Current Installations

What if Whakatū Nelson…?

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

263 Hardy Street
(right next to Little India restaurant)

Currently Closed

We’ve created an Ideas Hub in central Nelson (263 Hardy Street, next to Little India Restaurant) 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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From: 01/03/2024 - Ongoing

All Installations Artdoors 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…

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Nelson City Centre ArtWalk

From: 23/04/2021 - Ongoing

26 sites across the City Centre

With more than 20 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

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

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

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

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

Elma Turner Library
27 Halifax Street

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

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