Welcome to the Queenstown Arts Centre. We are extremely happy to announce that our doors have reopened.

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

Onboard Recycle Snowboard Exhibition

from 16/07/20 to 21/07/20

This Exhibition is a collaboration of a variety of Artists throughout the Lakes District coming together to showcase their Recycled Snowboards into a work of Art

Our Younger Artists from local schools in the district will be also exhibiting their wonderful Snowboard creations

Proceeds from this Exhibiiton go to a local Charity

Silver Stacker Ring Workshop


A Silver Stacker Ring Workshop taken by Contemporary Jeweller, Jessica Winchcombe. This Workshop covers the basic skills of silversmithing whilst creating your very own Silver Stacker Ring to take home.

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QAC Annual Members Exhibition

from 24/07/20 to 25/08/20

Artworks by the Members of the Queenstown Arts Centre

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Introduction to Modern Watercolour and Calligraphy Workshop


Tutor is Deb Lupton from Quillify Studio

Beginners to Experienced 14yrs+

All tools and equipment supplied

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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.... 

Opening hours - Tuesday to Sunday 10 to 4pm




Upcoming Events


Life Drawing is starting on the 26th June, please contact Olly at Bound Book Shop if you are interested in attending these Classes


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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