Frankton’s first art gallery to open


A renowned Queenstown artist is opening Frankton’s first fine art gallery.

GreenBrown Gallery is the latest venture by artist Alice Blackley. It opens next week.  

Blackley is the owner/tutor of Art Adventures, a business offering customised group sketching and painting excursions.

“Following the burgeoning success of Art Adventures, I saw the need to provide a space to showcase works by my tutors to our clients, as well as local and international art lovers.”

Blackley has been a full-time artist for more than 30 years, has exhibited in NZ, Chile and the United Kingdom and has been a curator and director of various international galleries and collections.

The launch exhibition will feature works by both Blackley and Art Adventures tutor and Bannockburn-based sculptural artist Megan Huffadine.

“Megan’s archaeological sculptural works complement my dramatic oil paintings, and with the backdrop of mountains and the lake this inaugural show should provide visitors with an intriguing and highly visual sensory experience of our beautiful surroundings,” Blackley says.

The exhibition opens on Friday, November 30, at 2 Lower Stewart Street.

The gallery will be open by appointment.