Refinery ArtSpace (3, Halifax St, Nelson) Mon-Fri, 10am - 5pm; Sat, 11am - 2pm
Until 3 November – ‘The Story Inside my Head’
Until 17th November – ‘on that place where we stand on’ by Mark Baskett
Mark Baskett's 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.'
19 - 8 December - Jessica Ritchie, Dunedin.
5 November - 8 December - Local artists David Carson and Jim Mckay.
Salt Gallery: 27 Vanguard St
Wednesday 21 November to Saturday 1 December Playlist for Earrings: A collaborative installation By Katie Pascoe and Karolina Gorton
Open Wed to Fri 10am to 3pm, Saturday 9am to 12pm
The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi O Whakatu (208 Bridge St, Nsn)
Until 11 November - Caroline McQuarrie and Shaun Matthews - Prospects Fearful
Until 9 December - Wendy Fairclough - COMMON GROUND
An exhibition of Fairclough’s poetic, beautiful and finely crafted glass still-lives which explore what we all have in common – the basic need of food, warmth, shelter and connection.
Developed and toured by the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui.
3 November 2018 – 13 January 2019 – Seeing is Believing
Celebrating the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand this exhibition presents 125 artworks from The Suter collection that have been created by women.
17 November 2018 – 20 January 2019 – Flora Scales
A retrospective exhibition that examines the life and work of painter Helen Flora Victoria Scales (1887-1985).
Ongoing - THE HURSTHOUSE BARNICOAT CONTEMPLATION GALLERY - MATARIKI Artworks from The Suter collection that relate to Matariki – the Māori New Year.
Ongoing - The Pastorius Waller International Sculpture Walk.
Nelson Suter Art Society, McKee Gallery (located within The Suter)
Until 11 November– Francie Heathfield, Dorothy Meharry “EARTH-ED”
12 November – 2 December– ‘Fragility’ by Jane Sussmilch, Lyn Cain, Lee-Ann Dixon, Lynn Price, Deb Whitlock Hunter.
RED Gallery (1 Bridge Street, Nelson)
Until 3 November - Meditations on Mortality. Wendy Murphy and Craig Bluett.
From 8 November – Richard Adams – a selection of works following his art retreat at Awaroa Lodge + a selection of ceramics by Mandy Gargiulo.
16 Nov – 7 December – ‘Coastal’ by Brent Forbes. Opening Friday 16th 5.30 – 7.pm
ATELIER Studio|Gallery (329 Trafalgar Square, Nelson)
20 Oct – 17 Nov – The Essential Mark. An exploration of Drawing: many works by many artists.
Parker Gallery (90 Achilles Ave, Nelson)
November 20th - December 11th: Caroline Bellamy / ‘Light + Wild’ / Solo Exhibition /
Caroline explores different lights and colours through her expressive brushwork.
Opening night: Tuesday, November 20th, 5.30pm.
Quiet Dog Gallery (33 Wakatu Lane, Nelson)
Until 10 November – Rosie Little ‘Heading West / Golden Bay Landscapes.
16 November - 15 December James Robinson ‘SUBDUCTION (DE CONSTRUCTION), 2006 - 2018
Opening: 5.30pm on Friday 16 November. All Welcome
Subduction is a geological process where one tectonic plate slides beneath another. Robinson uses the analogy of underwater landslides & tsunamis to symbolise his unconscious narrative in this series of works on paper. He describes the work as intimate handmade artefacts of a long pilgrimage towards understanding the mystery of "self". The work won a paper award in Montreal and Nova Scotia before returning to Aotearoa
Tula & Niles by Design (28 Nile St, Nelson) Wed – Sun 11am – 6pm
NEW GALLERY From 3 November – featured artist: Catherine Cattanach. Plus a stunning assortment of artworks including furniture and sculptures by Donna Allfrey, jewellery, clothing and various art pieces from Scarlette, Suzi and local Nelson artists.
Nelson City Framers (42a Halifax St, Nsn)
8 November - 3 December: Emma Moncrieff - Dress Series 1
Opening: Thursday 8 Nov 5.30-7pm. Emma’s work draws on her background in theatre & film, including working as a sculptor for WETA workshop & the many aspects of her years with World of Wearable Art. In Dress Series I, Emma depicts magical worlds within the pattern of a dress. Inspired by the incredible history & intricacies of fabric and embroidery design.
Morri St Gallery & Café (Hardy St, Nelson)
Until 3rd November - Lisa Matthys
4th November- 1st December - Inge Stirling
Art@203 (203 Trafalgar St, Nsn) 10am - 4pm daily.
Until 11th November - ‘The Magenta Creative Space’ group with a selection of their works.
Magenta Creative Space is an art studio drop in for people living with mental illness. They are a charitable trust that offers a free, friendly and supportive environment for people to come and make their art.
12 Nov – 2 Dec – ‘Past & Present’ by Jill Richards ‘. Two generations of art. Jill Richards has put together this exhibition not only to showcase her own art but also that of her father who many years ago, because of failing sight, had to give up his creative endeavours.
Craig Potton Gallery + Store (255 Hardy St, Nelson)
All November - feature art works by Josephine Cachemaille, Michael Dell, Dick Frizzell, John Walsh, Max Gimblett, Antonio Murado, and new jewellery from Neil Adcock.
ArtyNelson (126 Trafalgar St, Nelson)
All November –New artists: Intricate abstracts from Philippa Eberlein, vibrant watercolours from Jane Smith and textured encaustic abstracts from Sarah Williamson.
Elma Turner Library (Halifax St, Nelson)
Parihaka Day - Exhibition of Children’s Peace Banners and Peace Pohatu (stones) 28 Oct – 11 Nov.
The Nelson Provincial Museum - Pupuri Taonga o Te Tai Ao (Trafalgar St)
Until 25 November - Trail Blazers – Educating Women in Nelson
Until - 25 November - ‘A Century of Saying Cheese’ celebrates the quirky, endearing and unexpected images from the Museum's vast Glass Plate Photography Collection. Opening to the public today, the exhibition will showcase previously unseen portraits of people, their pets, and places that cover nearly a century of photography in the region. Fun, interactive and family friendly. Free for Nelson Tasman residents.
Marilyn Andrews Gallery (221 Brook Street, Nelson)
'Nelson Encapsulated'. Ph 03 548 9400 or 027 652 2793 for times.
Zink Cafe (Richmond) All November - ‘Let the Experimenting Begin’ exhibition of works by Marilyn Andrews.
Kereru Gallery (5 Iwa Street, Mapua)
Until 18 November: The Secret Garden. Richard Higham, Emma Moncrieff,
Kerry Jane Scott, Liz Sharek. Step into a natural delight of paintings and ceramics which will captivate the audience with its garden filled dynamic.
21 Nov – 23 Dec My Happy Face. Group show: Nina Cook, Bryce Brown, Sally Spicer, Helen Perrett. ‘My Happy Face’ does not reflect a posed selfie, it is about an individual that possesses an inner sense of happiness and wellbeing bought on by an act of fulfilment. 3 highly talented painters and an endearing potter take on this idea to produce works of significance and solitude.
21 Nov – 23 Dec Rhythmic. Group show: Tim Jones, Karen Walters, Anna Stichbury, Kiya Nancarrow. An exhibition celebrating movement and fluidity of brushstroke and form. Paint, timber and porcelain flow from vertical and horizontal surfaces with ease and energy.