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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 PHILIP CHANDLER A new exhibition putting the Queenstown Lakes’ early history under the spotlight’s providing a fascinating insight into how early surveyors saw the area developing. ‘Foundations’ is on display at Arrowtown’s Lakes District Museum and features detailed early survey...

Boutique Beach St gallery

By PHILIP CHANDLER An exhibition of stunning photographic works launches a contemporary Queenstown art gallery tonight. The solo show, ‘Conceal’, features a new body of work by local award-winning photographer Sarah Bultitude. It’s showing in a small gallery called Broker occupying the...
By GUY WILLIAMS Highly-regarded Bannockburn artist Alan Waters will ‘‘believe it when I see it’’ when 60 of his artworks go on the walls at Five Mile’s Queenstown Contemporary gallery on Saturday. Organised by Kate Blomfield, of Tantra Art, ‘A Retrospective...

Arts springboard

By PHILIP CHANDLER Creative New Zealand’s behind a massive exhibition at Five Mile gallery, Queenstown Contemporary. ‘Spring Loaded’ features 100-plus artworks from more than 40 Queenstown-Lakes artists, including senior Wakatipu High painting and photography students and Wakatipu Potters Group members. Thanks to Creative...

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...

Honouring artistic genius

By MATTHEW MCKEW A special exhibition’s being held at Queenstown’s Tim Wilson Gallery to celebrate the evolution of the painter’s works. Wilson, a local resident, died last month aged 65, after an almost 10-year battle with cancer. The celebrated oil painter was...

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...
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