The Local Artist Experience

Meet the artists. Local landscapes provide inspiration for our local artists and their quirky galleries.

Take a journey into the heart of Queenstown’s most impressive scenery and meet the artists who are inspired by it.

Dotted amongst the back roads of Queenstown, Arrowtown and Glenorchy is a delectable selection of artists ready to welcome you into their world.

This is a personalised art tour. The journey is tailor-made to suit your preferences and gives you the opportunity to speak with Queenstown’s local artists. Whether you have one specific gallery in mind, or you would like to visit every gallery in the district… we can make it happen.

Some suggested galleries to visit on The Local Artist Experience:

Graham Brinsley

Graham’s Central Otago landscapes capture the striking beauty of the region, and his Dalefield gallery is just as impressive.

Ivan Clarke

Ivan is the creator of the incomparable Lonely Dog.  Take a step into the real Alveridge Hall for a truly unique experience with a truly unique artist.

Thomas Brown

Artist Thomas Brown is a genuine host and a local character.  The Thomas Brown gallery is housed in an old dairy factory and is a wealth of treasures

Nadene Milne Gallery

Located in the heart of historic Arrowtown, the Nadene Milne Gallery is home to some of New Zealand’s most influential and highly respected artists.

See the Wakatipu Basin through the eyes of the artist.

Amongst the landscapes they love, meet Queenstown’s painters, sculptors and illustrators. See for yourself what inspires this incredible array of local artists.

The Local Artist Experience is a half-day (4 hour) experience.

Includes a luxury vehicle, knowledgeable local driver-guide, bottled water.

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