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Ablaze – The 2019 Tasman Fires


Wakefield Village Hall
10 Whitby Way
5-8 February
10.30am-3pm – Free Entry

Friday February 5th 2021 marks the two-year anniversary of one of the most significant events in the history of Nelson & Tasman – the 2019 Tasman Fires. To mark this occasion, Nelson Provincial Museum, the regional museum of Nelson Tasman, presents “Ablaze”.

The touring exhibition begins with the official opening at the Wakefield Village Hall on Friday 5th February at 10.30am and all members of the public are welcome. The Opening will acknowledge key people in the community who played their part in supporting the community and fighting the fires. There will be key note speakers such as Mayor Tim King & Former Mayor Richard Kempthorne. The tour will then move onto other areas around the Tasman region such as the Motueka Museum and more.

The exhibition tells the story of how the Tasman fires affected the community, its animals and environment. It will also highlight the role of the firefighters and many volunteers that helped to get the fire under control. Showcasing the effort that went into keeping people, stock and livelihoods safe.

Locally crowd sourced images will be on display, kindly shared by Nelson and Tasman residents. The exhibition also features a portfolio of paintings and drawings by young local artist Celia Allen.

And for a bit of extra fun, a game of ‘Hoses-and-Ladders’, a twist on an old classic.

“Ablaze” Exhibition Tasman tour is made possible through the kind support of Tasman District Council Community Grants 2020.

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