Image: Coral Bust (In Memory of The Great Barrier Reef), Bruce Mahalski

Dunedin artist Bruce Mahalski will be giving an artist talk in conjunction with his exhibition Seeds of Life – the Bone Art of Bruce Mahalski

Forrester Gallery
6 May 2021 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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: poster, 100 women, 100 words...Infinite Possibilities: Panel Discussion

Meet Some of STEM’s amazing women and girls.

Forrester Gallery
30 May 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Image: Sister Skeleton Leaf, Bruce Mahalski, paper, leaf skeletons, bones and native timber

Bruce Mahalski is a Dunedin artist, known for his illustration, street murals, and sculpture incorporating animal bones.

Forrester Gallery
10 April 2021 to 13 June 2021
Image: poster from 12: Portraits from our Collection, Forrester Gallery, 2021

Welcome to a wonderlab exhibition!

Forrester Gallery
24 April 2021 to 20 June 2021
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 11 May 2021

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

Image: Ruby McDermott, Through Our Lens Exhibition, Forrester Gallery, 2021

Nāku te rourou nāu te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.
With food in your basket and food in my basket the people will thrive.

Forrester Gallery
24 April 2021 to 30 May 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: poster, 100 women, 100 words… Infinite Possibilities exhibition, Forrester Gallery, 2021

What does a scientist look like?

Forrester Gallery
14 May 2021 to 8 June 2021
David Bowie & the Art of Being Different

Dr Ian Chapman & the Cosmic Jive Trio present David Bowie & the Art of Being Different.

Oamaru Opera House
4 July 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:15pm
Collections Online

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

Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream

Take a wild ride to paradise with Indian Ink’s powerful new play about impermanence – of life, love…. and ice cream!

Oamaru Opera House
25 August 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

"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)