5 Art Galleries to Visit in Nelson

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by Hertz NZ - 24 July 2017

Nelson is a havenfor artists–ith hundreds of artistic folks choosing to call Nelson home, there are a plethora of galleries and museums to explore. Here are some of our favourites

World of Wearable Art & Classic Cars Museum

There’s something for everyone in this museum that houses two extraordinary collections. Classic cars from all over the world are on display, representing over 100 years of motoring. There are also the products of the annual World of Wearable Art compion which attracts international attention every year. With an innovative museum app to guide you through the exhibits this is a fascinating place to spend a few hours.

The Suter Art Gallery

Focusing primarily on mixed media artists, the Suter Art Gallery features a wide range of artists and a vibrant array of special exhibitions. The gallery is also home to a theatre that showsclassic films and a regular program of live performances. The educational programs for adults and children alike are well regarded, and hands-on workshops give you the opportunity to create some art of your own.

Ascot Encaustic Art Gallery

With an intriguing open studio format, this gallery allows you to not only see beautiful art but the artists themselves hard at work. Encaustic Art refers to art made by paintings made with hot beeswaxthere’s a wide range of unusual artworks on display here. If you fancy creating some encaustic art of your own there is an encaustic art supply store as well.

Jens Hansen Ringmaker

Having shot to fame after making The One Ring for he Lord of the Rings, Jens’ gallery includes wedding bands and fashion jewellery. Whether you want something inspired by lvish designs, something uniquely iwi or prefer a modern twist you find a very special souvenir here.

Red Art Gallery and Café

This quirky and fun gallery is a vibrant space with an eclectic collection of artworks. Enjoy a coffee and some cafe treats while you peruse the space. Right around the corner is exhibition space Salt Gallery which is well worth a look.