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CAN-e-News Wednesday 17 October 2018

With just a few sleeps to go now until ‘White Night’ on Saturday 20 October, we are gearing up for a real festival atmosphere! We don’t need to tell you what an exciting, fun and action-packed night this is going to be.

Visit Creative Arts Napier over the course of the evening and enjoy making your mark in ‘White Out’, an interactive art installation created especially for the Harcourt Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival. We have been watching it grow and change every day!  Add a sheet of white dots for $2, and be part of the amazing transformation. This is an activity and sensory experience suitable for any age so bring the whole family!  Enjoy live entertainment from ‘Sweet Talk’ from 7.30pm on the ground floor, plus exhibitions for you to visit including Lisa Feyen’s solo exhibition of contemporary printmaking ‘The Rest is Silence’ in the Small Gallery, and two foyer exhibitions featuring the work of Carol Goodier and Da-Yoon Song.

Complimentary to the ‘White Out’ is ‘Shades of White’, an exhibition of established Hawke’s Bay artists John Staniford, Morag Shaw and Bernie Winkels, joined by emerging photographic artist Emma Rodgers, which you will find on the mezzanine.

After all that excitement, it’s hard to believe that there is more lined up to keep you entertained later this month. Clay and ceramic art has received renewed interest and popularity in the last few years. We are proud to announce that Creative Arts Napier has been chosen by the organisers to host the first ‘UKU Clay Hawke’s Bay’ which is a new biennial National Ceramic Award to be held in the Hawke’s Bay region. It is a selected exhibition, showcasing the best work from approximately 50 ceramic artists around New Zealand, and will be on display 26 October – 22 November in the Main Gallery.

Uku means clay in Te Reo, and is the starting point for this event, which is a celebration of makers of contemporary ceramics from the Hawke’s Bay region, and nationally, with clay at its heart.

The intention is to give the community the chance to see work, buy it, be inspired and see the endless possibilities of clay, but it was also important to provide an opportunity for local practitioners to exhibit in their place, together. Entries from across the spectrum of creativity have been received, from small functional vessels, to sculptural and figurative work, with half of these entries from Hawke’s Bay. Auckland ceramic artist and theatre designer, John Parker has kindly agreed to be the first UKU Selector, exhibition designer and curator for 2018.

You are warmly invited to join the selector and artists for the UKU Clay Hawke’s Bay opening celebration on Saturday 27 October, 5-7pm, for what promises to be a diverse and beautiful exhibition. On the same night, you can also join Karen Greenslade and Scott Brough to celebrate the opening of their joint ceramic exhibition ‘Scratching the Surface’ in the Small Gallery. Don’t forget Halloween is coming up, and to assist with your party costumes, join in our Special FX Make-Up workshop for adults on Saturday 27 October. Blood and gore guaranteed! Bookings are being taken now so check the CAN website for more information.

Lastly, our AGM is on TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER, 7.30 pm in the CAN, not as previously advertised, Wednesday 31 October.  Come and hear the plans for the CAN from the outgoing board, be a part of the discussion on the direction you would like to see Creative Arts Napier take, and