Hawke’s Bay Art Trail

Exciting Labour Weekend Event!

Date: Oct 24 – Oct 25Space: Hawke's Bay

Labour Weekend Saturday & Sunday 24 & 25 October 2020, 10am – 4pm

This year sees the return of the Hawke’s Bay Art Trail, a revitalised weekend of art indulgence, offering a rare glimpse into the studio spaces of the region’s creatives, artists and designers that are listed in the Hawke’s Bay Art Guide.

Brought to you by Creative Arts Napier and Arts Inc. Heretaunga, as part of the Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival, the Hawke’s Bay Art Trail is your opportunity to tour Napier and Hastings, and beyond into rural Hawke’s Bay, to be inspired and intrigued by our creatives and their studios. The doors will be flung open and the public welcomed in to these sometimes very private spaces, uncovering the processes behind the work that is created inside.

Artists will be in their spaces displaying and selling work over Labour weekend from 10am – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday 24 & 25 October. There will be demonstrations and inspiring creative workshops to sign up for. Look out for the additional ‘pop-up’ style galleries too.

Approximately 32 artists and 13 galleries in and around the Hastings and Napier areas will be open to welcome you over the weekend. Both Arts Inc. Heretaunga in Hastings and CAN in Napier will be open as a good starting point to the trail, with free maps available.

It’s a diverse list. Explore Napier’s close knit art community on the hill or in Taradale by hopping from one studio to another, then into town for a coffee and a visit to the Hawke’s Bay Inkers Pop-Up Gallery in Hastings street, to see live printmaking demo’s and browse the unframed bargains. Do a sticky beak into Morganmade Pottery studio store in Market Street to watch some clay being thrown on the wheel.

CAN is proud to host eight of the Arts Trail artists in a collaborative exhibition on the Mezzanine level, who were unable to open their studios for the event. Peruse beautiful Hawke’s Bay landscapes painted by Graham Stitchbury, Havelock North artist Abbey Merson’s quirky contemporary scenes or lamps by David Trubridge. Downstairs in the Workshop area, enjoy drop-in classes with St. Beads and make yourself something special to take home with you. This activity is ideal to keep the kids occupied while you indulge in some serious art-viewing.

Give yourself, your friends and your family an enriching experience by keeping an eye out for other, associated Art Trail events at Labour weekend.

Grab hold of a Trail Map and Hawke’s Bay Arts Guide from Creative Arts Napier or Arts Inc. Heretaunga or download a map from www.hawkesbayartguide.co.nz during the week before the event, and make a weekend of it.

For enquiries please contact bookings@thecan.co.nz or call 06 835 9448.

Look out for the Hawke’s Bay Art Trail Facebook page: Hawke’s Bay Art Trail and Instagram too!


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