The Arts

Stories about our rich and vibrant artistic heritage, including the people, institutions and movements which have nurtured the arts.

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  1. Nelson's Public Art
    Nelson has a range of public art works, many of them located in the central city area near the Maitai River. read more
  2. Tahunanui Reserve artworks
    Tahunanui Reserve has been transformed with a vibrant, creative space inspired by Nelson Youth. read more
  3. Maurice Gee
    Maurice Gee is one of New Zealand's most distinguished novelists. He has close connections with the top of the south. read more
  4. Jean Devanny
    One of the most interesting early Golden Bay/Mohua writers is Jean Devanny, a committed socialist and feminist. read more
  5. Riverside Murals
    The Riverside Murals project creates a mural gallery of eight different styles by eight local artists, along the banks of the Maitai River in Nelson read more
  6. Nelson Refinery and Tobacco
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  7. The sofa of Days Track
    Sofa so good is a beautiful and celebratory community artwork on Days Track, which was reopened in 2017 after a long closure following slips in 2017 read more
  8. Enga Washbourn
    Enga Washbourn was a prolific watercolourist living for most of her life, 1908-1988, in the Nelson region. she is well known for her beautiful landsca... read more