Central Otago District Arts Trust

Central Otago District Arts Trust - Les Riddell jewellery

Les Riddell jewellery

Central Otago District Arts Trust - Ring with sapphire cut by Denis Litchfield.

Ring with sapphire cut by Denis Litchfield.

Central Otago District Arts Trust - Eric Schusser's Arts Gold winning photo.

Eric Schusser's Arts Gold winning photo.

Central Otago District Arts Trust - Hullabaloo opening at Central Stories

Hullabaloo opening at Central Stories

Central Otago District Arts Trust - 'Fetish' by Megan Huffadine

'Fetish' by Megan Huffadine

Central Otago District Arts Trust - Bad points of wearing a crown by Marion Mewburn

Bad points of wearing a crown by Marion Mewburn

Central Otago District Arts Trust - Students in Jim Robbie's studio

Students in Jim Robbie's studio

Central Otago District Arts Trust - Judges Felicity Milburn and Jamie Hanton with $5,000 Art Excellence Award winner Max Bellamy's work.

Judges Felicity Milburn and Jamie Hanton with $5,000 Art Excellence Award winner Max Bellamy's work.

This site is dedicated to Central Otago Arts. We have built an arts community that showcases and profiles the amazing work of our Central Otago artists. Here, you’ll find painters, sculptors, ceramic artists and photographers, fashion designers, woodcarvers and furniture makers, metal workers and jewellers. We also promote performance artists music and dance groups, film and theatre, along with the literary arts.

If you are wondering ‘What’s On’ in Central Otago we have an exciting list of activities on the Central Otago events calendar. There, you can easily find Central Otago entertainment, bands, music, performance, exhibitions, fashion shows, workshops and more.

View and enjoy the art works featured on our website and perhaps you too will be inspired to come to ‘Central’ to experience its magnificent clear days and inspirational landscape... maybe cycle along the Central Otago Rail Trail or visit local wineries to try a glass or two of the world renowned Central Otago pinot noir... sample the freshest produce and the famous Central Otago stone and pip fruits.

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This large public museum and art gallery tells the stories of Central Otago's unique flora and …

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Central Cinemas -The Artists Garden: American Impressionism

Thu, 27 July 2017

Central Cinemas -The Artists Garden: American Impressionism

Following the smash hit Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse from Season 3 of EXHIBITION ON …

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Art and Genetics

Art and Genetics Exhibition - July 2017.


Art and Genetics opened at the Otago Museum in Dunedin on …

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