Creative spaces directory: Tasman-Nelson region

Creative spaces are community-based arts organisations and groups where people, often with limited access, can go to make art, participate in theatre, dance, music, film and creative writing. Find a creative space in Tasman-Nelson. If you would rather look at a national directory, visit the national creative spaces directory

Please email us to update your entry, include your creative space in this directory, or make enquiries about the Creative Spaces Network.

Community Art Works

Address: 81 Achilles Ave, Nelson
Community Art Works is open for morning sessions from 10am to noon and afternoon sessions from 1pm to 3pm five days a week, and just for the afternoon session on Tuesdays. It caters for approximately 150 people with mixed abilities every week and sessions run throughout the year. It is staffed by several professional artists, who are experienced teachers and have a passion to share their skills with people. Nelson Firespinners club operates out of its premises on a Thursday night. Read more about Community Art Works. Visit its Facebook page.
Contact: Faye Wulff, Co-ordinator | 03 545 9976 |

Cultural Conversations

Address: Shop 12, Morrison Square, Nelson 7010
Cultural Conversations is a community-based arts hub that facilitates opportunities for people from Nelson’s former refugee and migrant communities to run programmes, workshops, and events. The primary outcome of these sessions is to enhance knowledge, awareness, and appreciation for the cultural diversity that makes up the Nelson region as well as wider Aotearoa New Zealand. Visit Cultural Conversations WebsiteFacebook | Instagram
Contact: Tanya Nock |

Magenta Creative Space Charitable Trust

Address: 320 Hardy Street, back of St John Church Hall, Nelson 7010
Magenta Creative Space is an art studio for people with experience of mental ill-health. A charitable trust established in 2002, Magenta is not an art therapy institution but the artists who attend find it therapeutic. It is a place where they can relax, meet new people, and be challenged and extended by learning new art-making techniques and skills. Open Monday to Friday. Visit their Facebook page and website.
Contact: Kay Van Dyk | 021 100 5899 | 03 545 8498 |


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