Friday July 19th – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

The latest CAN News: 05 July 2024

We had an amazing evening celebrating the opening of ‘Kare’ ‘WH/ORCE WH/IELD’ and ‘Whāngai Rangatira’ all lovingly curated by Putaanga Waitoa, on the Friday evening prior to our Matariki holiday.  Thank you to all those who came along, and those that travelled from afar for this special evening.  You still have until noon on Thursday 18th July to come and experience the wondrous works offered in this exhibition.

We have a brand new exhibition in the Small Gallery.  ‘A Snapshot of Our Town’ is a beautiful collection of photographic works by mother and daughter duo Cheri and Ruth Jackson.  Their goal for this exhibition is to showcase the things they appreciate about Napier as they drive, cycle and walk around their town and surrounds.  This amateur photography team have been taking photos together since 2019.  Cheri and Ruth are both graduates of The Learning Connexion School of Creativity and Art in Wellington. This is Ruth’s first public exhibition.

Small Gallery 5 – 21 June 2024

New to our foyer this July we are delighted to showcase four incredible paintings by local artist Shirley De Luca.  “Painting allows me freedom to express myself, indulge in fantasy and explore the beauty of colour. My painting is a personal journey of discovery and fulfilment, it enriches my life and gives me pleasure when others enjoy my work” Shirley De Luca.  We sure do, thanks Shirley!  This collection of vibrant semi abstract paintings is inspired by dynamic women and nature.  

Foyer Gallery 1 – 31 July 2024

We have a full weekend of events and workshops at CAN over the weekend, while these are booked out, you may be able to secure a spot on either of the similar upcoming events pictured below.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the workshops or how to book.  Please note these events are booked independently of CAN but we can certainly point you in the right direction 🙂 

We still have a few places left on our fun, creative school holiday program led by beloved youth tutor Dallas Wilcox!  Please follow the link below to find out more and book space for your young creatives, or contact us directly with any queries.

Have a wonderful weekend, see you at CAN soon! 

p.s. we are having trouble with our telephones, so please leave us a message and we’ll get back to you 🙂 

As always, you can find details and booking links on our website, by emailing, phoning us on 06 835 9448, or by popping in to see us, one of our friendly team will help you with any questions you may have. 

Disclaimer: Creative Arts Napier galleries are inclusive community spaces for the expression of artists. Content or themes depicted in the art of individuals do not by default represent the views of the Creative Arts Napier Team, Board or Volunteers.

The CAN Team







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