Arrowtown’s arty addition

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Arrowtown Gallery co-owner Simon Beadle (right) shows off a youthful looking Dame Kiri Te Kanawa painted by Kiwi artist Peter McIntyre.

The portrait of Te Kanawa was done by McIntyre in the 1960s and comes with a $28,000 price tag.

The new Buckingham Street gallery also features pieces from Beadle’s father Peter, who’s based in Arrowtown, as well as contemporary and traditional artwork from around the world and New Zealand.

“It’s fantastic to have a work from such an important NZ artist like McIntyre,” Beadle says. “We’re also very pleased to be able to give half the wall space to Peter Beadle.”