Current Installations

The Bicycle & the Butcher’s Daughter

From: 22/06/2020 - 16/08/2020
Address:

105 Collingwood Street
(next to The Baker’s Coffee Shop)

Nelson’s newest (temporary) theatre opens with one of New Zealand’s most-loved actors, Helen Moulder, in a play about family, food & five surprising characters! Don’t miss this absolute delight – from rehearsal to performance – with Helen, a few trusty props, and the magic of the theatre.

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CAN – What is a Home?

From: - Ongoing
Address:

290 Hardy Street
(ex-Cache)

Community Action Group (CAN) believes there are ways to make more affordable and more diverse housing options available in Nelson. And to make renting more secure, stable and affordable.

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F N Jones – inventor, photographer, showman and entrepreneur

From: - Ongoing
Address:

14 Bridge Street, Nelson
(soon-to-be Rollos)

F N Jones was a man of many talents. There are more than 5,000 of his photos in Nelson Provincial Museum‘s collection, ranging from studio portraits through to his social documentary photos of life in the region. He also created Coney Park and the much-loved Pixietowns.

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Brook Waimārama Sanctuary – Dean Raybould

From: - Ongoing
Address:

220 Hardy Street, Nelson
(ex-Barkers Menswear)

This artwork was created by Takaka-based artist Dean Raybould for the Brook Waimarama Sanctuarys. When the Sanctuary’s visitor facilities are developed, the art installation will find a permanent home in the entrance area.

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The Bird Butcher Shop of Trafalgar Street

From: - Ongoing
Address:

256 Trafalgar Street, Nelson
(right next to ANZ Bank)

Ann Bird made a huge contribution to Nelson’s early European settlement. In 1842, Ann sailed from England to Nelson with her husband Reuben and daughter Anne. When Reuben died in 1850, Ann gathered up her five children and took on the business. Within ten years she had opened the shop in the photo.

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Stitched Painting – Fleur Woods

From: - Ongoing
Address:

165 Bridge Street, Nelson
(ex-Little Rock Nightclub)

Fleur Woods describes her work as ‘Stitched Paintings’. Her process begins with painting a blank piece of linen in abstract washes, and then adding botanical and illustrative details with acrylic paint, gouache and/or ink. Finally, she finishes the top layer with stitching to give the works texture.

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White Gold – Sally Burton

From: - Ongoing
Address:

169 Bridge Street, Nelson
(ex-Graham’s Trading)

Sally Burton’s ‘White Gold’ was developed as an installation for The Suter Art Gallery in 2009. Her inspiration was an artist residency in Sanskriti, India, as well as her immediate surrounds of the O’Connor farm on the Waimea Plains.

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Past Installations

Festival of Architecture

From: 20/09/2019 - 29/09/2019
Address:

2/126 Trafalgar Street
Nelson

The Nelson & Marlborough branch of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) had their annual Festival of Architecture and needed a drop-in space for various activities. It didn’t take…

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Nelson Arts Festival – A Call to Dance

From: 21/10/2019 - 23/10/2019
Address:

60 Achilles Avenue
Wakatu Square, Nelson

Ideas…land…bodies – who owns them and who gets to use them? A Call to Dance celebrates a place and its people, asking questions about heritage, belonging, public expression and cultural…

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Nelson Arts Festival – Mask Making Workshops

From: 21/09/2019 - 13/10/2019
Address:

60 Achilles Avenue
Wakatu Square, Nelson

The Mask Parade & Carnivale is one of Nelson’s most loved free community events. In the lead-up to the event, Nelson Arts Festival ran a series of free mask-making workshops….

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Nelson Arts Festival – Up and Away

From: 20/10/2019 - 20/10/2019
Address:

60 Achilles Avenue
Wakatu Square, Nelson

Every spring, Nelson Arts Festival brings the city alive with its non-stop programme of theatre, dance, music, talks, exhibitions and community events. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019, it is…

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Nelson Arts Festival – Voice Collective

From: 20/10/2019 - 20/10/2019
Address:

60 Achilles Avenue
Wakatu Square, Nelson

Every month, Voice Collective get together for a few hours to rehearse a song, and then do a once-only performance. This month, it’s Dolly Parton’s ‘Joelene’. Nelson Arts Festival has…

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Pottery in Nelson – Steve Fullmer

From: 26/08/2019 - 11/09/2019
Address:

130 Hardy Street
Nelson

Pottery in Nelson is a planned series of small spotlight exhibitions on Nelson’s thriving potters and ceramicists. The 1970s was a flourishing time for art and culture in New Zealand….

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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

From: 09/09/2019 - 28/10/2019
Address:

169 Bridge Street, Nelson
(ex-Graham’s Trading)

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori had a powerful message this year – ‘Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’ – keep the language strong. So Make/Shift Spaces was thrilled to be…

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Viewfinder – Douglas Kelaher

From: 21/02/2020 - 23/03/2020
Address:

207 Trafalgar Street, Nelson
(next to Farmers)

This collection of firewood has been built up over a number of years, with each log selected for their intuitive relationship and resemblance to seminal works of art.

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Viewfinder – Karolina Gorton

From: 20/12/2019 - 19/01/2019
Address:

207 Trafalgar Street, Nelson
(next to Farmers)

“Everyone’s a winner, bargains galore That’s right, you too can be the proud owner Of the quality goes in before the name goes on One-tenth of a dollar, one-tenth of…

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Viewfinder – Kim Ireland

From: 20/01/2020 - 20/03/2020
Address:

207 Trafalgar Street, Nelson
(next to Farmers)

Kim Ireland’s art practice is founded on research and the power of historical narratives. The Raft is the third of her Threshold series, which reconstructs global climate events.

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Viewfinder Window – Ann Braunsteiner

From: 20/11/2019 - 20/12/2019
Address:

207 Trafalgar Street, Nelson
(next to Farmers)

In 5 Warnings, Ann Braunsteiner has taken examples of the warnings on cigarette and tobacco packaging. and created new meanings – from the serious to the playful.

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Viewfinder Window – Catherine Russ

From: 16/09/2019 - 19/10/2019
Address:

207 Trafalgar Street, Nelson
(next to Farmers)

Home / 2003 belongs to a series of work that continues Catherine’s exploration of domestic life. Inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s painting, The Potato Eaters, she recreates the scene of an adult…

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Viewfinder Window – Jen Bowmast

From: 17/08/2019 - 13/09/2019
Address:

207 Trafalgar Street, Nelson
(next to Farmers)

Jen Bowmast was the first artist to exhibit in the Viewfinder Window. Her work, All my friends are psychic, was a satellite project to ‘Sacred Sites‘, a solo show at Ramp…

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Viewfinder Window – Leigh Paterson

From: 21/10/2019 - 19/11/2019
Address:

207 Trafalgar Street, Nelson
(next to Farmers)

Small Change is a payback. This financial display is a social exchange and capital redistribution subverting conventions found in the arts,finance and commerce. Small Change attempts to examine the often bureaucratic systems and services that facilitate community engagement and expression within and of the arts.

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