White Night

A free, family friendly, good-vibe event!

Date: Oct 20 – Oct 20Space: Main Gallery

White Night

Saturday 20 October 7pm-10pm.

Napier’s art precinct will come to life with a series of exhibitions, live performance, interactive events and artists in residence.  Inspired by Nuit Blanche in Paris, White Night was conceived to make arts and culture accessible to everyone in the community.

This is an event suitable for the whole family!

Join us at CAN to enjoy live music, a cash bar and of course, the CAN’s Interactive Art Installation ‘White Out’.

All welcome and entry is free.

Include CAN in your gallery tour and be a part of the vibrancy of the night; we will have exhibitions for you to view in addition to ‘White Out’.

Venues: Boyd-Dunlop Gallery; Creative Arts Napier; MTG Hawke’s Bay; SPA_CE Gallery; Tennyson Gallery; Homebased Collections, The Rabbit Room; Wardini Books

From the Harcourt’s Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival brochure:

‘Last year’s inaugural White Night saw more than 3,000 people take to the streets for this free, family-friendly, good-vibe event.

Inspired by Nuit Blanche in Paris, White Night offers a unique opportunity to engage with the arts in an open and accessible way, whether you’re a first-time gallery goer or an arts connoisseur. It’s like a treasure hunt, where you don’t know what you’re looking for, but you find it all!

So gather your friends and whanau from 6.00pm until late, as selected Napier venues open their doors and showcase the diversity of art and culture in our local community.

Submerse yourself in Amanda Heslop’s underwater photographic work at Tennyson Gallery; navigate the idea of the Monochrome, SPA_CE Gallery’s group show of paintings and sculpture; participate in the CAN’s interactive art installation, White Out; or take a guided mini-tour of MTG’s intriguing exhibitions.

Experience shadow puppetry and live theatre upstairs at the Drama Workshop in a specially devised performance piece by students and Hawke’s Bay Youth Theatre. Join with other members of the community to create collaborative drawing artworks at The Pencil Room, suitable for all ages and abilities so come and make your mark. No words, no symbols, just a pen and your amazing imaginations combined!

Partake in a steampunk performance mystery, Cthudo, at Wardini Books, a fun game of apocalyptic summoning. Or The World Sighing Championships at the Rabbit Room, an animated projection of monumental hand-lettered type.

And if that’s all too much action, find Inner Calm at Homebase Collections, a show for all the senses: music, smell, visual art and installation, and an invitation to rest.

Do look out for world-class, world-travelled street performances, and be sure to sample the wares from the local bars, cafes and pop-up stalls.’


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