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Ngā Toi Huatau Programme

 

ONLINE EXHIBITION. Everything Was Noise And Movement

Nelson Provincial Museum
Ongoing, only available online
Nelson Provincial Museum, 270 Trafalgar St, Nelson 7010
FREE for Nelson - Tasman ratepayers and residents, $ for all other visitors
VIEW ONLINE EXHIBITION
The 91st anniversary of Murchison’s tragic 1929 Earthquake is remembered through the Nelson Provincial Museum’s online exhibition, presented in collaboration with Tasman’s Murchison Museum.


ONLINE AND DISPLAY. Rugby: 150 Years On

Nelson Provincial Museum
Online - ongoing; Museum display until October 2020, 10am-5pm Mon-Fri, 10am-4.30pm Sat, Sun & public holidays (Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Nelson Provincial Museum, 270 Trafalgar St, Nelson 7010
FREE for Nelson - Tasman ratepayers and residents, $ for all other visitors
VIEW ONLINE EXHIBITION

A lot has changed over the past 150 years since Nelson Rugby Football Club took the field against Nelson College on 14 May 1870. Find out more through our Museum and online exhibition. 


Cultural Conversations

Make/Shift Spaces
Ongoing
222 Hardy Street (ex Barker's Menswear), Nelson 7010
FREE, More Info

Cultural Conversations is a community-based arts hub that is focussed on building relationships and empowering former refugee and migrant communities, with window displays, workshops and gatherings.


Minions Mahem

18a Project Space
2 September - 31 October 2020, 11am-4pm Tue-Fri, 11am-2pm Sat
18a Project Space, 18a Vanguard Street, Nelson 7010
FREE

An installation of multiples. A collaboration of Ann Braunsteiner & Lee Woodman. 


Nelson Suter Art Society Exhibition

Nelson Suter Art Society
21 September - 7 November 2020, 9.30am-4.30pm Mon-Sun
Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu, 208 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010
FREE

NSAS Members' Spring Exhibition.


Nelson Arts Festival

Nelson Arts Festival
1 - 31 October 2020
FREE, KOHA & TICKETED EVENTS
Working with the local arts and events community, the 2020 Nelson Arts Festival takes place under the banner of Ngā Toi Huatau – The Seasonal Arts, with a series of events ‘sprinkled’ over the month of October. 


October in New Street

Nelson Arts Festival in collaboration with New Street venues
1 - 31 October 2020
New Street, Nelson
FREE & KOHA
Film, music, singing, performance poetry and comedy – all on offer in October in New Street. A collaboration between Nelson Arts Festival and New Street venues, and a place to gather before and after Festival events. Check website for info on what's happening, where and when.


Cycle-in Flix

Nelson Arts Festival in collaboration with Multicultural Nelson Tasman
Thursday, 1 October 2020, 7.30pm performance, 8-9pm flix
Thursday, 8 October 2020, 7.30pm performance, 8-9pm flix
Thursday, 15 October 2020, 7.30pm performance, 8-9pm flix
Thursday, 22 October 2020, 7.30pm performance, 8-9pm flix
Kirby Lane, 105 Bridge Street, Nelson
KOHA
A variation on drive-in movies - bike in, enjoy live Latino performances and learn about Hispanic & Latino culture on the big screen.


The Feed

ATELIER Studio Gallery
2 - 31 October 2020, 10am-5pm Tue-Fri, 10am-1pm Sat
ATELIER Studio Gallery, 329 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010
FREE

Exhibition by Matthew Walters. Preview on Thursday 1 October, 5.30pm.


Viewfinder - Sam Dollimore

Viewfinder
3 October - 5 December 2020, 24 hrs
Viewfinder Window, Upper Trafalgar Street, next to Burger Culture.
FREE

Sam Dollimore's art practice searches for alternative expressions of psychosensual liberation. 


Pop-Up Little Japan - Art & Craft Exhibition

Make/Shift Spaces Inc 
12 October - 6 November 2020, Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 12.00-1.30pm
ShopFront Theatre, 105 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010
FREE
Pop-Up Little Japan is a chance to experience aspects of Japanese culture, right here in Nelson’s ShopFront Theatre. Come and visit puppeteer, actor, clown and puppet maker Akiko Miyamoto in the Pop-Up Little Japan space to see displays of her handmade puppets and crafts, as well as work by local Japanese artists.


WMC: Unrefined

Nelson Arts Festival in association with The Refinery ArtSpace
12 October - 7 November 2020, 10am-5pm Mon-Fri, 11am-2pm Sat
Refinery ArtSpace, 114 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010
FREE
Selected retrospective exhibition examining the politics of style implicit in the Wellington Media Collective’s substantial body of work. Political activism woven with cultural history and art.


Edgeland Exhibition

Quiet Dog Gallery
16 October - 14 November 2020, 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm Sat
Quiet Dog Gallery, 33 Wakatu Lane, Nelson 7010
FREE

An installation of works created by visual artist James Robinson in response to the work of New Zealand poet laureate David Eggleton. Exhibition opening, 16 Oct at 5.30pm. 


Pop-Up Little Japan - Origami Workshops

Make/Shift Spaces Inc 
Saturday 17 & Saturday 24 October, 2020, 10.30-11.10am & 11.20am-12noon
ShopFront Theatre, 105 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010
FREE but CLICK HERE to book a space
Origami Workshop: This hands-on workshop includes origami, as well as an introduction to Japanese language. Pop-Up Little Japan is a chance to experience aspects of Japanese culture, right here in Nelson’s ShopFront Theatre. 


Founders Book Fair

Founders Heritage Park
17 - 26 October 2020, 10am-4.30pm
Founders Heritage Park, 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson 7010
$, Ticket Info

A huge variety of second-hand books, DVDs, vinyl records, puzzles and games at bargain prices.


Masks Behind Glass - City-wide Mask Exhibition

Nelson Arts Festival in association with Arts Council Nelson
18 October - 1 November 2020, 24 hrs
Nelson CBD, various locations 
FREE

Local artist Fiona Sutherland has been working with teachers to create masks that will be exhibited around the city. There are also some great masks on display made by Faye and Karl Wulff of Community Art Works. Look out for masks of everything and anything imaginable in galleries, shop fronts and other unexpected places!


6 Songs in 60 Minutes

Nelson Voice Collective
Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 6.30pm
East Street Cafe, 8 Church Street, Nelson 7010
KOHA - suggested donation $5 - $20

Featuring Rachel McAlpine performing from her new collection of poems, How to Be Old. Rachel’s performance will be following by an open mic session. Bring a poem to share or enjoy what other local poets have to offer. Singer songwriters are also welcome. To read, simply sign up on the night. 


Nelson Live Poets

Nelson Live Poets in association with Nelson Arts Festival
Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 7.30pm
Red16, 19 New Street, Nelson 7010
KOHA - GOLD COIN

Featuring Rachel McAlpine performing from her new collection of poems, How to Be Old. Rachel’s performance will be following by an open mic session. Bring a poem to share or enjoy what other local poets have to offer. Singer songwriters are also welcome. To read, simply sign up on the night.


Exhibition Floor Talk

ATELIER Studio Gallery
Thursday, 22 October 2020, 12.15pm
ATELIER Studio Gallery, 329 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010
FREE

Matthew Walters - The Feed


Lunchtime Concert: 'Trio Jackson' - Miles, Margarita & Fleur Jackson

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Thursday, 22 October 2020, 1pm-1.45pm
NCMA, 48 Nile Street, Nelson 7010
$, More Info

An exciting and colourful musical journey. These three incredibly versatile musicians Fleur, Margarita & Miles will present Classical, Jazz, Gypsy and World music. Take some time out from your busy day and immerse yourself in live music. 


Pukapuka Talks: Writing Funny, Writing Sad - SOLD OUT

Nelson Arts Festival in association with NMIT
Thursday, 22 October 2020, 4pm-6pm
Johnny Cash Room, Arts and Media building (G block), NMIT, Hardy Street, Nelson 7010
KOHA
Comedy writing masterclass with stand-up comedian and novelist Eamonn Marra. Limited places.  


Suter Pukapuka | Writers Events - Martin Edmond

The Suter Art Gallery | Te Aratoi O Whakatu 
Thursday, 22 October 2020, 6pm
Suter Theatre, 208 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010
$10 Friends of The Suter, $15 General Public, book at The Suter, 03 548 4699
Martin Edmond author of Endless Yet Never (2020) and Dark Night: Walking with McCahon (2011) in conversation with Vivienne Stone, Director of McCahon House on his imaginative biographies of the great NZ artist, Colin McCahon (1919-1987).


Eamonn Marra: The True Story I Made Up

Nelson Arts Festival 
Thursday, 22 October 2020, 7.30pm
The Workshop Bar & Brewery, 32c New Street, Nelson 7010
KOHA
Stand-up comedy show about the (mostly) true story behind the (mostly) fictional novel, 2000ft Above Worry Level


Pukapuka Talks: Fleeing to Freedom - SOLD OUT

Nelson Arts Festival in collaboration with NZSA/PEN and Multicultural Nelson Tasman
Friday, 23 October 2020, 5.30pm
Theatre Royal, 78 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010 - PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
Behrouz Boochani’s and Golriz Ghahraman’s refugee stories shine a devastating light on the fates of so many people, as borders close around the world. Join them in conversation with journalist Anke Richter.   


Street Karaoke

Nelson Arts Festival in collaboration with Voice Collective
Friday, 23 October 2020, 5.30pm-6.30pm
222 Hardy Street (next to Arden), Nelson 7010 - PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE
FREE
Live karaoke is coming to Nelson! Discover the artist within yourself with the support of the Voice Collective. 


Pukapuka Talks: Our People, Our Cultures, Our Languages

Nelson Arts Festival 
Saturday, 24 October 2020, 11am
Suter Theatre, 208 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010
$, Ticket Info
Panel discussion about our multicultural whenua, featuring tangata whenua and recent arrivals.  


Pukapuka Talks: Not Just for Laughs

Nelson Arts Festival 
Saturday, 24 October 2020, 1.30pm
Suter Theatre, 208 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010
$, Ticket Info
Eamonn Marra and Lil O'Brien discuss the balance between comedy and tragedy in their debut books. 


Pukapuka Talks: Writing Young Adult Fiction

Nelson Arts Festival 
Saturday, 24 October 2020, 3.30pm
Suter Theatre, 208 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010
$, Ticket Info
Multi-award winning author of fiction for young adults Mandy Hager in conversation with local YA writers Rachael Craw, Brin Murray and Robyn Prokop


The Human Voice | La Voix Humaine

Nelson Arts Festival 
Saturday, 24 October 2020, 6pm & 8pm
Sunday, 25 October 2020, 6pm & 8pm
Rutherford Hotel Nelson, 27 Nile Street, Nelson 7010
$, Ticket Info
A one-act opera that explores human feelings and needs versus the realities of love, relationships and communication. 


NZSA Writing Workshop

NZSA in association with Nelson Arts Festival 
Sunday, 25 October 2020, 10.30am-12.30pm
Mina Arndt Education Room, The Suter, 208 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010
$, Ticket Info
Two-hour workshop with award-winning author Mandy Hager. 


Pukapuka Talks: Miriam Lancewood - Wild At Heart

Nelson Arts Festival 
Sunday, 25 October 2020, 11am
Suter Theatre, 208 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010
$, Ticket Info
Miriam Lancewood talks with Kerry Sunderland about her gripping sequel to the international bestseller, Woman in the Wilderness. 


Pukapuka Talks: Historical Fiction

Nelson Arts Festival 
Sunday, 25 October 2020, 1.30pm
Suter Theatre, 208 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010
$, Ticket Info
Christine Leunens and Alexandra Tidswell discuss how they work with both research and imagination when creating characters from the past. 


Pukapuka Talks: Our Grandfathers

Nelson Arts Festival 
Sunday, 25 October 2020, 3.30pm
Suter Theatre, 208 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010
$, Ticket Info
Ian Trafford and William Moloney have both written fascinating novels based on their grandfathers' WWI diaries. 


Pukapuka Talks: Annabel Langbein

Nelson Arts Festival 
Monday, 26 October 2020, 5pm for 5.30pm start
Pic's Peanut Butter World, 49 Saxton Road, Stoke 
$, Ticket Info
For the first time, Annabel Langbein, New Zealand’s most popular cookbook author, writes about her remarkable life and how food has shaped it. Join her in discussion about her memoir, Bella, with Nicola Galloway. Come early for drinks and nibbles.


Nayland College Gala Show

Nayland College 
Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 7pm
Theatre Royal, 78 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010
$, Ticket Info

Nayland College proudly presents a showcase of performing arts featuring the very best of Music, Dance and Drama. The programme will appeal to a variety of artistic tastes with our all-encompassing talented students. 


Pukapuka Talks: Escaping the Poem

Nelson Arts Festival 
Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 7.30pm
Deville, 22 New Street, Nelson 7010
KOHA
Cliff Fell and John Newton perform parts of their hybrid works, an epic poem and a verse novel.  


Kiss Me or Kismet?

NMIT in association with Nelson Arts Festival 
Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 5.30pm for 6pm start
Johnny Cash Room, Arts and Media building (G block), NMIT & Kismet, 151 Hardy Street Nelson 7010
KOHA
Join with us to celebrate the launch of the fourth issue of NMIT’s arts and literary journal, kiss me hardyCome early for drinks and nibbles.


Lunchtime Concert: Phoenix Piano Trio - (piano, violin/viola & cello)

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Thursday, 29 October 2020, 1pm-1.45pm
NCMA, 48 Nile Street, Nelson 7010
$, More Info

Local musicians Craig Duffy, Sally Wastney and Tamsin Leenhouwers come together as the Phoenix Piano Trio. Join them for some original, atmospheric music, all composed in Nelson.


The Tribe Hip Hop & FA Dance - CANCELLED

Nelson Arts Festival 
Thursday, 29 October 2020, 5pm-5.30pm
Sundial Square, 11 Croucher Street, Richmond 7020
FREE
Short, sharp, and energetic dance performances by The Tribe Hip Hop and FA Dance Centre.  


Suter Pukapuka | Writers Events - Max Quinn

The Suter Art Gallery | Te Aratoi O Whakatu 
Thursday, 29 October 2020, 6pm
Suter Theatre, 208 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010
$10 Friends of The Suter, $15 General Public, book at The Suter, 03 548 4699
Max Quinn has trained his camera lens on life in the most extreme environments on earth. His book A Life of Extremes - The Life and Times of a Polar Filmmaker, and this talk feature stunning images from 50 years of adventures in polar climates. 


Special Event - Not the Carnivale

Nelson Arts Festival 
Friday, 30 October 2020, 5.30pm-10pm
Upper Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010
FREE
A special night of fun, music, a singalong, performance and DJ Serpico, with a small nod to the Mask Carnivale, which had to take a break this year because of COVID-19. Follow the Facebook event for updates.


Pop-Up Little Japan - Akiko Miyamoto’s Solo Puppet Show, Hansel & Gretel

Make/Shift Spaces Inc 
Saturday 31 October & Saturday 7 November, 2020, 11am & 2pm
ShopFront Theatre, 105 Collingwood Street, Nelson 7010
$, Ticket Info
A solo puppet show in Japanese! HANSEL AND GRETEL, adapted and performed by puppeteer Akiko Miyamoto. You know the story, but now you can experience it in the beautiful Japanese language while watching every movement of the puppets! One puppeteer, a few props and the magic of theatre. A famous tale like you've never seen before! 40 mins show, suitable for 7 years and over.


A Floral Theatre 'Natural Artistry'

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
Saturday, 31 October 2020, 2pm
NCMA, 48 Nile Street, Nelson 7010
KOHA

Local award-winning floral designer Janitha Holt presents "Natural Artistry", an afternoon of entertaining floral theatre.


Avantdale Bowling Club

Nelson Arts Festival 
Saturday, 31 October 2020, 8pm
Theatre Royal, 78 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010
$, Ticket Info
Hip-hop/jazz project headed by rapper Tom Scott, with an enviable cast of musicians — “a huge learned journey borne of lived experience”. Have a listen. R18.