIFF 2018

14 August 2018

The NZIFF (New Zealand International Film Festival) will be showing in the MTG Century Theatre from 30 August - 16 September 2018 more...

George Nuku

Collaborative art exhibition presents a unique take on plastic pollution

10 July 2018

France-based artist George Nuku returns home to Hawke’s Bay next week in order to develop two closely linked art projects at Hastings City Art Gallery (HCAG) and MTG Hawke’s Bay. more...

Exciting museum-based digital education programme starting soon

6 June 2018

MTG Hawke’s Bay is on the hunt for two tech-savvy educators to help roll out an exciting new digital programme around the region. more...

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MTG Team triumphs again

21 May 2018

MTG Hawke's Bay has been named joint winner of the Exhibition Excellence - Taonga Māori category at the 2018 ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards. more...

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MTG exhibitions make awards finals again

14 May 2018

MTG Hawke’s Bay is a finalist in the ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards for the fifth year in a row. more...

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ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards: Finalists revealed

9 May 2018

MTG Hawke’s Bay is a finalist for two awards at the 2018 New Zealand Museum Awards. A third exhibition Yuki Kihara: Te Taenga Mai o Salome, whilst not a finalist, has been given a special mention by the judges for Exhibition Excellence – Art. more...

Dibble sculpture will receive royal welcome

3 May 2018

A striking Paul Dibble sculpture will be officially welcomed to Havelock North on Saturday 5 May 2018 by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy. more...


Napier Library move to MTG Hawke's Bay - your questions answered

2 March 2018

Do you have questions about the Napier Library move and what it means for MTG Hawke’s Bay? Hopefully we've answered them here! more...



5 February 2018

MTG Hawke’s Bay plays host to an array of art deco delights as part of the Art Deco Festival running from 14-18 February 2018. We have exhibition tours and floor talks, free music concerts, a deco photo booth as well as ticketed performances in the Century Theatre. See below for an overview of activities and events. more...

Laura Vodanovich and Darran Gillies

We’re on the countdown to co-location

12 December 2017

Opening hours for the Napier Library and MTG Hawke’s Bay are set to increase once the Napier Library moves to its temporary location at MTG Hawke’s Bay. more...

Takitimu Landing Site Waimarama Yuki Kihara

Exhibition focuses on links between Ngāti Kahungunu and the people of Sāmoa

27 November 2017

Internationally renowned artist Yuki Kihara will present new work set in Heretaunga at MTG Hawke’s Bay Tai Ahuriri from 8 December. more...


Fees to be removed from 2nd October for MTG Hawke’s Bay

28 September 2017

Napier City Council has resolved to remove entry fees at MTG Hawke’s Bay from Monday 2 October. The decision comes after Council opted to temporarily co-locate the Napier City Library at the rear of MTG, to be accessed primarily via the Louis Hay doors on Herschell Street, with wheelchair and pushchair access through the museum. more...

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National Award For MTG Hawke's Bay Exhibition

31 August 2017

MTG Hawke’s Bay, in collaboration with Iwi Toi Kahungunu, has won the Resene Total Colour Master Nightingale Award and Resene Total Colour Installation - Experiential – Product (Interior) Award: The national awards were held last night (Wednesday 30 August), in conjunction with New Zealand Fashion Week, at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland. more...

Taylor Wallbank and Jose Aparicio

Special sounds at MTG

10 August 2017

Fancy a lunchtime musical treat? Don’t miss the opportunity to see some of Hawke’s Bay’s top young musical talent before they head off to audition for New Zealand’s top music schools. more...


MTG Hawke’s Bay finalists in Designers Institute of NZ Best Design Awards & Resene Total Colour Awards

10 August 2017

MTG Hawke’s Bay is a finalist in not one but two awards, covering three of its current exhibitions. more...

Campbell Burns installing Play Hawkes Bay

New way of “hearing” images

1 August 2017

Since when has it been possible to touch, tap or slap a photo and get something back? Pop along to MTG Hawke’s Bay from tomorrow (Saturday 29 July) when Play Hawke’s Bay: Sounds of Our Place opens, and you’ll find out. more...

Charles Ropitini


30 June 2017

Charles Ropitini is set to provide an exhibition experience like no other at MTG Hawke’s Bay next month. Charles curated the exhibition He Manu Tīoriori – Songbirds for MTG and will host the floor “talk”, part of the Winter Art Deco Weekend, on Saturday 15 July. more...

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New Zealand Cubism on display at MTG Hawke’s Bay

13 June 2017

Paintings by significant artists Colin McCahon and Louise Henderson will feature in a new exhibition opening at MTG Hawke’s Bay on Saturday 24 June. more...

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2 June 2017

An historic exhibition celebrating Ngāti Kahungunu music opens at MTG Hawke’s Bay on Saturday 3 June. He Manu Tīoriori – Songbirds features prominent composers and musicians of Ngāti Kahungunu over the century 1917-2017, tracking the evolution from the action songs developed during World War One through to Te Matatini, hosted in Hastings in February. more...

MTG Hawke’s Bay’s Napier Hill Cemetery Tours finalist in National Awards

11 May 2017

MTG Hawke’s Bay’s popular tours of the Napier Hill Cemetery have been selected as a finalist in the Visitor Experience category in the prestigious Service IQ New Zealand Museum Awards. more...

Hawke’s Bay Museums Trusts Acquires Significant Works

11 April 2017

An historically and culturally significant series of art works is soon to be acquired by the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust (HBMT), for display at MTG Hawke’s Bay. more...

Ruth and Gwen Nelson 1929. Image courtesy of Robyn Kirkpatrick.

Two Sisters: the lasting legacies of Ruth Nelson and Gwen Malden

5 April 2017

MTG Hawke’s Bay is pleased to be highlighting the work of two visionary sisters whose dedication, generosity, and lifelong love of the arts left a lasting impression on the region. Two Sisters: the lasting legacies of Ruth Nelson and Gwen Malden, opens on Thursday 13 April. more...

Eventfinad Tea

It’s time for tea at MTG

21 March 2017

MTG Hawke’s Bay explores our long love affair with tea in the exhibition, Time for Tea: the much-loved cuppa, opening this Saturday 25 March. more...


Indra's Bow | The Colours of Light

5 November 2016

Large-scale art installations celebrating Diwali on show at MTG Hawke’s Bay, alongside exhibition of Indian objects and artworks from the collection more...


Last days of Frizzell's Artist's Proof

10 October 2016

The exhibition of iconic prints will soon make way for a major exhibition of works by fellow contemporary artist Nigel Brown. more...

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Nigel Brown collection on show

10 October 2016

An exhibition of works from renowned contemporary New Zealand artist Nigel Brown’s personal collection opens at MTG on Saturday 12 March. more...

Family treasures part of WWI display

21 April 2016

Locals and visitors have greater opportunity to visit MTG Hawke’s Bay to view this special exhibition on ANZAC Day, as the facility is opening at the earlier time of 7am and it will have free entry. more...

What sounds can you make?

21 April 2016

Phil Dadson will be filming participants at MTG Hawke’s Bay over the weekend of 30 April and 1 May. The recordings will add to his ongoing archive and contribute to Bodytok Quintet, the interactive, five-screen, video exhibition on display at MTG Hawke’s Bay from 11 June. more...


Ocean Film Fest at the Century

10 March 2016

Napier’s ground-breaking street art project culminates with a one-day film festival at MTG’s Century Theatre on Sunday 20 March. more...


Opera Favourite Fires Up Big Screen

27 October 2015

Set in the 1970’s, Director Calixto Bieito’s acclaimed film production of Carmen screens this Sunday in the Century Theatre. more...

John Vea on exhibition

Exhibiton opening

14 October 2015

Contemporary artist John Vea's exhibition opens this weekend. more...


The 2015 Film Festival is over.

21 September 2015

It's a wrap. Film fans bid farewell with festival hit The Lobster. more...

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Best of the Fest to screen at Century Theatre

1 September 2015

The New Zealand International Film Festival opens in Napier on Thursday 3 September. more...

Opera favourite on the big screen

14 August 2015

A one-off matinee of comic masterpiece The Pirates of Penzance screens next Sunday in the Century Theatre. more...


New Taonga Exhibition Opens

7 August 2015

Tēnei Tonu, which can be translated as Always Here, tells the story of our tangata whenua (people of the land), and their deep connection to place, the land and waterways of this region. more...

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Pin Wall takes shape

26 June 2015

Pin Wall installation begins on MTG's Marine Parade. more...

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MTG wins national award

12 May 2015

MTG's 'Dr Felkin and the Forerunners' exhibition wins Museums Aotearoa award. more...


Iconic art on show

15 April 2015

MTG celebrates New Zealand painting past and present with some of our best works from the collection sitting alongside one of the freshest voices in Hawke’s Bay’s art scene. more...


MTG Shortlisted for Industry Awards

15 April 2015

Recent exhibitions Whetu Tirikatene Sullivan - Travel in Style and Dr Felkin and the Forerunners: Visions of Utopia, 1900 1930 take MTG to the finals in three award categories. more...

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MTG Hawke’s Bay collections available online now

24 July 2013

Researchers, students and local historians will be delighted with the MTG Hawke’s Bay’s new online collections. You can view and search a catalogue of nearly 14,000 archive records and nearly 8000 historic photographs of Hawke’s Bay and beyond. more...


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