About Us

The Dunedin Midwinter Carnival is produced by Dunedin Midwinter Celebrations, a registered charitable trust based in Dunedin. We believe it is important to celebrate our distinct seasons in a way that is appropriate to our local environment. Each year we produce an event, working with talented local artists and the wider community. We are committed to achieving the highest artistic standards and constantly improving the Midwinter Carnival event.

If you'd like to become a member of the Carnival organising committee, please contact us on the email on this page outlining why you want to be involved and what skills and experience you can bring to support the event.


Current Trustees:

Juliet Novena Sorrel (chairperson) has been artistic director of the Dunedin Midwinter Carnival since 2000, until stepping down from this position in 2017. Juliet is a visual artist and art teacher. Her artistic vision and experience have been instrumental in the growth of the Midwinter Carnival event.

Paul Smith (Chairperson) has extensive event management experience. He was event manager of the 2015 iD Dunedin Fashion Week and director of the Dunedin Fringe Festival from 2000-2014.

Courtney Adams (treasurer) is an accountant at Polson Higgs.

Scott Muir has been involved a range of community events including the Dunedin Fringe Festival, the Vogel Street Party and many others. He is a band manager and manager of Refuel bar on campus.

Ian Griffin is an astronomer and director of the Otago Museum.




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 Email: info@midwintercarnival.co.nz

Postal address: Dunedin Midwinter Celebrations, PO Box 5822, Dunedin, New Zealand