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 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 .
© 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.
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.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsCreative Journeys' Summer School is happening again in early 2014, with more workshops on offer in a wider range of art practices.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt started with four very individual artists being invited to select a word that described their work, which then came together to form the title for a new show at Reflections Gallery.
Co-owners of Red Gallery, Sarah Sharp and Caroline Marshall, have opened their second gallery in Vanguard St.
Cavaleri Quartet, Old St John's
JUDITH PAVIELL - © Fairfax NZ NewsREVIEW: Four young British-based musicians were told to come to New Zealand and "knock their socks off"'. Last night they did that.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsDiverse works by 16 students who have completed the final year of their bachelor of arts and media (BAM) degree at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, will be exhibited for four days.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsOne of the world's favourite pieces of music, the Sibelius Violin Concerto, will be played by concert-master soloist John Thomson, with The Nelson Symphony Orchestra, at their Grand Finale concert.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsMarahau artist Tim Wraight has just won a major award, with a sculptural piece that makes reference to a unique community.
Pip Pottage is just one of the local craftmakers who will be selling their wares at the Great Christmas Market at Founders Park on Sunday.
Calendar Girls bare all for hospice fundraiser
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsA much-awaited show is about to debut at the Theatre Royal this Friday, with the cast and director ready for action.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsWakefield Art Group is having its inaugural exhibition at Chateau Rhubarbe in Wakefield.
© Fairfax NZ NewsThe Royal NZ Ballet returns to its roots with Tower Tutus on Tour, a 47 centre ultimate tiki tour which comes to the Trafalgar Centre on November 20.
© Fairfax NZ NewsEmerging lino print artist, Esther Remnant currently has an exhibition of limited edition lino prints at the Old Post Office Store in Upper Moutere.
ELLY CAVE - © Fairfax NZ NewsAn exciting new production of Macbeth, which opened at the Manchester International Festival with Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn, Hamlet) in the title role, is to be shown by National Theatre Live.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsHolly Roach, a freelance illustrator living and working in Auckland, currently has an exhibition of mixed media works on wooden panels, at the Bridge St Collective.
© Fairfax NZ NewsREVIEW: Sirpa's Wonder Emporium, by Sirpa Alalaakkola, Refinery Artspace, to November 23. Reviewed by Judith Ritchie
PETER GIBBS - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt's hard to keep up with Nelson Mail arts editor Judith Ritchie, as Peter Gibbs reports.
Nelson Suter Arts Society Spring Exhibition Suter Gallery to November 17.
PETER GIBBS - © Fairfax NZ NewsREVIEW: My strategy for spring and autumn exhibitions is to walk quickly around and see what really catches my eye.
© Fairfax NZ NewsNelson student, William Fairbairn, has composed a piano concerto which will be heard on Sunday for the first time. Judith Ritchie talks with him about his work and ambitions for the future.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Nelson Branch of Save The Children has been given the opportunity by the Royal Overseas League to organise a concert featuring the Cavaleri String Quartet with all proceeds going to the organisation.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsDown on the swampy foreshore near Mapua, smoke can be seen puffing sporadically from a lumpy mound covered in a crust of dried clay slurry.
JOHN-PAUL POCHIN - © Fairfax NZ NewsAfter the success of Light Nelson it's time to look forward to next year's event and chairperson Brian Riley wants everyone to get involved.
© Fairfax NZ NewsNelson's Chroma Chamber Choir is performing a concert in honour of Benjamin Britten, one of the leading composers of the 20th century.
A new show by Nelson Musical Theatre in conjunction with Soundstage opens soon, featuring young talent and an unusual title.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsTreasure Box Collective is a group of 27 arts and crafts people who have come together to establish a pop-up store in Wakefield.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsArtists from Golden Bay and further afield showcased their work at the weekend during the Art2Art Festival.
CHARLOTTE SQUIRE - © Fairfax NZ NewsGolden Bay artists welcomed four busloads of art-lovers, many from "over the hill" into their galleries over Labour Weekend during two days of art tours.
REVIEW: There’s no doubt the arts sector is vital to our culture and not a nice extra. This was the clear conclusion to Sunday’s Thinking Brunch debate.
The Eastern and Barry Saunders from The Warratahs
REVIEW: With undeniable enthusiasm for their craft, in both musicianship and in giving a rollicking good show, The Eastern had the audience toe tapping.
Fundraising for the $12 million revamp of Nelson's Suter Gallery is set to reach its target.
The Southgate Band, TSB Bank Mainstage
REVIEW: A melting pot of traditional musical styles, this was one of the final concerts of the Nelson Arts Festival and eagerly anticipated.
Poetry and Song. Nelson Arts Festival
REVIEW: This emotional exchange between artists and patrons was palpable at times, filling the spaces between with longing, love, melancholy, darkness, or quiet fun.
Beautiful Losers Suter Theatre
REVIEW: What a privilege to have been present at such a world-class performance right here in Nelson.
Live at Six Theatre Royal
REVIEW: Smart, snappy, paced at an audience with an attention span of three seconds, both TV One and TV3 were on stage, the two staff groups intermingling their performances.
AHoriBuzz. TSB Bank Mainstage
The final Friday of the Nelson Arts Festival is put-your-hands-in-the-air-and-dance night, and AHoriBuzz were a good choice for the job this year.
La Petite Manouche, The Boathouse
REVIEW: The audience might have barely numbered double figures, but Manouche, like true professionals, played as if this was a performance before thousands.
NAOMI ARNOLD - © Fairfax NZ NewsAsk Graeme Simsion why his first novel has been snapped up so energetically, and he's confident of the answer.
SARAH DUNN - © Fairfax NZ NewsRenowned poet Bill Manhire will be returning to familiar territory when he comes to Nelson for the Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers festival this month.
REVIEW: Review: Pop-music comedy duo Die Roten Punkte were back at the Nelson Arts Festival by popular demand.
The Rap Guide to Evolution
VICTORIA GUILD - © Fairfax NZ NewsReview: It might be a rap guide to evolution but I think we saw the evolution of rap with Baba Brinkman.