New artworks feature in five Queenstown CBD galleries at next Thursday’s ‘art crawl’ event, First Thursdays Quarterly, between 5 and 7pm.

Also, for the first time, there’ll be a satellite event.

Experiential sound art event, ‘All Souls Day: Purgatory’, is being held at Church St’s Bound Books and Records from 7.30pm.

Linking the landscapes of Queenstown and Dunedin, it features sound artists Kahu and Cecil Turbine, from Dunedin, and Selective Yellow, from Whanganui/Dunedin.

Bound owner Ollie Bombard says ‘‘we are planning on this being the first of a hopefully-regular run of performances, including focusing on some Queenstown-based sound designers/musicians, people who are working in spaces outside the usual type of music we get in the town’’.

Meanwhile, First Thursdays, now held quarterly, will again be hosted by Starkwhite (with new images by Ngāi Tahu artist Fiona Pardington), Milford Galleries (with new works by Natchez Hudson and Michael McHugh), Artbay’s Exclusive Exhibitions (with works by Jae Frew and Elan), Lightworx (featuring new work by Alex Le Diamantaire) and Romer Gallery.

McHugh talks about his exhibition, ‘Natural Philosophy’, at Milford Galleries at 6pm, while Frew gives an artist talk at Artbay at 7pm.

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