Arts & Crafts
Nelson/Tasman is blessed with creative abundance and is home to over 350 working artists. The diverse art forms range from paintings to ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewellery and wearable art.
The region is conducive to creativity for many reasons. Its physical charms include turquoise lagoons and golden sand beaches, sun-kissed produce from groves and bays, and a rich light, courtesy of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand.
One of the defining features of Nelson/Tasman’s arts scene is that so many artists continue to open their studios to visitors, welcoming passers-by who want to drop in, inspect the work and maybe talk to the artists themselves before heading away with a unique memory of local creativity.