Art; Heritage; Community; Culture
Touchstones Nelson is a unique combination of Art Gallery, Museum and Archives. Our exhibitions offer a diversity of topics and themes that reflect the broad interests and capabilities of people living in the region. From contemporary art and pop culture, to fine craft and design, to local architecture and human history, Touchstones Nelson exhibitions connect to this area's creative energy and rich heritage.
Visitors to the permanent exhibit on the second floor will see the geographical challenges, enchanting beauty and human resourcefulness of Nelson and area. In our two galleries in August we will be presenting both Train Dreams: an experimental three-channel video installation that examines the nature of memory and time by exploring history through railway culture, and Jack Shadbolt: an exploration of the diverse, seven-decade-long art practice of this formidable artist. Touchstones Nelson is fully wheelchair accessible. The facility makes a great space for gatherings and functions; enquire about our rental fees and schedule. For the Culture Tour weekend, we are offering art activities for kids and a heritage event on the history of trains in Nelson and area.
Venue type: CE (My venue is a studio/art gallery exhibiting the work of many artists year round. My venue is a museum, heritage site or cultural centre.)
Wheelchair accessible? Yes (Accessible meaning doors at least 32" wide, no threshold more than 1" high and no stairs or an elevator/lift available.)
Business hours outside of the Culture Tour are: Regular business hours.
Summer hours: Monday – Wednesday 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, Friday/Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
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