Refinery ArtSpace (3, Halifax St, Nelson)
Until Saturday 7th October - Domestic Glories
Mixed Media works by Mary Celeste are...
'A comment on the disjunction between cheerful and loving faces presented by women who are mothers and wives, and the mess, drudgery, exhaustion, isolation, rage and loneliness that is often behind it'.
Until Saturday 7th October – EXIST. 'Exist'
A Refinery ArtSpace Production with invited artist to discuss 'Exist' through various schools of thoughts. With Jessica Shirley, Lloyd McKay and Stella Chrysostomou. "That which we call existing is very different from existing" Concept/text: Ann Braunsteiner Exhibition design: Lee Woodman Graphic Design: Thomas Por Koed Image 'Exist': Thomas Por Koed [2012 [private collection]
9-28 October - Georgia Merry, Nelson- Drawings and Musings. Amelia Stickland, Christchruch - Spaceship Earth. Philippa Nielsen, Waiheke - You Belong To The Universe. All Opening 9th October, 5:30pm.
Impressions National Art Awards 2017
EXHIBITION: MAPUA COMMUNITY HALL
ARANUI ROAD - MAPUA
6TH - 15TH OCTOBER 2017
Tasman Visual Arts Spring Exhibition
Saturday 21st-Monday 23rd October
In this 2017 Spring Exhibition you will find inspiring paintings and crafts brought together by incredible artists from the Tasman and Nelson area. Works include beautiful acrylic, watercolour, oil, pastel and other paintings as well as mosaic, book art and more.
The show offers the unique opportunity to see artists demonstrating and talking about different media. Enjoy the following demonstrations:
Pen and Wash: Saturday 12pm - 4pm
Watercolour: Sunday 10am - 1pm
Oils: Sunday 1pm - 4pm
Pastel/Charcoal: Monday 10am - 1pm
Acrylics: Monday 1pm - 4pm
Floor Walk: "A Stroll Through the Art" by art teacher Marian Painter, Sunday 11am and 2pm
The Tasman Visual Arts Group is a not for profit organisation encouraging and supporting fine arts of any kind in the Nelson/Tasman area. Please refer to our Facebook page for information about Creative Day, plein air painting, tutorials/workshops, and artist speakers.
Saturday 12pm - 4pm, Sunday/Monday 10am - 4pm, Stoke Memorial Hall, 548 Main Road Stoke.
Art in the Park
Thursday 12th-Sunday 22nd October 2017
NELSON ARTS FESTIVAL - 1-7pm, Founders Heritage Park, 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson.
This project brings five Nelson artists together to create works in their chosen fields.
This year’s theme - We are the World - is shared with the Masked Parade, promoting and celebrating our diverse and multicultural community. You are invited to come and meet the artists and watch the creative process in action.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Ann Braunsteiner, Klaasz Breukel, Geoff Noble , Kitiish Penketh, Lee Woodman.
If you are interested in buying any of the works, they will be available to purchase via a silent auction that will run during the Festival.
Maggy Johnston - You do the Maths
Thursday 12th-Sunday 22nd October 2017
Maggy Johnston transforms pre-used artefacts, which would normally end up in landfill sites or polluting our environment, into alluring art works using skills such as knitting, crocheting and weaving.
During the Festival she will be on site, knitting teddy bears out of used plastic shopping bags.
If you would like to be involved, cutting ‘yarn’, knitting, sewing or just chatting and watching, come on down.
1-7pm, Founders Heritage Park, 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson.
The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi O Whakatu (208 Bridge St, Nsn)
Until 29 October Tamatea. Art and Conservation in Dusky Sound. The Bishop Suter Memorial Gallery
In winter 2014 and summer 2015, DOC took 26 artists to Tamatea/Dusky Sound to experience and learn about the restoration project. This exhibition is the result of these visits.
Until 27 November See what I can see: Discovering New Zealand Photography. The Ann and John Hercus Gallery. A celebration of the camera in NZ - the artists; the people; the place.
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.
All October – VIEW SHAFT - 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)
October 2nd – 22nd - en route — travelling light
Claire Bywater | Kirsten Baldwin | Rahel Brodi-Sharrock
Opening evening Thursday 5th October 5.30 – 7pm
23 October – 12 November – BRIDGES by Jimena Johnston, Maggy Johnston
The Arcade 2.0
Monday 25th September-Saturday 7th October 2017
Following a recent upgrade, The Arcade is back!
The Arcade is an exhibition designed to bring out the child in all of us, to encourage creativity, experimentation and to blur the boundaries between the fields of art, science and technology.
The Arcade looks back to a time when computers and games were far simpler. In doing so we remind ourselves that simple can still be enormous fun and that often through limited resources comes innovative ideas.
The Arcade is not a static exhibition; some projects will continue to develop throughout. This provides an opportunity to show how ideas and projects evolve and that through collaboration and being open to ideas projects can go on new and interesting paths.
The Arcade Project is run by volunteers who generously donate their time, money and resources to the project.
A very big thank you to NMIT who have kindly hosted the event this year. Thanks also to Community Art Works for providing support and a home for the The Arcade Project enabling the ongoing development of the project.
9am-5:30pm (Mon-Fri), 10am-3pm (Sat-Sun), NMIT Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, 322 Hardy Street, Nelson (Ground Floor G-Block)
RED Gallery (1 Bridge Street, Nelson)
Until 19 Oct - Selected Artists group show.
20 October – 12 November: Lloyd Harwood ‘The Black Hare and other curiosities’
Opening on 20th October at 5.30pm. All welcome.
Atkins Gallery (Dowson’s Arcade, 34 Bridge St, Nelson)
All of October - Spring Salon featuring new artists to the gallery: Sally Reynolds, Larisse Hall, Alice Reade, Stanley Palmer, Christine Brown, Duncan Shearer, Marilyn Andrews, Sandra Morris plus work from recent exhibitions and private sales.
Nelson City Framers Gallery (Halifax St)
All of Oct - new works by Lisa Grennell, Kathryn Furniss, Ann Braunsteiner and other local artists. Plus, a big Bill Hammond print for sale hand finished by Luke Dell in a wide gesso frame.
ArtyNelson (126 Trafalgar St, Nelson)
All Oct – various artists.
Parker Gallery (90 Achilles Ave, Nelson)
All October - A wide range of contemporary art and sculpture from Nelson, Tasman & Marlborough.
+ From Open 13th October – 3 November: Jose G. Cano – ‘Aqua Ingravitas’ - A series of large scale photographs capturing the movement and grace of underwater dancers. (contains nudity).
Craig Potton Gallery + Store (255 Hardy St, Nelson)
All of Oct - Craig Potton Gallery in association with Gow Langsford Gallery are proud to present “Great New Zealand Art + A Picasso”, 20 October - 30 November. This is an exhibition not to be missed, with leading NZ artists including Colin McCahon, Karl Maughan, Max Gimblett, Paul Dibble, Bill Hammond, and more.
Art@203 (203 Trafalgar St, Nsn) 10am - 4pm daily.
Until 8th October Victoria Moore with: ‘Into The Wylde - Fear & loathing and everything in-between’, she says of her work “… being a woman who had a need to lay the paint down … I came to the conclusion that being a creative does not require a diploma but rather a passion [to] express yourself in whatever way you feel…” There will be an opening Monday September 18th from 5.30 - 7pm, all welcome.
Fibre Spectrum - (280 Trafalgar St Nelson)
All Oct - "Beautiful Skulls" By Lou-Darcie Lewis. A Contemporary NZ Artist's celebration of ' Dia de Muretos'.
Zinc Café (2 Champion Rd, Richmond)
All of October - Works by Marilyn Andrews
We wish local Artist - Sean Garwood all the best with his Antarctic Exhibition at the classics Room adjacent to the Great Hall, Christchurch Arts Centre from 6th to 9th of October.
Sean will be exhibiting sixteen highly detailed oil paintings depicting the historic huts of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott. This is the culmination of a two-year project following his trip to Antarctica in conjunction with Antarctica New Zealand and New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust. The exhibition will include marine paintings of the ships used by the famous expeditions sailing through the Southern Ocean and arriving at Ross Island to paintings of the huts and personal artefacts. This is possibly the first time a New Zealand painter has compiled such a comprehensive catalogue of work detailing these extraordinary men of the heroic era.
To register your interest in this viewing this exhibition please e mail Sean to receive an invitation to the preview opening. e.mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Refinery ArtSpace
Gallery Opening Hours
Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm
Sat 11am - 2pm
Gallery Manager Hours
Monday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 1pm
Thursday 10am - 2pm
or by appointment
Arts Council Nelson
3 Halifax St, Nelson
PO Box 566, Nelson. 7040
Community Arts Manager: Lloyd Harwood
or ACN Administrator: Heidi Lucas
P: +64 (3) 548 4640
Lloyd Harwood Mob: 027 326 9166
The Refinery ArtSpace
3 Halifax St, Nelson
PO Box 566, Nelson. 7040.
Manager: Ann Braunsteiner
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P: +64 21 089 11577
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