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Leon van den Eijkel: A Retrospective

A Colourful Nation - Kleur Bekennen

Leon van den Eijkel burst on to the New Zealand art scene in the mid-1990s, with several major exhibitions.

Works that have not been seen by the public since then are on loan from Te Papa, to cover his artistic journey from his formative years to today.

Kleur Bekennen - a retrospective of Leon's works in the Māpuna Kabinet art gallery in Foxton, is curated by the Oranjehof Dutch Connection Centre. ‘A Colourful Nation’ tells the story of a journey of transformation – beginning in 1986 when Leon first arrived in Aotearoa. 

  • Māpuna Kabinet art gallery, in Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom
  • 92 Main Street Foxton
  • Free entry: weekdays 9-5 / weekends 10-4 

A Netherlands - New Zealand Collaboration in Print

Distant Kinship - Verre Verwanten

This eye-opening exhibition lets Dutch printers explore Aotearoa, and New Zealand printers make sense of the Netherlands. The result shows a different way of looking at two countries in entirely different hemispheres.

Distant Kinship - Verre Verwanten is an exchange between a collective of nine Dutch printmakers (Grafiekgroep Bergen - GGB) and nine printmakers belonging to the Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ).

The exhibition acknowledges this distant connection and celebrates the strength of the printmaking traditions of both countries.

  • 1 Grantham Street, South end Victoria Street, Hamilton

  • Free entry:  Open daily 10-5

Van Gogh Alive

An ‘unforgettable’ multi-sensory experience

See Van Gogh's masterpieces come to life through a vibrant symphony of light, colour, sound and fragrance.

You will get the sensation of walking right into his paintings, a feeling that is simultaneously enchanting, entertaining and educational.

Adults and children delight in the super-scale show, viewing artworks from new angles and discovering unique perspectives. Indulge in the senses, as waves of sights and sounds, intense and beautiful, wash over you. 

75 Jaar Vrijheid - 75 Years of Freedom

Remembering Liberation, the Sacrifices it Took

Due to the 2020 Covid epidemic, the planned exhibition on the liberation of the Netherlands - 75 years earlier - had to be cancelled.

To observe this significant WW II anniversary, and to remember the sacrifices that were made to ensure the freedom of the Dutch, Hamilton is now showing 75 + 1.

Many New Zealand soldiers joined the British army and gave their life for our freedom; remembering them is the least we can do. We will forever be in debt to all the allied forces who were involved in the liberation of the Netherlands, which started in September 1944 and concluded in May 1945.

  • 75 years Freedom
  • Netherville Hall, Admimiral Crescent, Hamilton
  • 27th April—2nd of May 2021 / 10 to 4
  • Gold coin donation
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