Whole Gallery

2 October – 28 October


A Collaborative Exhibition curated by Darryl Thomson, Michelle Mataira and Mark Anderson.

Bringing a stunning selection of work from over 30 local, national and international artists, The Hastings Community Arts Centre welcomes Ha-Wai-Ki-Nui for its annual Festival showcase exhibition.

In response to the devastating floods in Te Tai Rawhiti and Te Matau-a-Māui, we are reconnected back to the essence of water with a kaupapa to heal and empower. Visitors are encouraged to recognise that although water has been a source of heartache it is a sacred entity interconnected with all life.

Through painting, sculpture, weaving and mixed-media you are invited to immerse yourself in a contemplative journey which aims to reposition our emotions about water. Attention is redirected to the root cause: man’s greed and destructive practices.

Through introspection and education Ha-Wai-Ki-Nui serves as a catalyst for change, fostering a renewed commitment to preserving and restoring the delicate equilibrium between land, water, and all living beings.

This powerful exhibition takes over the gallery space for the entire month of October ‒ we invite you to take your time exploring these compelling and relevant works of art.

Exhibiting artists:

  • Turumakina Duley (Australia)
  • Wiyaan (Australia)
  • Daniel Tippett
  • Otiz Frizzell
  • Ole Maiava
  • Hoana Forrester
  • Kaatarina (Rina) Kerekere
  • Tai Kerekere
  • Henare Tahuri
  • Tawera Tahuri
  • Hiwirori Hatea
  • Darryl Thomson
  • Alex Heperi
  • Colleen Nicholls
  • Jenny Dickerson
  • Karina Reti
  • Karmen Thomson
  • Kirsty Babington
  • Michelle Mataira
  • Miria Pohatu
  • Nathan Foote
  • Nephi Tupaea
  • Sandy Adsett
  • Tracy Keith
  • Wilray Price
  • Kezia Whakamoe
  • Richard Brimer
  • William Devine
  • Aana Adsett
  • Amorangi Hikuroa
  • Stacey Mackie
  • Rika Tawhanga
  • Yazzie Melanie
'E Tu Tiki' by Nathan Foote

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