Welcome Artists:

If you are an artist or photographer and are interested in contributing a work or works to the display please contact us for further information.

No commission for works sold will be charged by the NZ Mountain Film Festival. Selling of works is optional for artists and photographers. The NZMFF gets its value from the display through visitors’ enjoyment of viewing the Artists’ and Photographers’ work.

The artists’ and photographers’ work should reflect the festival’s theme “Adventurous Sports and Lifestyles” and depict the world’s outdoor spaces, mountains, lakes, sea and rivers as well as outdoor people, sports and scenery.

So far, we’re delighted to confirm displays in 2021 from;

Paul Caffyn

Photo essay on the 1973 New Zealand Caving Expeditions to Papua New Guinea;  as featured in the recently released book  Search for the Deepest Hole in the World 

Co-Author Van Watson will be speaking about the book at the “Words & Wine” show in Wanaka, Sunday 27 June

Crystal Brindle

Photography from the Southern Alps of New Zealand, primarily Fiordland. 

Crystal is a landscape storyteller committed sharing the wonder of the natural world through the artistic expression of photography and writing. 

She is going to be our MC for the Sunday Film Sessions here in Wanaka.


Sarah Taylor

Sarah is a mixed media artist from Albert Town. Her pieces are inspired by nature and the environment and expressed as textural mix media landscapes and abstract.

Jossi Wells

Wanaka born & raised professional skier & photographer.

As an athlete, Jossi began working with photographers making ski images from a young age. He always viewed the shooting sessions as a collaborative effort between skier & photographer. He fell in love with the process both behind & in front of the lens & has since been documenting his travels & life in the mountains himself.

Jossi has a passion for black & white photography, in which you will see the people & places he frequents, exposed on 35mm film.

Cory Marshall

Photography from Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.

Originally from the USA, he is now based in Queenstown and runs the Cory Marshall Gallery featuring his stunning New Zealand Landscape photography, images from Jordan McInally along with bespoke furniture by Dusty and Douglas.

Rose Lanman

Kakapō used to dwell in the mountains but have been restricted to offshore islands due to introduced predators like mustelids, cats and rodents, as well as human activities encroaching their habitat.

This piece is entitled “Brink” referring to the precarious position these magnificent mountain parrots are faced with.

Diana Adams

Diana Adams is a Wanaka local artist who moved south from Christchurch 4 years ago.

 The mountains, rivers, wild places and dogs are her constant inspiration. When not painting or making paper mache’ dogs in her studio she can be found out and about on adventures with friends, her husband John, her daughter Nina, and Baxter her 4 year old spoodle.  A full time artist for 20 years, Diana has had exhibitions throughout NZ, her paintings are in private collections all over the world.  

Diana’s first exhibition in Wanaka will be at her home studio/gallery in October 2021.  www.dianaadams.co.nz  facebook: Diana Adams- Artist

Christopher David Thompson

Landscape photography featured in the short festival film ‘In the Theatre of the Gogs’ a collaboration with adventure filmmaker Richard Sidey.

Christopher is a professional landscape and vineyard photographer, owner of The Picture Lounge – New Zealand Photographers Gallery in Wanaka and also runs a graphic design studio specialising in wine brand development.

Christopher’s love of the outdoors means the camera always accompanies him on his adventures into the wilderness, the resulting images often ending up as works of art in the gallery and beyond.

Sally-Mae Hudson

Sally-Mae Hudson is a self-taught linocut printmaker.

Linocut printing involves carving a design into linoleum or rubber and inking it up with a brayer. Paper is then placed on the lino and an image is transferred.

After having graduated with a Bachelor of Sustainability and Outdoor Education in 2018, Sally began craving something more creative so bought some cheap carving tools and gave it a go. Her love of the natural environment, plants and animals, are a huge influence on her artwork and she takes a lot of her own personal experiences with the outdoors and turns them into linocuts.

Elaine Robinson

Having worked as a Textile designer before training to teach Art to High school students , both in the UK and NZ, Elaine is fascinated by colour and texture. The landscapes of New Zealand are a constant source of inspiration. Traveling the length of the South Island earlier this year , assisting Rob Dawson with the filming of ” SOUTH, The Tour Te Waipounamu story “, these mixed media paintings are Elaine’s reflection on that journey . 

Victoria Caffrey

Born and bred in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Victoria discovered a love for altitude and wild spaces from a young age. With camera in hand, her thirst for new horizons brought her to New Zealand in 2018 where the Southern Alps captured her and since has forged a second home. 
Instagram: @victoriacaffrey_ | www.un-tracked.com