"An Evening At Mataketake Hut, West Coast, New Zealand"
Oil On A Cedar Framed Board / 1000x800mm / Original painting by Caroline Bellamy
This painting was commissioned by family of Andy Dennis in remembrance.
Mataketake Hut opened in February 2021. It was built by the Andy Dennis Trust, and will be owned and maintained by the Backcountry Trust. Andy Dennis, a renowned New Zealand conservationist and author and a long-time member of Federated Mountain Clubs and Forest & Bird, died in 2016 leaving a bequest to build a new hut in the mountains of the South Island.
This hut site was chosen for its stunning surroundings, link with the historic pack track and plentiful birdlife.