Exhibition Opening Night

2nd July 2021, 5.30pm to 6.30pm at Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery To celebrate the opening of the 2021 Winterstellar Exhibition we have a special event at the Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery. This will include: Winterstellar Astrophotography Competition Prizegiving Solar Tsunami Presentation by Otago Museum Science Outreach Read more…

Cicada Websites & Media

Cicada Websites and Media

Website, E-commerce and Media creation. Andy Davey and Cicada Limited have been providing web and data solutions for over 20 years. Recent projects include Winterstellar, Central Stories Museum E-commerce website and Pukekohe Showgrounds accommodation booking solution. For more information go to:

Opening Night 2020

Exhibition Opening Night

Friday 17th July 2020. The 70 people who attended the opening of the Winterstellar 2020 Exhibition last Friday were treated to two excellent talks. The first was by exhibitor and award winning time-lapse film maker, Stephen Patience. Stephen revealed some of his secrets to the production of his epic clips Read more…

Simon Williams - Second Public School

Simon Williams

Freelance photographer, educator, environmentalist and father, Simon Williams has been involved in digital design and imaging for the last 25 years. Over the course of the last decade he has turned his attention more towards photography, developing a unique style and approach to a variety of genres; landscape, astrophotography, sports, Read more…

Nuns Veil Night - Cory Marshall

Cory Marshall

Cory Marshall is a landscape photographer based in Wanaka, New Zealand. Originally from California, Cory and his wife Kelly relocated to Wanaka in 2017. Cory’s work focuses on stunning natural landscapes from around the world. Since moving to New Zealand, Cory has built a wonderful library of New Zealand images Read more…

Stephen Patience Photography

Stephen Patience

Stephen Patience is a renowned photographer who has twice been a ‘winner’ for time-lapse in the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year.  Stephen has been engaged to produce time-lapse for TV and film.  His work has also been published and used in other international film media. Stephen first took Read more…

Vicky Bowman Photography

Vicky Bowman

Vicky lives and works out of Omakau, Central Otago. Her journey with photography began in 1995 and she has been practising seriously for the past 5 years. Vicky is particularly keen on landscape photography, cloud scales and learning the art of astrophotography.

Central Appliance Plus

Central Appliance Plus

Big thanks to John at Central Appliance Plus for loaning us a huuuge 75″ 4K TV for displaying the awesome video works of Stephen Patience and John Ecksmann amongst other digital displays in the exhibition. Please support this wonderful local business like they have supported us. Find out more here: Read more…

Lauderdale Tractor by John Ecksmann

John Ecksmann

John is a Becks based photographer, videographer, and manufacturer of souvenir products. He arrived in Central Otago 8 years ago on a short holiday and never left. John says, “I was so blown away with the amazing landscapes and constantly changing skies, my landscape photography morphed into motion time lapse and Read more…

Jamie Ryan

Jamie Ryan

Jamie is based in Dunedin and enjoys landscape and astro-photography, the challenge of capturing what the eye can’t easily see. He took up photography while at university 30 years ago, in the days of darkrooms, but now Jamie would not be without his DSLR. Find out more: | |