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Changing Threads Contemporary Textile Fibre Art Awards

25 Mar 2022 to 23 Apr 2022
10 - 5pm Monday - Friday, 10 - 2pm Sat and Sun
Artists stretching the boundaries of Fibre and Textile Arts. A contemporary national award and exhibition presented by Arts Council Nelson and held annually at the Refinery Artspace.
Event type: 
Art, Craft, Exhibition
Refinery ArtSpace
114 Hardy St Nelson
National, Nelson / Tasman


Changing Threads Contemporary Textile Fibre Art Awards is a National Exhibition organised by Arts Council Nelson and held annually at the Refinery Artspace gallery in the Nelson CBD. 

For the past twelve years ACN have presented this now prestigious showcase attracting the highest calibre of NZ's leading contemporary fibre and textile practitioners. With the impetus of challenging the public perception of work in this field, artists responses have led to strong International interest in the event, and is featured in many publications.  

The showcase of selected entries will take place at Refinery ArtSpace, Nelson between 25th March - 23rd April 2022

The opening celebration will be at 5.30pm Friday 25th March.

The Awards will be filmed and presented online due to current circumstances.


Entries to the award close 23rd February, details for entry can be found at




Written by

Arts Council Nelson

15 Feb 2022

Interests Arts Council Nelson (ACN) Our Mission is to promote, initiate and support projects and activities that stimulate and strengthen the artistic and cultural life of our communities.