Wanaka-based, international award-winning artist, Jane Kellahan, will mount a special multi-media exhibition in Queenstown and Wanaka in September and October, recognising and celebrating the work done by Search and Rescue Volunteers.

The ‘Call of the Mountains’ Exhibition is a celebration of Kellahan’s 25-year painting career. “It is also a befitting tribute to lives lost to the mountains and an acknowledgment to our local LAND SAR rock stars,” she said.

This is Kellahan’s inaugural LAND SAR Exhibition, in which she will donate a portion of sales towards the busy Search and Rescue season ahead.

The exhibition features a strong collection of oil paintings, ceramic sculptures, and jewellery. These works have been created at her studio in Wanaka, New Zealand.

“I want to both raise awareness, make a personal financial contribution to LAND SAR, and recognise those who have lost their lives in the mountains,” Kellahan said. The exhibition will also be a tribute to Kellahan’s close friend, Seddon Bennington, the CEO of Te Papa Museum, who tragically died tramping in the Tararua’s in 2009.

The ‘Call of the Mountains’ Exhibition will be staged at the Queenstown Arts Centre from 7 – 25 Sept, and the Rippon Art Space, Wanaka, from 27 Sept- 31st Oct 2018. This exhibition is generously supported by Sir Ron Brierley.

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