Our exhibitions are drawn primarily from the Hawke's Bay Museum's Trust collection. Permanent exhibits on the 1931 earthquake and the region’s stunning Taonga Māori are supported by changing exhibitions in seven additional gallery spaces.
A public art collection is a rich source of shared cultural heritage with close ties to the place and people around it. This exhibition presents a broad selection of artworks from the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust Ruawharo Tā-ū-Rangi collection, which has developed through a combination of generous donations and active purchasing over the past century.
A dense arrangement enables hundreds of artworks to be brought out from storage and displayed together in order to give a sense of this collection’s unique character.
Floor Talk - 3rd December, 11am - 12pm:
Join MTG Curator of Art, Jessica Mio to learn more about 'Out of the Box'. A public art collection that is a rich source of shared cultural heritage with close ties to the place and people around it.
Comprised primarily of New Zealand and British art, the collection features two areas of specialist strength. Early New Zealand modernism is represented through key works by Roland Hipkins, A. Lois White and Christopher Perkins; while New Zealand art of the 1970s-1980s includes paintings by Tony Fomison and Robyn Kahukiwa as well as sculptures by Terry Stringer. Artworks by many Hawke’s Bay artists are exhibited here alongside these figures of national significance, together with internationally renowned painters, and unknown artists.
The paintings, prints, and sculptures on display span from the 17th century through to the year 2016, encompassing a wide array of subjects and styles. Presenting the artworks collectively results in unusual combinations that enable us to see old favourites in new contexts, and to draw fresh connections between artworks.
Friday 24 March, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 25 March, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Restrictions: All Ages
Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
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For Napier City residents and citizens to have easy access to see what council are currently working on, completed, what they do, facilities, and council information.
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Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
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We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
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Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
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We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
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Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering.
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Visit the Napier i-SITE to find out more about what is happening in Hawkes Bay, from events, activities and accommodation.
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Nowhere else in New Zealand will you discover a wider range of marine animals and native species in a single facility than at the National Aquarium of New Zealand.
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strive to Inspire, Educate and Entertain by providing access to information through various resources within our Libraries. We aim to provide more than you expect.
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The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
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Come to Par2 MiniGolf and meet Seamore the Seagull at our sea-side minigolf courses. Challenge your friends and family for a round.
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Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
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