Senior scientist with GNS Science, David Barrell will present on New Zealand's geological origins going back 200 million years, including the rich geological history of the Waitaki region.
This year we are celebrating 50 years of the Burns Memorial art exhibition. Every year school students from around the Waitaki share their artistic talents with us.
"Extremely well put together exhibit and beautiful building"
- Elaine, NZ (Forrester visitor book)
My involvement with Oamaru school art exhibitions predates Burns’ Memorial. As a pupil at Waitaki Boys in the early sixties my art teacher, the late Colin Wheeler, encouraged me over several years
"Excellent assistance, I found exactly what I wanted. Many thanks."
-Stephen (Archive visitor book)
Instantly captivates and keeps you hooked
Perfect for fans of Renee Ahdieh and Holly Black
Her current read is ‘Spin the Dawn’ by Elizabeth Lim
"A wonderful selection of inspiring art!"
- Carol, UK (Forrester visitor book)
The recent pandemic lockdown has been a challenging event for all of us.
As I opened the gallery this morning, I was met by a woman waiting to meet her friend. I was to find out soon she was Louise Rayner from Waimate and her friend was Jane Edwards from Dunedin.
Explore our Collection The collection includes photographs, artworks, architectural drawings, natural history specimens, social history items and more.
Work is underway at Waitaki Museum on refitting the permanent exhibition area. The Museum has over 30,000 items in its care. Each item has its own story.
"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)
The works in this small exhibition inside the old bank vault are all from the Forrester Gallery collection and all depict the sea near Ōamaru – by the harbour, or just south at Bushey Beach and Cap
Epitaph is a series of biographical sketches produced by the North Otago Museum and Archive to commemorate local identities.