Let us tell you about our story.



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. 

Our Hardy St premises where it all began

Wooden beer crates came in handy for shelving

One of our members doing her thing in the work space


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. 


moving on 

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