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Art on the Rail Trail


Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:00am–5:00pm
Sun 5 Apr 2015, 9:00am–5:00pm
Mon 6 Apr 2015, 9:00am–5:00pm
Tue 7 Apr 2015, 9:00am–5:00pm
Wed 8 Apr 2015, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: Central Otago, Between Clyde and Middlemarch, Clyde

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: coordinator6

Welcome to Art on the Rail Trail! The Central Otago District Arts Trust and the Otago Central Rail Trail Trust have worked together to showcase the art of our talented Central Otago artists all along the Rail Trail. Cafes, hotels and galleries between Clyde and Middlemarch are featuring mini solo art exhibitions by our artists as part of this eight week long group event. Art on the Rail Trail opened on Friday 6th of February, Waitangi weekend 2015 and ends after Easter in April 2015.

This is peak season for the Rail Trail operators and Art on the Rail Trail will be a wonderful experience of the Rail Trail riders and the art loving public. The event offers an opportunity for the participating artists to raise their profile and the chance to showcase their art to a much wider audience and hopefully sell their work.

The Otago Central Rail Trail enjoys a large volume of visitors participating on this classic ride. The Rail Trail is well known as being high on visitors “must do” list. This event takes art to where bikers already are rather than them having to go off trail to find the artists and presents an opportunity for greater appreciation, participation and discussion between the public and the artists exhibiting.

List of venues on the Rail Trail and where each artist is exhibiting:

1. Post Office Bar and Café, Clyde - Jenny Hill
2. Jan Rasmussen, studio & gallery, Clyde
3. Dunstan Hotel, Clyde - Debbie Malcolm
4. Bank Cafe, Clyde - Melanie Eade
5. Dunstan House - Richard Parsons
6. Clyde Bistro - Odelle Morshuis
7. Liz Kempthorne studio & gallery, Clyde
8. Trail Journeys, Clyde - Debbie Paton
9. Orchard Garden, Clyde - Nigel Wilson
10. Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery - Malcolm Macpherson, John Guise and Jim Robbie
11. Tin Goose Cafe - Les Riddell
12. D L’s Gem Gallery - Denis Litchfield
13. Courthouse Cafe, Alexandra - Kathi McLean and Esther Dexter
14. Nosh Nosh Swigs, Alexandra - Rebecca Gilmore
15. Shaky Bridge Cafe, Alexandra - Greg Slui
16. Chatto Creek Tavern - Eric Schusser
17. Muddy Creek Café, Omakau - Paul Samson
18. Omakau Commercial Hotel - Maurice Middleditch
19. Omakau Post Shop - Lorimer Knives and Jewellery
20. Scrap Metal Art, Omakau - Dave Donnelly
21. Shebikeshebikes, Omakau - Andrew Price
22. Pitches Store, Ophir - Rachel Hirabayashi
23. Blacks Hotel, Ophir - Annie Guise
24. Stationside Café, Lauder - Olaf Mengeringhausen
25. Lauder Hotel, Lauder - Sally Jory
26. Ida Valley Kitchen, Oturehua - Annemarie Hope-Cross
27. Hayes Engineering Works & Cafe, Oturehua - Marion Vialade
28. Oturehua Railway Hotel - Megan Huffadine
29. Oturehua General Store - Marion Mewburn
30. Wedderburn Tavern - Todd and Sarah Sisson
31. Ranfurly Hotel - Janyne Fletcher
32. E-Central Cafe, Ranfurly - Lynne Wilson
33. The Practice, Ranfurly - Marie Velenski and Luke Anthony
34. Black Forest Café, Naseby - Jane Whitaker
35. Jane Whitaker studio & gallery, Naseby
36. Otago Central Hotel, Hyde - Lynley Brownridge
37. Kissing Gate Café, Middlemarch - Jillian Porteous
38. Trail Journeys depot, Middlemarch - Lorraine Higgins
39. Quench Café and Bar, Middlemarch - Ro Bradshaw

We trust you enjoy visiting these venues to view these mini art exhibitions while partaking on New Zealand's Original Great Ride!