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F N Jones – photographer, inventor, showman and entrepreneur

24 March 2020

Frederick Nelson Jones, better known as Freddy, or Pompy to his friends, was a man of many talents who made a huge contribution to Nelson. […]

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Viewfinder – Douglas Kelaher

25 February 2020

These especially collected pieces of firewood are presented here for the first time, from a private collection in Nelson. The collection has built up over […]

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Brook Waimārama Sanctuary – Dean Raybould

03 February 2020

This artwork was created by Takaka-based artist Dean Raybould for the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary’s entrance area. When the Sanctuary’s visitor facilities are fully developed, the […]

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Viewfinder – Kim Ireland

21 January 2020

In 1816 the French naval frigate, the Meduse, hit the coast of Mauritania due to the incompetence of its captain. One hundred and fifty men […]

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Stitched Painting – Fleur Woods

20 December 2019

Fleur Woods is a local artist based in Upper Moutere. The installation is a high quality photo of one of Fleur’s original artworks. Fleur describes […]

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Viewfinder – Karolina Gorton

20 December 2019

“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 […]

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Viewfinder Window – Ann Braunsteiner

19 November 2019

5 Warnings derives from labels on cigarette and tobacco packaging. Ann Braunsteiner has taken examples of such labels and created new meanings – from the […]

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White Gold – Sally Burton

11 November 2019

White Gold was developed as an installation for The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū in 2009. It then travelled to Forrester Gallery in […]

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Viewfinder Window – Leigh Paterson

21 October 2019

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 […]

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Viewfinder Window – Catherine Russ

14 October 2019

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 […]

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Nelson Arts Festival – A Call to Dance

14 October 2019

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, […]

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Nelson Arts Festival – Voice Collective

14 October 2019

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 […]

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Nelson Arts Festival – Mask Making Workshops

14 October 2019

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 […]

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Pottery in Nelson – Steve Fullmer

14 October 2019

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 […]

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Nelson Arts Festival – Up and Away

13 October 2019

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 […]

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Festival of Architecture

07 October 2019

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 […]

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Viewfinder Window – Jen Bowmast

30 September 2019

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 […]

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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

20 September 2019

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori had a powerful message this year – ‘Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’ – keep the language strong. So Make/Shift […]

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The Bird Butcher Shop of Trafalgar Street

18 September 2019

The formidable Ann Bird made a huge contribution to Nelson’s early European settlement. Born in England, Ann was in her early 20s when she arrived […]

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