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Changing Threads Contemporary Textile Fibre Art Awards

Friday 17th May-Saturday 15th June 2024

Encouraging fibre & textile artists to challenge perceptions of work traditionally associated with these media. Arts Council Nelson are very proud to have presented Changing Threads Contemporary Fibre Textile Art Award along with its founder, our fabulous Creative Director Ronnie Martin, for the past 15 years.

We wish to thank the selectors, judges and sponsors past and present along with the talented textile and Fibre artists throughout Aotearoa that continue to raise the calibre of the event year upon year. The event has now become one of the most prestigious of its type in NZ, with increasing visitor numbers each year.

As we approach this milestone it is a good time to reflect on our journey so far. Thus we have put together a programme that celebrates the traditions from which our talented and innovative artists draw upon when submitting their work, which is often conceptual, experimental or surprising. That pushes the limits of the materiality of the medium.

You are warmly invited to the opening and awards presentation at 5.30pm, Friday 17th May.

For details of the full programme head to our website.

Image: Cindy Walters; Hestia

Family Friendly Featured Free


May 17–18, 20–25, 27–31
June 1, 3–8, 10–15


10am - 5pm Mon - Fri / 10am - 2pm Sat


Nelson & suburbs


Refinery ArtSpace
114 Hardy St, Central City, Nelson

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