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An artists' collective

Hullabaloo art space is a contemporary art gallery based in the  Cromwell Heritage Precinct on the shores of Lake Dunstan. The professional artists who exhibit at hullabaloo art space all live in Central Otago and the surrounding area, producing some of the best contemporary art in New Zealand: from sculpture to painting, photography, ceramics, multimedia and jewellery.

The gallery is a light and welcoming white-walled space in the historic Cromwell Bakery building. The works are refreshed monthly so our visitors always see new and exciting artworks. The main gallery is complemented by the ever-changing solo exhibition wing inside.


We're proud to be one of few truly collective galleries left in New Zealand.

The artists in the collective create everything on display, and we all help run and manage the gallery. This means we can keep commissions very low, so every time you buy a piece from Hullabaloo, the money goes straight to the artist. 

Visitors can meet a working artist every day of the week. Sometimes we bring our work with us, so you can experience a snapshot of an artist's studio including sketches, paintings in progress, photograph editing, and multimedia sculptures taking shape.


We have an active member base, and sometimes have room for new members from the Central Otago region and surrounding area. We welcome membership applications from artists with a developed body of work, and emerging artists seeking to stretch their artistic practice. 

To apply, email us at Please include:

  • Your CV

  • An artist statement

  • A link to your Instagram page or website 

  • Your address - members all help run the gallery so need to live in the region

  • Attach five clear images of your current artwork. The work you submit should demonstrate a consistent and well developed style, and should be current (not from earlier periods of your practice). 


The Cromwell Heritage Precinct is a historic neighbourhood on Melmore Terrace. 

According to the precinct website, "when the Clyde dam was completed in 1990, Cromwell’s main street disappeared under Lake Dunstan. Some of the historic buildings dating back to the gold rush of the 1860’s were saved or lovingly rebuilt on higher ground, creating the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. You can step back in time to the gold rush and explore heritage buildings, many with artisan businesses in them." hullabaloo art space.

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