Hands on History

Art Gallery - What's On?

The Lakes District Museum and Gallery's special exhibition gallery hosts a variety of excellent quality art and historical exhibitions. Space in the gallery can be booked and is highly sought after.

We are now closed for entries for our upcoming "Small but Perfectly Formed" small works exhibition.

           Now Showing

1st September - 19th November - extended to the 19th by popular demand!

Close to Home 2

Recent works from local artists

Featuring work from: 

Jasmine Clark              Andie King

Kelly Pearce                 Nigel Wilson

Russ McLean                Megan Huffadine

Graham Brinsley          Tony Stafford Shields

David John                   Lynne Wilson

Rachel Hirabayashi       Fiona Garlick

Jillian Porteous

Coming Up:

Small but Perfectly Formed: Small Works Exhibition

24th November 2023 - Sunday 4th February 2024


Showing Favourites:  a collection of art from local private collections 

8th February - 15th March 2024

In association with the Arrowtown Creative Arts Society and their summer 'Gardens & Galleries' series, we are hosting 'Showing Favourites'.

First held in 2009, the exhibition will showcase the favourite works of local collectors and residents - works that aren't usually seen by the public. We live in a region of art lovers and there are definitely some gems tucked away in homes around Arrowtown, Queenstown & Wanaka.