Image: (detail) Salt crystal (Janubio #1), 2020, Wayne Barrar

Maritime–trace–exposure is an exhibition by the artists group An Architecture of the Sea (Wayne Barrar, Kerry Hines, Mizuho Nishioka & Tane Moleta).

Forrester Gallery | Main & Side Galleries
30 October 2021 to 7 February 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)

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

Image: no 8. ...And the wind became water, the water became gold, and the gold, became wind. Oil on canvas, Ioan Grigore

Local artist Ioan Grigore’s latest exhibition Talking to Myself is all about one of his personal journeys.

Forrester Gallery | Upstairs Gallery
30 October 2021 to 5 December 2021
Image: exhibition design work by artist Kereama Taepa (Te Arawa, Te Atiawa)

This exhibition has been created specifically for children and families, with hands-on activities to explore the Māori alphabet.

Forrester Gallery | Upstairs & Community Galleries
11 December 2021 to 7 February 2022
Maori Language Commission symbol

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:

The Scottish Hall, 10 Tyne Street, Oāmaru
28 October 2021 - 1:00pm to 9 December 2021 - 2:30pm
Image: Vignette by John Garrow, Waitaki Archives 19928

The Waitaki Archives is like a sibling to the Forrester Gallery. The archives are full of records that document our past.

Forrester gallery | Vault Gallery
30 October 2021 to 7 February 2022

"Extremely well put together exhibit and beautiful building"
- Elaine, NZ (Forrester visitor book)

Image: Me and the World, Dave Hope

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.

Forrester Gallery | Community Gallery
30 October 2021 to 5 December 2021
Collections Online

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)