Current Installations

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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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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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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Cycling in Style with the Red Rider

From: 06/05/2022 - Ongoing

93 Hardy Street
(ex-Noodle Canteen)

Oh, a bicycle! When it was not only how you reached your destination but also what you chose to wear for your two-wheeled outing.

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Masks About Town

From: 17/10/2022 - Ongoing

Bank Lane (next to BNZ on Trafalgar St)


226 Trafalgar St
(next to BNZ)

Paying homage to the magical legacy of the Mask Parade.

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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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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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