FINAL CALL FOR ENTRIES…
There is still time to come on board by creating your own Transformer to be included in this summer’s exhibitions.
The deadline is approaching, so please make a last-minute effort to enable yourself and partnered child to be part of this event.
Completed creations need to be dropped into the Arts Council Office in the Refinery ArtSpace, 3 Halifax Street by 5.pm on 7th January 2019.
Please note the ACN office will be closed over Christmas/New Year, and will re-open at 10.am on 7th January. Alternatively do feel free to drop off the Friday prior to closing (21st December)
The idea is that a child’s drawing or painting is used as inspiration to create a three or two- dimensional work of any size or medium.
They will be displayed together in the touring exhibition which will be seen by thousands of people across the region over the summer months. We have already received some fabulous pieces like Gaelynne’s transformation of Charlotte’s lovely trees (top left) and Sharyn’s knitted work of Alissa’s neat drawing of her Dad (top right),
but we are hoping for more….
There are no costs involved, Arts Council Nelson is facilitating this as a community arts project following the success of and positive feedback from last year’s event. Children involved in previous showcases were exhilarated by the experience and we hope to nurture the same pride and creative engagement through this year’s event.
The exhibition will be held at the Elma Turner Library from January, when it will tour across the region in early 2019.
All works will be returned to the artists at the end of the tour.
Please contact us if you have an queries about being part of this initiative.
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.
Lower 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 greatly acknowledge and hugely thank Warehouse Stationery, NCC and the Creative Communities Scheme for supporting ACN with this great project.