The Big Apple Project

Arts Inc. Heretaunga, Studio Benega and the Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival are pleased to have brought this mass participation public art trail event to Hastings. 

Havelock Artist Josh Lancaster working on his big apple for the Hawke's Bay Big Apple Project. Photo / Paul Taylor

Apples are well known to represents a source of health and are an important facet of Hawke’s Bay food production.  So, in our desire to bring together artists, businesses and communities in the spirit of generosity and fun, we decided to celebrate in big style with the ‘Big Apple’ Project! 

Using a supplied 1 cubic metre fiberglass apple as a blank canvas, we will be selecting 20 local artists to create unique apple sculptures. These will initially form a trail which will weave its way through Hastings, transforming the streets, parks and public spaces into a fun, free art gallery, taking people on a journey of discovery for a few weeks from mid-August to October 2022.  This was followed by Public Auction at the 2022 Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival. The ‘Big Apples’ have ended up in private art collections along with businesses wanting to own a unique representation and celebration of Hawke’s Bay creativity and a great local industry.  



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