Opening Event, Monday 8 October, 5:30pm. All Welcome
Runs until 27 October.
Recent works from Mark Baskett
'The images included in this exhibition belong to a broader body of artwork - a work that has been developing now for over five and a half years. It presents viewers with a type of visual cartography, where imagery and information outline something of the places, the people, and the events that had once surrounded the artist. Focused too on the topics of neighbourhood and the neighbour - this is a work about memory and about the act of recalling one’s past. How might we recover, in our minds at least, what once stood so obviously before us? And what might remain of those who once existed just a stone´s throw away? Such are the questions and the ongoing concerns that have informed and driven forward these works.'
Running 8 - 27 October
Opening Event, Monday 8 October, 5:30pm. All Welcome.
'The Story Inside My Head' a collaborative project that results in an exhibition that aims to brings art and literature together. Curated by Nelson-based artists David Ryan and Jo Kinross, this cross-over show aims to deepen the gallery visitor’s experience by linking art works with a story written by playwright and author Michelanne Forster.
Invited artists are [in no particular oder]: Errol Shaw, Catherine Salmon, Katie Pascoe, Stella Chrysostomou, Gebhard Krewitt, Wanda Tait, Janet Perrior and Lee Woodman.
Thank you to the Nelson Atomic Gardening Society for an mazing, inspiring collaboration for our fundraiser in support of reducing gallery hire fees for our exhibiting artists. Caleb McCoullough, Richard Tanter, Jeremy Mason, Lee Woodman and ground crew Ann Braunsteiner. Also thanks to ACN exexutive for their help on the night - Barbara Franklet, Annie Pokel and Josephine Cachemaille and of course our audience who help us raise just over $1000.-
The Nelson Atomic Gardening Society and The Refinery ArtSpace present an experimental event in an effort to raise funds for reduced gallery hire fees for our exhibiting artists.
All ticket sales will support this aim, valuing the importance of art being an essential ingredient for our wellbeing and the community we serve.
With buying a ticket we would like you to email a recording of a recollection, in form of a voice memo, of an actual personal memory from any year between 1977 and 2018.
It may be profound, personal, regional, national, international or a cosmological event. Approximately 10 seconds long, and ideally they should be extremely trivial.
Please mention the year of the event in your voice memo and
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate your participation, these recordings will be used during countdown and at the launch, closing event.
The event will commemorate the launch of Voyager 1 in 1977 and leaving the solar system into interstellar space in 2012.
During the Countdown (1 – 5 October, gallery opening hours) to our launch October 5, 7 – 9pm, random artefacts that reflect our optimistic 70’s space frontiers a modular generative path will slowly evolve, with minimal Interferences from human intent, allowing the freedom of analog illogical expression and semi-random sound collages to happen.
Some tickets will be available at reception during countdown and we encourage visitors to record recollections at the venue during that time.
We would like to encourage people who bought tickets to dress to a chosen decade between 1977 to 2012.
Let us surprise you at the launch – an experiment with intent but with random events being unavoidable.
Please note that part of the event/experience will contain bright and flashing lights and may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive conditions. Warning signs will be in place where relevant.
Another impression from Ari Edgecombe's 'the Water Oracle'. Inspired by the visual quality of water surfaces in the remote area of Tamatea, kelp forest views off the shore of Aramoana, the search for a long buried whale in the dunes of Oue and by patterns of weaving and net making. Until 29 September. #RefineryArtSpace #art #installation#exhibition#AriEdgecombe #thewateroracle#Nelson #NewZealand
Impressions from Brooke Georgia's exhibition 'insupportable'. Right 'censored series' (book pages, ink, $300.- each), left 'archive' (feather pillows, tar, thread, POA). A body of work that looks at issues of belonging and displacement. Until 29 September. #RefineryArtSpace #art#exhibition #MixedMedia #insupportable#brookegeorgia #Nelson #NewZealand
'the Water Oracle' by Ari Edgecombe, a truly immersive experience. The installation, multi media work is based of a culmination of what is rare and precious. An act of past experiences and merging them as an elemental form, a place, a vision. Until 29 September. #RefineryArtSpace #installation#art #multimedia #thewateroracle#AriEdgecombe #Nelson #NewZealand
From our current show 'insupportable' by Brooke Georgia. Picture of work named as title, skirting boards, thread, glue. The theme of this show range from personal to the globally political. It aims to engage with the discomfort of tolerance, asking to risk being present with what is unsupported in ourselves and the wider community. Until 29 September. @brooke.georgia.etc#RefineryArtSpace #art #installation#objects #insupportable #brookegeorgia#exhibition #Nelson #NewZealand
Ari Edgecombe - the Water Oracle
Opening Preview Monday 3 September, 5:30pm. All Welcome.
Show runs until 28 September.
the WATER ORACLE is a culmination of what is rare and precious. An act of gathering past experiences and merging them as an elemental form, a place, a vision. Inspired by the visual quality of water surfaces in the remote area of Tamatea, kelp forest views off the shore of Aramoana, the search for a long buried whale in the dunes of Oue and by patterns of weaving and net making, Ari Edgecombe creates an environment connected to water that becomes a site for memory, life and experience. Large-scale suspended sculptural forms and painted lengths of material converge with moving imagery in this deeply layered, atmospheric installation.
Ari Edgecombe is currently the Curator of Visual Arts at the Southland Museum and Art Gallery Niho o te Taniwha.
Brooke Georgia - insupportable
Opening Preview Monday 3 September, 5:30pm. All Welcome.
Runs until 28 September.
Brooke Georgia works both figuratively and abstractly in drawing and installation sculpture. She is interested in work that has resonance, provocation and honesty.
'Brooke Georgia creates poetic, vulnerable, often confronting work. She plays with layers of meaning in her processes, imagery and materials. The drawn line is utilised for it’s purity and rawness, the essential tool in translating thought and emotion with deftness and vision. Collected materials and clothing are eloquently re-presented as remnants of bodily experience in her installation and sculptural work. There is both a violence and a beauty in her work.'
- with thanks to Rachael Slade.
Born in 1970, Brooke gained a Bachelor of Design in 1999. She lives and works in Christchurch, New Zealand, with her husband and two children.