We’re ready to take over town – bringing the bling, of course!
Our map and full schedule are now *LIVE* on our website, and printed versions are making their way to all our venues – jump on the website or head to the galleries to get your copy, and plan your #nelsonjewelleryweek!
For makers, wearers, viewers, for everyone who likes contemporary jewellery, art, and community, and who wants to see our city (and all of Aotearoa, let’s be honest and dream big!) flourish with creativity: this event is for you!
Less than a week until we kick off – join us for Nelson Jewellery Week 13 – 23 April 2023!
Following the great success of the inaugural 2021 event, Arts Council Nelson welcomes makers, wearers and viewers to Whakatū, Nelson from 13 to 23 April to celebrate everything contemporary jewellery.
Nelson Jewellery Week is a celebration of contemporary jewellery making – for everybody: Nelson Jewellery Week invites a wide lens to art and jewellery with an array of exhibitions, workshops, public talks and events for the public to view and participate in. Jewellery is to be seen, talked about, read about and especially worn and celebrated. It is a means of expression for maker and wearer alike and offers an invitation to experience contemporary art in both a uniquely personal way and as part of a community.
Nelson Jewellery Week 2023 includes 35 exhibitions with participants from Aotearoa, Australia, and the United Kingdom; 15 workshops and masterclasses aimed at beginners and early career makers as well as experienced jewellers; panel discussions to share current contemporary jewellery discourse; floor talks with makers speaking about their practice; activations and events around the central city including the much anticipated pin swap, Buildings Need Jewellery, and Pecha Kucha.
Everyone is welcome to participate, engage, make, view and wear over ten days in April 2023.
Check out the full programme and ticketing/enrolments for workshops.