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Artists and skateboarders have collided in an exhibition to raise bucks for the new skatepark in Queenstown Gardens.

Craig Strong (right) chairs Wakatipu Skateboarders, the group founded to push for the park, and he’s got local, national and international artists on board to paint 31 skateboards for the “Collective Momentum” exhibit at Joe’s Garage on Searle Lane.

Strong says the club will auction the artworks in January to raise an unspecified “contribution” to help repay Queenstown Lakes District Council, which underwrote the completion of the skatepark.