Little Beehive Co-Op was founded in 2014 by two Nelson creatives, Paula Ossevoort & Rachael Brown. Both looking to connect & collaborate with other artists and have a place to showcase their work. The idea was sparked, the perfect building was found, we had a bunch of local talent & within weeks the doors were open to the public.
OVER THE YEARS
When we opened the doors in 2014 we had a small 4m sq shop space, two rooms with six work stations & a hallway space for exhibitions as well as an area to run workshops. Over the years we evolved, members came & went and the shop took off to be a great success. The beer crates were slowly replaced with proper shop fittings and eventually we took out two walls to more than double the shop space.
After four and a half years in our Hardy Street premises we felt like a fresh start and had the opportunity to relocate to another great building. This was the perfect time to rethink our look and layout, so with a new logo and a fresh look we moved from 123 Hardy Street to 123 Bridge Street, our new home.