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    October 2022

    Free
    Silver Shadows: the story of Marineland

    Silver Shadows: the story of Marineland

    A visit to Marineland was always something special, a treat, an adventure - the first on the agenda when visiting family or holidaying in Hawke's Bay. This exhibition tells the story from beginning to end, from the fun times through to the controversy and the eventual closure. Marineland opened...

    Date: Sunday 2 October to Friday 17 March
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    Free
    Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

    Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley

    Georgina Burne Hetley, an early botanical artist used her talent to capture both the beauty and scientific details of New Zealand’s flora. Ever adventurous, Georgina was able to travel throughout New Zealand revelling, not only in the wonderfully diverse botanical treasures discovered, but in...

    Date: Sunday 2 October to Sunday 16 October
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    Nature Culture

    Nature Culture

    The relationship between humankind and nature has long provided an aesthetic and philosophical context for art making. Nowadays, this relationship is often addressed in view of the urgency of climate change and the environmental crisis where humankind is seen as in conflict with the natural...

    Date: Sunday 2 October to Sunday 20 November
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    Free
    Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

    Ki Uta, Ki Tai - Atareta Rerekohu Black

    Ki Uta, Ki Tai Atareta Rerekohu Black Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, Ngāti Ruapani, Ngai Tūhoe, Tā Imi Moriori Atareta Rerekohu Black came to Te Matau a Maui to complete research for Ki Uta, Ki Tai. While she was here, she visited the Hawke’s Bay Museum Trust’s collection, getting up...

    Date: Sunday 2 October to Friday 17 March
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    Free
    Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

    Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

    Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

    Date: Sunday 2 October to Thursday 26 January
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    Free
    Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

    Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison

    Hard-edged paintings with startling precision and dramatic shapes, is how Hawke’s Bay artist Leanne Morrison’s artworks have been described. Commissioned by MTG Hawke’s Bay, Leanne has created a large-scale painting directly on MTG’s foyer wall. Since graduating with a Masters in...

    Date: Sunday 2 October to Saturday 12 November
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Breaking the frame: New lines of enquiry by Leanne Morrison


    Free
    Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

    Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition

    Waka kōrero Māori: waka carrying the taonga, te reo The Waka Kōrero Māori exhibition encourages learning the Māori alphabet by pronouncing the names of the kaharehe animal treasures on display. Bring your whanau to MTG – it’s free! Kō Waka Kōrero Māori hei whakaaturanga kia...

    Date: Sunday 2 October to Saturday 24 December
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    Embroidery Workshop | Sections and Paddocks

    Embroidery Workshop | Sections and Paddocks

    Abstract Paintings from the Sky with tutor Jo Dixey. A small scale surface embroidery workshop, suitable for all levels of stitcher. Using a variety of threads held down with sewing thread on a cotton calico background, all stitched in a simple bamboo hoop. Jo Dixey studied an Apprenticeship...

    Date: Sunday 2 October
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    Free
    Tamariki Pop Up - Stitching Encounter

    Tamariki Pop Up - Stitching Encounter

    Come join us at the MTG Foyer tables and using hessian, wool, chunky needles and notions, we will help you create a masterpiece! This is a free activity and is a wonderful opportunity for tamariki to try something new. You don't need to book, just come on in. For children of all ages -...

    Date: Sunday 2 October
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    Free
    Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu

    Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu

    This exhibition shows a history of people and places of Ngāti Kahungunu, telling stories of their time and the events that shaped Te Matau-a-Māui into the region of Hawke’s Bay, events that also helped to shape Aotearoa into New Zealand. Kahungunu was a peaceful man, a producer, provider,...

    Date: Sunday 2 October to Wednesday 1 February
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    Free
    Free Embroidery Taster Session with Jo Dixey

    Free Embroidery Taster Session with Jo Dixey

    This is an opportunity to get a quick lesson in embroidery with Jo Dixey, stitching a small leaf brooch. Jo will sit in a public space at the museum, and anyone interested is welcome to stop and try their hand at embroidery with her. Jo Dixey studied an Apprenticeship with the Royal School of...

    Date: Monday 3 October
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Free Embroidery Taster Session with Jo Dixey


    Free
    Nuit Blanche - Art After Dark at MTG

    Nuit Blanche - Art After Dark at MTG

    Enjoy Nuit Blanche with a light show in front of the museum. Bring the kids to do a special activity using colour and light, and create something amazing! While you are here, explore the museum and discover new exhibitions, displays and interactive experiences. There is something for...

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

    Read more » - Nuit Blanche - Art After Dark at MTG


    HBAF 2022 - Skin Tight

    HBAF 2022 - Skin Tight

    A muscular piece of poetry. The searing and sensual romance of Elizabeth and Tom. Dark secrets, deep passions, and heart-breaking truths bubble over as lovers savour precious moments together. Set in twentieth-century Canterbury farming heartland, the text remains deeply resonant with striking...

    Date: Tuesday 18 October
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    HBAF 2022 - Teremoana Rapley:  Daughter of a Housegirl

    HBAF 2022 - Teremoana Rapley: Daughter of a Housegirl

    A world premiere of thoughtfully curated songs, more than 30 years in the making, award-winning musician Teremoana Rapley performs her long-awaited, full-length debut album Daughter of a Housegirl. Bass-heavy beats and sweet flamenco-inspired folk tunes are overlaid with vibrations and...

    Date: Friday 21 October
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - HBAF 2022 - Teremoana Rapley: Daughter of a Housegirl


    HBRW 2022 - Shelter by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins

    HBRW 2022 - Shelter by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins

    Douglas Lloyd Jenkins’ first novel is an intense love story and a love song to Auckland’s vanishing past, depicting the myriad complexities of male relationships, the possibilities offered by chance encounters and the exquisite beauty of friendship - and a home - found in unexpected places....

    Date: Saturday 22 October
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    HBAF 2022 - Hello Darkness

    HBAF 2022 - Hello Darkness

    While receiving treatment for prostate cancer, writer Peter Wells – an intensely private person – reached out to the world via Facebook, where he examined his life as he also contemplated the end of it. Peter’s posts were collated and published under the title Hello Darkness. Now,...

    Date: Saturday 22 October
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    MTG Movie Club: Casablanca

    MTG Movie Club: Casablanca

    Join us for a Sunday afternoon of classics, kicking off with Casablanca at 1pm. During WWII, Rick, a nightclub owner in Casablanca, agrees to help his former lover Ilsa and her husband. Soon, Ilsa's feelings for Rick resurface and she finds herself renewing her love for him. PG 1h 42m The...

    Date: Sunday 23 October
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    MTG Movie Club: Another Mother's Son

    MTG Movie Club: Another Mother's Son

    Join us for a Sunday afternoon of classics, kicking off with Casablanca at 1pm, followed by Another Mother's Son at 3.30pm. On the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey during World War II, grieving Louisa Gould finds a new outlet for her maternal love when she takes in an escaped Russian prisoner of...

    Date: Sunday 23 October
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - MTG Movie Club: Another Mother's Son


    MTG Movie Club: Benediction

    MTG Movie Club: Benediction

    Join us for a Sunday afternoon of classics, kicking off with Casablanca at 1pm, followed by Another Mother's Son at 3.30pm and Benediction at 6pm. Decorated for bravery during World War I, British soldier Siegfried Sassoon returns from service and becomes a vocal critic of the government's...

    Date: Sunday 23 October
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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    HBAF 2022 - Tröll

    HBAF 2022 - Tröll

    It’s 1998. Otto is twelve but online he’s thirteen and he’s pretty sure he gets away with it. He lives in an old wooden house with his mum, dad, and sister, a mysterious Icelandic granny, and an ancient malevolent troll that's lurking in the walls... From internationally acclaimed Trick...

    Date: Saturday 29 October
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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