Image: Sharon Mitchell, from left to right, Rafiki , Simba , Zazu, 2018, mixed media.

Self-taught Figurative Cloth Doll Artist, tutor and pattern maker Sharon Mitchell has been inspired by the story of the Lion King for her first exhibition at the Forrester Gallery.

Crafted, 3 Harbour Street
26 July 2019 to 29 August 2019

"A wonderful selection of inspiring art!"
- Carol, UK (Forrester visitor book)

Image credit: Burns Memorial 2018 poster winners, Brodie Holywell, Rory Bailey, Cam Notman, Weston School.

The Burns Memorial Art Exhibition is always a wonderful showcase of children’s art that reflects our community and environment.

31 August 2019 to 6 October 2019
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Peace Parade 1919, JMBrown collection, Collection of the Waitaki District Archive 105019

One hundred years ago on Saturday 19 July 1919 the community of Oamaru celebrated PEACE.

Thames Street, Oamaru
18 July 2019 to 18 September 2019

"There are many moments in the day when I wish time could stand still and I could take the girls out of school and just hang out, with daily visits to the library"
Jan (email comment)

Book

Our enthusiastic Book Chat group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 2:15pm at Oamaru Library.

Come along to discuss your latest reads and get a sneak peek at our brand new books!

Graphic concepts for the Our Land theme in the new museum displays

You might have noticed all the building work happening around the Museum. Most of this work is readying the main display space for our new displays.

North Otago Museum
1 August 2019 to 1 March 2020
Toddler Time

Stories and music for preschoolers and parents/caregivers. Come along to our fun, free sessions at Oamaru Library, every Thursday from 10:45-11:15am.

"Extremely well put together exhibit and beautiful building"
- Elaine, NZ (Forrester visitor book)

"Excellent assistance, I found exactly what I wanted. Many thanks."
-Stephen (Archive visitor book)