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    May 2024

    Free
    Pictures and Other Works

    Pictures and Other Works

    Celebrating 10 years of the MTG Foundation; a group of Hawke’s Bay people who have supported the expectations of this museum’s community and worked collectively to turn ambition into reality. Through their dedication to the arts, they have bequeathed, donated, and fund-raised to purchase...

    Date: Friday 24 May to Monday 3 June
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Pictures and Other Works


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

    Read more » - Waka Kōrero Māori Exhibition


    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: Tuesday 28 May to Sunday 24 November
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


    Free
    Eye Spy: Curious Stories

    Eye Spy: Curious Stories

    Eye Spy: Curious Stories brings together some weird and wonderful objects from the Hawke’s Bay’s Museums Trust’s collection. Held within these objects are some truly great narratives, stories that go beyond ornamentation to offer a fascinating view of our heritage. Some of these stories...

    Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 13 October
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Eye Spy: Curious Stories


    Free
    Gabby O’Connor:  All the Colours - All the Light

    Gabby O’Connor: All the Colours - All the Light

    In the Antarctic, moisture particles in the air can freeze and act as tiny prisms, reflecting a rainbow of light that creates twinkling clouds known as ‘diamond dust’. Gabby O’Connor uses theatre lighting gels to create a large geometric form which will transform the front foyer into an...

    Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 1 September
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Gabby O’Connor: All the Colours - All the Light


    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: Friday 24 May to Sunday 30 June
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition


    Free
    Pūrākau o Te Whenua

    Pūrākau o Te Whenua

    Pūrākau o Te Whenua explores the legends and tales of Te Matau-a-Māui, Hawke’s Bay. The special names given to hills, mountains, rivers, and streams of our region all tell a pūrākau (story) about the events and the people who lived on or near them. If you’ve ever wondered about the story...

    Date: Tuesday 28 May to Monday 30 September
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Pūrākau o Te Whenua


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

    Read more » - Kuru Taonga: Voices of Kahungunu


    Free
    Sione Faletau: Ata Moana

    Sione Faletau: Ata Moana

    'Moana' is a term deeply rooted in Pasifika and Māori communities, where its meaning is the vast expanse of the ocean, sea, and waterways. This installation marks a significant evolution in Sione Faletau’s artistic journey, merging the profound significance of the Moana with mirrors projection...

    Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 4 August
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - Sione Faletau: Ata Moana


    Free
    The Light Shone Clear: History. Perspectives. Art.

    The Light Shone Clear: History. Perspectives. Art.

    From the Museum’s collection, each artwork in this exhibition conveys a perspective on times and events that shaped Te-Matau-a-Māui, Hawke’s Bay and Aotearoa, New Zealand into what they are today. Some of the art works were created at the time of the event, the artists bearing witnesses to...

    Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 27 April
    Where:
    MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

    Read more » - The Light Shone Clear: History. Perspectives. Art.


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