The Waitaki community has a tradition of being bold and fearless – The biennial Waitaki Arts Festival brings together a community of creators and innovators and features an extensive programme of v
"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)
Local Legends from Ngāi Tahu - a free session presented by Justin Tipa. Kaiwhahahaere o te Rūnanga o Moeraki
Maritime–trace–exposure is an exhibition by the artists group An Architecture of the Sea.
"A wonderful selection of inspiring art!"
- Carol, UK (Forrester visitor book)
Local artist Ioan Grigore’s latest exhibition Talking to Myself is all about one of his personal journeys.
Two of New Zealand’s best-loved musicians – classical pianist Michael Houstoun and foremost jazz trombonist and big band leader Rodger Fox, bring their acclaimed concert series to Oamaru featuring
Nau mai, haere mai ki a koutou katoa! There will be four free public sessions with kaiako Sophia Leon De La Barra, Thursday from 1-2.30pm in the Scottish Hall on the following dates:
"Extremely well put together exhibit and beautiful building"
- Elaine, NZ (Forrester visitor book)
Every year school students from around the Waitaki share their artistic talents with us.
Dave Hope is a self-taught, self-educated mixed media artist. This solo show is about life’s big questions, and the fine line between chaos and sanity.
Three of New Zealand’s most significant arts figures – Janet Frame, Douglas Lilburn and Colin McCahon – were all living and attending school in Oamaru in 1931.
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)
Not on until Level 1: Our enthusiastic Book Chat group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 2:15pm at Oamaru Library.