Current Installations

Rock! 35 Years of Rockquest

From: 04/04/2022 - Ongoing

37-39 Halifax Street
Facing onto Miller’s Acre Carpark

Every year, in town halls and theatres all over New Zealand, around 2700 teenagers perform their own original songs, live, to an audience of their peers. Smokefreerockquest is a national institution with its roots here in Nelson.

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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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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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Masks About Town

From: - Ongoing

Bank Lane (next to BNZ on Trafalgar St)


226 Trafalgar St
(next to BNZ)


83-87 Bridge St
(ex Warehouse Stationery)

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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