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Documents for exhibiting artist[s]: Refinery ArtSpace Terms & Conditions and Floorplan.
GALLERIES, program to May 2019
Gallery 1 [Inner, small gallery space], Gallery 2 [Outer, big gallery space]
local artist Ali Kennedy
10 December 2018 - 12 January 2019
'Weathered 2', Sculptures and Drawings
'The winds have blown us here to this place, to stand among strange new people and the remains of whales.
Is it a refuge? How will we stand, when the wind blows again?'
Ali Kennedy works with clay, responding in her making off her pieces either direct and raw or considering how rocks might have sculptured by the sand and wind on beaches her ancestor women came to the whaling stations on the Aparima Rover in the early 1830's. Her drawings will further deepen her connection to place and the stories that survived from these times and come back often in small sharp fragments.
Opening, Monday 10 December, 5:30pm. All Welcome
Centre for Fine Woodworking, show of recent graduates of their international Master Furniture Program.
13 December 2018 - 12 January 2019
Opening Thursday 13 December, 5:30pm. All Welcome.
Gallery 1 & 2
'The Potter's House'
14 January 2019 to February 14.
Opening Monday, 14 January, 5:30pm. All Welcome
A Pottery show with a twist, in 3 parts.
the gathering and the broken
with contributions by Nelson/Tasman Potters
Sue Newitt, Sue Scobie, Michael Potter, Darryl Frost, Ingrid Firmin, Katie Gold, Stephen Robertson
and David Carson [broken flower pots from the garden].
_maybe I should have closed my eyes
by Martha Blanche Sidonie
[concept/text - Ann Braunsteiner]
18 February - 16 March 2019
local artist Jimena Johnston, painting.
Johnston's work is revolving around the 'concept of identity, and a question, an attempt to understand humanity as a whole. Her work is figurative in nature, stripped down into an abstract form, pulling away any relevance to culture, gender or other identifiers to give the viewer an opportunity to contemplate a new relationship. In today's search for individuality, Johnston is looking for the universal identity.'
18 February - 16 March 2019
Touring group show 'untitled' of large format photography based work by emerging NZ photographers.
Currently confirmed participants are Sam Curtin, Clayton Morgan, Thomas Hoyle, Harry Culy, Thomas Slate.
Gallyer 1 & 2
Celebrating 10 years of Changing Threads, Contemporary Fibre Art Awards. An Arts Council Nelson Initiative.
Details , click the link www.acn.org.nz/changing-threads-2019.html
Exhibiting dates 22 March - 24 April 2019.
Featured artist in our Foyer
Rebecca Morcombe Young - Installation
‘How many Ice Creams if She knew I did This?’
Playing the role of tourist, resident and artist, “How many Ice Creams if She knew I did This” juxtaposes everyday objects in context to the artist’s recent residential and occupational status within the remote West Coast destination of Fox Glacier. When resources were low, utilising an opportunity to document the everyday through human activity and consumption, the role of housekeeping became integral to the commitment, collection and experience when working remote.
Growing in size each day as a new object was sourced and configured onto the walls of the empty room of an empty house in which the artist was living, consciously aware of the faded carpets which were once pink and reinterpreting the textile design of the living room curtains as seen on the single roll of wallpaper, the installation continues to restage such preloved interiors. Justified and contextualised in harmony by the colour pink, ambiguously stripping objects of their purpose the artist recalls the solitude and isolation of the pink painted corridors and cells which where present during a visit to Alcatraz in 2015.
The title is taken from a series of spontaneous sentence constructions made alongside the installation. Triggered childhood memories are appropriated in collision with the routine tasks of housekeeping which became mediative moments to revisit loved ones through language and storytelling.
Audiences are encouraged to engage with the tactile installation by walking amongst the curtain like formation. Predominantly a collage artist, this work is the artist’s debut exhibition in Aroteaoa. Rebecca’s home away from home is London UK.
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The Refinery ArtSpace
Gallery Opening Hours
Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm
Sat 11am - 2pm
Gallery Manager Hours
Flexible, please make an appointment via contact email.
3 Halifax St, Nelson
PO Box 566, Nelson. 7040.
Manager: Ann Braunsteiner
P: +64 21 089 11577
2017 Arts Council Nelson