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Join us for an unforgettable evening of art, jewellery, and exploration with Softly Softly, the opening event of Nelson Jewellery Week. As part of this exciting event, selected locations throughout Nelson will be transformed into glittering showcases for some of the most stunning art gems and jewellery displays you've ever seen.

At The Suter Art Gallery, we're proud to offer free art tours of Deep Material Energy at 6pm and 7.30pm, led by esteemed curatorial collaborator Heather Galbraith. This is the perfect opportunity to explore the gallery after hours, discover new works of art, and get a closer look at the Deep Material Energy exhibition.

But Softly Softly isn't just about the galleries - it's also about exploring the city itself. Keep an eye out for sculptures and projections adorning the buildings around Whakatū Nelson as part of the NJW Buildings Need Jewellery project, which explores the intersection of jewellery and the built environment. And don't miss the window gems at Viewfinder Window, Bank Lane and Morrison Square, Kiln Gallery, Kuske, Shine, Lady Mux, and Craig Potton Store + Gallery.

Whether you're an art enthusiast, a jewellery lover, or simply curious about the creative scene in Nelson, Softly Softly is an event you won't want to miss. So come join us for a night of discovery, wonder, and inspiration.

Exhibition Tours with Curator Heather Galbraith

  • 6pm
  • 7:30pm


  • Free - All Welcome


  • Thu 13 Apr


  • 5:00 pm — 8:00 pm


  • 208 Bridge Street
  • Whakatū, Nelson