About Us

The 2018 Nelson Arts Festival has wrapped! 

Our 24th Festival saw shows coming all the way from such far-flung places as Hungary, Canada, Australia and of course Nelson! We hope all enjoyed the Festival experience, whether it was music, theatre, discussions, dance or the delightful Michael Leunig drawing!

Our thanks to everybody who helped put this Festival together, our funders, our sponsors, our supporters, our crew, and of course you, our audience.

The Nelson Arts Festival team

Charlie Unwin
Festival Director

Amanda Raine
Festival Marketing & Management

Axel de Maupeou
Team Leader Festivals

Sarah Wilson & Caroline Crick

Kerry Sunderland
Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers’
Programme Coordinator

Wendy Clease
Technical Director & HOD Lighting

JR Richardson
HOD Sound

Michaela Blackman
Masked Parade & Carnivale Coordinator

Bob Bickerton 
Stage One Coordinator

Padma Naidu
The Flag Project Coordinator

Huup Waagen
Founders Production Manager

Kate Alexander
Front of House Manager

Bex & Jeremy Richards, Premier Events Nelson
Café & Bar Managers

Stu Dalton
Programme Distribution

Contact Us


Phone: +64 3 545 8734

Postal address:
PO Box 597
Nelson 7040

Office address:
C/- Founders Heritage Park
87 Atawhai Drive
Nelson 7010

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