A multidisciplinary exploration of the expedition led by Thomas Brunner from Nelson into the West Coast and back again from December 1846 – June 1848.
Weaving together painting, carving, and sound Ngā Hau Ngākau is an exhibition that explores the collective creation of narratives through a multisensory experience.
Promised Land exposes an artistic whakapapa (genealogy) of art in Nelson. Acting as a window to some of Nelson’s most significant artists and artworks Promised Land highlights the effects of British art, achievements of expatriates, and generational connections, as central to the development of art in the region
Depicting Nineteenth Century emigration to Nelson, landforms unique to the top of the South Island, regional industries, and our bicultural history, Milk and Honey spans over two hundred years of New Zealand artworks and offers a glimpse of the creative endeavours this distinctive area has inspired.