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Spotlight on Contemporary Art at Gallery 33

Gallery Thirty Three in Wanaka is the backdrop for the work of well known New Zealand and Australian artists and is regarded as one of the finest galleries in the region.

Owners and directors, Norma Dutton and Peter Gregg, established the Helwick Street gallery in 2005 with a focus on the exhibition and sale of contemporary art and jewellery, paintings, sculpture, glass and ceramics.

“We represent a diverse selection of New Zealand and Australian artists. Their work must fit our high standards and inspire us,” says Gallery manager, Briar Hardy-Hesson.

The gallery houses multiple collections and continues to seek out new and exciting art works for an expanding clientele.

“Our stable of artists has grown and evolved over time. We’ve also seen an upsurge in interest in sculpture and ceramic pieces,” she says.

Regular exhibitions and solo shows by represented artists are a feature at Gallery Thirty Three.

“Our exhibition schedule is a group decision based on the time of year and availability of the artists. We focus on presenting something that caters for all our clients, locals, Kiwis on holiday and tourists alike. We’re constantly getting exciting work in and every week there is something new to see. We have Melbourne based artist, Cristina Popovici, having a solo exhibition with us in July. She is a long-standing gallery favourite and this show will be unlike anything she has done before, with a focus on smaller paintings.”

Briar says the gallery likes to be considered as a welcoming, community place for people to visit and chat about art and the artists who are exhibiting at the time.

“Our customers are people who want to live with original art in their homes and are from all over the world. We hope Gallery Thirty Three presents a peaceful, artistic environment where there is something for everyone to enjoy.”