Challenge yourself… Join in, get creative & have fun!
Enjoy a fun Adult workshop as you spark your creativity. Using a child’s drawing as inspiration, adult students will learn how to create a 2D or 3D object. We will discuss how to approach the design and then use simple construction techniques as we experiment with various materials. Most supplies will be provided, but there will be a small needs list with optional extras you may choose to bring with you. You may bring a child’s drawing with you or choose from a limited number available on the day. You must have the written and signed permission of the child’s parent or guardian to use the drawing for this purpose.
Your ‘transformed’ object will be displayed at various venues around the Nelson/Tasman area over summer.
Gold coin donation please.
Nelson Women’s Centre Tues 21 August 10am - 12
Elma Turner Library Tues 4 September 9.30am – 12.30
Elma Turner Library Tues 25 September 9.30am – 12.30
Murchison Library Wed 17 October 1.30pm
Groups & individuals are invited to register their interest by contacting the venue:
Nelson Women's Centre: ph 546 7986
Elma Turner Library: ph 546 8100
Murchison Library: ph 03 523 1013
Please call project coordinator Donna Allfrey on 546 8868 if you have any further questions, or pop into the ACN Office at the Refinery ArtSpace and ask for Lloyd or Heidi.
TransFORMERS 2017/2018 Exhibition
People’s Choice Winner Announced
The community have voted. A beautiful painting by Charlotte Turner was ‘transformed’ into a 3D artwork by Gaelynne Pound – taking out the People’s Choice Winner in Arts Council Nelson’s recent TRANSFORMERS Exhibition.
Transformers was a community arts project where people of all ages in the Nelson Tasman region were challenged to create a 3D object derived from a child’s drawing or painting.
The artworks were on display at Elma turner Library during January, and 550 People’s Choice votes were received and established Gaelynne Pound and Charlotte Turner's entry as their favourite..
Images: Top left, The winning Transformation. Middle image: Charlotte - receiving her prize
Gaelynne brought Charlotte’s painting to life by modelling hot air balloons using paper mache, hand-crafted twine baskets, and a stunning silk sky backdrop.
Transformers was kindly supported by Warehouse Stationery Nelson, who have donated wonderful ‘arty’ prizes for our People’s Choice winners.
Image left: Kara from Warehouse Stationery, presenting Gaelynne with her prize pack
Our ‘Lucky Voter’, winning herself a Warehouse Stationery gift card, was Ana Fierek.
We acknowledge and greatly thank Warehouse Stationery, NCC and the Creative Communities Scheme for supporting ACN with this great project.