17 November 2018 - 10 February 2019 | Foyer & Alcove | Imogen Taylor, Sam Clague, George Watson, Dan Arps & Campbell Patterson Guest curator, Chloe Geoghegan brings together new work by five emerging and mid-career artists from around Aotearoa who push material boundaries, using a mixed media approach to resist competitive image ecologies and turn contemporary notions of the abject upside down.
24 November 2018 - 24 March 2019 | Main Gallery | The Water Project engages with the complex realities of water in the 21st Century - as bringer of life and ancestral voice, but also as a contested commodity and saleable resource. Thirteen artists explore the cultural, conceptual and imaginative qualities of rivers, lakes, wetlands and freshwater systems of Aotearoa/New Zealand and their crucial role in the well-being of our communities.
8 December 2018 - 17 March 2019 | Holt Gallery | Self taught Waipawa artist, Gary Waldrom looks back on a lifetime of painting. His subjects exude character, whimsy and life - confronting the viewer with their raw humanity. Bathed in the golden glow of his warm palette, they are fully actualised beings located in a shadowy unreality of time and space. These works are arresting in their scale, their capacity for joy, and the tenderness with which the artist creates a world that his subjects, whatever their foibles, can call home.
16 February 2019 - 12 May 2019 | Foyer | A new collaborative installation is using photography, found objects and audio as a unique means to connect viewers with a small group of Hawke’s Bay people who have become the subjects of unconventional portraits by Billie Culy and Henry Lyons.