Thursday June 29th – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

What’s On

CAN-e-News Thursday 8 2017

Ceramics and printmaking are two art forms currently experiencing a resurgence in interest and popularity, so it is with pleasure that this Friday (9 June) we celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions…of, yes you guessed it, ceramics and printmaking!

You are warmly invited to attend this very special night which shows signs of being a busy one! Enjoy viewing the varied and fresh artwork on show in our warm galleries and mingle with the artists, complimentary wine and nibbles thrown in for good measure.

‘East Side Story’ is an extravaganza of original prints by the Hawke’s Bay Inkers and Gisborne Printmakers, who have joined forces to showcase their talents and endeavours in a variety of media. The two community groups are made up of passionate artists who meet regularly to share their love of printmaking, and this is their first collaborative exhibition. All framed prints will be for sale at very reasonable prices, but in addition there will be a sales table in the gallery, featuring unframed original prints available for purchase on the night.

‘Mountain to Sea’ is a ceramic exhibition, also running from 9 until 22 June. Sophie Lankovsky is a local artist, originally from Germany. She has a lifelong love of clay and pottery, which ever continues. Sophie is passionate about native birds of New Zealand which she translates into bird sculptures. She says:
“Whio, Takahe, Kakapo, Kotare, what beautiful names for beautiful creatures. To think that there are so few of these birds left is concerning.”
Her motivation is to bring them back to life in her raku fired sculptures, in the hope that it will inspire you. They certainly inspire us! Come and meet Sophie who will be present at the opening.

Both exhibitions will be open from 9 – 22 June, so pop along and see what’s on offer!

After all the angst and sleepless nights (Christine’s collie-wobbles and cold feet), we’re thrilled to have received 148 entries into CAN’s Hawke’s Bay Art Review.  Our judge, Dr Carole Shepheard, will be reviewing them over the weekend and we should have the selected entries towards the end of next week. Fingers crossed…

Our new shop fit out starts next week, so apologies in advance for any disruptions – but at the end of it all, we’ll have a lovely little retail area where you’ll just want to sell your artwork!