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Exhibit at FOTO FEST '23

Interested in exhibiting at  FOTO FEST '23 ? please get in touch !
We have a wide range of exhibition options available to suit your style of work.
Including :
Window spaces:
Available throughout Hastings city  and Havelock North to exhibit, using local businesses, retail and hospitality keen to host and promote your exhibition. These exhibition spaces are self install, we will introduce you and your work to the retailer in advance. Floor talks available in some spaces.

Gallery spaces:
Galleries across Hawke's Bay are joining us this year. Let us introduce your work to a local gallery and organise installation on your behalf. Why not consider a floor talk same time ?
A gallery within the FOTOFEST arena will also be able to accomodate photographers work with experienced staff available to share information on your behalf.

City Installations:
We are looking for photographers keen to exhibit a little out of the 'norm' Maybe an outdoor installation would suit your work. Let us know what your thinking and lets brainstorm !

Following is what we are offering for Exhibitors to join the Hastings FOTO FEST 2023

  • Promotion of your work and bio via our e news , national event sites, our website and social pages, leading up to and during the event.

  • Managing of exhibition and any potential sales on your behalf.

  • We take professional photos of your exhibition and send to you, our mailing list & press contacts.

  • Local Radio advertising

  • Opportunity to sell Artist cards and any associated merchandise during and after the exhibition. While the Fest is celebrated over one week, exhibitions can potentially stay on for the Hawkes Bay Art Festival celebration


  • $100 to be included in our programme 

  • $125 if you require out team to install your exhibition into a self install site ( CBD)

  • Any return freight is at the cost of the exhibiting artist

  • A commission of 10% on any sales which includes packing up your sold works, arrange buyer pick up or delivery (buyer pays courier at an extra charge)

NOTE : Established Galleries may have their own charges for hireage etc. If an established gallery is required for your exhibition we would provide this information to you directly on your enquiry.

Keen to hold a workshop or talk to inspire others  ?
We can promote, host and book this for you as part of the Festival. Get in touch to discuss further.


  • For emerging artists and youth you can apply to our starving artist fund for some support with costs. Get in touch for more details.


To book an exhibition simple send us a few images so we can see your style of work, and a brief about what inspires you to We will then confirm and send you a exhibitors agreement for to complete. 
Check out our FAQ page for more info.