Join Ashburton Art Gallery on Friday 26 April at 6.30pm to celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions!

Legacy Issues brings together contemporary photographic artists Mitchell Bright, Conor Clarke, Ella Hickford, Moana Lee, Mike O’Kane, Tim J. Veling, and Hannah Watkinson, and presents the diverse ways they have pictured our region. This selection of photographs aims to provide the audience with new perspectives and considerations of the land that we live on.

Tuitui Tangata reflects the integral role Tivaevae occupies in connecting time and space, intergenerational teaching, and connections between Cook Islands people and the natural world. This exhibition showcases a wide range of creativity, highlighting the limitless possibilities in designs, colours, and vibrancy. A selection of Tivaevae is featured, generously provided by Ōtautahi Christchurch and Hakatere Ashburton Cook Islands community members and their families.

In Altar, Beautifying Understanding, Timaru-based artist Ynes Guevara looks to feminine archetypes to explore the magical and imaginary. Her reconstructed silhouettes produce new imagery, considering the duality of the divine and erotic using a palette of six magenta tones, a colour that holds much significance for her. Nau mai koutou katoa! All are welcome at this free event and light refreshments will be provided.


  • Ynes Guevara, 'Altar, Beautifying Understanding'
  • Group exhibition, 'Legacy Issues'
  • Group exhibition, 'Tuitui Tangata'


  • Free - All Welcome


  • Fri 26 Apr


  • 6:30 pm


  • 327 West Street
  • Ashburton 7700