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The Kelliher Art Trust Touring Exhibition comes to Akaroa

26 October 2019

An exhibition of prize-winning New Zealand landscape paintings from the Kelliher Art competition 1956 - 1977 will be shown at the Akaroa Powerhouse Gallery from 26 October to 24 November 2019.

This is only the second time in 63 years that a selection of Kelliher paintings has been shown in the South Island. The paintings to be displayed are iconic New Zealand landscapes, either Kelliher competition prize winners or paintings acquired or commissioned by the Kelliher Art Trust.

Among the artists to be exhibited are Peter McIntyre, Cedric Savage, David Barker, Austen Deans, Colin Wheeler, Robert McDowell, Richard McWhannell, Michael Smither, Rita Angus, Stanley Palmer, Dick Frizzell, Toss Woollaston, Douglas Badcock.

Make a special trip of it. This is a unique chance to view paintings not often seen in one place. At the same time you can enjoy all the pleasures of Akaroa including dolphin and penguin watching, walks, great food, legendary fish and chips and exploring the outer bays.

Exhibition dates: 26 October to 24 November 2019.
Venue: The Powerhouse Gallery, Akaroa
Entry fee: $5. Extra donations will be appreciated. All proceeds
go to the rebuild of the Akaroa Hospital, a victim of the 2010/2011
Group guided tours may be available on request.
Contact the President of the Akaroa Powerhouse Gallery for further
Bryan Tichborne: tichborne@watercolours.co.nz or (03) 3047878.