April Edition

April Edition

Things of Note:

  • Changing Threads has hit the 15 year milestone in 2024. Congratulations to Creative Director Ronnie Martin and the Arts Council Nelson team. The Changing Threads Contemporary Textile Art Award entries close 19 April and the exhibition runs from May 17 to June 15 at the Refinery ArtSpace. NZTE look forward to seeing the entries for 2024. To join in the celebrations, NZTE have a line up of workshops during the May/June timeframe - enrolments are open now.
  • Congratulations to Little Beehive Nelson on their 10th anniversary.  This Nelson based collective in Bridge Street is a local treasure trove. NZTE tutor Karuna Peralta has loom weaving products available - great for gifts.
  • Fashion Revolution New Zealand are running an exhibition titled "Fashion Forward: Reimagining Textile Waste" during Fashion Revolution Week. FRW will mark a decade of active campaigning with ten days of action running from 15 - 24 April. The theme for the 2024 campaign is centred around 'How to be a Fashion Revolutionary'. NZTE has been asked to showcase work - watch this space!
Logo for ART Nelson/Tasman in a bold black typeface.

Local Spotlight

ART Nelson/Tasman by Tracy Allen

NZTE would like to show our support for a new initiative launched by Tracy Allan of Tracy Allan Creative. Tracy has recently launched ART Nelson/Tasman. This is an online platform connecting art enthusiasts with artists from Nelson/Tasman.

We know this is going to grow into something big. Currently featured on ART Nelson/Tasman are artists Robyn Reynolds, Sally Middleton and Tom Brooker. Encourage any artists you know to take a look and consider signing up to this platform as it could lead to a number of opportunities for them.

NZTE Workshops will feature on this platform soon.