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.


Showing now in the gallery:

10th March - 14th April 2023

'Purely Pastel'

Pastel Association of New Zealand

National Exhibition

Pastel Artists of New Zealand (PANZ) began in 2002 with 23 members to promote pastel art as an art form in its own right, and to promote New Zealand pastel artists. Twenty one years on, PANZ is thriving with around 250 members, including several international artists.

For more information about PANZ visit their website.

21st April - 21st May 2023

Bayleys Arrowtown Autumn Festival Exhibition

Always a highlight of the year! The Autumn Festival exhibition is an eclectic collection of works from around New Zealand.

Opening night is Friday 21st April at 7.30pm. Tickets are $10 at the door which includes your first drink.

1st June - 2nd July

Showing Off VI

Works from Wakatipu High School's senior art students

6th July - 27th August


Celebrating Otago's dark night skies.