Nelson Arts Festival Presents: Cellfish
Oct
18
to Oct 19

Nelson Arts Festival Presents: Cellfish

Where hardened inmates come face-to-face with a whole new nightmare: Shakespeare classes with Miss Lucy!

Eight counts of unlawful entry using imagination, five counts of reckless use of Māori mythology, four counts of possession and cultivation of Shakespeare, and one count of dangerous operation of a voice class.

Some are looking to improve their parole chances, others want to kill some time and one just wants to kill. A tour de force of stage craft, Cellfish challenges two actors to portray a fast-paced interwoven story featuring seven characters. The result is a funny and insightfully gripping work that takes us behind the walls of a New Zealand Correctional Facility and into the minds of its residents.

SUTER THEATRE

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Nelson Arts Festival Presents: The South Afreakins
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Nelson Arts Festival Presents: The South Afreakins

A hilarious and heartbreaking show about country, loss, and the impossible search for home. Written and performed by Robyn Paterson.

Helene and Gordon are stuck. Stuck in South Africa and in their same rut. One longs to get out and experience everything retirement has to offer, while one won’t leave his milk tart. When they finally immigrate to New Zealand, they discover just how hard it is to find ‘home’.

SUTER THEATRE

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Nelson Arts Festival Presents: Kaput
Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Nelson Arts Festival Presents: Kaput

Be swept up in the mayhem of a larger-than-life lovable buffoon as his day is flipped upside-down by the lonely, dust-covered world that surrounds him. Channelling Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, our luckless hero struggles to get the upper hand, taking one step forward and two steps back in a highly skilled, hilariously funny and beautifully poignant bit of madness, until everything is truly kaput!

SUTER THEATRE

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Jay Hutchinson Opening
Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

Jay Hutchinson Opening

Please join us at the opening of Jay Hutchinson’s exhibition. This exhibition builds on work from the last four years as well as presenting new ‘discarded’ objects and an ambitious full sized embroidered fence. 

His meticulously embroidered objects reflect the indulgences of 21st century society – seductive yet destructive consumables such as fast food, tobacco and confectionery.

Also join Jay and Suter Curator Sarah McClintock 2pm, Saturday 21 September when they will discuss the exhibition and Jay’s practice.

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Artist Talk: Kim Ireland
Mar
14
5:15 PM17:15

Artist Talk: Kim Ireland

Kim Ireland’s 'Threshold – Flood', currently on display in the Hursthouse Barnicot Contemplation Gallery at The Suter, is entering its final week on display. Join Kim and Suter Curator Sarah McClintock as they discuss Kim’s practice, and this remarkable work.

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Bari Ziperstein: Professional Practice Workshop
Nov
2
2:30 PM14:30

Bari Ziperstein: Professional Practice Workshop

Ceramics NZ presents an intimate round table discussion with LA based artist and 2018 Portage Ceramic Awards judge Bari Ziperstein. Bari will take small discussion groups though her successful business model, covering how she got from A-B professionally in both her exhibiting practice and commercial design work. This is a unique professional development opportunity for anyone interested in art and ceramics.

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