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Arts and Craft

...where artists get inspired and craftsman get creative!

The Nelson Tasman region is the undisputed creative arts centre of New Zealand. This is where the World of WearableArt (WOW) event was born and the internationally acclaimed Hoglund Art Glass studio has been in operation for thirty years. The region has over 300 working artists. Painters, sculptors, ceramic artists, potters, glass blowers, jewellers, writers and creators draw energy from the spectacular natural environment and create art and crafts that have a unique and personal signature attached to them.

They're scattered around the lakes, along our rivers, on the beaches, in forest dwellings, high in the hills, low in the valleys and in every little nook and cranny where artists can find artistic, spiritual and creative inspiration. Meet artists, visit their workshops and participate in creating your own art! Learn glass bead making or ceramics. A highly memorable experience is assured when interactive fun is at your fingertips. Enjoy your journey of discovery as you travel around the region.

To help you plot your adventures around the artist galleries and studios, pick up a copy of the Nelson Arts Guide from local bookstores and galleries. The ninth and newest edition showcases many of the region’s artists, wineries, cafes and cultural entities.   It is the ideal companion for anyone who appreciates art, enjoys local cuisine and loves pleasant surprises.

World renowned art glass and glass jewellery made at the glassblowing studio by glass...
Visitors are welcome to view the art work of Bill Burke at his gallery...
Ann & Bob are internationally recognised craft artists. Their beautifully designed works use New...
Boutique gallery in the heart of Takaka township displaying works by Kas Muller and...
We are an art experience cafe that is your place to create. Come to...
Louise Douglas creates unique vintage and nature-inspired jewellery. All designed and handcrafted in her Nelson...
Working artists' studios and gallery overlooking the stunning waimea inlet.  Paintings.  Sculpture.  Ceramic Art. ...
An  artist's studio at beautiful Nelson Lakes  ...I paint mainly landscapes, oil and watercolour...
Reflections Art Gallery exhibits work by contemporary emerging New Zealand artists. Exhibitions are changed...
View a world class private collection of rare, classic cars alongside amazing wearable works...
Working artists' studios and gallery overlooking the stunning Waimea Inlet.  Subtle figurative paintings on...
You will learn how to carve and make your own special bone carving under...
Nelson's online art gallery. All works are for sale. A selected range of quality...
Landscape paintings and reproduction giclee prints by artist Peter Geen. Unique, collectable fine...
Polished aggregate is the medium Michael is best known for, his works also include...
An iconic New Zealand artist, John paints using high grade acrylics capturing the rich...
Working artists studios and gallery, overlooking the stunning Waimea Inlet. Paintings.Sculpture.Ceramic Art.Jewellery. International honors...
Weavers and fibre artists producing many quality items in a range of vibrant colours,...
Creative experiences in New...
Be guided and welcomed into many of the working studios and homes to see...
A wide range of well designed ceramic works for the table, and ceramic art...