News and events
Two new enlarged images are now on display on the Elma Turner Library atrium easels both link to domestic colonial lifestyle. This ongoing project features artists who supported the Art in Widows initiative plus heritage assets imaginatively photographed. Madame Fancy Pants is by artist Jan Thomson, who has supported the Art in Windows project since its inception. Thomson is known both for watercolours and oils, and loves to tell a story and see "the extraordinary in the ordinary". "Leaving Home” by photographer Graeme Skinner features Broadgreen Historic House and hints at a mystery about a young woman leaving her home.
Books chosen by kids, for kids.
Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster known as the Pleiades and its appearance in the sky, which occurs this year on June 6, signals the beginning of the Māori New Year. All events are at Elma Turner Library.
Take part in Book Night at Elma Turner Library.
The Library is celebrating the Nelson environment in the week leading up to World Environment Day, 5 June, with talks, displays, eco-house visits, activities and more. All are welcome, and all activities are free.
Nelson Libraries are hosting a number of interesting talks and even an armchair tours part of this Nelson wide celebration. All Heritage Week events are listed on itson.co.nz or pick up your programme from the library. A Heritage Week screen will have continuous short movies running from 15-24 April by the Red Wall.
17 April, Elma Turner Library 1-3pm
Young, curious and camera at the ready? Photographer Ryu Takahashi shows how to make the ordinary shot extraordinary. Young adults workshop for 12-20 years.