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 2018

Free
Yuki Kihara: Te Taenga Mai o Salome

Yuki Kihara: Te Taenga Mai o Salome

Poetic and visually alluring photographs and video works from leading interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara place the symbolic figure of Salome in the landscape of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga - Hawke’s Bay. Kihara was inspired to set her works in the Hawke’s Bay region after reading an...

Date: Tuesday 22 May to Tuesday 5 June
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
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: Tuesday 22 May to Sunday 22 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
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: Tuesday 22 May to Tuesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Nyree Dawn Porter - From Local Stage to Global Stardom

Nyree Dawn Porter - From Local Stage to Global Stardom

As a teenager in the 1950s, Nyree Dawn Porter inspired her ballet students by painting graceful dancers directly onto the living room walls of her family’s Napier home, where she held lessons. Now you can follow Nyree’s journey to international success in theatre, film and television when...

Date: Tuesday 22 May to Sunday 2 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Tuesday 22 May to Monday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
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: Tuesday 22 May to Sunday 16 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Steadfast Steamers: Models of Hawke's Bay Shipping

Steadfast Steamers: Models of Hawke's Bay Shipping

Taking pride of place in this new exhibition titled Steadfast Steamers: Models of Hawke’s Bay Shipping are four beautiful scale models of Hawke’s Bay steamers: the Hawke’s Bay and Marere steamers were commissioned specifically for the frozen meat market; the Nora Niven as a fishing trawler...

Date: Tuesday 22 May to Monday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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CMNZ Presents: Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew and Stroma

CMNZ Presents: Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew and Stroma

Author Alex Ross hit the golden note, and best-seller lists, with his compelling and revelatory history of twentieth-century music, The Rest Is Noise. A tour-de-force of musicology and social history, Ross dispels the elitist myths surrounding modernist and post-modernist masterpieces, allowing...

Date: Thursday 24 May
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Music of Leonard Cohen

The Music of Leonard Cohen

After sell-out performances and standing ovations in 2016 and 2017 in Auckland and Hamilton, Imperfect Offering bring their spellbinding line-up to Napier for the very first time. On the event of the death of Leonard Cohen in November 2016, the band featured on TVNZ news, and their shows have...

Date: Saturday 26 May
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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June 2018

Napier Jazz '18 Blue Night Midge Marsden

Napier Jazz '18 Blue Night Midge Marsden

Blues Night - The First 50 Years Celebration. Featuring New Zealand's "King" of the Blues Midge Marsden. Marsden's career spans four decades, and during that time he has played thousands of concerts in New Zealand and introduced several generations of New Zealanders to the blues. He was voted...

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

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Napier Jazz 2018 Hawkes Bay Jazz Big Band - Debbie Harwood

Napier Jazz 2018 Hawkes Bay Jazz Big Band - Debbie Harwood

The Hawkes Bay - Jazz Club Big Band With Special Guest Debbie Harwood. Debbie Harwood - Creator of “When The Cat’s Away”, has established her own distinctive career. Growing up with her father’s Stan Kenton albums and fond memories of sultry June Christy. Debbie will also be...

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

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Napier Jazz '18 Bruce Forman & Larry Koonse

Napier Jazz '18 Bruce Forman & Larry Koonse

Four Hands - Twelve Strings Featuring from the USA two world acclaimed guitarists. Larry Koonse - In the course of his career, Koonse also worked with, Hubert Laws, Karrin Allyson, Paul Anka, Michael Bublé, Alan Broadbent, Bob Brookmeyer, Billy Childs, Bill Cunliffe, Warne Marsh, Bennie...

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

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Jazz Gala Robben Ford,lydia Pense, The Rodger Fox Big Band

Jazz Gala Robben Ford,lydia Pense, The Rodger Fox Big Band

Featuring from the USA - Robben Ford - Guitar/Vocalist. American blues, jazz, and rock guitarist and named one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century" by Musician magazine. Guitar virtuoso Robben Ford's latest album, Into The Sun, debuted at #2 on The Blues Charts and shines a...

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

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PechaKucha 20x20

PechaKucha 20x20

Join us for Pecha Kucha in the Century Theatre on Tuesday 12th June. Come along for an evening of inspiration from interesting locals with stories to share. Presentations begin at 6pm sharp, Admission, cash only please.

Date: Tuesday 12 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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CMNZ Presents: Heath Quartet

CMNZ Presents: Heath Quartet

Thrilling audiences with their dynamic and charismatic performances, the Heath Quartet are one of Britain’s most exciting chamber ensembles. Winning the 2016 Gramophone Chamber Music Award with their debut recording, the quartet are fast earning their electric reputation. In a programme of...

Date: Sunday 24 June
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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July 2018

Kelvin Cruickshank Live (Soul Food)

Kelvin Cruickshank Live (Soul Food)

With the outstanding success and popularity of TV2’s award winning series ‘Sensing Murder’, Kelvin has literally been swamped with people wanting to see him. Passing on messages from people who have died and are in spirit is what Kelvin was put on earth to do. However, since the...

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

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August 2018

Tami Neilson - Sassafrass! NZ Tour

Tami Neilson - Sassafrass! NZ Tour

Tami Neilson will release her new record Sassafrass! on June 1, ahead of a seven-tour date of New Zealand. Presented by Sunday Star Times and Under the Radar, the tour takes in some of the country’s most beautiful and iconic theatres, kicking off in Nelson on July 26 and ending in Auckland on...

Date: Thursday 2 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Tami Neilson – Sassafrass! NZ Tour

Tami Neilson – Sassafrass! NZ Tour

Tami Neilson will release her new record Sassafrass! on June 1, ahead of a seven-tour date of New Zealand. Presented by Sunday Star Times and Under the Radar, the tour takes in some of the country’s most beautiful and iconic theatres, kicking off in Nelson on July 26 and ending in Auckland on...

Date: Thursday 2 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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CMNZ Presents: Ensemble Zefiro

CMNZ Presents: Ensemble Zefiro

The extraordinary colours of 17th and 18th century woodwind instruments have lent Italy’s Ensemble Zefiro a cult following. Founded by Maestri dei legni, Alfredo Bernadini and Alberto Grazzi, this period-instrument ensemble have won numerous awards including the Grand Prix du Disque and...

Date: Thursday 16 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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October 2018

CMNZ Presents: Piers Lane, Hiroshi Ikematsu & NZSQ

CMNZ Presents: Piers Lane, Hiroshi Ikematsu & NZSQ

Try googling “the ten most popular chamber music works of all time”. There are lots of lists but you’ll find Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet is on every one of them and it justly forms the centrepiece of this exquisite exploration of aquatic themes. Programmed alongside Schubert and...

Date: Sunday 7 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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November 2018

PechaKucha 20x20

PechaKucha 20x20

Join us for Pecha Kucha in the beautiful Century Theatre on Tuesday 13th November 2018. Come along and hear about the hopes, dreams and passions of a bunch of fabulous locals. Presentations begin at 6pm sharp. Cash only please.

Date: Tuesday 13 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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