Inspired by the incredible THAW installation, we've put together a series of events and workshops across the Festival to continue the call to action, including an opportunity to contribute with visual artist Gabby O'Connor.
ICEBERGS AS DREAMED BY YOU: A COMMUNITY-GENERATED ARTWORK
For schools + the community
Thinking about ice, thinking about Antarctica, thinking about our climate. How do icebergs form, where do they go, and what becomes of them?
Make an iceberg collage on a lightbox from repurposed materials and your collage will be celebrated across the Festival. A community generated artwork designed by visual artist Gabby O'Connor, culminating in a display at the Cawthron Institute Open Day on Saturday 29 October.
Join Gabby's community workshop at the Nelson Provincial Museum on Monday 24 October , 2-4pm, to learn about Gabby's research about icebergs and Antarctica, and to have a go at making your own iceberg collage.
THE TIME IS NOW: THE CRUCIAL DECADE
Kim Hill invites Paul Tapsell (Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Raukawa), Mike Joy, Dave Lowe and Kera Sherwood-O'Regan (Kāi Tahu) to explain how we can respond to the climate crisis and transform our lands, waterways and communities. More information can be found by clicking here.
Plus other opportunities to support local organisations and individuals working in this space.
Nelson Arts Festival is committed to taking action to combat climate change.
Join us in this journey - let the art be only the beginning!