Central Otago District Arts Trust

Central Otago District Arts Trust - Hullabaloo opening at Central Stories

Hullabaloo opening at Central Stories

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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Olaf Mengeringhausen

Olaf Mengeringhausen was born and raised in Germany. He immigrated to New Zealand in …


Upcoming Events

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Central Cinema - Loving Vincent.

Sun, 25 February 2018 - Wed, 7 March 2018

Central Cinema - Loving Vincent.

Central Cinema - Loving Vincent.

This feature-length painted animation — the first film of its …


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An Introduction to Arts on the Clutha Gold Trail - 2018.

Arts on the Clutha Gold Trail.

The idea to instigate Arts on the Clutha Gold Trail has come about …