British artist Ben Clegg battling to stay in Nelson after being told his application to stay is unlikely to succeed.
Outgoing arts festival director wants the event taken out of council control and held every two years.
Nelson artists Ronnie Martin and Catharine Salmon paint a picture of life, albeit in completely different ways, with their new exhibitions.
Groups affected by the closure of the Nelson School of Music have been a given boost by Nelson City Council.
REVIEW: The oratorio Elijah by Mendelssohn is a magnificent work and a hugely ambitious choice for any choir to undertake.
Nelson Arts Festival finishes with more than 47 sold out shows from a total of 77 events.
REVIEW: Within seconds of Open Souls’ first number, the empty dance floor of the Founders Park Festival Mainstage immediately filled with appreciative people ready to boogie.
REVIEW: It was hard to believe at times that just four Taiwanese and one American artist were responsible for this.
This weekend, artisans of the Moutere will show off the best of their region, combining art, wine and cuisine.
Debbie Daniel-Smith has been showcasing artists' work by taking guided art walks around some of the city's murals, art in windows and outdoor street art.
Facial hair is not naturally regarded as an instrument, but for musician Adam Page his beard is the most natural instrument of all.
What could be better than chilling out in a vineyard taking in the smooth sounds of Sal Valentine and The Babyshakes?
The sudden winding up of the Kahurangi Employment Trust comes as a shock.
Broadgreen Intermediate's new show has taken kids' love for video games, added a competitive element and set it to music.
Elizabeth Bean finds creativity and inspiration in Wellington and Nelson.
REVIEW: This was a 75-minute brutally frank immersion into diverse personal realities that left me emotionally reeling.
REVIEW: Getting a seat on a packed Nelson bus is hard enough, but dancing and performing acrobatics is amazing.
Mural brightens up food cart village
A new mural by artist Chris Finlayson in the Bridge St pocket park adds another dimension to the food cart village.
REVIEW: The Modern Maori Quartet delivers on every level, and makes a fearsome festival opener. Hard acts to follow don't come much harder.
Lucent means glowing or giving off light. Anne Rush's latest installation does this.
REVIEW: Karyn Hay, from Radio Live, summed up when she stated "Radio New Zealand [RNZ] is there for citizens, not just consumers".
The Suter Christmas Hamper Raffle, featuring luxury items donated by Nelson businesses, launched to help buy Rita Angus The Apple Pickers.
The future of Nelson's Refinery Art Space is in doubt after the Kahurangi Employment Trust was put into liquidation.
Founders light and music show a hit
Something magical is happening at the entrance to Founders Heritage Park.
Orchestra Of Spheres The Playhouse, Mapua October 15.
Whizz bang! The Arts Festival began! What an opening act. I burst out of the theatre eager for the rest of the festival's 10 days.
REVIEW: The Nelson Arts Festival needed a big opening act to launch its twentieth anniversary and Micheline Van Hautem, Belgian chanteuse, was a fitting choice.
Electro band set to light up arts festival
Armed with analogue synthesisers and drum machines, Nelson electronic band Neon are a throwback to a time before digitised music dominated the airwaves.
The Nelson Arts Festival will be off to a dazzling start, if the Founders Heritage Park Energy Centre is anything to go by.
A Nelson artist previous rejected from entry to exhibitions due to the provocative nature of her work has won two awards at an Invercargill show.
Arts Festival installation transforms room
Nelson artist Anne Rush has transformed a plain, empty room into a translucent and seemingly magical world.
Local landmarks celebrated in new book
A Nelson design student has snapped up pictures of local street art and compiled them in a special-edition book.
About a dozen of the 54 volunteers who helped paint a large mural depicting Motueka horticulture have celebrated its completion.
A guardian of endangered species now sits peacefully in her new home next to the Maitai River.
Black Faggot graced the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and is now Nelson bound. Charles Anderson catches up with its creative team.
Nelson will experience its biennial influx of music lovers this summer, with the 13th Adam Chamber Music Festival promising a lineup of music treats.
What if our fairy-tale "bad guys"' were simply misunderstood? This is the premise for Body in Space's brand new stage show, Misunderstood, the Musical.
Adam Chamber Music Festival directors Helene Pohl and Gillian Ansell are delighted with the stellar lineup for the coming festival.
Labour of love pays off for Nelson designer
While her two young children were sleeping, Nicki van Asch stayed up late at home, meticulously threading together thousands of water balloons.
The Modern Maori Quartet is set to bring its trademark side-splitting humour and hip-swaying music to the Nelson Arts Festival.
New trust helps get kids in tune
A new trust is aiming to bring the joy of music to more children across Tasman district.
NelsonQuick wit and a love of playing out scenes has placed a group of Nelson College improv actors second in a national competition.
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.