Current Installations

The Bird Butcher Shop of Trafalgar Street

From: 25/09/2019 - 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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White Gold – Sally Burton

From: 11/11/2019 - 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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Viewfinder Window – Ann Braunsteiner

From: 20/11/2019 - Ongoing
Address:

207 Trafalgar Street, Nelson
(next to Farmers)

Viewfinder Window is a series of installations by Nelson artists. 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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Past Installations

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 featured as part of Viewfinder is a social exchange and capital redistribution subverting conventions found in the arts,finance and commerce. Small Change…

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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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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 – 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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