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Gallery 1 [Inner, small gallery space], Gallery 2 [Outer, big gallery space]
Gallery 1 & 2 - closed from 25 April to 6 May
- for Interior Improvements - A Billy Apple Intervention
- Yearly Mainteance of our Walls.
local artist Maggy Johnston [objects, installation] - 'Our Place Our Time'
local artist Jane Tan [object based installation] - 'Every Thread I ever...'
and John Cohen DuFour [sound experience]
Please join us - to meet the artists Saturday 11 May, 1 - 2pm
All three shows have a mutual underlaying concept in common - Humans - and their quests.
May it be as Maggy Johnston making commentary on the importance of people world wide to consider their behaviours and changing such to improve the health of our planet.
May it be Jane Tan and her investigation and dedicated focus on breaking down, altering, renewing and reassembling correlates to ‘altered states’ or a ‘shifting or change’ through life’s passage as an individual and as a parent.
And last John Cohen DuFour, offering a sound experience in the aim to allow for a meditative moment, maybe with a question, to encounter how sound is an essential tool in connecting our brain waives for a heightened perception of 'our' environment.
May 8 to June 1.
Gallery 1 & 2
'Kōrero Pono’. Presented by SpeakUp www.justspeak.org.nz/
This exhibition gives voice to people with lived experience of the criminal justice system. We want to reduce the stigma and misunderstanding that many people face when re-entering society after time spent in our justice system, as well as their whānau, family and friends. Kōrero Pono creates a space for discussion around issues of criminal justice and reform. Each portrait represents a storyteller who has described the consequences of incarceration on themselves, families, communities and society. The artwork is then produced on the basis of the participant’s experience.
The exhibition will feature around 22 individual sotries and portrait, and currently contributing artists include Xoe Hall, John Crawford, Cushla Donaldson, Erika Pearce and Marianne Muggeridge.
There might be further artists involved during the show here in the Refinery ArtSpace.
Opening most likely 3 June, 5:30pm.
Featured artist in our Foyer
We are happy to present young local artist Georgie Merry with her body of work
In the artists words...
'Making things allows me to put things out into the world gently.
I feel less pressure communicating through visual art.
I am slowly learning to navigate sadness & frustration in our social and political existence & in the world or close by.
Accepting that life and being valuable, is not about happiness, or being loved by/ loving everyone I meet.
This multi-media collection of works are conversations with myself and reflections of what I see. A commentary on identity, politics, and life in a world where we are constantly reminded that the end is nigh. This collection is inspired by the internet, magazines, commedia dell'arte and political newspaper cartoons.'
Check for details on current shows and scroll through the past.
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 21 548 252
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