TransFORMERS - From 2D TO 3D ExhibitionFriday 1st December 2017-Wednesday 31st January 2018
Family Friendly Exhibition over Summer.
Arts Council Nelson present a fun inter-generational community art project transforming children's drawings into three dimensional artworks. People can get involved up until the end of November, See attachment for details.
A free community project with the results on display over the summer months. Come and view the creations and vote for your favourite in the 'People's Choice Award'. A fun visit for all ages. Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street, Nelson
THis iS My PicTure - Children's Public Art Showcase
Look out for fabulous artworks in large frames situated outside the Elmer Turner Library and on Trafalgar St, Nelson.
Eight wonderful children's images will be rotated bi-monthly for display in the fixed frames creating a changing exhibition over the next year.
Refinery ArtSpace (3, Halifax St, Nelson)
Until 9 December - 'Chain Reaction' - NZ Professional Weavers. The show reflects a chain reaction of colour - from weaver one selected yarns for the wrap and weft from the first piece 'gifted' in a sufficient quantity to the next waver to incorporate into their piece and so on....
The installation begins and ends with a work by two tapestry wavers who used all different yarns of the woven fabric pieces. 22 pieces, 22 weavers from around NZ with locals Sie Broad, Jane Clark, Karuna Peralta and Esmae Emerson.
Until 2 December - 'Where do we go?' - exhibition by Yoshiko Aoki, and film by Ryo Aoki: 'Little Voices from Fukishima' Documentary/Fundraising Screening. Saturday 25 November 1:30 - 3:30pm & Saturday 2 December 1:30 - 3:30pm tickets via
Friday 8th December 2017-Saturday 13th January 2018 - Centre for Fine Woodworking ExhibitionOpening Preview: Thursday, 7 December, 5:30 pm. The Centre for Fine Woodworking is New Zealand's premier furniture making, woodworking & design school with an internationally renowned reputation. The school is a registered charity granted in recognition that these time-honoured skills of fine woodworking need to be passed on to future generations of woodworkers.
The annual exhibition of student work from graduates of the 32-week intensive Furniture Makers' Programme. The Mayor of Nelson, Rachel Reese will officially open the exhibition and select one piece of work which she admires the most. This is a great opportunity to view work created by our emerging craftspeople, and a unique chance to buy work which will become your future family heirloom.
Mapua Art Group Exhibition
Thursday 4th-Wednesday 17th January 2018
MAG is an amateur group of artists who paint weekly in Mapua Community Hall. Each artist brings their own art to work on and is encouraged by helpful feedback from the group.
Each year an Exhibition is organized and 'manned' by the exhibiting artists. It is a showcase of the year's work.
All artwork is for sale and customers may take their purchase with them. The artists replace all sold work so there is always lots of artwork to choose from. Visitors have the opportunity to meet the artists as they browse the exhibition.
10am to 5pm, Mapua Community Hall, 72 Aranui Road
Ph. 027 443 1121, firstname.lastname@example.org
Queens Gardens Art Exhibition
Saturday 20th January 2018
Art Group Nelson will have their annual summer exhibition in Queens gardens. Members will be exhibiting and selling their work. Paintings in a variety of media, woodwork and glass work will be on display. First in gets the most choice of all the wonderful artworks!
10am-6pm, Queens Gardens, Hardy Street, Nelson. Contact: email@example.com
The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi O Whakatu (208 Bridge St, Nsn)
Until 3 December Digital Primitive. The Potton Family Gallery.
In Digital Primitive Simon Ingram’s painting machine creates one canvas every Friday over the course of the twelve-week exhibition. The project turns the gallery into a type of clock, in which the passing of time is indicated by the anticipation and creation of artworks.
2 December – 1 March The Cornish Connection
9 December – 25 Feb Fire & Earth, Body & Bone. Contemporary Ceramics from the Top of the South
Until 11 March. Pale History. The Bishop Suter Memorial Gallery. Nelson artist Sally Burton presents a poignant installation that examines the complex history of the 1843 Wairau Affray.
VIEW SHAFT. The Hursthouse Barnicoat Contemplation Gallery. Creating a web of thread that veils the outlook from The Suter into Queen’s Gardens, Lee Woodman’s installation View Shaft creates a delicate lens that augments our vision.
Ongoing - The Pastorius Waller International Sculpture Walk. Overlooking the picturesque Queens Gardens these outdoor sculptural works explore the connections between art, culture and the natural world.
Nelson Suter Art Society, McKee Gallery (located within The Suter)
Until - 14 Jan Members Summer Cash ‘n’ Carry Exhibition.
15 Jan – 4 Feb – Paints & Pots – Colleen Elvine and Anne Deegan.
RED Gallery (1 Bridge Street, Nelson)
Until 9th December - 'Blue Light' featuring work by Sally Barron.
Dec 11th through to Feb 22nd - 'Summer show' exhibiting a variety of new works from all the artists we represent.
Atkins Gallery (Dowson’s Arcade, 34 Bridge St, Nelson)
Until 5 December - Nelson Landscape, group exhibition. Features Nic Foster, Jane Reilly, Sally Reynolds, Steve Bellamy, William Gordon, Marilyn Andrews, Lynette Graham and Robert Thompson.
ArtyNelson (126 Trafalgar St, Nelson)
All December – a diverse range of artworks from around Nelson.
Parker Gallery (90 Achilles Ave, Nelson)
Representing artists from Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough, Parker Gallery's summer collection is a diverse selection of exceptional contemporary artworks in painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics and jewellery.
Craig Potton Gallery + Store (255 Hardy St, Nelson)
Craig Potton Gallery presents our "Summer Selection 2018”. A studio hang collection of fresh exciting of works to entice viewers over the busy holiday season in Nelson. Artists include Max Gimblett, Karl Maughan, Michael Smither, Dick Frizzell, Michael Dell, Jose Cachemaille. and more.
Art@203 (203 Trafalgar St, Nsn) 10am - 4pm daily.
Until 10th December - Lyn Broughton and Roz Speirs – ‘Collections of Colour’. Small but exquisite works in an array of vivid and glowing colours.
Sunday 31st December -Sunday 21st January 2018 - Shifting - Cash'n carry art exhibition
This is a farewell exhibition for Nelson artist, Florence Berthold, who has just successfully completed a Degree in Arts and Media.
There will be no opening, but the artist will be there every week day, from 1pm to 3pm and is looking forward to chat with you!
About 200 works - watercolour, mixed media and acrylic, colour pencils - in a wide range of sizes - will be shown in the cash & carry exhibition. Her work is mainly abstract, sometimes naive and surely bold and vibrant!
The exhibition layout will be refreshed every week day and the work prices are open to negociation.
"I have enjoyed a lot my four years in Nelson and I'm excited to start a new chapter in my art journey, back in Canada, closer to my family.
My work is based on a meditation practice and qualities such as love, joy and unity. Therefore, my paintings are a great starting point for meditation, finding peace and elevate one's spirit."
Fibre Spectrum - (280 Trafalgar St Nelson)
All December " Where The Wild Things Were" By Kaye Bel Cher. A collection of recent abstract and symbolic works pertaining to the land and how we as humans connect to it.
All January - ‘Options’ by Karen Cocksedge. Beautifully Creative, fabric shopping/library Bags.... to rid the plastic.
Zink Café (2 Champion Rd, Richmond)
All December - Display of art by Marilyn Andrews.
The Nelson Provincial Museum - Pupuri Taonga o Te Tai Ao (Town Acre 445, Cnr Trafalgar and Hardy Streets, Nelson)
Untill 11th February 2018 - Bugs! Our Backyard Heroes Exhibition BUGS! Our Backyard Heroes is a family-friendly, hands-on educational experience that brings visitors face-to-face with some real live mini-monsters.Featuring ‘Eugene’, the giant centipede, and his friends the tree wētā, stick insects, locusts, crickets, cockroaches and Avondale spiders. This exhibition provides the opportunity for visitors to learn about the different native species of bugs in New Zealand and the sometimes precarious position they hold in the ecosystem due to threats from imported pests and environmental threats.
There are plenty of hands-on activities for youngsters to get involved in, including how to become a citizen scientist and how bugs inspire those on the frontline of technology.
Free admission - open daily
Kereru Gallery (5 Iwa Street, Mapua)
26 nov – 28 dec 2017 - boom bloom
Group show: Jane Blackmore, Karen Walters, Jody Hope Gibbons, Michelle McIver, Michael Potter
Be blasted by a visual boom of blooms! Paintings, sculptures, printmaking and pottery will explode from the walls and tables and ‘pack a punch’ with volume, colour and texture.
26 nov – 28 dec 2017 - my place outdoors
Group show: Lynne Brown, Ilya Volykhine, Aralyn Doiron, Brendan Adams
‘My Place Outdoors’ references places and/or contexts experienced by the artist in an outdoors environment that he/she relates to in a heartfelt manner. This show is full of paint, mixed media, object, and ceramic and has elements of quirk, nostalgia and happiness.
Loft Gallery, Sculpture 705, 705 Abel Tasman Drive, Pohara, Golden Bay
Until 30 April 2018 - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Loft.
An Exhibition that celebrates dance and movement in complete stillness