My aim here is to reward the curious, to offer a creative place of wonder, beauty, gadgets and gizmos, made mostly from natural or recycled materials that will warm the heart of even the most cynical. An antidote to consumerism.
The Lost Gyspsy Gallery is open over summer from Labour Weekend (closed Wednesdays) and closed every day over winter.
South Island ▷ Southland ▷ Papatowai
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Mind boggling, hands on experience and very funny. Loved it.
An artist whom set up a lot of lovely unnecessary things, mainly built from rubbish, Most of the ideas you can enjoy for free, it is okay to spend $5 for the rest, because, in general, it is a great setup, not mainly for the things you see more for the lovely ideas!
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One of the coolest places we have ever been! Had no idea what to expect, and were delighted and impressed by all the quirky and fun creations! Like being a kid again, full of wonder and joy. Definitely don't miss stopping here, and pay the money to experience The Theater and support the artist!
Amazing little bus with tons of quirky inventions and the $5 to get into the main gallery was well worth it. Good coffee too!
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Valentine de Beer
Really nice museum, filled with creation of an artist. Really funny and inspiring.
Sara and Antoine
The coolest place ever! The guy who makes the stuff is really nice and all of his creations are amazing!!
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Unbelievable! Like being a kid again. Full of excitement and intrigue. Amazing creativity by the artist to turn seemingly mundane and useless junk into something fun and playful.
Very funny gallery with lots of stuff to explore. The experiments are made with so much love and creativity. It is definitely worth $5. Totally recommended.
Really nice to have a look around and you can touch a lot of things! Really well made. Very creative!
What an awesome place. Lots of cool, funny and creative inventions. Never expected such a lovely place in that location.
A great bus with strange and tiny art creations, you have to visit this bus.
WOW! What a find! This place should be world famous! There is a green bus on the side of the road in Papatowai in The Catlins and in it is the most amazing collection of recycled junk mechanical art contraptions ever! It is a wonderland of bizzare and unique creations.
There are handmade automata and curios that are both artistic and very very funny. Be sure to go up the back into the garden/gallery/theatre where the artist keeps all the best stuff IT IS AMAZING!!
Incredible interactive art!