Hawke's Bay offers a wide range of art galleries, where local artists take centre stage. Astrid Austin presents eight of the many galleries to visit.
1. MTG Hawke's Bay
MTG (Museum, Theatre and Gallery) allows people to have a look at the various buildings, exhibitions and art on offer. Located at 1 Tennyson St, Napier.
or phone (06) 835 7781
2. David Trubridge
A globally recognised design company; David Trubridge produces lighting, furniture and accessories locally. The showroom and studio are on the corner of Station Rd and Groome Pl, Whakatu, Hastings. They will re-open for 2017 on January 16.
Visit: https://www.davidtrubridge.com/ or call (06) 650 0205
3. Hastings City Art Gallery
Hawke's Bay's publically funded contemporary art gallery offers a varied programme of exhibitions, presenting quality national and international shows. Located in Civic Square, the gallery is at 201 Eastbourne St East, Hastings.
Visit: http://hastingscityartgallery.co.nz/ or phone (06) 871 5095
4. Napier's Community Arts Centre
The CAN holds exhibitions, concerts, musical and theatrical productions, and a wide variety of arts workshops, for professional and emerging artists of all genres. It is located at 16 Byron St, Napier.
Visit: http://www.thecan.co.nz/ or call (06) 835 9448
5. Birdwoods Gallery
Just 3km from Havelock North Village, at 298 Middle Rd, Birdwoods Gallery offers a range of unique sculpture and decorative art by local and South African artists. The gallery also provides food and treats from the old-fashioned sweet shop.
Visit: http://www.birdwoodsgallery.co.nz/ or phone (06) 877 1395
6. Electra Gallery
The gallery promotes Central Hawke's Bay artists and features the works of selected New Zealand artists. It is located on Ruataniwha St, Waipukurau.
Visit: https://www.hawkesbayartguide.co.nz/listings/item/electra-gallery-12/ or phone (06) 858 8388
7. Coco & Co
Coco & Co is an emporium of one-of-a-kind, hand-made contemporary craft, clothes, jewellery, toys, gifts and homeware. It is located at 240 Heretaunga St East, Hastings.
Visit: https://www.hawkesbayartguide.co.nz/listings/item/coco-and-co-8/ or phone (06) 650 5105
8. Parlour Project
Housed in Hawkes Bay's first water and electrical power supply factory, Parlour Projects presents influential exhibitions by leading contemporary artists for locals and visitors to enjoy. It is located at 306 Eastbourne St, Hastings.
Visit: http://www.parlourprojects.com/ or phone 021 450 279