The Refinery ArtSpace
Gallery Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 11am to 2pm
Gallery Manager Hours: Monday 10am - 5pm, Wednesday 10am - 1pm
& Thursday 10am - 2pm or by appointment.
Gallery Manager Ann Braunsteiner Contact details - new from 7th August!
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phone +6421 089 11577.
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WE ARE BACK.....
We now not only have heat pumps and radiant heaters, but secondary glazing, underfloor insulation and more to keep the cold at bay! Arts Council Nelson would like to extend enormous thanks and appreciation to Nelson City Council for this transformation!
ACN have taken the opportunity of the closure to further contribute to improvements at the facility, undertaking repairs to the flooring, modifications to the movable wall sections and the creation and installation of a new light system. ACN thank Lee Woodman for the donation of the light fittings for this system.
First Opening - Monday 7 August, from 5pm, All welcome.
Inner Space, 7 to 26 August, Nelson Camera Club, selected work by members. Images on show range from photographic art, photojournalism, natural history, still life and landscape.
Street Café in October.
For more information please visit http://www.nelsoncameraclub.co.nz/
Outer Space, 7 to 26 August, Donna-Marie Patterson [Christchurch] 'Inner Refections', Multi Media Installation.
In her words:
In our world drawing has many different functions and it has been essential to us throughout time as a type of descriptive language. In its rawest form, drawing has an immediate connection to human thought. Not limited to size, material, or even space Inner Reflections explores the concept of an ‘expanded field of drawing’.
Christchurch born Donna-Marie Patterson spends her time between Kaimata on the West Coast and Christchurch. She is currently completing her postgraduate degree at the University of Canterbury, School of Fine Arts. Whilst studying Donna-Marie has been the recipient of more than ten awards and scholarships in 2016 / 2017 and is a finalist in the National Contemporary Art Award 2017
OPENING Preview Monday 28 August, 5:30pm.
Inner Space, 28 August to 16 September
Jun Xie [Jewellery, Wellington based] 'Memento'
'Something stays still, but it breathes when we blink.
Has a stone ever changed on itself? Or, the changes are only seen by those who observes?
With rooted memories of concrete jungles in my hometown, every little piece of the natural world here comes into my mind like a collision. I attempt to dig out the active nature of lifeless materials, explore ignored perspectives on what are too common for us and remodel large landscapes in small- scale for my jewellery.
If they are hard to be tracked alive, however, they are easy to be told dead.'
and Caitlin Clarke [Installation, Christchurch based] 'Entropy'
'The work is about the way we know and understand time, the past, history, the present and how it operates in our current socio-cultural situation. Entropy is constantly increasing. The universe is expanding, humans are moving things around and there are more possible states for systems to take on. The increase of entropy means the increase of disorder. I want this room to be a metaphor for time, what it does to us and how we exist within it, for society and for life. As people we move about space, discovering new things, bouncing from idea to idea. Time is a concept, created by our ancestors. (Who exist in this metaphorical past we have created) This has shaped how we understand life, through time. Through the passing of peoples, societies and ideas. Different cultures have different ideas about the past and how it exists within time. But it does not exist. It is an idea. It is a theory. It is a metaphor and a story.'
Outer Space, 28 August to 16 September, NMIT - Creative Industries, Staff [tutors] Group Show 'Field of Study'
'What attracts a person to a given field of study? And what sustains their engagement? This group exhibition of varied works offers a small window into considering such questions.
What binds all these works together lies not in the works themselves, for in this exhibition you will see anything from graphite drawing to graphic design, strange hybrid sculptures and insect photography, intricate textile work, large, looming painting and screen printing overlays. Nor do the works follow any specific theme. In fact, it is the authors themselves, the makers of these works, which holds this group show together.'