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Southern Destinations: March 22, 2018

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22 | southern holiday destinations cromWell | MarCh 2018 Hullabaloo Art Space is a contemporary art gallery located at 15 Melmore Terrace overlooking Lake Dunstan in Cromwell’s Heritage Precinct. Run by a collective of 15 established artists, together they present an impressive, professional gallery viewing and a must see for all art lovers. The strength of Hullabaloo is its changing variety of art work by all its members as well as solo exhibitions that revolve every three weeks. The gallery is also run and staffed by the artists themselves, thus providing visitors with the unique experience of talking directly with artists about their work as well as that of others in the collective. MEMBER ARtIStS Luke Anthony, Sculptor Ro Bradshaw, Painter, Mixed Media Gail de Jong, Painter Lorraine Higgins, Painter Rachel Hirabayashi, Painter, Sculptor objects oF art Les Riddell is a craftsman jeweller whose Objects of Art showroom and workshop is located in an historic store within the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. He specialises in the creation of innovative personal jewellery and uniquely artistic implements using a variety of materials and also runs jewellery workshops from time to time . All commissioned works are handcrafted on site to the customers’ individual specifications. As well as using fine metals including gold, silver, copper, platinum, bronze and brass with the finest diamonds, pearls and other gemstones, creative designs may also incorporate bone, wood, steel, ivory, stone, titanium and even plastic. As well as crafting bespoke jewellery, your old jewellery can be re-designed and recycled into new items with contemporary appeal. Whether it is jewellery, sculpture, art work, or objects with an innovative practical purpose, Objects of Art can custom make your one-off special request. For further information visit www. objects-of-art.co.nz Hullabaloo art space Annemarie Hope-Cross, Photographer Jillian Porteous, Painter, Ceramicist Andi Regan, Sculptor Sue Rutherford, Ceramicist Eric Schusser, Photographer Kay Turner, Jeweller Located within the Cromwell Heritage Precinct, OCTA provides a living gallery space to showcase limited edition original prints and an eclectic mix of works of art by recognised National and International artists. The gallery’s directors, Gail and Chris de Jong, moved to Central Otago after successful careers in secondary and tertiary art education. In opening the gallery they bring their own knowledge and enthusiasm to the venture. Gail continues her career as a painter and Chris, although now retired can be prevailed upon to run printmaking workshops on request! As part of the ever-changing display at OCTA you will find works by Chagall, Matisse, Braque, Antoni Tapies and others alongside well known New Zealand artists like Ralph Hotere, Pat Hanly, Marilynn Webb, Nigel Brown, Marion Vialade, Printmaker Nigel Wilson, Painter Lynne Wilson, Ceramicist Megan Huffadine, Sculptor The gallery is open daily from 10am- 4pm. octa gallery Kathryn Madill, Olav Nielson, Michel Tuffery, Kelvin Mann, Inge Doesburg, Jo Ogier, Jim Cooper, “Blue Black” and Suzanne Butson As well as selected prints, sculptures and ceramic pieces, you will also find unusual art objects and books of historical interest. OCTA Gallery and Workshop is located at 71 Melmore Terrace in Cromwell’s Historic Precinct and welcomes visitors daily from 10am- 4pm. www.cromwellheritageprecinct. co.nz seQuoia FineWares Housed among the heritage buildings of Old Cromwell Town, Sequoia finewares is a unique shopping experience. With a beautiful outlook over Lake Dunstan and the hills beyond, the store is brimming with ideas for your home and gifts. Jan has selected old-fashioned wooden toys, books, furniture, homeware by quality designers including CC Interiors, French Country Collections, Citta, Robert Gordon and Mulberri, fun greeting cards and a wonderful collection of designer fabrics. You will find local influences too, including merino wear, jewellery, cards and fabulous hand-printed linen and scarves – a wonderful way to remember your visit to this dynamic Central Otago landscape. Browse your way into the back room, and you’ll be surprised by pre-loved designer wear for women. Revitalise your wardrobe with the thoughtful selection of dresses, tops, jeans and accessories at great prices. The Old Cromwell Town precinct houses buildings that reflect the town’s gold mining and pioneering past, and the jetty provides a convenient entry point for visiting boats. Admission to the precinct is free. Sequoia finewares is a treasure trove of quality décor and exciting discoveries, so our advice is to send the family off to explore the heritage buildings, the stables and the ducks on Lake Dunstan, while you relax and explore at your leisure, and then join them at one of the precinct’s excellent cafes. hullabaloo art space Contemporary artists collective showcasing a variety of creative disciplines Visit us at Cromwell Heritage Precinct Central Otago 027 600 7106 www.hullabalooart.co.nz info@hullabalooart.co.nz Objects Of Art Ltd Specialising in custom made jewellery and art objects from new and recycled materials 71 Melmore Tce Unit 4A Cromwell Historic Precinct 03 445 3094 | sales@objects-of-art.co.nz Join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/objects.of.art Old Cromwell Town Art Art Gallery & Workshop Specialising in works on paper OCTA Gallery, according to many of its visitors, is considered quite unique in this part of the world. Operating from a historic building in Cromwell’s Heritage Precinct, Central Otago, it provides a living art space, showcasing limited edition original prints and an eclectic mix of art work created by renowned national and international artists. During the last few years, OCTA Gallery has established a reputation for the quality of its diverse, eclectic, and interesting works, as well as the excellent service it provides. Its directors, Gail and Chris de Jong look forward to your visit and are keen to share their extensive knowledge and experience as professional artists and educators. Phone 027 231 7503 | Email octa@artlover.com A treasure trove of: Homeware | Fabric Gifts | Toys Designer pre-loved clothes • • • Open every day 10am till 4pm Cromwell Heritage Precinct Ph. 03 445 1387 jan@sequoiafinewares.co.nz

MARCH 2018 | cromWell soutHeRn HolidAy destinAtions | 23 tHe cromWell golF course and Facilities The Cromwell Golf Course is a sand based, links-style course located further from the sea than any other in New Zealand. Its fairways follow the natural lie of the land and feature a sandy, wasteland feel, rough with patches of marram grass and large undulating greens. The course has 5 tee locations ranging from beginner to championship providing a real challenge for all levels of golfer and was rated 34th (13th in South Island) in the 2017 Top Golf Courses of New Zealand list by “top100golfourses”. The Cromwell course hosts the New Zealand Open final qualifying event annually. Course facilities include a full length driving range, large putting and chipping green, on-site PGA cromWell Heritage precinct One of Central Otago’s best kept secrets, the Cromwell Heritage Precinct is tucked away on the shores of Lake Dunstan, at the confluence of the Kawarau and Clutha arms of the lake. From an idea in the mid eighties the historic village has been developed by volunteers over the years. Some buildings have been re-built from stone from the original buildings while others are a faithful re-creation built to modern building code. It is not only a delightful and free visitor attraction with historical displays and charming buildings, but also a hub for artists and craftspeople. The schist stone cottages and shops are tenanted by a quality-focused arts collective, international-standard printmaker, renowned goldsmith, highly original wire sculptor and a plant expert and maker of herbal creams and perfumes. There is also Professional, fully stocked pro-shop along with electric cart, trundle, and club hire. tHE LocAtIon Situated on the 45th parallel, the inland location and surrounding mountains creates a microclimate nearing semi-arid. With less than 400mm of rain and 2200 hours of sunshine per year, golf can be played comfortably year-round with dry underfoot conditions. The golf course is in the centre of the town, which in turn is surrounded by vineyards and orchards. This is the centre of the world renown Central Otago Pinot Noir producing locations of Bannockburn, Bendigo and Lowburn, so wine tasting opportunities are numerous. a charming second-hand book store, unique gift outlets and two great cafes. The historic displays tell the story of the incredible 1860s gold rush when sparsely populated Central Otago was suddenly inundated with thousands of hopeful prospectors. Children love the talking ‘locals’ who tell the yarns, lifesize horses and secret alleyways, as well as the ducks, fishing wharf and picnic areas. Named in 2014 as one of New Zealand’s best ‘hidden gems’ by AA Directions Magazine, the precinct is gradually being discovered by overseas visitors, Kiwi families, makers of television commercials and locals. Located on Melmore Terrace, the Precinct hosts the Cromwell Farmers Market every Sunday from Labour Weekend to Easter. The King of Sweden has one. The King of Tonga has several. Clinton’s have a collection and so has Elton John. What? Pieces of glass from Höglund Art Glass, of course. Höglund Art Glass has a reputation which extends beyond the shores of New Zealand. Created by glass artists Ola Höglund and Marie Simberg-Höglund and their family, their stunning glass is sought after worldwide by avid collectors and people who appreciate the beauty and skill evident in each blown piece. Ola and Marie have been dedicated to the development of their distinguished art glass that are held in galleries and private collections around the world for the past 35 years and the Höglund glassblowing dynasty is one of our national treasures. Well established in Nelson they have recently launched the Höglund Art Glass Gallery in Central Otago. Marie bloWn aWay by Höglund art glass says their two sons will continue making glass at the glassblowing studio in Nelson while Marie and Ola are very enthusiastic about building a glass studio beside the new Central Otago gallery as soon as possible, located at their new home on state highway 6 between Cromwell and Wanaka. This glass gallery also displays paintings, artwork and jewellery which has drawn a steady following with locals and visitors to the region. Once purchased the artwork can be shipped around the world. The Höglund Art Glass Gallery is open to visitors seven days and is clearly signposted on State Highway 6 between Wanaka and Cromwell. (55 mins drive from Queenstown) Tel: 03 442 7210 - 1767 Luggate- Cromwell Road, www.hoglundartglass. com Central Otago Golf at it’s finest. Why not play a round on holiday? The weather and course conditions are always perfect for a round on Cromwell’s linksstyle championship golf course! Cromwell Golf Club Neplusultra Street CROMWELL Phone/Fax 03 445 0165 Email: manager@cromwellgolf.co.nz cromwellgolf.co.nz Pro shop, lessons, driving range facilities available. Willie Moore, PGA Professional Sonos is everywhere you want music SALE NOW ON In the kitchen. The living room. The bedroom. Inside. Outside. Upstairs. Downstairs. Set up Sonos without wires and listen with abandon. EXCITE YOUR SENSES Experience the all new SUHD TV from Samsung. Welcome to the world of streaming music No deposit, 6 months interest free Follow us on Facebook FREE DELIVERY NZ-WIDE 0800 4 STEREO (0800 478 373) 52 The Mall, Cromwell | Phone (03) 445 1339 order online at www.GaryAnderson.co.nz Höglund Art Glass Gallery World renowned blown glass & glass jewellery. Nelson glass artists Ola and Marie Höglund recently opened a glass gallery in their new home on state highway 6 between Cromwell and Wanaka. Visitors welcome OPEN DAILY Höglund Art Glass Gallery 1767 Luggate-Cromwell Road 9383 Central Otago Phone 03 442 7210 www.hoglundartglass.com