Welcome to Queenstown Arts Centre

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

Arts Centre Lockdown

from 24/03/20 to 28/04/20

All Art Classes/ Workshops are postponed at the Arts Centre until further notice

Stay safe and take care everyone

QAC Workshop Series - Jane Kellahan



'How to make a great Oil Painting'\


Saturday 4th April

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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Mad March Art Sale

no date set

Mad March Art Sale 

All artworks under $650

Free Entry

Upcoming Events

Mad March Art Sale

from 01/02/20 to 31/12/20

Art Classes and Art Workshops for 2020 hosted by the Queenstown Arts Centre will be advertised on our Website throughout the year so stay tuned.....


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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