Che Vincent Gallery
Whilst dining at the Riverside Café, there is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. From the beautiful gardens to the exquisite copper chandelier lighting the main dining area, Che Vincent’s landscaping and artwork endow this Lower Moutere scene with a sense of vitality and beauty.
A short meander across the café’s footbridge and down the path takes you to the Che Vincent Gallery and studio, the place where these artworks are created. The gallery near Nelson, transformed from a packing shed, invites us in to enjoy the play of light and shadow.
Stylised steel tuataras, fantails and taniwhas contrast with the unique copper wall panels, back-lit sconces and free-standing lamps. Giant Beetles and Hermit crabs pattern the walls with their glow.
Che Vincent Art Gallery website: www.chevincent.co.nz