A Waitaki Whitestone Geopark presentation with Gareth Boyt.
Marilyn Wreakes (née Vette) will talk about researching her fascinating family history, from Denmark to Bunnythorpe
Burns Pollock describes himself as a “lucky lifetime resident of the Awamoko (valley)”.
"Excellent assistance, I found exactly what I wanted. Many thanks."
-Stephen (Archive visitor book)
Configured has been created especially for the Forrester Gallery, Ōamaru and continues a dialogue begun in 2017 with new work
Explore our Collection The collection includes photographs, artworks, architectural drawings, natural history specimens, social history items and more.
Rosalie Goldsworthy from Penguin Rescue, Moeraki will discuss the current situation of the Yellow-Eyed Penguins and the threats to their survival.
"A wonderful selection of inspiring art!"
- Carol, UK (Forrester visitor book)
Rachel Rees is a published poet based in Ōamaru. Rachel will perform a selection of her poems from her book “Let Her Breathe”. She will share with us the source of her inspiration.
The recent pandemic lockdown has been a challenging event for all of us.
I am a local Oamaru artist. I moved here from Wellington and love the Otago region. I have a small space in my house where I am very happy painting.
Work is underway at Waitaki Museum on refitting the permanent exhibition area. The Museum has over 30,000 items in its care. Each item has its own story.
"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)
The works in this small exhibition inside the old bank vault are all from the Forrester Gallery collection and all depict the sea near Ōamaru – by the harbour, or just south at Bushey Beach and Cap
Epitaph is a series of biographical sketches produced by the North Otago Museum and Archive to commemorate local identities.
"Extremely well put together exhibit and beautiful building"
- Elaine, NZ (Forrester visitor book)