Image: Tīhei Mauri Ora, Tīhei Mauri Mate - I inhale the life force, I exhale death, 2009, Rua Pick

A Waitaha art and film exhibition featuring a range of contemporary artists by Waitaha whānau and friends, this exhibit showcases several films and multiple artworks including paintings, photograph

Forrester Gallery
11 June 2022 to 4 September 2022

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

Image: Waitaki Creative Wellbeing logo

We are an art group called Waitaki Creative Wellbeing and we are made up of artists who are struggling with mental health and wellbeing or who feel isolated in the community.

Forrester Gallery
30 July 2022 to 4 September 2022
Image: (detail) Tussock, 2022 and Copper Glade, 2022, Hannah Joynt and Gavin O’Brien, acrylic on bamboo ply

Hannah Joynt and Gavin O’Brien are two lecturers from the Otago Polytechnic Te Maru Pūmanawa College of Creative Practice and Enterprise.

Forrester Gallery
9 July 2022 to 4 September 2022

"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)

Mad Doggerel Cabaret


Ōamaru Opera House
18 August 2022 - 7:30pm

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

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)