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Art in Windows Winners Announced!

Vote for Your Favourite Art in Windows & Enter to Win!

Nelson’s retail windows have been turned into a roving art gallery with the creativity of more than 55 local artists showcased in the annual ‘Art in Windows’ promotion.

Art in Windows is a joint initiative between the Nelson Arts Council and Uniquely Nelson. It gives local businesses an opportunity to celebrate Nelson’s vibrant arts culture and participate in and support the Nelson Arts Festival. And it gives local artists an opportunity to showcase their work in an accessible and public way.

The public can vote for their favourite window, with all entries going in the draw to win a piece of Jens Hansen jewellery valued at $500. An official Art Trail Guide and details on how to enter are available from participating businesses or on-line at

Voting for the People’s Choice Window closes Monday 27th October and the winner will be contacted next week.

Congratulations to the following retailers and artists for their winning windows:

1st – Global Culture, 58 Bridge Street.
Featuring beautiful woven installations by Margaret Johnston. You can read about the philosophy behind Margaret Johnston’s work, titled ‘Global Communication’ here: Global Communication

2nd – Jays & KO, 82 Bridge Street.
Featuring artworks by Lloyd Harwood and an ‘origami’ skirt by Kate Donaldson.

3rd – Profile Boutique, 163 Hardy Street.
Featuring artworks by Lisa White, Paula Fitzgerald & Marilyn Andrews, perfectly integrated with complementary fashion and accessories.

The retailers with the 1st and 2nd place windows each receive $500 advertising vouchers from the Nelson Mail and The Radio Network.  The retailer with the 3rd place window receives a $250 morning tea shout courtesy of NBS.

Congratulations also to retailers and artists with windows that are highly commended:


Retailer Address Artist
Club Paradox 137 Bridge Street Jackie Little
Craig Potton Gallery & Store 255 Hardy Street Various Artists
Shine Design Store 253 Hardy Street Pam McCorkindale
Kuske Eyewear 258 Hardy Street Ann CT Braunsteiner
Taylors We Love Shoes 245 Trafalgar Street Katie Gold
Crackerjack Toys Central City Arcade, Trafalgar Street Gaelynne Pound
Health 2000 Central City Arcade, Trafalgar Street Natalie Walker

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