Newly-appointed Cloakroom Gallery manager Andie King, of
Arthur's Point, sets up the first exhibition in the new
look venue, a selection of digital artworks and collages by
Arrowtown artist Susan Cleaver. Photo by James Beech.
Queenstown Arts Society members are making a renewed push
to make their Cloakroom Gallery a hub of the community, with a
grand reopening as a contemporary art retail gallery and an
Jan Maxwell, Queenstown Lakes District Council arts and
events facilitator, will cut the ribbon to officially
relaunch the seven-year-old gallery on the corner of Stanley
and Ballarat Sts on Friday at 5.30pm.
The Queenstown Arts Centre will hold an open day the
following Saturday, from 10am-4pm. The Cloakroom Gallery will
extend its opening hours from 10am to 4pm, five days a week,
from September 1.
There will be a combined retail gallery and space available
for selected artists to hold their own exhibitions. The
society's aim is to promote artists from
Wakatipu and the surrounding areas and to involve the wider
community in the visual arts.
''With its central location and ample foot traffic, opening
the doors more regularly seems logical,'' new gallery manager
Andie King, of Arthur's Point, said on Friday.