Show pulls 900 to its opening

The opening night of the largest art show to come to Dunedin sold out last night.

About 900 eager art buyers filled the Edgar Centre for the Dunedin Art Show, which  organisers hoped would offer art for all tastes.

Event organiser Kate Morrison said the show featured a strong contingent of Dunedin artists as well as artists from throughout New Zealand and abroad.

The three-day event, which closes on Sunday, offered buyers a chance to meet the creators of the work they were buying, as well as giving artists an opportunity  to network,  Ms Morrison said.

Otago Art Society artists (from left) Pauline Bellamy, Raimo Kuparinen, Marie Reid, Jane Trotter,...
Otago Art Society artists (from left) Pauline Bellamy, Raimo Kuparinen, Marie Reid, Jane Trotter, Kylie Matheson, Ron Esplin, Gabby McKenzie, Doug Hart, Anne Baldock, Jenny Longstaff and Baden French prepare to hang their works at the Dunedin Art Show at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin yesterday. Photo: Stephen Jaquiery.
Twenty-one artists from the Otago Art Society  were busy hanging their works yesterday ahead of opening night.

Society stall co-ordinator Marie Reid said the show was a big deal for local artists.

"There is a wide price range on the works and it has been such a well-organised event ...  so that is great for Dunedin."

Most works ranged in price from $50 to $6000, but the public were also likely to find cheaper pieces, Ms Morrison said.

Add a Comment