Arrowtown Creative Arts Society

Bold as brass

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Picture this. It’s 2017 and 40,000 hyped-up rugby fans are waiting for the All Blacks to run on to Auckland’s Eden Park and perform the haka. The warm-up act? A chamber music group. ACE Brass — which sounds nothing like a...

Little art, big success

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Proving size doesn’t count, a ‘‘small art’’ exhibition which opened just before Christmas raised more than $16,300 for the Lakes District Museum through sales. Organised by the Arrowtown Creative Arts Society (ACAS), the exhibition featured 139 works, all...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Closed borders are providing an extra boost for next month’s Twilight Opera, the stage for which is a recently-designated ‘garden of national interest’ at Dalefield. Produced by the Arrowtown Creative Arts Society (ACAS), with Auckland’s Opera Studio, it’ll...

Arrowtown’s operatic coup

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Berlin's loss is Arrowtown’s gain. Right now Simon O’Neill — known as the ‘‘best Wagnerian tenor of his generation’’ — should be in Germany getting ready to perform the lead role in Tristan and Isolde at the Berlin...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH A musical maestro’s 250th birthday’s being celebrated in Arrowtown tomorrow with a special performance by the celebrated Aroha String Quartet. Beethoven’s sestercentennial will be marked at Arrowtown’s Athenaeum Hall with a champagne toast before the quartet’s performance of...

Portrait artist turning heads

One of Australasia’s leading portrait artists, Jane Pestell-Litten, resides in Queenstown. In a sitting with PHILIP CHANDLER, she gives the good oil on what got her into art about 12 years ago, and on her embarrassment at leaving a nude...
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