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Michael Hill … violinist

By BETHANY ROGERS Jewellery magnate Sir Michael Hill's first violin concert in almost a quarter of a century's a sell-out. Hill, his grandson Jacob, professional pianist Kinga Krupa and soprano Tamaki Iida will play two concerts next week in aid of...

Artful shredders

By MATTHEW MCKEW Old snowboards are being given a new lease of life as canvases for artists to get creative with and raise money for charity. For a third year running, NZ Shred has teamed up with the Queenstown Arts Centre...

Impact takes off

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Talk about girl power. In its inaugural year in Queenstown, Impact100 Wakatipu has raised $150,000 - $100,000 of which will be donated in one lump sum to a local charity or not-for-profit group this November, for which expressions...
It started as a love story, and developed into a successful creative partnership. Visiting artist Kate Agnelli talks to Daisy Hudson about how she and husband Luigi bring their creations to life. It's not every day your work gets shown...

Charity begins at home-less

A 'homeless' artist's donating more than $2500 to LandSAR after a successful fundraiser at her recent 'Call of the Mountains' exhibition in Queenstown. Award-winning Wanaka artist Jane Kellahan paid tribute to rescue volunteers and those who've lost their lives with...
ONE of Queenstown's most historic buildings is set to become a giant canvas for Winter Festival. Three hand-picked artists will 'paint' the facade of the 151-year-old Eichardt's building, in Marine Parade, using an interactive projector. New Zealand's leading landscape artist Tim...

Alleyway art attack

Let there be art. The Cow Lane Street Art Project's been granted resource consent by City Hall to spruce up one of Queenstown's scruffiest alleyways – and the women behind it want local artists involved. Creative Cows was launched by Sarah...
Queenstown's rich list is stumping up cash to fund a cultural masterplan for the resort. Philanthropists, including long-term media-shy local Carroll Joynes, are financing a City Hall-commissioned study to the tune of $100,000. Mayor Jim Boult describes it as a turning point. "I...

Gallery suffers art attack

A Queenstown art gallery owner is gutted the local council's forced her to remove two sculptures from the CBD. The council argued the artworks, depicting two sheep and a child at play, breached the district plan by imitating yellow street...
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