LARQ Studio

Cradle Country & The West

Well-known printmaker and painter Raymond Arnold and his artist partner Helena Demczuk are two of a small community of visual artists living and working in the Queenstown area. Their studio, known as Landscape Art Research Queenstown (LARQ), can be visited by appointment.

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