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The (New Zealand) Golden Bay Community Arts Council serves and celebrates local artists.  Our mission is to strengthen community through the Arts and Nga Toi. We organize a variety of annual events and opportunities designed to expand participation and recognition of the value of all creative ventures.

The Nelson Tasman region has a reputation based on its natural beauty, sunny climate and flourishing arts. In terms of art and related facilities, Golden Bay, by geographic and demographic characteristics, needs to be considered as a region in its own right. Isolated from the rest of the Nelson Tasman region as it is, it has its own distinctive culture of creativity, which needs to be fully honored by provision of adequate art facilities. Many creative people find their home in Golden Bay, a destination in its own right and not a place people pass through on their way to somewhere else. Tourism is very important to the economy here and artists are a significant incentive to bring tourists to Golden Bay. You can see what is offered (And add your own business / info) on this free community resource spreadsheet – There are over 250 full and part time adult artists living in the Bay. Representing some artists are the galleries Monza, Artisans, Lollokiki, Golden Bay Gallery, Kuketa DesignsPaper Scissors Rock and the Art Bank. The Dangerous Kitchen and Wholemeal Café, Hair Revolution, Takaka Public library and Nelson Building Society also display and sell art in the CBD The Arts Council holds local shows such as Bay Art (running now for 30+ years). There are art assets in Golden Bay such as a community kiln and pottery club and some restricted workshop space at the Golden Bay Work Centre. There are a few halls in the region which make great workshop spaces such as the Kotinga, Pohara, and Catholic halls and privately owned venues such as Riversea and Fairholme Gallery.


24 Commercial Street

Postal Address:
PO Box 74


Claire French
[email protected]

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Friday - 10am to 3pm

Golden Bay Community Arts Council Commercial Street

Golden Bay Community Arts Council Commercial Street, Takaka, New Zealand

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