Wednesday November 29th – Opening Hours 10am – 4pm

The latest CAN News: 16 November 2023

We are all excited for the opening of Helen Dynes & Friends ‘Around the World’ exhibition opening.  The gallery is starting to look magical, with many brilliant paintings by Helen’s talented Tuesday group of painters, and some surprises in store for those who attend!  Bring your friends and come along between 5 and 7pm on Friday, 17th November to discover a truly special collection of work, and the opportunity to immerse yourself in an exciting project…

Proudly sponsored by Linden Estate 

You still have over a week to view Ryan James’s debut exhibition, ‘In black rainbows & white’ is on in our Small Gallery until next Thursday, 23rd November.  Ryan (sisou6) brings a sublime blend of intricate realism to life. The exhibit revels in duality: the precision of true-to-life flora against liberated, free-form strokes and gestures.  It’s an evocative dance between the meticulous and the ethereal, inviting viewers to experience the captivating balance that defines his artistic vision.  Originals & prints available.

Opening tonight in CAN’s new Hastings St Gallery is an excellent student offering, ‘Ngā Ringa Toi o te Matau a Māui 2023’ is a collection of Māori and Pacifica student work from schools across Hawke’s Bay.  This exhibition includes four student’s work that was displayed in the national Ringa Toi 2023 exhibition at Te Papa in Wellington.  Shining a spotlight on their talent, you can view the exhibition at 18 Hastings Street up until Thursday 30th November.  Please check The Pottery Experience website for opening hours. 

And still more to come this year, we are looking forward to welcoming exhibitions by Year 10 Sacred Heart College students next Friday, Lisa Feyen’s Lino Club on 1st December, and new collections by Kiri Goodspeed and Sandra Howlett.  More information coming soon! 

You still have the rest of November to view our micro exhibitions, currently the gorgeous alcohol ink works by Lucie Anderson, bright & cheeky acrylic paintings by Gail Davidson and stunning framed photographic works by Liam Farris and Cheri Jackson.  All on until Thursday 30th November. 

Don’t forget to check out our website for upcoming creative workshops, suitable for beginners through to those wanting to enhance their skills, theres always something new to learn in the CAN workshop!  From one day workshops through to weekly classes, this can be a great idea for a special Christmas gift.  And if you have a creative skill you’d like to teach others, adults or kids, please contact us to discuss holding a workshop and becoming a CAN tutor.  

Thank you for your continued support of the arts in Napier, see you soon 🙂 

The CAN Team







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