Rock! 35 Years of RockquestFrom: 04/04/2022 - 28/12/2022
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.
Age ConcernFrom: 15/12/2021 - 25/03/2022
Age Concern trialled having a space in Nelson, which then became permanent.
We All Need More Music!From: 20/10/2021 - 04/04/2022
NCMA created the display to highlight their affordable music lesson.
Appo HoctonFrom: 27/09/2021 - 19/11/2022
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.
Punk It UpFrom: 03/09/2021 - 20/11/2021
PUNK IT UP had a simple message – togetherness – to have fun in the CBD, to be active, bold, and happy.
Cultural ConversationsFrom: 05/09/2020 - 26/09/2022
Cultural Conversations is a community arts hub focussed on building relationships and empowering former refugee and migrant communities.
The Bird Butcher Shop of Trafalgar StreetFrom: 26/09/2019 - 22/11/2021
Ann Bird made a huge contribution to Nelson’s early European settlement, including her butchery on the highstreet.
Luminous CloudsFrom: 09/07/2021 - 21/09/2021
Anne Rush’s Luminous Clouds was first shown at the inaugural Light Nelson in 2013, suspended above the pond in Queen’s Gardens.
Pop-Up Little Japan ExhibitionFrom: 22/02/2021 - 05/03/2021
To celebrate Japanese traditional girl’s day, Hina Matsuri, Pop-Up Little Japan showcased three sets of beautiful Hina Ningyo (Hina Dolls).
Pop-Up Little Japan Puppet Shows & ClassesFrom: 10/10/2020 - 27/03/2021
Pop-Up Little Japan presented exhibitions, calligraphy classes and puppet shows in our little ShopFront Theatre.
Urban Ecologies by Kirsten CooperFrom: 18/12/2020 - 23/03/2021
Make/Shift Spaces worked with Papercut to showcase work by NMIT Arts and Media students.
Pottery in Nelson – Steve FullmerFrom: 26/02/2021 - 02/03/2021
Nelson has always been a magnet for those who dream of making their living through art and culture, including American-born Steve Fullmer.
CAN – What is a Home?From: 30/06/2020 - 27/12/2020
Community Action Group (CAN) organised information and discussions about affordable and diverse housing options in Nelson.
2020 Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)From: 14/09/2020 - 30/11/2021
Kia kaha te reo Māori! We hope you give te reo Māori a go!
Cultural Conversations – Sri Lankan MasksFrom: 18/10/2020 - 31/10/2020
Poorna Daundasekara is a Sri Lankan born artist who ran a mask-making workshop inspired by Sri Lankan designs but with a unique kiwi flavour.
Stitched Painting – Fleur WoodsFrom: 19/12/2019 - 31/10/2020
A massive reproduction of one of Fleur Woods’ glorious ‘Stitched Paintings’.
Cultural Conversations – SantalmaFrom: 05/09/2020 - 10/10/2020
Santalma uses her artwork to reflect the many aspects of her homeland of Colombia.
Brook Waimārama Sanctuary – Dean RaybouldFrom: 03/02/2020 - 14/03/2021
This artwork was created by Takaka-based artist Dean Raybould for the Brook Waimarama Sanctuarys.
The Bicycle & the Butcher’s DaughterFrom: 22/06/2020 - 04/10/2020
One of New Zealand’s most-loved actors, Helen Moulder, created her own space in which to rehearse and present her newest play.
F N Jones – inventor, photographer, showman and entrepreneurFrom: 20/03/2020 - 22/09/2020
F N Jones was a man of many talents – photographer and creator of Coney Park and Pixietowns.
White Gold – Sally BurtonFrom: 11/11/2019 - 12/07/2020
Sally Burton’s ‘White Gold’ was presented in a shop window to stunning effect.
Viewfinder Window – Douglas KelaherFrom: 20/02/2020 - 23/03/2020
Each log in this collection of firewood was selected for its resemblance to seminal works of art.
Viewfinder Window – Kim IrelandFrom: 20/01/2020 - 20/02/2020
Kim Ireland’s The Raft is part of her Threshold series, which reconstructs global climate events.
Viewfinder Window – Karolina GortonFrom: 20/12/2019 - 20/01/2019
“Everyone’s a winner, bargains galore…”