Welcome our local artists David Carson and Jim Mackay with new works for a show that is as always [we may say] surprising, wondrous, playful and at the same time with a twist into the humorous or/and satirical - yet open to your very own interpretation.
Works are in various media - grinded coffee, birds as makers of a work of art, ....
Carson and Mackay most certainly live up to what we know of them.
We will have a closing party, so please stay tuned for date and time.
Please note, due to our front receiving it's final touches - our doors will be open from tomorrow 6 November.
Impressions for Mark Baskett's exhibition 'on that palce where we stand'.
Extended! - now on view until 17 November. www.mbaskett.ch/
Extended! One more week to see, explore, read. Closes 3 November 2pm.
An impression of the current show 'The Story Inside My Head' - curated by David Ryan and Jo Kinross, with Michelanne Forster, author & playwriter, who tickled the invited artists to share their story when in the process of creating art. local contributing artists are in no particular order: Catharine Salmon, Errol Shaw, Lee Woodman, Katie Pascoe, Stella Chrysostomou, Wanda Tait and Janet Perrior.
What an evening. Fun, sound, chaos...and raising around $1000.- towards reducing gallery hire fees for our artists exhibiting in the Refinery ArtSpace this year. Thank you Richard, Caleb, Jeremy, Lee and Ann, who formed the Nelson Atomic Gardening Society for this special event. Thank you to all who bought tickets. And thank you John Paul Pochin for documenting the event. moments.co.nz/
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