Art in Windows 2014, Nelson

The 20th Anniversary of the Nelson Arts Festival will take place between 16-27 October. Always a great event, the event organisers have again managed to curate a very colourful program of events for these 2 exciting weeks in October.

“Art In Windows”, an Arts Council Nelson and Uniquely Nelson initiative will again be part of the event calendar. It is a great opportunity for retailers , businesses and galleries to showcase the regions creative talent.

The Nelson City Council has organised an easy hour-long guided art walk to discover “Windows of Opportunity” in the heart of the Nelson CBD. There are two walks to choose from – Thursday 23 October 10.30am and 1.30pm. Meet at Nelson City Council reception.

We are very excited that we can be part of this initiative this year and even more excited to work with Ann CT Braunsteiner. After seeing Ann’s work at recent exhibitions at @Red Art Gallery and Art Expo Nelson we knew that Ann would be the perfect artist to communicate the link between art and our passion for exceptional eyewear.

Ann’s contribution to “Art In Windows” will be on display in our shop window and inside the shop between 28 September – 31 October.


Nelson Suter Art Society Spring Exhibition 2014…

at the Refinery ArtSpace
3 Halifax Street, Nelson
22nd of September – 4th of October

Ann Braunsteiner & Lee Woodman,
exhibition coordination, selection & curation
of the show on behalf of the NSAS.

Come along to the opening.
Mingle, talk about the art,
with some refreshments at hand.
23rd of September, 5:30pm

Abstract on Peace Mechanism

for the Santorini Biennale 2014.
Peace Mechanisms aims to study the harmony between people, the mutual understanding and the respect of differences. Peace and War have been
the subject of debate for thousands of years in many countries,cultures and philosophies and both of them have led to serious moral
Political systems have always viewed Peace as a state of balance and harmony between individuals and populations in which respect means
acceptance of differences, in which conflicts are resolved through dialogue, in which people’s rights are respected and their voices
are heard and everyone is at their highest point of serenity, bearing always in mind that systems usually consider warfare as an inevitable
and integral aspect for the creation of human culture (which is also inevitable under certain socio-cultural or ecological circumstances!).

The Santorini Biennale, is calling artists to study and explore causations and reasons of violent actions
(crisis – conflict – war development), and how the arts can create “a mechanism” against them.

Santorini Biennale 2014

My work
‘You told me, I won’t be hurt.’
goes to Greece, for the Santorini Biennale 2014, themed around ‘Peace Mechanism’.
I was invited to enter into the Biennale a month ago [invitation did not necessarily mean to be accepted for the exhibition], to research how ‘Peace Mechanism’ can be used within the arts or how the arts can be a ‘Peace Mechanism’ – and also studying causations and reasons for violent acts, war.
It has been a great opportunity to work to this topic, thinking, reading on it, trying to express my opinion. I really enjoy working to a concept – even though ‘Peace Mechanism’ felt like a huge challenge to narrow down within my works I submitted.
One work per artist if accepted.

Work description for ‘You told me, I won’t be hurt.’
I was young, trusted you, but now I am hurt.
My scars are still healing, from inside out,
but I will, always feel this knife stuck in my bones.
My smile is stiff, I cannot control any of my thoughts.
I lie there, staring up into the blank ceiling, listening to the machine drumming its own song.
When will it be over, when I am allowed to go?
Ann CT 2014

Review ‘Red Rooms and In Between’, Ann CT Braunsteiner @Red Art Gallery, Nelson

Thanks to Adrienne Matthews, Nelson Mail on the review of my body of work ‘Red Rooms and In Between’, currently on show until 25th of March at the RED Art Gallery & Café , Nelson, New Zealand.

The hard copy of the review starts off with a sequence of my prose.
‘In between, Red Rooms,
symbols, fairytales, myths and sagas,
places where the death and a freedom of living
are composing an equal part’.

One of the strongest elements to Braunsteiner’s latest exhibition is her writing – exquisite lines that float between canvases…..

‘Red Rooms and In Between’ Ann Braunsteiner @Red Art Gallery

Ann Braunsteiner & the RED Gallery would like to invite you to the opening of Ann’s exhibition of exciting new works.

Please join us to support this very talented artist at her opening next Tuesday 4th March at 5.30 pm. Ann’s work has been flying off our walls over the Summer and her new exhibition allows us the opportunity to showcase her new collection.

‘Red Rooms and In Between’ is a body of work inspired by Surrealism in literature.
With her paintings and prose, Ann has intended to capture a merging of worlds, a collision of disparate parts that are found through ‘Red Rooms and In

If you are interested in supporting emerging new artists, we encourage you to attend Ann’s opening. She is certainly stamping her mark on the art world!