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Past Exhibitions & Events

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ACAS & Auckland Opera Studio present

TWILIGHT Garden Opera   

Sunday 17th Feb 2019

5pm till 9pm 

BYO picnic

tickets $60 members $75 non-members

ACAS Autumn
Village Ceilidh

Join Us for a traditional Scottish Party



This will be one of the GREAT Arrowtown autumn nights. Don’t miss the village’s Scottish party night - the Arrowtown Ceilidh.


The Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-lee) is a fun filled social evening, which includes dancing to Twisty Willow, the Celtic band we’re flying in for the evening.


Channel your inner clan, dig out your tartan, and head to the Athenaeum  Hall (Saturday May 5th 2018, 7pm) for a night to remember.


Supper provided and cash bar.

Opening Event of 2017 ACAS Spring Arts Festival

An Evening with Joe Bennett

Joe Bennett is an English-born travel writer and columnist who lives in New Zealand. Popular for his entertaining wit and satirical presentations. Bennett is also columnist of Christchurch’s newspaper ‘The Press” and for ‘New Zealand Gardener’ as well as being an author of over 20 books. He is the most widely read columnist in NZ.

“ An irreverent commentator on almost anything, Joe appears with regular irregularity on both radio and television”

An entertaining evening with local wine and cheese.

Art Exhibit 

45 Degrees of Separation

13th Oct till 31st October 2017
Arrowtown Museum Gallery | FREE

Three ACAS members explore what it means to relocate to the 45th parallel through painting, photography and printmaking.

Classical Jazz Quartet

Sunday 29 October 2017 3pm – 4:30pm
Thomas L. Brown Gallery, 568 Speargrass Flat Road, Lake Hayes, Queenstown
Adults $30 | Children FREE

Described as “sonic fireworks that dazzle with all their brilliance” and “characterized by inspirational musicianship,” the Classical Jazz Quartet bring an eclectic mix of classical music infused with the fun and rhythmic energy of jazz. They draw on music from a wide range of styles from the swing era of Stefan Grappelli, George Shearing, Claude Bolling and Jacques Loussier, to their own adaptations of classical works from Bach, Paganini to Piazzolla.

Open Art Studios

Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th October 2017
Various Locations Throughout Arrowtown
FREE Event
  • The Chapel Gallery (Buckingham St, near Provisions Cafe) 

  • The Church Sculpture Garden (Buckingham St, near Provisions Cafe)  

  • David John Gallery, 47 Manse Rd Arrowtown 

  • Christine Roach Gallery, 62 Manse Rd Arrowtown

ACAS Spring Arts Festival Movies

Saturday 28th - Sunday 29th October 2017
Dorothy Browns Cinema, Arrowtown
Bookings direct with

This has just featured in the NZ Film Festival.  Releases 19th October. Documentary on writer and illustrator Sheila Natusch and her long life dedicated to NZ nature and history.


Stars Sally Hawkins as Maud Lewis, the Canadian Folk Painter who was crippled with arthritis.  Releases 19 October.  

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