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Arts & Culture

Central Otago Arts Trail

The Central Otago Arts Trail offers a unique and interesting artistic experience for both visitors and locals alike. We encourage you to take time to personally meet our talented artists in their studios and visit the galleries we have listed here. The information provided in the Arts Trail brochure and on the arts website offers the opportunity to visit artists in their own workplace. Each of these artists has something very special to offer visitors. Artists in the Cromwell Area include: Guise Gallery Lorraine Higgins Marie Velenski Rachel Hirabayashi Paul Samson OCTA Lynne Wilson & Joan Neil Hullabaloo Art Space Les Riddell Alan Waters Odelle Morshuis Megan Huffadine Studio RED Gallery Jenny Hill

OCTA Gallery

OCTA provides a living Gallery space, showcasing limited edition original prints, and an eclectic mix of works of art by recognized National and International artists.

As part of the forever changing display you will recognize works by Chagall, Braque, Matisse, Antoni Tapies, Calder, etc., alongside New Zealand artists such as Pat Hanly, Ralph Hotere, Nigel Brown, Kathryn Madill, John Drawbridge, Marilynn Webb, Jo Ogier, Inge Doesburg, Kelvin Mann, Olav Nielsen, Michel Tuffery and others.

OCTA is located in the Cromwell Heritage Precint, Old Cromwell Town.

Hullabaloo Art Space


Hullabaloo art space is a contemporary art gallery based in the beautiful historic precinct of Old Cromwell Town, on the shores of Lake Dunstan.
The gallery presents solo and group exhibitions from New Zealand artists. We have a diverse range of work from the disciplines of sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics, printmaking and multimedia.
Hullabaloo art space is an artist run initiative with an artist on duty in the gallery to welcome you and advise on artworks.
We have changing solo exhibitions in a designated ‘room’ within the gallery. The gallery is a spacious white walled space which is rehung every month to keep things fresh for the artists and to inspire and stimulate the visitor.
So come and visit and see what we have to offer now!

0276007106

Cromwell Heritage Precinct

One of Cromwell’s best-kept secrets – a free visitor attraction that has something for the whole family. When the Clyde dam was completed in 1990, Cromwell’s main street disappeared under Lake Dunstan.

Some of the historic buildings dating back to the gold rush of the 1860’s were saved or lovingly rebuilt on higher ground, creating the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. Step back in time to the gold rush and explore heritage buildings, many with artisan businesses in them, located on the shore of beautiful Lake Dunstan.

Holgund Art Glass

Only 50 minutes from Queenstown on a terrace overlooking the Clutha River with stunning views of the St Bathans Range, glass artist Ola and Marie welcome visitors to their new home studio gallery. Showing paintings, blown glass and fused glass jewellery and set amongst wineries and vineyards in the midst of tranquil Central Otago countryside.

Find us just off State Highway 6 between Cromwell and Wanaka

034427210

Central Arts Trail

The Central Otago Arts Trail offers a unique and interesting artistic experience for both visitors and locals alike. We encourage you to take time to personally meet our talented artists in their studios and visit the galleries we have listed here.
The information provided in the Arts Trail brochure and on the arts website offers the opportunity to visit artists in their own workplace. Each of these artists has something very special to offer visitors.

Artists in the Cromwell Area include:

Guise Gallery
Lorraine Higgins
Marie Velenski
Rachel Hirabayashi
Paul Samson
OCTA
Lynne Wilson & Joan Neil
Hullabaloo Art Space
Les Riddell
Alan Waters
Odelle Morshuis
Megan Huffadine
Studio RED Gallery
Jenny Hill

0224626328

Art Cut Gallery

The gallery presents a unique range of original artworks, including a wide selection of sculptures and paintings by Olaf Mengeringhausen, and changing exhibition of works from selected artists.
The ART-CUT Gallery is based in Old Cromwell Heritage Precinct.

034450524