Orion Powerhouse Gallery | Akaroa – New Zealand

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Orion Powerhouse Gallery

The Orion Powerhouse Gallery began its life in historic Akaroa as the building which housed the hydroelectric power equipment from 1911.  It was extended several years later to house a gas engine and workshop and remained in use until the mid-1950s.  The equipment was sold to the Maruia Springs Hotel.  At the end of the century the Maruia Springs plant became redundant so the equipment was returned to Akaroa by volunteers with support from the Akaroa Civic Trust.

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Location1 Rue Pompallier, Akaroa

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Phone0064 3 304 8776

In 1970 local resident, Patricia Bosshard established a gallery and concert venue in the empty building. She organised concerts (and a film society there as well) from 1970.

In 1977, an incorporated society took over the running of the Powerhouse as a gallery and concert venue. The power company Orion provided financial support for the project

The newly refurbished 'Orion Powerhouse Gallery' comes to life in the warmer months when Akaroa is full of visitors and holiday-makers. The gallery hosts exhibitions featuring artists from Banks Peninsula and beyond, many of national and international recognition. It also provides a wonderful venue for intimate musical events and varied workshops throughout the year.

For the current event on at the Orion Powerhouse Gallery go to the EVENTS page HERE. 

The 2016 Gallery Akaroa Inc Committee:
President: Bryan Tichborne, Treasurer:  Anthea Penny, Secretary:  Mary Farrell;  Other members:  Alice Lewis, Sue Macfarlane, Keith Harris, Kim Robertson, Raquel Smith and Sarah Ford, 

 

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The Orion Powerhouse Gallery began its life in historic Akaroa as the building which housed the hydroelectric power equipment from 1911.  It was extended several years later to house a gas engine and workshop and remained in use until the mid-1950s.  The equipment was sold to the Maruia Springs Hotel.  At the end of the century the Maruia Springs plant became redundant so the equipment was returned to Akaroa by volunteers with support from the Akaroa Civic Trust.

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In 1970 local resident, Patricia Bosshard established a gallery and concert venue in the empty building. She organised concerts (and a film society there as well) from 1970.

In 1977, an incorporated society took over the running of the Powerhouse as a gallery and concert venue. The power company Orion provided financial support for the project

The newly refurbished 'Orion Powerhouse Gallery' comes to life in the warmer months when Akaroa is full of visitors and holiday-makers. The gallery hosts exhibitions featuring artists from Banks Peninsula and beyond, many of national and international recognition. It also provides a wonderful venue for intimate musical events and varied workshops throughout the year.

For the current event on at the Orion Powerhouse Gallery go to the EVENTS page HERE. 

The 2016 Gallery Akaroa Inc Committee:
President: Bryan Tichborne, Treasurer:  Anthea Penny, Secretary:  Mary Farrell;  Other members:  Alice Lewis, Sue Macfarlane, Keith Harris, Kim Robertson, Raquel Smith and Sarah Ford, 

 

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