Tejas Arn has a vision for a Nelson co-operative that houses everything from music gigs and artist workshops to local craft shops and food stalls.
The Nelson Arts Festival 2014 is about to take off, bringing over 150 artists, national and international acts to town.
A chance to wander around some of Nelson's art galleries and artists studios by night is about to become a reality.
The third annual Art Expo Nelson reminded me to have another look at the art along the Maitai River.
Nelson ratepayers will contribute $5000 towards a campaign to secure a Rita Angus painting.
Great art should be as accessible as possible, which is why the Suter gallery's bid to buy a painting from one of New Zealand's greatest artists deserves support.
Suter Art Gallery launches appeal to buy a rare painting it says that "Nelson must have".
PETER GIBBS - The Nelson MailNelson potter Ross Richards died suddenly last week.
Big crowds expected for circus spectacular
Nelson Arts Festival director Sophie Kelly describes Beyond as "a jewel" in the festival's 20th birthday crown.
Second annual children's art show, My Kid Could Do That!, is warming hearts and lifting spirits.
Nelson highland dancer Holly Webster is performing in the prestigious Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Book-lovers and writers are in for an exciting time from this weekend onwards, with award-winning Kiwi author Elizabeth Knox visiting Nelson.
Nelson Arts Festival director Sophie Kelly looks forward to this year's spectacular anniversary offering.
Founders landmark seen in new light
Founder's windmill will become the canvas for a special light installation in this year's arts festival.
A festival aiming to foster a strong dance community among youth is about to hit the Theatre Royal.
How delightful it was to walk into Boy Zone, a recent exhibition at the Refinery, and find myself immediately engaged and moved.
Arts Council Nelson looks set to run a $125,000 artist fund on behalf of the city council.
Nelson artist's creations make waves overseas
Nelson artist "Smeagol" has an enormous collection of custom designer toys, but they're not for his son.
A commemorative 20-year edition of the Nelson Arts Guide is being published this year and it is not too late for the region's artists to be included in it.
JUDITH RITCHIE - NelsonBoys - Zone: An exploration into the art of Man Caves is an exhibition truly accessible to everyone.
Nelson's cavemen share their spaces
The Refinery Gallery is holding a special exhibition that celebrates the blokey spaces of man caves.
JUDITH RITCHIE - NelsonIf you love a little sing-along in the shower, but the thought of singing on your own in public is mortifying, fear not, there is help at hand.
New Zealand's next generation of theatre technicians are waiting in the wings at Waimea College and their mentors say "they are a great wee bunch".
The Wakefield Players bi-annual production is back and this time it is a traditional midwinter pantomime with an edge of Kiwi politics ripe for the upcoming election.
An artist has found a new element for her work after moving her mountain studio to a busy cafe.
SIOBHAN DOWNES - NelsonHe's a long way from the big city lights of Seattle, but Jay Blazek is putting the neon into Nelson.
New murals 'create conversation with river'
Nelson has been adorned with two new murals from local artists as part of the Riverside murals project.
Nelson artist makes illuminated flock of New Zealand's most popular icon.
Fleur Stewart aims to brighten up Light Nelson with sheep made of welded plastic, LED lights and polypropylene rope.
"Exhilarating" is Blenheim actors Kate Parker and Margaret Gauden's description for the language used in Welsh poet Dylan Thomas' play Under Milkwood.
Property in Stoke, which burnt down while housing a cannabis crop, transformed into new artspace.
Nelson Mental Health Services are considering covering the financial shortfall for a musical that looks at the impact of mental illness on families.
Art and activism are coming together in a thought-provoking exhibition in Blenheim, with artists invited to submit works.
Escapists need not bother attending the latest play at the Freehouse yurt. However, those who want to sink their teeth into something topical, satirical and challenging should definitely rug up and come along.
The Nelson MailLuke Hancock is trying to be a man of few words by not explaining the meaning behind his work; they just are. In his latest exhibition, Open Field, at designroom, Hancock aims to simplify things.
When an ageing king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him, his favourite, Cordelia, says nothing.
Christchurch poets Ben Brown, Andy Coyle, and Doc Drumheller will raise the flag of a new republic with poems and songs when they launch a combined collection of poetry and other writings in Golden Bay and Nelson this month.
Video: Bluesman jams on hubcap guitar
JUDITH RITCHIE - NelsonJoanne Kilsby and John Dixon have a lot in common. Until recently they had never met, but now they are united by a shared commitment to up-cycling and recreating.
REVIEW: The New Zealand Community Trust Chamber Music Contest, The Baptist Centre, Nelson. Wednesday, June 4. .
Visual journalist Alden Williams visits two Nelsonians to see what art inspires them.
CHARLOTTE SQUIRE - The Nelson MailGolden Bay artist Oli Gedye would like his art work to serve as a "meditation piece" for business people in Wellington, and he may get that chance this July.
The call is going out for children to pick up their paint brushes and create an artwork for the My Kid Could Do That! Art Show 2014.
An exhibition titled Outsiders In at G-Space Gallery will showcase the talents of people who have created work at Magenta.
It's time for the highlight of the season - two Buster Keaton silent films with the incredibly talented Gabor Tolnay playing the piano. This night is not just for Film Society members. All are welcome.
The Nelson MailIn their latest show, The Map, Body in Space has ventured into the exciting realm of long-form improvisation.
The Nelson Winter Music Festival is set to brighten the wintry nights of July with concerts that range from the serious to the hilarious.
The artist with the most votes in the Nelson City People's Art Award will receive $1000 and their winning artwork will adorn a limited edition Sprig & Fern rigger
The sights and sounds of Brazil are coming to Nelson this week.
The Nelson MailFormer long-serving Nelson College art teacher Mark Dunstan has retired, but you wouldn't know it.
The Nelson Arts Council has asked for a $35,000 boost in funding from the Nelson City Council, but has given up looking for extra financial support from the Tasman District Council.