Astor Bristed is a contemporary art gallery in Arrowtown. Established in 2019 in a tiny loft, it has recently expanded into a spacious new gallery on the main street.
With selected New Zealand and international art, Astor Bristed provides thoughtful art for acquisition, contemplation and meaningful discussions to the burgeoning community of arts enthusiasts in the Central Otago region and wider New Zealand.
Get in touch if you'd like more information on our artists, available works and exhibition programme.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
The Chinese Settlement was established in 1867-8 and was in existence until the mid 1930’s. The site underwent an archaeological excavation in 1984.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
Millbrook Resort is named after Mill Farm on which it sits. Mill farm was established by the Butel family who came from Normandy.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.3
There are two theories as to why the town is named Arrowtown. One is that the river behind the town flows swiftly like an arrow.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.4
Arrowtown has one of the best preserved collection of goldfields heritage buildings in New Zealand.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
Arrowtown is one of the fastest growing towns in New Zealand:
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
Arrowtown was originally known as Fox’s. named after William Fox an early gold discoverer. Then it was known as The Arrow and later Arrowtown.