Image: exhibition design work by artist Kereama Taepa (Te Arawa, Te Atiawa)

This exhibition has been created specifically for children and families, with hands-on activities to explore the Māori alphabet.

Forrester Gallery | Upstairs & Community Galleries
11 December 2021 to 7 February 2022

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

Image: Vignette by John Garrow, Waitaki Archives 19928

The Waitaki Archives is like a sibling to the Forrester Gallery. The archives are full of records that document our past.

Forrester gallery | Vault Gallery
30 October 2021 to 7 February 2022
Image: (detail) Salt crystal (Janubio #1), 2020, Wayne Barrar

Maritime–trace–exposure is an exhibition by the artists group An Architecture of the Sea (Wayne Barrar, Kerry Hines, Mizuho Nishioka & Tane Moleta).

Forrester Gallery | Main & Side Galleries
30 October 2021 to 7 February 2022

"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)

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

Collections Online

Explore our Collection The collection includes photographs, artworks, architectural drawings, natural history specimens, social history items and more.

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