Owls Do Cry

Two Shows: 12pm and 7.30pm!

Oamaru Opera House
12 April 2021 - 12:00pm
Image: Pottery on Tyne

In 1970 a group of Oamaru potters came together and called themselves the North Otago Potters. They moved into a cottage at 44 Tyne Street and became Ceramic 44, now Pottery on Tyne. 

Forrester Gallery
20 February 2021 to 4 April 2021
detail of museum exhibition

The front of the Waitaki Museum & Archive is now open again. After having this space closed for refurbishment it is a joy to be welcoming visitors back to the museum.

"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)

Image: Mars in Crammasy, Dyan Prujean, 2020, textile ink on embossed cotton fabric

 “I like the idea of people being literally wrapped up in my artwork and wandering about in it. A sort of walking exhibition that changes with the wearer and the walk.”

Forrester Gallery
20 February 2021 to 4 April 2021
Wild Dogs Under My Skirt

Steaming pig and McDonald’s value meals. Palagi (white) men and ruthless, authoritarian aunties. Jesus and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Hardcore Fa’a Samoa versus new New Zealand ways.

Oamaru Opera House
10 April 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:45pm

Waitaki District Libraries offers a range of online services and access points - from eBooks to eAudiobooks, Ancestry.com to movie streaming, we hope there is enough here to keep you occupied for h

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

Image: The Forrester, Zuna Wright, date unknown, Collection of the Forrester Gallery, FG2010.6.2

Five Artists impressions of the Forrester Gallery.

Forrester Gallery
9 February 2021 to 4 April 2021
Image: Celebration, Yvonne Gillespie, 2021, ink, acrylic, pencil, carbon, gold leaf/dust

Yvonne says “I’m no good with words”
yet she devours them
sweets rolling off her tongue
until the colours run
flow from her

Forrester Gallery
13 March 2021 to 18 April 2021
Collections Online

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

Carnivorous Plant Society

Carnivorous Plant Society are back!

9 April 2021 - 7:30am to 9:00am
Beethoven: Virtuoso

The New Zealand String Quartet are celebrating a massive composer with a massive tour, bringing Beethoven back on his 250th anniversary.

Oamaru Opera House
11 April 2021 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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

Photo of an open 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!

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