TRUSTEE SOUGHT FOR - BISHOP SUTER ART GALLERY TRUST AN EXCITING GOVERNANCE OPPORTUNITY WITH A KEY REGIONAL ASSET BE INVOLVED IN NELSON’S CULTURAL HERITAGE CONTRIBUTE YOUR FINANCIAL EXPERTISE TO THE TRUST’S FUTURE SUCCESS
The newly revamped Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu, based in central Nelson, has recently reopened following a two year, $12 million refurbishment. Holding a nationally significant collection of art, the gallery presents a varied programme of exhibitions, events and education services. The Suter complex also includes a theatre, café and shop.
An opportunity has now arisen for a new Trustee to join the Bishop Suter Art Gallery Trust. As a Nelson City Council Controlled Organisation, the Trust aims to provide both Nelsonians and visitors access to our cultural heritage and to a variety of forms of cultural expression.
A Trustee is being sought who will bring governance skills and experience to complement the existing diverse skill set of the current Trust. You will have a strong commercial or accountancy background, with experience in demonstrating strategic leadership, informed decision making and excellent communication skills.
Key to your success will be your proven business management capabilities, strong financial skills and demonstrated ability to optimise performance and deliver tangible results. A grounded, collaborative, engaged approach and ability to communicate constructively and effectively with fellow trustees is essential. This is an excellent opportunity to be able to provide strategic guidance to a key regional asset. If you have a passion for arts and heritage in the Nelson Tasman region, then this is a unique opportunity to utilise your skills and experience in this field. Preference will be given to prospective Trustees who are based in or have strong ties to the Nelson Tasman Region. Applications close Wednesday 2 August 2017 Full information at: http://www.intepeople.co.nz/job-seekers/jobs/
Two Richmond Children’s Public Art Projects. Call for images… Tasman District Council and Arts Council Nelson are seeking fun, bright and colourful images to reproduce and display on the hoardings alongside the on-going Queen Street roadworks. From entries received we will also select six artworks which will be reproduced in large format to be featured in the wall mounted frame outside the Richmond Library over the coming year. Original artwork will be returned to the artists. Are you 11 years of age or younger? If so, we invite you to enter your favourite artwork by 30th August 2017. T’s & C’s Original pictures must be dropped into Tasman District Council reception by 4pm Wednesday 30th August to be considered for this project, or collection can be arranged prior this due date. • Children may submit one entry each, so choose your favourite • Images can be either A4 or A3; however, only images in landscape format can be considered for use in the Library Frame • Images must be 2D and suitable for print reproduction • Write your first and surname, contact phone number and as appropriate, the school/kindy you attend on the back of the image so we can arrange the return/collection of your artwork In submitting a picture for this initiative entrants understand that: - • Parents/caregivers give the organisers (Tasman District Council & Arts Council Nelson) their permission for reproductions of their children’s artwork to be publicly displayed for these and future non-commercial community projects at the organisers discretion • Whilst all due care and attention will be taken, organisers cannot be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur to artwork submitted to this project • Whilst we would like to include as many children as possible in this initiative, in the event of receiving more images than we have budget or space to manage, organisers retain the right to select artwork for inclusion at their own discretion Contact Lani Evans if you have any questions. Lani Evans Community Partnership Officer – Tasman District Council Lani.email@example.com 5438980
Art Expo Nelson 18-20 August 2017. Trafalgar Centre, Nelson A three-day show promoting artworks by more than 100 Nelson/Tasman and New Zealand artists. Door sales, $5 entry, $10 weekend pass. For more info, go to: www.artexponelson.co.nz
Shady Dealings & Daylight Robberies: Art Expo Nelson is proud to host international art speaker, Will Korner from Art Loss Register (ALR). ALR holds the world’s largest private database of stolen, missing and looted art, antiques and collectibles. Their due diligence service is the first choice for museums, law enforcement and the insurance industry. Saturday 19 August, 7pm, Trafalgar Centre. $15 tickets available from The Framing Rooms, 96 Collingwood St, Nelson.
Light Nelson 2018: Call to artists Nelson’s biennial winter festival, Light Nelson, will be back in 2018, with artists now being asked to send their ideas for light installations to the selection panel. The dates for next year will be 6-10 July and Light Nelson project manager Sophie Kelly says although many people miss the festival in its ‘off year’ it was decided early on to make the light festival a biennial event. “It is a huge effort for everyone involved and we especially need to give our brilliant artists a chance to recover and regroup,” she said. “Right now, we’re calling for submissions for next year to allow time for community groups to get their thoughts together and for working artists to schedule this event into their calendars.” Kelly said it was expected there would be around 60 installations illuminating the Queens Gardens, Hardy St and the NMIT campus. She said the selection panel would be looking for works that brought together technology, art, science and fantasy to ‘illuminate the darkness of winter’. “We want installations that offer a multi-sensory experience celebrating light – there might be music, sound or movement incorporated into the concept, perhaps performance or collaborative aspects …works that include community development and have something to say,” she said. “We’ll also be looking for concepts that use new technology, are environmentally sustainable and convey essential qualities of light rather than just being a lit form.” The selected artists will be responsible for construction and installation of the artworks, but Light Nelson can provide some funding, advice regarding compliance where required and assistance through The Light Nelson Collective. All applications must be in by 5 pm 7 October 2017, with more information and the submission form at www.lightnelson.co.nz Kelly said Light Nelson was an event that was putting Nelson on the map as a winter destination as well as being a really meaningful celebration for locals. “This is reflected in having our main sponsors keen to maintain their support - we are thrilled to have confirmed funding from the Nelson City Council, Port Nelson Ltd, Nelson Pine Industries and Arthouse Architects,” she said. “It’s a tribute to our event, the community engagement it engenders and the national profile it has gained that these sponsors are back on board – and we do so appreciate it.” More info Sophie Kelly P: 0275 079 637
Crafters De-stash market – Call for stallholders Saturday 7 October 9am-noon. Venue: Stoke Memorial Hall Set up is from 8am. Doors open at 9am and close at 12noon. Pack down and tidy up by 1pm. The site size will be one trestle per site. Cost: $10 BYO trestle table, or $15 with a table provided. Or Craft Business BYO trestle table $20 or $25 with a table provided. Please note: No fully completed, ready for sale items are to be sold. Please feel free to ask any questions. Do you know of anyone else that would like a stall? To book a stall please contact Marloes Aynsley 0278224941 or firstname.lastname@example.org/papercraftswithmarloes
Artist sought to help Community Art Works Fundraiser CAW is producing blank masks and they are seeking artist to paint and/or creatively adorn these so that they may be sold to raise funds for the organisation. Please drop in or contact Faye at CAW on 545 9976 or email: email@example.com