Sunday December 17th – Opening Hours 10am – 2pm

What’s On

CAN-e-News Thursday 7 December 2017


From this Saturday, 9 to Thursday 21 December it’s ‘Let’s CAN Christmas!’

Local artists and designers have been busy creating quality products for our ‘Let’s CAN Christmas’ pop-up shop in the Main Gallery, with nothing over $100. From jewellery to prints, paintings and art pieces, you will be sure to find some handmade delights to suit everyone on your list, while showing your support for CAN and local community artists at the same time.

Some of the artists involved also work, volunteer or are on the Board of the CAN, so come and discover the talent that resides within these walls!

Sarah Chilton Banks is one such volunteer, who came up with the initial idea for the market. Sarah is a recent graduate of EIT’s Bachelor of Visual Art and Design, having spent 20 years working in the business world and raising children. Sarah’s work is conceptual, resulting in small art pieces made from a range of materials, exuding a sense of humour and wonder by playing with words and images.

Hanna Rio de Silva currently works as the CAN cleaning fairy, keeping the centre sparkly in more ways than one. Hanna is a jewellery maker the rest of the time, a business she created in 2002 while living in Portugal. The jewellery she creates is the result of what Hanna describes as an organic design process, where every element is carefully considered, combining semi-precious stones, antique beads, natural and found objects. Hanna’s jewels are all unique, a little bit funky and different, so make sure you seek out her display.

Katherine Bertram is a board member at CAN, and runs her business ‘Firecracker Studio’ from Napier, which on a day to day basis provides the CAN shop with a popular jewellery and cufflinks range, made from unusual materials such as postage stamps and watch movements. At the market Katherine will also be selling framed prints and cards of her beautiful water-colours.

Also exhibiting from the CAN team are Christine Heaney (CAN Manager), Yvette O’Neill (Bookings Coordinator and mixed media artist), and Lisa Feyen (Media Coordinator and print-maker) alongside many more artists and designers from Hawke’s Bay.

Watch our Facebook page for features on the different artists involved, and we hope to see you at the market ‘filling your stocking’ very soon!

Don’t miss Graham Stichbury’s painting exhibition ‘Rural Meandering’ while you’re here, and the two foyer micro-exhibitions by Kiri J Goodspeed and Christine Lemin. There’s always plenty to feast your eyes on at the CAN!