Yesterday I whiled away many happy hours in the Cromwell Heritage Precinct while Nigel was away in Queenstown. This area is an absolute gem with lovely cafes, art gallery, gift shop and much more. It’s well away from the highway and offers a beautiful respite from the busyness of Central Otago. New Zealand.
“When the Clyde dam was completed in 1990, Cromwell’s main street disappeared under Lake Dunstan. Some of the historic buildings dating back to the gold rush of the 1860’s were saved or lovingly rebuilt on higher ground, creating the Cromwell Heritage Precinct.” — website link: Cromwell Heritage Precinct
In this post I’m sharing the first part of my visit to the hullabaloo art space, a co-operative of artists local to Central Otago. website link: Hullabaloo Art Space
hullabaloo art space
I enjoyed this visit so much that I’m almost speechless, words don’t do the experience justice. Instead, I’ll try and show you through photos…
There was a bakery on the corner of the old main street now under Lake Dunstan
The tulips opposite the art gallery (!)
A look out the front window
The artists take turns to attend the gallery and I felt incredibly fortunate to meet Anna Priluka who made me feel really welcome and allowed me to take photos for my blog. Thank you Anna for your warmth and friendliness, your help with information and for making me feel at home.
“Anna Priluka is a painter and printmaker based in Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island. Originally from rural Melbourne, she moved to New Zealand 10 years ago and now paints full-time from her studio yurt at home in Albert Town.”
Sharing the neat little view to the tulips (!)
Painting by Lizzie Carruther / Photograph by Eric Schusser*
*The photograph is of old ice skates hanging on a farm building wall
Front window view. The ‘tulip’ window is around the corner to the left
Round painting by Lorraine Higgins
Three works by Anna Priluka
I’ve added some short notes about the birds — Liz
Our beautiful native pigeon. Acrylic on round panel.
instagram (better photo)
‘Kanuka. Mt Iron’
Piwakawaka or fantail (normal and dark form). Watercolour.
fyi – Anna also welcomes enquiries from people outside of NZ who are interested in purchasing prints or originals.
Note (11 Aug): the next post about Hullabaloo is Hullabaloo Two
Note (18 Aug): the final post about Hullabaloo is Hullabaloo: The Nevis
Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2019)