Calling all clay artists!
There is an exciting new opportunity to stretch the boundaries of your clay practice and challenge the more traditional views of this medium.
@ForsythBarr, @nelson.arts.council and @NelsonClayWeek are proud to present Pushing Clay Uphill – Forsyth Barr Ceramics Award and Exhibition, a celebration and recognition of innovative contemporary ceramic art.
Whether you work solely with clay, or clay is the main raw material in your mixed media practice, you are invited to use any technique of your choice to create two- or three-dimensional pieces.
The selected artworks will be on display at the Refinery ArtSpace during Nelson Clay Week with the award winner announced on opening night.
For more information, please visit the Arts Council Nelson website.
Constructs – an exquisite exhibition of contemporary weaving by Lane Hawkins. This is a must-see exhibition
Based in Whakatū Nelson, Lane produces works that comprise of locally harvested natural and found materials woven to produce contemporary art forms. These forms are guided by the materials used and reflect the delicate balance between people and nature.
Lane has studied both Māori and Japanese weaving practices and techniques. His work reflects contemporary Japanese basketry and incorporates the natural materials and approaches Māori have been using in New Zealand for hundreds of years.
You are warmly invited to an Artist Talk:
18th June 10.30am