What’s N-E-W

N-E-W is an event that isn’t fixed but movable in size, date, and theme.
Its a positive, enthusiastic, experimental, open platform for contemporary art.

Our mission
To establish a curated arts event
Show critical, contemporary art to a wider audience in the South West

Our Aims
Raise awareness of contemporary art
To engage international and nationwide artists with local artists
To create a platform for an artists development
Exhibit the talent that is here locally and give artists paid opportunities

Our Values
Pay artists a fair, up to date wage, including any expenses
To exhibit any type of medium, direction or subject

Engagement
Show the public that contemporary art is approachable and engaging
Attract international artists to the area
To connect the audience with the artist themselves as much as possible
Bring contemporary art to a rural environment in a thoughtful and communicative way

About us
The collective got together last year to create our hugely successful first art event in Ashburton where over 200 people joined us for a musician led art safari, workshops and an extended and exciting series of curated contemporary new art in unusual and varied venues across the town Ashburton.

Contact the team