Winterstellar Exhibitions 2022

We are very pleased to announce that this year we will once again be holding the Winterstellar Exhibition in Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery in Alexandra PLUS the Lakes District Museum in Arrowtown.

@ Alexandra

Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery

Opening 5pm 17th June 2022 (invite only)

Open to public – 18th June to 28th August 2022

@ Arrowtown

Lakes District Museum & Gallery

Opening 6pm 22nd July 2022 (invite only)

Open to public – 23rd July to 31st August 2022

Artists at the Winterstellar Exhibitions 2022

A | Andy Davey (Alexandra)
B | Brian Boyle (Arrowtown)
C | Cory Marshall (Wanaka)
D | Dilanka Wijesekara (Dunedin)
E | John Ecksmann (Becks)
G | Rachel Gillespie (Twizel)
I | Izumi Schmidt (Dunedin)
J | Leeanne Jenkins (Alexandra)
K | Kavan Chay (Dunedin)
L | Les Ladbrook (Invercargill)
M | Michael Cookson (Mosgeil)
N | Nicholas Allan Doran (Queenstown)
P | Paul Le Comte (Dunedin)
R | Larryn Rae (Wanaka)
S | Stephen Patience (Cromwell)
T | Stephen Voss (Invercargill)
V | Victoria Bowman (Omakau)
W | John Wekking (Cromwell)
Y | Jordan McInally (Queenstown)
Z | Yang Zheng (Dunedin)

Winterstellar is an exhibition of Astrophotography and Videography

It is about SPACE, the stars and what we see from our place amongst them.

In OTAGO we are blessed. Our climate gives us many clear nights. Our sparse population means there is little light pollution. The Southern Hemisphere is the best place to see the Galactic Core, the heart of our galaxy – the Milky Way. We are close enough to the pole to see the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights. 

However, this exhibition is also very much about TIME. We celebrate Matariki – the Maori new year, a time to reflect on what has passed and rejoice in new beginnings.

Winterstellar shares photographic works by both experienced photographers and those just starting out. These stunning images are a compression of time showing much more than can be seen with the naked eye. More stars, more colour. Time Lapse MOVIES in the exhibition are a combination of thousands of ultra high definition snapshots of time captured over hours.

This is Winterstellar 2022

Sponsors and Supporters


  • Central Lakes Trust
  • Cicada Web & Media
  • Light Source Creatives

Alexandra Exhibition

  • Central Otago District Council
  • Creative Communities
  • Central Appliance Plus

Arrowtown Exhibition

  • Ray White Arrowtown
  • Queenstown Lakes District Council
  • Creative Communities