'THE ODDFELLOWS HALL' - KIM NELSON FINE ART & EDITIONS STUDIO
In November 2010 Kim Nelson embarked on a new project in his home town – a public studio. The studio is part working studio, part gallery, part performance venue. It is the primary outlet for Kim Nelson Limited Editions and is open several days of the week for visitor's to browse, shop and view works in progress.
"I want it to be a place where folk can feel comfortable and take time out from their busy lives and just relax with the art" says the artist.
Visitors to the studio may sometimes be able to see the artist at work and witness artworks in progress as they are prepared for solo exhibitions. Limited editions, artcards, books and orginal artwork are also available for purchase.
From time to time performances and activities also occur such as the studio's inaugural opening concert by internationally renowned harpist Alice Giles and traditional Indian dancer Padma Menon who performed 'Sangam',
a production they co-created.
Check out the calendar of events listing below or go to the Oddfellows's Hall Facebook page by clicking on the icon to find out about past and upcoming events and the venue. To view Limited Edition Print range, click << here >>
History of the Building
Kim Nelson Fine Art & Editions is located in an historic 'Oddfellows' Hall' and is a classic part of Yass Valley history located on the main street of Yass. It was built in 1887 by the Royal Order of Oddfellows, more commonly known in Australia as Manchester Unity, a group which originated in Britain in the late 18th century. They are a benevolent and social society, sometimes classified as a friendly benefit society having initiatory rites and ceremonies, gradation or degrees in membership, and mystic signs of recognition and communication.
Whatever the reasons, the artist feels the title totally appropriate! Take a virtual visit of Oddfellows by clicking below:
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UPCOMING & PAST EVENTS
'The String Contingent' in concert: Sunday 17th March @ 4.00pm
'The BIG gig' Faye Blais & Genevieve Chadwick in concert: 31st January @ 7.30pm
Admission: $25.00 www.genevievechadwick.com www.fayeblais.com
'The April Maze' in concert: 15th December. 7.30pm
'Synesthesia': Sunday 4th November @ 6.30pm.
Featuring David Pereira, Judi Power Thomson & Kerrie McInnis. David is one of Australia's most accomplished cellists with an international reputation. David will perform whilst artists Judi Power Thomson & Kerrie McInnis create art in response.
‘Moving Wave’ Music Festival: 14th - 16th September.
Kim Nelson Fine Art & Editions studio will play host to a range of performances during this weekend festival. www.turningwave.org.au
Jeff Lang in Concert: 29th September @ 7.30pm
Guitarist, singer and songwriter, Jeff has built a reputation for startling original performances. He is one of Australia's premier guitarists.
'Opening Lines': Poetry afternoon Sunday 19th August @ 2pm.
Featuring Mark Tredinnick & Lizz Murphy. Award winning poets Lizz Murphy and Mark Tredinnick will give a poetry reading Opening Lines, an Australian Poetry Ltd, Canberra Region program
Admission: Free www.marktredinnick.com.au www.lizzmurphypoet.blogspot.com.au
Fred Smith: Thursday 19th @ 7.30pm.
Fresh back from time in Afghanistan Fred Smith'Dust of Uruzgan' tour
John Warner: Thursday 10th @ 7.30pm.
Widely known as one of Australia's finest songwriters in the folk tradition.
Faye Blaise: Sunday 18th @ 7.30pm.
Canadian indie-pop songstress appearing for one night only.
Bernard Carney: Thursday 19th @ 7.30pm. Renowned Australian singer/songwriter performing at
Admission: $20.00 www.bernardcarney.com