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One of my best art experiences in 2021 was a visit to the Hidden Sculpture Garden, in Tapawera, Nelson. I came across David Carson’s work in the Parker Gallery and several people said I should definitely put that on the list of must sees. It was a rewarding visit. Small sculptural works in the gallery and large scale works around the property. A small sculpture park, you can walk around it in 15 – 30 minutes, but the vitality, experimentation and reward were right up there. Get there!

David Carson’s Q&Aย 

๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™—๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™ข๐™–๐™ ๐™š๐™ง ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง? ๐™„๐™จ ๐™ข๐™–๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐˜ฟ๐™‰๐˜ผ?

I have been making since I was quite young (8 or 10 years old), mostly utilitarian work/tools/
furniture) I do think making is part of who I am.

๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™–๐™ก๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ ๐™—๐™š๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™– โ€ฆโ€ฆ..? (How d๐™ค ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ง๐™š๐™›๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™› ๐™–๐™จ ๐™– ๐™˜๐™ง๐™–๐™›๐™ฉ๐™จ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ, ๐™ข๐™–๐™ ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ค๐™ง
๐™–๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ?

I started making art around 1998 and have been exhibiting since 2001.
I call myself an artist .

๐™’๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™™๐™ค ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™˜๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š?

I have a studio/workshop here on the farm where I grew up, near Tapawera, Tasman District.
We have a sculpture garden here we open to the public and often my workplace spills out into it and
the wider farmscape.

๐™’๐™๐™ค๐™จ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™  ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™˜๐™ช๐™ง๐™ง๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™ฎ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ?

Lee Woodmanโ€™s recent exhibition Lotus Eaters Lullaby at The Refinery Artspace, Nelson and Sam
Duckor-Jonesโ€™ new work Gloria of Greymouth

๐™ƒ๐™–๐™จ ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ซ๐™ž๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข๐™ž๐™จ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜๐™š?

Yes, but not as badly as for others I think.

๐™’๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ฌ๐™š ๐™›๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ ?

I have work at Parker Gallery in Nelson
Art Industry in Clevedon
The Hidden Sculpture Garden has the best representation of my work.
My website is www.davidcarson.co.nz