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            The Exhibition is funded mainly by sponsors and grant providers.  Art             Hawke’s Bay is very grateful for their support, without which we could             not hold the Exhibition.

                        We are delighted to have MCL Construction Ltd as our main sponsor.

MCL Construction Ltd (MCL) is proud to be sponsoring the MCL Construction 2018 Art HB Exhibition. As a long standing Hawke’s Bay local company of 70 years we have been involved in the region’s ever changing skyline which has also been captured by many local artists.

The MCL brand ‘Construction inspired by life’ compliments the inspiration of  Hawke's Bay artists. With buildings goes art and we have provided many platforms to display the talent of our local artists. Supporting local charities such as Cranford Hospice is paramount for MCL as we are aware of how many people have relied on their services in hard times, including our Employees and Clients.

Thanks to the following prize sponsors for their generous support:  

Mitre 10 Mega   Sponsors of the Best in Exhibition prize

BWR  Sponsors of the Brown Webb Richardson 2018 Art Hawke’s Bay Scholarship

J.W. Picture Framing and Art Gallery   Sponsors of the Special Mystery prize
                                                                       Sponsors of the People’s Choice prize

Crasborn Brothers   Sponsors of category prize

Talbot Electrical   Sponsors of category prize

QMAC Systems   Sponsors of category prize

Bryan Hutchison   Sponsors of category prize

Brownwell Contractors    Sponsor of category prize

Humanity Books & Fine Art Supplies   Sponsors of category prize and of materials for the BWR                                                                          Art HB Scholarship 2017               

The New Zealand Artist Magazine   Sponsors of the Best of the Backroom prize

Muse Gallery    Offer to Best in Competition winner to exhibit for two weeks in Muse Gallery  

Ian & Diane Thompson   Art HB Founders bouquet to winner of Best in Competition

Wasp Broadband – website sponsorship

Thanks also to the following Grant Providers for  their continued support

First Light

Hastings District Council

Lion Foundation

Pub Charity Ltd.


This year’s official charity is Cranford Hospice. We look forward to fundraising for them, with a Silent Auction of donated works & prizes.

The Silent Auction will run during opening hours of the exhibition.  

The winners will be the highest amount offered on each work at the close of the exhibition, 6.00 pm on Sunday 25 March 2018.

Donations of art works and other items will be gratefully received.  
Please contact Gina Guerin at g.guerin@xtra.co.nz