Remembering Roy

Tribute Exhibition - Starts October 4th, and ends October 30th, 2021. Hastings Community Arts Centre - Open Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm & Sat 10am-2pm - Free Entry

Roy Dunningham, the well-known arts advocate and critic, who passed away in April this year, had a lifetime involvement in the visual arts during which he taught, mentored and supported many artists in Hawke’s Bay and beyond. This exhibition is a testament to artists who fondly acknowledge Roy and the part he played in the development of their own arts practice.

It features selected works from his own art collection, alongside works by well-known New Zealand artists, who pay tribute to his influence in honing their voice.

Roy first developed his love of art in secondary school where he was taught by NZ ceramics pioneer and painter Yvonne Rust. He went on to study at Ilam School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury where amongst his contemporaries were painters Quentin Macfarlane and Pat Hanly.

On his return to Hawke’s Bay, Roy taught at local high schools where he was regarded as one of the younger generation of more progressive teachers. Amongst Roy’s students were musician Phill Judd and artists Sam Trubridge, Regan Gentry, Freeman White, Matthew Couper and Delicia Sampero to name but a few.

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Ticket Types

Opera House tickets have NUMBERED SEATING
(A Reserve, or B Reserve Sections)
All other tickets are GENERAL ADMISSION

Concession: Gold Card Holders, Community Service Card Holders & Full Time Students with ID
Child: 12 Years & Under (selected shows only)



Sat Oct 30th09:30 - 16:00


Hastings Community Arts Centre

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