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
Image: It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere, Sharon Murcott, 2020

I have always had a love of drawing but first picked up a paintbrush at the age of 16. It was then I started to have a go at oils, as I loved the old masters.

Forrester Gallery
23 January 2021 to 7 March 2021

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

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

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
Epitaph biography

Epitaph is a series of biographical sketches produced by the Waitaki Museum and Archive to commemorate local identities.

Collections Online

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

"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)