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with an awards show. It’s great to see the garments up close in the exhibition but, despite how unlikely that can seem, they were made to be worn and even danced in, and here is the proof.

The museum is at Annesbrook, 10 minutes south of Nelson city. Stop at Tahunanui Beach – wide, sandy and glorious – or at head into town for more art in the galleries there (the Suter does great coffee, too). Plenty of places to eat and drink, plus there’s the trail to the Centre of New Zealand, for a bit of exercise rewarded by extensive views. Or drive 10 minutes the other way to Appleby and delight in the delicate creations at the

Ho¨ glund Glassblowi­ng Gallery.

How much?

Adults $24, children $10, students and seniors $18, family concession­s available. It’s closed only on Christmas Day. There’s also a cafe (try the risotto cakes), shop, and more convention­al art gallery on site.

Best time to go

Any time is good, because the whole exhibition is changed in May and November – but if you go after the second changeover this year, you’ll see finalists’ garments from the 30th anniversar­y WOW Awards Show that takes place in Wellington from September 27 to October 14.

– Pamela Wade

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