Victoria Stevens Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

Victoria Stevens Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

The Rippon family has an enduring connection with New Zealand art, and is delighted to provide a contemporary art space for the local community. Curator?Robyn Bardas?MFA brings a fresh eye and contemporary edge to this exhibition.

From 6th October until 12 December, 2017, The Rippon Hall is?excited to bring you ?Ninety? from Wanaka local Victoria Stevens. The exhibition is a selection from Victoria?s Master of Fine Arts installation of ninety individual textiles representing each year her mother lived without her mother.

The works are predominantly hand stitched, and refer to domestic traditions and rituals which women bring to the human experience. On first viewing the works manifest as a family album; literally as an interpretation of all things pleasant, as in warmth and closeness to others, but closer inspection reveals a sadness, a story of loss along with a deeply unsettling sense of foreboding.

Read more at:?Rippon_Artist_Statement_Victoria_Stevens

Don't miss this fascinating exhibitions running 6th October - 12th December; 11 am ? 5 pm daily at The Rippon Hall

Totally Acapella

The Rippon Hall is pleased to bring you an afternoon of fireside song and merriment featuring the Treble Tones, Mt Aspiring College?s Macapella, Mulled Wine Quartet and Wanakapella.

Sunday, 20th?August from 4 - 5.30 pm. Kindly text 027 2005 111?or email? register your interest. Entry by Koha, come out to support these talented local groups.

The Chef's Table Pop Up Restaurant


Snow is in the forecast for this coming week, the town is beginning to fill up with shredders and, to coin a now all-too familiar phrase, winter is coming.

With the change of season now very much on the mind, we are very excited to announce that Rippon is once again teaming up with Chef Sam Metcalfe for a 5-week opening of The Chef?s Table this winter. ?Sam cooked up a storm last winter at The Chef?s Table and we are thrilled to have him back again this year.? says Rippon?s Events Manager Yohann Bourdin. ?We had a wonderful mix of apr?s-skiers, families, locals and winter visitors alike, many of whom returned time and again, and the word seemed to spread like wildfire. ?With such a positive reception from the community, it took very little to convince us all that we should reopen for the coming season?

Other than the finer points of the menu, very little has changed from last year. The roaring fire, the very local drinks list, the communal tables and the sharing plates will be very much in evidence along with live music every Sunday afternoon from 4pm. Remaining too will be the chef?s table itself in the Rippon Hall kitchen, seating up to 10 people where you can watch Sam and his team working their magic. ?One of the great things about cooking for The Chef?s Table,? says Sam, ?was knowing so many of the people enjoying their evenings with us. Wanaka may be growing but The Chef?s Table reinforced what a great and close-knit community we still have here. To be cooking for so many friends and acquaintances added a very informal and special element to the pop-up. The openness of the terrace for apr?s-ski and having the chef?s table itself in the kitchen really added to the enjoyment and allowed far greater interaction with the guests.?

The Chef?s Table opens at The Rippon Hall on Friday June 16th (perfectly timed, Yohann points out, for Cardrona?s opening day) for 5 weeks with the final night of opening Sunday July 23rd . Open 6 days (closed Mondays) from 4pm for apr?s-ski drinks and dinner. Bookings are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. Larger lunches available where possible with prior bookings. For all enquiries and reservations, please email or call 021 152 9707.

The Chef's Tabel Event at The Rippon Hall

The Chef's Table


The Chef's Table

The Chef's Table?at the Rippon Hall opens Sunday 10th July and will open every evening from 4pm (3pm on Sunday) for evening dining and Apres-Ski drinks.

What to expect

Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, a roaring open fire and a daily changing menu, cooked with locally sourced ingredients. Children's menu available. Rippon wines by the glass and bottle and beers from Wanaka breweries Sidewinder and Beerworks.


The Chef's Table Menu

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Booking details

For bookings, please contact us on 021 084 35 786 or