Welcome to the Queenstown Arts Centre. We are extremely happy to announce that we will be reopened to the public on Tuesday 19th May

Established in 1981, the QAC is a vibrant community Arts Centre in the heart of Queenstown.

Housed in the old classrooms of the local high school on the corner of Ballarat and Stanley Streets the centre comprises the Cloakroom Gallery, Artist's Studios and a large hireable workroom. This is a unique venue for artists to create and exhibit their art and for art lovers to observe and share the creative experience.

The Cloakroom Gallery hosts monthly exhibitions throughout the year with diverse and interesting themes to give a fresh look to our visitors.

The artist's studios offer the opportunity to visit the artists in situ and talk to them about their current inspiration and creations, or indeed ask about renting a space to work in. Works by both Studio Artists and other local Artists are for sale and are displayed in the corridor gallery space.

The large workroom is available for hire and also hosts regular art classes.

The Queenstown Arts Centre is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers from the Queenstown Arts Society

Upcoming Exhibitions and Workshops

Art Sale

from 01/05/20 to 05/06/20

All Artwork under $650

Introduction to Mono and Drypoint Etching Printmaking


Sue Marshall will be tutoring this introduction to Mono and Drypoint Etching Printmaking Workshop

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Lock down Exhibition

from 12/06/20 to 11/07/20

What a great time to get creative!  After we have all been released from our bubbles we thought it would be a great idea to showcase the amazing creations everyone has been making whilst in lockdown.... 

This Exhibition is open to Everyone

Dates will be confirmed for this Exhibition once we are all out of Lockdown

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QAC Workshop Series - Jane Kellahan


This Workshop is currently full if you would like to partipate in one in the future please let us know

'How to make a great Oil Painting'\


Saturday 30th May

Beginner to Advanced (8 students)

10.30am to 3.30pm

Aged 14+ $140 for members , $150 for non members

See Support on the website to become a member

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We couldn't keep our doors open without the hard work and dedication from our members and volunteers. We are always looking for new volunteers to help sit our gallery and share our passion for the arts in our community. If you would be interested in helping us out we would love to hear from you!

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Community Trust of Southland

Thank you to CTOS for their on going support of the Queenstown Arts Centre in helping us keep our doors open for our community.

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