What & Why
This project was conceived to celebrate the regeneration of the arts community in the wake of the COVID-19 to highlight the extraordinary work produced locally by embracing the theme of ‘renewal.’ Our initiative culminated in a multi-day combined community event incorporating both visual and performing arts.
Applications were open to residents across the Wakatipu basin and Upper Clutha, including Luggate, Hāwea, Albert Town, Wānaka, Cardrona, Makarora, Arrowtown, Queenstown, Gibbston, Glenorchy and Kingston.
The Art Renewal Project benefited the local arts practitioners who were selected to create work for the community events. The events allowed visual and performing art practitioners to showcase work based on the theme ‘Renew’. A peer review panel selected works from applications and a financial contribution was provided to these practitioners to create their work and be showcased in the community events.
Read our “RenewArt wows” post here >
Events In Pictures
Meet our Visual Artists
– RenewArt reimagines Queenstown’s art. Jeweller, Kay Turner and our GM, Jo Brown discuss RenewArt2020. Listen >
– RenewArt event born of desire to support. Read >
– Young Artistic Debut. Our youngest visual artist, Benji Watson-Palmer, with his RenewArt artwork. Read >
– Creating ‘loved objects’, Ceramic Artist, Shannon Courtney with her RenewArt work. Read >
Renewing Our Community
Through The Arts
// 41 Creators // 80 Performers //
// 20 Visual Artists // 17 Disciplines //
// 1 Community //
// Dance // Painting // Music // Sculpture // Theatre // Photography // Aerial Performance // Jewellery // Comedy // Mixed Media // Film // Light Installations // Pencil // Audio Visual // Watercolour // Fire Dance // Ceramics //