Hastings City Art Gallery is proud to announce the selection of artists and designers for the biennial exhibition EAST 2018. Twenty-three creative practitioners from across the country have been selected, ranging from recently graduated emerging artists through to acclaimed established practitioners. The diversity of selected artists and designers reflect a wide array of creative practice connected to the region such as painting, ceramics, photography, architecture, industrial design, video, conceptual art and performance. Selected artists are: Vanessa Arthur, Annette Bull, John Brown, Joyce Campbell, Terri Ripeka Crawford, Jenny Gillam, Ayesha Green, Kauri Hawkins, Michael Hawksworth, Rangituhia Hollis, Peter Madden, George Nuku, Ben Pearce, Martin Poppelwell, Clare Plug, Sonya Lacey, Lara Lindsay Parker, Jacob Scott, Ann Shelton, Natalie Robertson, Tim Thatcher, David Trubridge and Kamaka Pottery (Bruce and Estelle Martin). These artists and designers were drawn from a mixture of direct invitations and a pool of open call applicants selected by independent curator Bruce E. Phillips.