Maggie Johnson

Maggie Johnson

Originally from New Zealand, the West Coast became home for Maggie 15 years ago when she married a local. Sharing his love for this place, Maggie was drawn to the wildness, the wide open spaces and the ‘special light’ that lends magic and mood to the landscape.

Despite a couple of attempts at Art School, Maggie is largely self-taught, and tries to capture the light, colour and rhythm of the local environment in her paintings.

Maggie's most recent series of landscapes are a journey from the mountains and the rainforest, to the ultimate western extremity and our farthest point, the sea.

Festival venues

  • Town Centre, corner Orr and McNamara St
  • Crib Lane, Little Orr St
  • The Paragon Theatre, 11 McNamara St
  • 20 Orr St
  • Queenstown Medical Union, 25 Cutten St
  • CWA Hall, 35 Cutten St
  • Cutten St Playground
  • West Coast Wilderness Railway and Tracks Cafe
  • Q Bank Gallery, 37 Orr St
  • QBar, 33 Orr St
  • Old Larq Gallery, 8 Hunter St
  • Old Evans Store, 24 Stitcht St
  • Galley Museum, 1/7 Driffield St
  • Scout Hall, 15 Bowes St
  • Queen River Footbridge
  • Passion Park, on The Esplanade
  • Penghana House, 32 Esplanade
  • Old Limestone Quarry, 9 Penghana Rd
  • Football Ground