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.

October 2017

Jono Rotman and Brett Graham

Jono Rotman and Brett Graham

Jono Rotman: Ōmarunui Brett Graham: He taonga te pai / He taonga te kino Presenting two series of works that have been recently acquired into the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust Ruawharo Tā-ū-Rangi collection, held by MTG Hawke’s Bay Tai Ahuriri. Jono Rotman’s suite of photographs and...

Date: Friday 20 October to Monday 23 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Freedom and Structure: Cubism and New Zealand Art 1930-1960

Freedom and Structure: Cubism and New Zealand Art 1930-1960

'Freedom and Structure' looks at the significant effect of Cubism on New Zealand painting, and reveals its impact on the work of initial adopters John Weeks, Louise Henderson and Colin McCahon, and others including Melvin Day, Charles Tole and Wilfred Stanley Wallis. This exhibition explores...

Date: Friday 20 October to Sunday 12 November
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: Friday 20 October 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: Friday 20 October 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: Friday 20 October 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: Friday 20 October to Sunday 4 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, 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: Friday 20 October to Sunday 29 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Play Hawke’s Bay: Sounds of Our Place

Play Hawke’s Bay: Sounds of Our Place

Touch, tap, strike and slap on these photographs to trigger the sounds of each place. From birdsong and cascading water to the roar of a train and the chatter of people, the sounds that you discover bring the images of Hawke’s Bay to life. Recordings and contact technology by Campbell Burns,...

Date: Friday 20 October to Sunday 6 May
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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November 2017

F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Casey McDonald

F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Casey McDonald

Michelin star chef Casey McDonald has recently returned home after 10 years abroad to become the new Head Chef of Terroir at Craggy Range. Casey has a wealth of passion for locally sourced products and has visited local Hawke’s Bay farms, creameries and suppliers to source the best produce –...

Date: Saturday 4 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass All Day Pass

F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass All Day Pass

Enjoy the full line of F.A.W.C!’s Electrolux Masterclasses, an exciting chance to get up and personal some of New Zealand’s best cooking talents. Ask them questions, learn their secrets and hear their sneaky tricks of the trade. Each chef will cook something from their repertoire - from scratch...

Date: Saturday 4 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Nadia Lim

F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Nadia Lim

Nadia became a household name around New Zealand after taking out the title of Masterchef in 2011. With the philosophy of “eat food from the ground, the sea and the sky- and less from the factories” this master class is sure to leave you feeling inspired, while you pick up a tip or two on how...

Date: Saturday 4 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Ray McVinnie

F.A.W.C! Electrolux Masterclass with Ray McVinnie

One of New Zealand’s favorite food editors, culinary author, lecturer and Masterchef judge, Ray McVinnie brings you this delicious master class focusing on easy living. Be inspired with delicious real food that is perfect for entertaining without fuss or breaking the bank. F.A.W.C!’s...

Date: Saturday 4 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Masterclass with Ray McVinnie & Nici Wickes

F.A.W.C! Masterclass with Ray McVinnie & Nici Wickes

F.A.W.C!’s Masterclasses offer an exciting chance to get up and personal some of New Zealand’s best cooking talents. Ask Ray McVinnie and Nici Wickes questions, learn their secrets and hear their sneaky tricks of the trade. Enjoy their hilarious banter between each other as they cook something...

Date: Saturday 4 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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F.A.W.C! Talks in association with Forsyth Barr

F.A.W.C! Talks in association with Forsyth Barr

When it comes to talking about food, most foodies can wax lyrical for hours given half a chance. But for this fast-paced talkfest, our seven captivating speakers have just seven minutes each to regale the audience with their favourite food fable. The theme for all speakers “For the love of...

Date: Saturday 4 November
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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December 2017

Stitch

Stitch

Embroidery Workshops with Jo Dixey. Two workshops based on embroidered works from the Hawke's Bay Museum's Trust Collection. 2 December 2017 Indian-inspired flowers and leaves. Suitable for beginners to advanced stitchers. 3 December 2017 Tree Panel. Suitable for intermediate to...

Date: Saturday 2 December to Sunday 3 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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