Michael MacMillan Sculptor

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March 2023 News

11th March, 2023

Can you believe it is early March and the poplar trees in the Valley are changing their colour. Summer is leaving us and Autumn is showing itself everyday with cooler mornings and nights. The Local Hop Harvest is in full swing and soon the nearby Neudorf Vineyards will be into their harvest too. It’s a wonderful time of the year. We have been welcoming back some lovely folk to the Art Gallery. People we normally see every year, from the USA mostly i have to say but also Australians, fellow Kiwis, Israeli’s and a smattering from the UK and Europe too. The last 2 years have been tough in the retail art market! We are still here tho and we give thanks for that and have so much to be greatful for.Michael is creating new sculpture and works of art and casting a few new bronze works too, so if you haven’t been up to the gallery for sometime please do drop in. Poppy has some adorable water colours on the walls and we continue to sell our local artists work too. Helena Morris has some colourful large encaustic work in the gallery right now and Kerry Fenton Johns has a gorgeous large NZ Tui in Oils and a small colourful Kingfisher which is well worth seeing. Mike and I continue to recycle Neudorf Vineyards wine barrels and right now we have some stunning oval platters in stock. He’s finishing off some barrel band cheese knives as we speak. We are planning to remain open April & May and then access and see if we continue right thru the winter months. We will of course keep you updated both on here and on FB and Instagram. If you don’t follow us it would be great if you could give us a like. I particularly like Instagram for its photographic content. As I write this Neudorf Road has been Buzzing with people visiting the Home of Tim and Judy Finn at Neudorf Vineyards. Its a NZ House and Garden Fundraiser for Breast Cancer, and what a great cause and event it has been, lots of positive feedback from all involved . Wishing you a happy and productive autumn, the fire wood is stacked and we look forward to our first fire!Take care Mike and Jackie xx

Shop online too.Pictured here are our Barrel Top Platter, Cheeseboards and Pizza Server.

Warm Christmas Greetings & Gallery Hours

30th September, 2022

We are so grateful for the support we receive from our loyal and repeat customers, especially when they stop in with their friends and family. We hope to catch up with you all over the festive season and the Sublime coffee is always on! It is so civilised here in the country you could be forgiven for mistaking it for the south of France! We are blessed to live in this beautiful part of New Zealand and run our small family business. Poppy our daughter is back from Wellington where she has been studying for her Architecture degree. Its great having her home and she has some lovely new water colours up so be sure to check them out! Michael is always busy making gorgeous things, he’s just finished the vine wrapped Xmas Trees, and they look stunning in the gallery space.We have just started welcoming back our Internationals so we are getting back to the new normal and what ever that means! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and hoping that 2023 will be a good one for us all. Regular days are Thursdays thru Sundays 10-5pm. Over Xmas we will be closed the 25,26,27 & 28th December. Open 29, 30,31st. Closed again on the 1,2,3 & 4th January 2023. Reopen the 5th January with normal hours from then. Remember you can still shop online 24/7 . Michael, Jackie and Poppy MacMillan xxx

Vine Wrapped Table Top Christmas Tree

The Gallery is now Closed for the Winter.

9th June, 2022

Hello All just letting you know the gallery is now closed for winter. We will reopen in the spring. Please shop online https://michaelmacmillan.co.nz/shop if you need that special gift for someone as we will be here working. Enjoy the cooler months and take care. Thanks for all your support over the last summer season and indeed the last few challenging years. We can open by appointment if there are a group of you wishing to visit , just get it touch.

Creativity Way Of Life

1st February, 2022

This article was featured in Nelson Magazine, Feb 2022.

Michael MacMillan and Jackie Crow look forward to welcoming you at their Sculpture and Country Homeware store.

The Upper Moutere has become a destination for locals and visitors to the Nelson region with its wealth of artists and artisan producers. Throughout the last fourteen years Michael MacMillan and partner Jackie Crow have created their own boutique destination, Sculpture & Country Homeware, a combination of two gallery spaces showcasing Michael’s exquisite sculpture along with items made from traditional French oak barrels, photography, painting, jewellery and country homewares.

Housed in a rusticated barn with beautiful bricked courtyard, it is a place where visitors can also enjoy a coffee while appreciating the surrounding views and outdoor sculpture. Originally a potter, Michael discovered a love of sculpture early in his creative career and his pieces are made from wood, bronze, concrete and corten steel. They range in scale from indoor coffee table sized to large outdoor pieces and are making their artistic impression throughout New Zealand and overseas.


Proof of Vaccine Passport required for entry to The Gallery

2nd December, 2021

Dear Valued Customers.Please note that with the Governments introduction of the new Covid 19 framework and traffic Light system from Friday December 3rd……….We will require that your present your VACCINE PASSPORT to enter and shop in our Gallery Space.

Although Nelson /Tasman Starts in the Orange we all know there are active cases in our community as of this week.
Its very important for our family and community and our valued clients like you that we protect each other. The above passport will enable us to continue delivering the full range of services offered at our Gallery such as Take out coffee in the courtyard however we will not be accepting keep cups sorry.Thank you for coming to our gallery in advance we really appreciate your support in these uncertain times.

Regards Jackie and Michael MacMillan.