Current Installations

What if Whakatū Nelson…?

From: 13/11/2023 - 16/12/2023
Address:

263 Hardy Street

We created an Ideas Hub in central Nelson (263 Hardy Street) to collect ideas, start conversations and motivate positive change on how to help make Nelson a more vibrant and liveable city for everyone.

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ArtDoors Whakatū/Nelson

From: 01/03/2024 - Ongoing
Address:

We’ve started with three sites – more to come!

ArtDoors Whakatū/Nelson is an aspirational project that aims to transform around 100 of the city’s doors over a two-year period. This project will connect business and property owners with local…

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Nelson AI Sandbox

From: 01/03/2024 - Ongoing
Address:

228 Trafalgar Street

AI Sandbox is an inclusive discovery space in the Nelson CBD where anyone can drop in or schedule a visit to gain safe, free access to AI tools and hands-on expertise.

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Nelson City Centre ArtWalk

From: 23/04/2021 - Ongoing
Address:

26 sites across the City Centre

With 26 sites, ArtWalk takes you on a journey past artworks by some of Nelson’s most celebrated artists, as well as artworks that have a particular poignancy to Whakatū.

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The Wakatū Hotel

From: 03/04/2023 - Ongoing
Address:

Wakatū Hotel
Cnr Collingwood & Bridge Sts.

The Wakatū Hotel was one of the first major hotels on the main thoroughfare into the city. Now the land has been returned to the original customary owners of the Nelson Tenths – Wakatū Incorporation – who are working through exciting long-term plans.

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Natural Treasures

From: 09/10/2023 - Ongoing
Address:

146 Bridge St
(next to the old Royal Hotel)

Dean Raybould created these artworks for the Brook Waimārama Sanctuary.

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Shared Communities Whakatū Nelson

From: 01/12/2021 - Ongoing

Engagement with Nelson Migrant and Former Refugee Communities In late 2021, Make/Shift Spaces formed a Shared Communities Consortium with Multicultural Nelson Tasman Inc., Arts Council Nelson and Community Partnerships (Nelson…

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Appo Hocton

From: 19/06/2023 - Ongoing
Address:

Nelson English Centre
(on the Church Street side)

Appo Hocton was the first person of Chinese descent to gain New Zealand citizenship. As carter, builder, roading contractor, then exporter, he was an industrious and respected resident of early Nelson.

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Masks About Town

From: 17/10/2022 - Ongoing
Address:

Bank Lane (next to BNZ on Trafalgar St)

Paying homage to the magical legacy of the Mask Parade.

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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

From: 13/09/2021 - Ongoing
Address:

Elma Turner Library
27 Halifax Street

Tēnā koutou katoa. We hope you give te reo Māori a go!

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Jack the lad dreamt of being a gangster…

From: - Ongoing

Robyn ReynoldsNelsonJack the lad dreamt of being a gangster… 2023pen markers and acrylic paint, 113 X 65cmClick here to to see more of Robyn’s work, and to contact the artist…

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Frida Hare (ii)

From: - Ongoing

Lloyd Harwood NelsonFrida Hare (ii) (detail) 2023oil on board, 390 x 245 mmContact Lloyd directly at [email protected] Lloyd has two artworks featured in ArtDoors – Frida Hare (ii) located at…

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Cactus Nights

From: - Ongoing

Lloyd HarwoodNelsonCactus Nights 2024 acrylic on canvas 915 x 610 mmContact Lloyd directly at [email protected] Lloyd has two artworks featured in ArtDoors – Cactus Nights at Karen Jordan Preloved Style,…

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