HBAF 2023 - Ha-Wai-Ki-Nui Exhibition

106 Russell St South, Hastings

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, featuring works by;

Turumakina Duley (Australia)
Wiyaan (Australia)
Yekso ATM (New Caledonia)
Daniel Tippett
Otiz Frizzell
Ole Maiava
Ramond Sagapoltele
Fiano Colis
Henare Tahuri
Hoana Forrester
Kaatarina (Rina) Kerekere
Nick Tupara
Tai Kerekere
Tawera Tahuri
Walter Dewes
Israel Birch
Hiwirori Hatea
Hemi Macgregor
Darryl Thomson
Alex Heperi
Colleen Nicholls
Jenny Dickerson
Karina Reti
Karmen Thomson
Kirsty Babington
Levi Waihape
Michelle Mataira
Michelle Nichols
Miria Pohatu
Nathan Foote
Nephi Tupaea
Sandy Adsett
Shanon Hawea
Tamanuhiri Russell
Charles Paringatai
Tracy Keith
Wilray Price
Kezia Whakamoe

Take a look around...


Mon 2nd Oct 2023, 9:30am

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Sat 7th Oct 2023, 10:00am

Mon 9th Oct 2023, 9:30am

Tue 10th Oct 2023, 9:30am

Wed 11th Oct 2023, 9:30am

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Fri 13th Oct 2023, 9:30am

Sat 14th Oct 2023, 10:00am

Mon 16th Oct 2023, 9:30am

Tue 17th Oct 2023, 9:30am

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Sat 21st Oct 2023, 10:00am

Mon 23rd Oct 2023, 9:30am

Tue 24th Oct 2023, 9:30am

Wed 25th Oct 2023, 9:30am

Thu 26th Oct 2023, 9:30am

Fri 27th Oct 2023, 9:30am

Sat 28th Oct 2023, 10:00am


Hastings Community Arts Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

106 Russell St South, Hastings