Arts reviews

Artwork by Robin Slow

Doors open to creative minds

Jo Campbell has a lot to say about doors with her unique publicly interactive installation, The Gathering of Who You Are.

Residency pays dividends

Hamish Fletcher Lawyers Graduate Residency, Refinery Artspace

The interesting thing about Miriam Hansen and Ginnette Smythe, is that we know very little about them. Their art has to speak to us immediately. And they do.

Time taken is well spent

Changing Threads Contemporary Fibre Art Awards

Although few entries in this sixth annual exhibition stopped me in my tracks, there is a definite magnetism to many of the diverse interpretations of fibre and textile art.

Difficult conversations laid bare

Containment Fran Maguire/Joanna Fieldes

Containment is a clever juxtaposition of works by ceramicist Fran Maguire and painter Joanna Fieldes, whose works not only speak to their audience, but to each other.

Dramatic work by serious artist


A Nelson treasure

Cairde, Nelson School of Music, Saturday night.

Orchestra unplugged

Movie Mania, concert for kids, with the Nelson Symphony Orchestra.  Saturday July 24. Reviewed by Paula Cunniffe.

A time for rhymes

Playing like the Devil

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