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The VIP Central Otago Art Awards Opening

The VIP Central Otago Art Awards Opening

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  • Thu 8 Sep ’11, 6:00pm – 9:00pm


Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery, 21 Centennial Ave, Alexandra



Ticket Information:

  • VIP Art Awards opening: $30.00

The Central Otago Art Awards Exhibition celebrates the finest of New Zealand's art community, showcasing new and innovative art from upcoming artists, alongside some of the best from the region.

Tickets for the VIP Central Otago Art Awards opening are now on sale now from Central Stories Museum Alexandra and Hullabaloo Art Space, Old Cromwell. The winners of the $5,000 ‘Central Lakes Trust’ Art Excellence Award and the $2,000 ‘CO News’ Central Otago Artist Award will be announced at the opening by the judges.

Guests get enjoy the beautiful Central Otago wine of Quartz Reef winery and Three Miners vineyard along with delicious local food to nibble on. Central Otago musicians Maria Affleck (violin) and Sharon McLennan (piano) will entertain and there will be a special appearance by local songstress, Libby Hamilton who is said to have the voice of an angel. Those coming will also be treated to the musings of Maniototo poet Brian Turner who will be there to recite some of his own unique poetry.

The Art Awards opening is shaping up to be a wonderful springtime evening out in Alexandra in celebration of this new event on Central Otago’s cultural calendar. Of course, let’s not forget the amazing artwork in the exhibition all of which is for sale. It will be a fantastic opportunity to be first viewers an exhibition of this calibre and the chance purchase a masterpiece!

The Art Awards exhibition running from 9 Sept until 26 Oct will be displayed in the iconic Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery, which also houses fascinating historic artifacts from the area's colourful gold mining history. Alexandra, in the heart of Central Otago, is well known for premium pinot noir, delicious fruit and dramatic rocky landscapes. The town is one hour's drive from Queenstown and Wanaka and has a golden history, dating back to the 1880s. Today Alexandra owes its prosperity to orchardists and wine — and at the time of the art exhibition the blossom will be spectacular!

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