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The latest CAN News! 12 April 2022

In exciting CAN news, a selection of works from the extraordinary Francoise Gilot exhibition have been approved for an extended showing here in our gorgeous Mezzanine Gallery!  The team at CAN are honored for the opportunity to continue showcasing work by the talented & vibrant pioneer in modern printmaking, Francoise Gilot.  A small amount of the numbered and signed limited edition catalogues are still available for purchase, a lovely memento of a very special exhibition we are so lucky to have right here in Napier NZ.

This exhibition celebrates the achievements of the HBPS members and is intended to create awareness among a wider audience who may not have thought of photography as an interest they would want to pursue. We welcome visitors to come along and see what we do and BE INSPIRED. The Society’s photographs will be exhibited in our Main Gallery from 13-26 May.
The club encourages exploring visual storytelling by way of workshops and taking part in photographic evaluations and biannual print competitions throughout the year. These evaluations result in accolades for the photographer demonstrating a high level of creativity and skill.Showcasing an extraordinary body of photographic work by the Hawke’s Bay Photographic Society members.

Julia Godfree: The Moth and the Olive Branch.  The Puriri moth is known as the messenger of the forest. The olive branch represents peace and harmony. The message: peace and harmony is being restored on earth!

In this exhibition of ceramic and NZ oamaru stone, each sculptural art piece is adorned with fine detail.  The artist expresses that some hold the cracks of the old world, subtle messages of renewal and that there is a time for all good reveals.

Come and view this beautiful work, on display in the Creative Arts Napier foyer for the month of May.

The Napier Youth Council’s exhibition ‘Emotions’ is a selection of the top entries into their art competition in celebration of New Zealand Youth Week, showing in our Workshop Gallery through to the end of May. The young Hawke’s Bay artist’s talent and creativity are on display giving us an insight into the thoughts and feelings of our youth in New Zealand.

Mixed media artist Katrina Webster is exhibiting at Creative Arts Napier 13-26 May. Originally from rural Hawke’s Bay, her passion for all things New Zealand reflects in her landscapes and New Zealand bird paintings. Early influences in her art career have come from the late great Bob Ross and his love for his homeland Alaska.  Katrina has decided to surround herself with creativity and this creativity is a reflection of her imagination and an integral part of her daily artist life. She has found it imperative that she surrounds herself with things that positively impact her life and for her, this is a love of art.


We look forward to welcoming you to view these great exhibitions, browse for unique handmade treasures in the CAN shop and explore your own creativity by checking out our range of workshops coming up!


See you soon at CAN!


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