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.

January 2018

Free
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 19 January to Sunday 4 March
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Deco Kimono: From The Jack C Richards Collection

Deco Kimono: From The Jack C Richards Collection

Presenting six kimono from the time of Art Deco in Japan, when innovations in silk fabric production led to the first mass-produced, inexpensive silk kimono. The modern kimono fashions became accessible to a wide sector of society, with designs that featured bold colours, striking geometric...

Date: Friday 19 January to Sunday 18 March
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: Friday 19 January to Sunday 10 June
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
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 19 January to Sunday 6 May
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: Friday 19 January to Sunday 29 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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: Friday 19 January to Tuesday 5 June
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Growing Opera Stars

Growing Opera Stars

‘Growing Opera Stars’ is a unique opportunity to experience the special relationship between PPV students and their heroes from Festival Opera’s Madame Butterfly cast. Audiences will enjoy performances of opera classics, duets and solos, sung by PPV students and the opera stars, including...

Date: Saturday 20 January
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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February 2018

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Comedy Gala Fundraiser With Cranford Hospice

Comedy Gala Fundraiser With Cranford Hospice

Comedians Urzila Carlson, Vaughan King and Jesse Griffin aka Wilson Dixon, will be performing a charity comedy show to deliver a night of comedy and raise money for Cranford Hospice. Proceeds of ticket sales will come to Cranford Hospice as a contribution to the $7,700.00 per day they are...

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

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Napier Hill Cemetery Tours - Summer 2018

Napier Hill Cemetery Tours - Summer 2018

Our tours of the Napier Hill Cemetery are back this summer by popular demand. Led by Curator of Social History Gail Pope, the tour winds its way through the historic cemetery on Napier Hill. Discover the stories of some of Napier's early colonists, from the famous to the infamous. Bookings are...

Date: Sunday 4 February to Sunday 15 April
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Connan Mockasin Coming Home Concert

Connan Mockasin Coming Home Concert

Returning to the limelight with the 2016 release of the Soft Hair project with Sam Dust, Mockasin has spent the majority of '17 working on fresh material, emerging from the studio to work with James Blake, MGMT and appearing in John Cale's hand selected Velvet Underground tribute band, and a...

Date: Monday 5 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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I'm in the Mood-Hawke's Bay Jazz Club Concert - ADF18

I'm in the Mood-Hawke's Bay Jazz Club Concert - ADF18

Join the Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club Big Band as they play a special Valentine’s Day concert designed to make the heart skip a beat! Featuring songs such as Blue Moon, Making Whoopee, Singing in the Rain, Moonlight Serenade, It had to be you and so many more favourites. An evening where love and...

Date: Wednesday 14 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Cole - ADF18

Cole - ADF18

Returning to the Festival after a sell out season in 2017, Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths explores the colourful life and timeless songs of Cole Porter including You’re The Top, It’s De-Lovely, Let’s Do It and Night and Day. Hedonism, grave misfortune, enduring love and a legacy that...

Date: Thursday 15 February to Friday 16 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Post 1931 Marine Parade - ADF18

Post 1931 Marine Parade - ADF18

Post 1931 Marine Parade: The Beginning of Napier’s Playground (New) Sponsored by: Resene After the 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake created an uplift of land on the Marine Parade foreshore, the Napier Borough Council and the Thirty Thousand Club began to create attractions on the reclaimed...

Date: Friday 16 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Falling In Love Again - ADF18

Falling In Love Again - ADF18

Renowned New Zealand actress Jennifer Ward-Lealand brings to life the sultry performances of screen goddess, Marlene Dietrich, with sizzling physicality. Wearing recreations of Dietrich's exquisite gowns, she invites you to relive the glamour and seductive charm of this legendary icon....

Date: Friday 16 February to Saturday 17 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Kabarett - Nacktmusic - ADF18

Kabarett - Nacktmusic - ADF18

Borrowed from the French in the 1880s, German cabaret really blossomed in the 20s and 30s and it is to this heady Weimar era atmosphere of political and social satire that a newly formed troupe, Kabarett, pays homage with Nacktmusik, a truly jumbled pastiche of burlesque, humour and song. Our...

Date: Saturday 17 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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March 2018

CMNZ Presents: Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

CMNZ Presents: Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

Exploding genre boundaries, Anderson and Roe are as much at home with Mozart as they are with Daft Punk. Described as “Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers transposed from the dance floor to the keyboard” (Southampton Press), the duo will bring adrenalized performances, and palpable chemistry to...

Date: Thursday 15 March
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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