It is not often that Nelson art lovers get to see works by an internationally renowned artist close up, let alone with the option to purchase them.
The Nelson Film Society is once again ready for action and will kick start the season tomorrow with a feature film called Get Low. That will follow a short documentary, Maurice's Music, directed by Nelson student Natalie Davies.
Moutere poet and creative writing teacher Cliff Fell may not have re-invented the wheel, but he has re-written the ABC.
Four women who share a passion for working with textiles, have joined forces as Handmadenz, a new exhibition at the Hospice Gallery.
Curtain finally falls on iconic arts venue
STACEY KNOTT - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe New St building with the striking mosaic on the front was at the hub of many Nelson teenagers' lives until its closure last year. With demolition set to begin on Monday, Stacey Knott revisits an old stomping ground
Seventeen-year-old Connagh Boeyen got to see his winning design made real when a sculpture he dreamed up for Port Nelson was unveiled.
Finale Concert 2014 Adam Summer School Programme
GAIL TRESIDDER - © Fairfax NZ NewsREVIEW: Finale Concert 2014 Adam Summer School Programme Two Old St John's Church Sunday night Reviewed by
ELLY CAVE - © Fairfax NZ NewsNational Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse's production of Coriolanus, the last of Shakespeare's Roman plays.
© Fairfax NZ NewsSam Hunt acknowledges him as a major influence; Bill Manhire included his poem Walking An Imaginary Dog in The Best of Best New Zealand Poems. His contemporaries included James K Baxter, Louis Johnson and Peter Bland.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe first major survey of contemporary Maori ceramics to tour the country is currently showcased at the Suter Art Gallery.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Chandrakirti Tibetan Buddhist Mediation Centre in Upper Moutere is holding an auction of artwork by local and national artists to raise funds to complete a utilities building.
The city council says a last-ditch bid to save an iconic mosaic facade on a New St building is too late.
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JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsFive students who attend artist Larisse Hall's Youth Art Classes, are currently exhibiting at Morrison Street Cafe.
Quirky, imaginative and defiantly edgy, on tour from Philadelphia USA, The 7 Person Chair Pyramid High Wire Act comes to Nelson direct from the Wellington Fringe Festival.
© Fairfax NZ NewsMusic lovers can look forward to some inspiring international performers at the 2015 Adam Chamber Music Festival in Nelson next year.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsBen Jackson is smiling broadly, feeling very pleased about opening his first solo exhibition at the Refinery Artspace.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThis year's Adam Summer School for Chamber Music starts this week after a feat of organisational skills, following the closure of the Nelson School of Music.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsDaniel Mortimer is passionate about supporting artists in Nelson. Tonight he opens a new gallery, Art On, with a group show by local and national artists.
CHARLOTTE SQUIRE - © Fairfax NZ NewsA Golden Bay coffin weaver is recreating an experience she had on a French weaving course, in Collingwood.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsA fascination with collecting, categorising and display has led to a new series of works for Alison Staniland.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsSuter Art Gallery director Julie Catchpole is busy selecting works for a new show coming up in February.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe owners of Fairholme Gallery in Golden Bay have been so impressed by the response to the current exhibition that they have decided to extend the show. Due to close in early February, the Trees exhibition will now continue until March 16.
© Fairfax NZ NewsIn a world where bigger is best and quality is often second to productivity, it is refreshing to meet Norio Tanno, an artisan who contradicts this trend.
Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks is the inspiration behind Nelson's newest mural, taking shape in Toi Toi this week.
A Nelson artist is inviting bereaved parents to take part in a workshop to create a piece of art to commemorate their child.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsNelson singer James Corcraighe has sung since he was 5 years old, plays the saxophone, guitar and violin, and describes himself as a multi-instrumentalist.
This Summer, Body in Space will perform their swashbuckling Three Musketeers adaptation outdoors, at Fairfield House and Washbourn Gardens.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsOn February 20 Peter Stewart will drive out of his 4.5ha property at Redwood Valley for the final time. "I don't know whether I'll turn left or right, I'll decide at the time."
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsAfter winning a prestigious jewellery award, then exhibiting in Auckland, Joel Whitwell has returned to his home town as artist in residence at Benjamin Black Goldsmiths.
Queen's Gardens will once again be turned into an outdoor art gallery when Art Group Nelson hold their annual exhibition this weekend.
The Royal Shakespeare Company is now screening a production of Richard II, which is its first show to be broadcast live in cinemas round the world.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsA series of summer workshops will run at the end of January in the Creative Industries Building at the NMIT.
OPINION: Arts editor Judith Ritchie asks why we ignore local artists in favour of expensive public art imports.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsWhen the director of a museum speaks of a current exhibition in terms of being "real smile on the dial territory," it warrants checking out.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsA new exhibition has just opened at the McKee Gallery which lends itself to those Christmas shopping for arty gifts.
Takaka's old BNZ building is becoming an information centre for art this summer.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsA triple bill of ballet spotlights ballerinas of the past, the present and the future at the Theatre Royal on Wednesday.
© Fairfax NZ NewsAn exhibition featuring works by Toss Woollaston, painted between 1959 and 1995, is currently showing at The Gallery at Woollaston Estate. Curated by Jill Trevelyan and Chris Cane, the 28 works in From North to South - Toss Woollaston Landscapes range in media from oils to works on paper.
© Fairfax NZ NewsTwo Bachelor of Arts and Media graduates have won awards of excellence for their bold and deeply personal artwork. They share their stories with Judith Ritchie .
Flock & Scroll, Kathryn Furniss, Candy Clarke, Red Gallery
GAIL TRESIDDER - © Fairfax NZ NewsIs a work of art abstract, semi-abstract, romantic, diagrammatic or purely decorative? Does it matter anyway, and what does it have to say?
© Fairfax NZ NewsThe Regional Art Development Initiative (RADi) has announced the three-day Art Expo Nelson 2014 will take place on July 4-6 at the Trafalgar Centre.
JUDITH RITCHIE ARTS@NELSONMAIL.CO.NZ - © Fairfax NZ NewsKaiteriteri metal artist, John Wolter has came third place with a sculpture in an online international art contest hosted by Artavita.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThis Saturday the Nelson Regional Youth Orchestra and the newly formed Nelson Playtime Orchestra will present a concert in the School of Music.
ELLY CAVE - © Fairfax NZ NewsNational Theatre Live is having a birthday to celebrate 50 years of performances on stage.
© Fairfax NZ NewsHandel's Messiah will go on stage this month in halls and auditoriums worldwide, but in Nelson the iconic work gets a new treatment.
© Fairfax NZ NewsA new exhibition space has opened in Golden Bay featuring work by Robin Slow.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsJudith Ritchie visits the purpose-built studios at the Centre for Fine Woodworking to find out what it is all about.