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    May 2022

    Free
    'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

    'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt

    MTG Hawke’s Bay, Tai Ahuriri’s latest exhibition is by Russ Flatt. Te ahua, te wa, te atea (2022) is a video installation that gives us a hawk-eye view of significant sites in Te Matau a Māui. Otatara Pā, Te Awarua o Porirua, Pākowhai, Roto a Tara and Ōmārunui are wāhi tapu and...

    Date: Saturday 28 May to Sunday 28 August
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - 'Te ahua, te wa, te atea' by Russ Flatt


    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: Saturday 28 May to Sunday 16 October
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Native Flowers of New Zealand by Georgina Hetley


    Free
    A Bloody Business

    A Bloody Business

    A Bloody Business: the history of five Hawke’s Bay freezing works explores the effect the frozen meat processing industry had on the socio-economics of the Hawke’s Bay region using as illustration five significant meat works: Tomoana (1884), Hawke’s Bay & North British (1887), Thomas...

    Date: Saturday 28 May to Sunday 24 July
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - A Bloody Business


    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: Saturday 28 May to Wednesday 1 June
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu


    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: Saturday 28 May to Sunday 20 November
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Nature Culture


    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: Saturday 28 May to Thursday 26 January
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


    Free
    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition

    “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: Saturday 28 May to Friday 1 July
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


    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: Saturday 28 May 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: Saturday 28 May to Friday 30 September
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Waka kōrero Māori Exhibition


    Botanical Drawing Basics Workshop

    Botanical Drawing Basics Workshop

    Due to popular demand we welcome back Artist Terrie Reddish for a third offering of her wonderful workshop, focusing on the basics of botanical drawing. Enjoy an afternoon of botanical drawing, starting with a quick history of botanical art, moving through to mark-making and then on to how to...

    Date: Saturday 28 May
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Botanical Drawing Basics Workshop


    Hitler Versus Picasso and the Others

    Hitler Versus Picasso and the Others

    Documentary directed by Claudio Poli (90 min runtime) After 70 years from the Hitler’s declaration of war to “degenerate” art, an event film that reveals secrets of the Fuhrer treasure. Picasso, Matisse, Renoir and Chagall: paintings hidden, looted and condemned finally come to light...

    Date: Saturday 28 May
    Where:
    MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Hitler Versus Picasso and the Others


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