Nelson Whakatū home for free arts advice, promotion, funding and assistance. Management of the Refinery ArtSpace gallery, sculpture garden, artist studio and more!
Check their website and Facebook page for information about classes, events and exhibitions across Nelson. Volunteering opportunities are also available. A flagship event is the Changing Threads National Contemporary Textile Fibre Art Awards, which encourages fibre and textile artists to push the boundaries of contemporary practice. Over the years the awards have grown and proven to be highly valued both by artists and viewers, and has gained recognition as the most prestigious awards event in this area of arts practice. The showcase of selected entries will take place at The Refinery ArtSpace, Nelson between 12 May – 10 June 2023.