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Viewfinder – Douglas Kelaher

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 a number of years, with each log being chosen based on their intuitive relationships to seminal works of art. These have been sourced from wintertime firewood stacks, with the pieces …

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Viewfinder – Kim Ireland

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 were set adrift on a raft that was patched together from the remnants. After 13 days at sea only 15 men survived. The survivors’ recounted rebellion, dehydration, hunger, mental exhaustion …

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Viewfinder – Karolina Gorton

“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 a dollar, we got service after sales You need perfume? We got perfume, how ’bout an engagement ring? Something for the little lady, something for …

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Viewfinder Window – Ann Braunsteiner

5 Warnings derives from labels on cigarette and tobacco packaging. Ann Braunsteiner has taken examples of such labels and created new meanings – from the serious to the playful. Ann’s interest lies in how successful such warning labels really are. They are stating an obvious problem regarding long term effects/consequences, and yet seem strangely limited …

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Viewfinder Window – Leigh Paterson

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 attempts to examine the often bureaucratic systems and services that facilitate community engagement and expression within and of the arts. The use of multiple nodes …

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Viewfinder Window – Catherine Russ

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 daughter’s return to her parents’ home and merges everyday life with art history in a New Zealand context. Photographs of a New Zealand landscape and …

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Nelson Arts Festival – Mask Making Workshops

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. Too much fun!

Pottery in Nelson – Steve Fullmer

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. With its wonderful scenery, agreeable climate and access to raw materials, Nelson was a magnet for those who dreamt of making their living through clay. …

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Festival of Architecture

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 long for us to find them the ideal space, including room enough out-front for tables, chairs, umbrellas, beanbags and potted plants, and more importantly, room …

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2/126 Trafalgar Street

This has been empty for some time, but with access to the interior as well as the window, there is loads of potential. This property is owned by Cephas Property Ltd.

Viewfinder Window – Jen Bowmast

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 Gallery, which included performance work in the gallery window, where Jen received live psychic readings.  Jen Bowmast graduated from Canterbury University with an MFA (distinction), and …

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130 Hardy Street

We knew that this lovely little shop frontage was only available for a limited time, but the right-side window was just crying out for a display of one of Steve Fulmer’s magnificent ceramic pieces, and a translucent ‘skin’ on the left window. Artist/graphic designer Klaasz Breukel [email protected] (This Is Them) created the design, which was …

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