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Our Summer Program.....
In our Foyer, featured artist: Caroline della Porta with 'Cover Ups'
until 2 April 2018.
Here an insight into the artists statement:
Readers Digest Condensed Books were a significant part of my childhood – my parents subscribed for 10 years, and each month a tightly-packed book was delivered through our letterbox like a birthday present from overseas. They were seen as ‘adult literature’, but we were allowed to read the true life stories that featured worthy animal / human rescue heroes or lurid historical events. Living in semi-rural England, the words bore so little relevance to my reality they could have been written 100 years ago or from another dimension. Over those years, the blue, green, brown and maroon spines with their iconic gold titles stamped on them to imitate leather, filled a whole wall of bookshelves in our house. Like many other homes all over the English-speaking world, boxes stored in attics, garages and cupboards still contain them : evidence that they are hard to throw away. [...]
Our Foyer also features works for sale by Lloyd Harwood and Lee Woodman.
On display by courtesy of the artist or collectors are: Jim Mackay, Stella Chrysostomou and Dan Braulsh.
Autumn Programme, preview: March – June 2018
Changing Threads 2018 – Contemporary Fibre Art Awards
Presented by Arts Council Nelson
Gala Opening and Awards Presentation Thursday 2 March, 5:30pm.
Runs from 2 – 24 March
Dominique de Borrekens, Larisse Hall, Christine Wingels and Erhard Wingels
Expect to Reflect
4 Switched on Artists - Turn on their Lights at The Refinery!
Who has heard of an art exhibition in the dark? This contemporary art show has a concerted focus on light and will have much dark space for each of these 4 artists to offer unique interpretations of light as conceptual idea as well as as art medium.
Group exhibition using a wide array of media in conjunction with light.
Opening Preview – 29 March, 5:30pm, All Welcome.
Runs until 24 April 2018.
Note, we will be closed over Easter
[30 March – 2 April, re-open 3 April to our usual gallery opening hours]
Nelson Fringe Festival
27 April – 6 May
for ticket sales and shows, please visit their website
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RAW – work beyond the edge
10 May – 16 June
an Arts Council Nelson Initiative
National compilation of 3D & 2D works that are
- created by people who have no formal or traditional art training
- that express individuality and inventiveness
- that are ‘RAW’ – uncooked by cultural and artistic influencesTerms and conditions for entries:
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
Monday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 1pm
Thursday 10am - 2pm
or by appointment
3 Halifax St, Nelson
PO Box 566, Nelson. 7040.
Manager: Ann Braunsteiner
P: +64 21 089 11577
2017 Arts Council Nelson