Hullabaloo marks first decade
There’s quite a Hullabaloo in Central Otago this year.
Some of the region’s most talented artists are celebrating a decade of the Hullabaloo Art Space collective in Old Cromwell.
The artisan artist-run gallery – one of a kind for Southland and Otago - was developed by a few professional artists as an exhibition space in 2006. The gallery now boasts 15 artists, who all take turns in its daily running. Hullabaloo member, sculptor, Megan Huffadine said ‘‘it all started from a group of people who were passionate about creativity and having an art space where people can exhibit their work. Throughout that 10 years we’ve featured as many as 30 artists at different times from as far away as Dunedin, and from Hawea, Wanaka, Alexandra and Queenstown.’’
A 10-year anniversary exhibition ‘All That Hullabaloo’ at the Lakes District Museum, which brought the gallery’s works to Arrowtown, will be held until Sunday: ’’We wanted to take our work beyond the local area into a larger exhibition space so people get a more in depth view of each artist’s work,’’ Huffadine said.
The second exhibition, ’Past and Present’, will be held at the Hullabaloo Art Space from August 29 until September 17. This will be an invitational exhibition of artists past and present to celebrate the decade-long milestone.
Ro Bradshaw, Kay Turner, Nigel Wilson, Megan Huffadine at the launch.