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Community Events

Pecha Kucha

MTG and Magdalinos Room, HN

Date: Sat Mar 25 – Tue Oct 31Time: 6pm – 9pm

We know you’ve missed Pecha Kucha, so we’re busy putting together a fantastic line-up for 2017…
Dates for our four main PK events are 11 April – MTG, 30 May – Mag Room, Havelock North, 8 August – MTG, 31 October – Mag Room, Havelock North.We are kicking the year off with a Pecha Kucha at The Edible Garden Show at the Hastings A & P Showgrounds Saturday 25th March, from 4.30- 5.30 pm in “The Mahu Project” pavilion.
Wellness and Sustainability is the theme with 6 speakers rolled into one hour of Pecha Kucha goodness.
This is a boutique outing – accommodating only 70 people with pre-sale ticketing. Please email lucinda@outfit.net.nz to book your ticket, $7 per person.
If you’re interested in presenting in 2017, or know someone who would be fabulous, please get in touch (either by return email or private message us on the Pecha Kucha Hawke’s Bay Facebook page). See you soon from the PK in the Bay team,

Lizzie Russell, Kate Howard, Roger King and Liffy Roberts.

Napier Civic Choir Concert Series 2017

Various Napier venues

Date: Fri Apr 7 – Sat Dec 16Time: 7.30pm – 11pm

An exciting year-long series of concerts brought to you by Napier Civic Choir.

www.napierchoir.org.nz for information, or pick up a brochure at venues around Napier.

Artist Opportunity: Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries


Date: Mon May 1 – Thu Aug 31Time:

The 11th Aesthetica Art Prize is now open for entries, presenting an opportunity for emerging and established artists to further their involvement in the art world.

The award is an internationally renowned prize presented by Aesthetica Magazine and judged by industry experts. Enter the prize for a chance to showcase your work to wider audiences.

Prizes include:

  • £5,000 prize money courtesy of Hiscox
  • Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica
  • Editorial mention in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
  • £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton
  • Art books courtesy of Prestel

Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media and Video, Installation & Performance.

Up to two works can be submitted per Entry Fee, except for the Video, Installation & Performance category in which one work can be submitted.

Deadline for submissions is 31 August 2017. For full entry requirements and to submit, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize



National Poetry Day with CAN Poets

Napier Cathedral

Date: Fri Aug 25 – Fri Aug 25Time: 5.30pm – 9pm

Haiku at the Beach

Beattie & Forbes Book & Post, 72 Bridge St, Ahuriri, Napier

Date: Fri Aug 25 – Fri Aug 25Time: 12.30pm – 2pm

Bring Beattie and Forbes your haiku to add to their growing collection – they will transcribe them onto beach rocks and display them for Poetry Day on the 25th of August.
There is also a poetry reading from 12.30 – come and join in or listen to others haiku.


Christine Lemin Art Studio, 13 Ormond Road, Hospital Hill, Napier

Date: Sat Sep 16 – Sun Sep 24Time: 12.45pm – 4.30pm

Abstract acrylic flow art is a wonderful, freeing process where paint is mixed and poured, dipped, hammered, thrown, flicked & generally thrown around.

It engages the right brain which is the ‘happy, calm’ centre.

Christine Lemin’s Flow Art workshop will take place over two weeks.

Last two spaces!

WHEN:   Sat 16th Sept.  12.45pm – 4.30pm and Sun   24th Sept.   1. 45pm.- 4.30pm

WHERE: Christine Lemin Art Studio, 13 Ormond Road, Hospital Hill, Napier.

COST   : $85 for both days this includes all materials EXCEPT your paint and canvases, records etc.

Attendance of both days is necessary as you will be completing the art you created on the first day

To book, contact Christine Lemin 021 252 9798 / 06 835 8738 www.christineleminart.co.nz

White Night

Napier's Art Precinct

Date: Sat Sep 30 – Sat Sep 30Time: 7pm – 10pm

For one night only, 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. It 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.
Gather friends and family from 7.00pm until late, as selected Napier venues open their doors and showcase the diversity of art and culture in our local community.
This is an event suitable for the whole family, admission free.
Boyd-Dunlop Gallery; Creative Arts Napier; MTG Hawke’s Bay; SPA_CE Gallery; Tennyson Gallery; The Department of Curiosities and Fine Things; The Pencil Room; The Rabbit Room; Viva Gallery; Wardini Books

Boyd-Dunlop Gallery
A print exhibition of Creative Icons will be on display in the Boyd-Dunlop Gallery e.g. David Bowie, Grace Jones, Sid Vicious, Andy Warhol, Picasso.

Creative Arts Napier
Interactive Art Installation in the CAN: WHITE LIGHT
‘White Light’ is an art installation designed and installed at CAN by Napier artist Lisa Feyen; commissioned by Creative Arts Napier.
Experience the magic of hundreds of illuminated paper boats, below a canopy of stars, white sails twisting from floor to ceiling.
Make your own paper waka to place alongside the others on the floor.
Live Performance from The Lemons. Free entry; first drink free/ cash bar.

Museum open evening.
Experience the splendour of the museum at night, with a pop up bar serving wine and craft beer, art and live performance.
Free entry, cash bar.

Tomb Raiders
Bronwynne Cornish & Denys Watkins
Sept 15 – Oct 13
Bronwynne Cornish is one of New Zealand’s best-known ceramic artists. SPA_CE will present work created in collaboration with her partner, painter Denys Watkins. Bronwynne returns to the region following her 2014 exhibition at the MTG – Mudlark.

Tennyson Gallery
Night time will bring Tennyson Gallery to life in an entirely new way, offering a unique way to experience the dynamic paintings of Anthony Chiappin, the stylish and functional design works of Hayden Maunsell, and the wider collection of art, objects and jewellery. This will also be an opportunity to see stunning contemporary New Zealand jewellery shown on live models.

The Pencil Room
The Pencil Room is an educational art studio with a focus on fine art techniques and creativity. Come upstairs, relax, and add your own creative mark to a collaborative White Night artwork!

The Rabbit Room
“Life is a full circle, widening until it joins the circle motions of the infinite.” Anais Nin.
Full Circle will be an exhibition of intricately hand-stitched drawings by Napier born artist Katherine Claypole exploring geometric pattern and circular formations. Full Circle will be in essence a homecoming exhibition for the artist.

Viva Gallery:
It’s Viva’s Birthday Exhibition – One year ago we opened to a huge crowd in our new Hastings Street premises. Tonight we are featuring celebratory new work by our artists and we will all be present, in action making artwork and sharing our skills and enthusiasm for our favourite art media.

Wardini Books:
The game is afoot. Piece together the clues hidden about the shop and interact with street urchins, villains, and a host of bizarre Steampunk characters to discover the Traitor and the Thief in this interactive Steampunk mystery.

Call for Entries!

Taupo Museum, Taupo

Date: Fri Feb 16 – Mon Apr 2Time: 10am – 4pm

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