Culture Waitaki Blog

The collaborative blog of Culture Waitaki, featuring thoughts and ideas from the Forrester Gallery, Waitaki Museum and Archive, Waitaki District Libraries.

  • What Staff are Reading

    Doctors, decoration, desolation and more! Ever wondered what the staff at the Oamaru Library is reading? Well here's your chance! Check out our list below for all the goodies the staff are reading this month.

     

  • Riveting Read: The Nameless Queen

    An empowering narrative chock full of suprises

    Perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas and Victoria Aveyard

    Her current read is ‘The Nameless Queen’ by Rebecca McLauglin

    This instalment of Riveting Reads come to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Kerrie Gamble

  • Crewel Embroidery of a ship at sea surrounded by flags and flowers. WMA 98/398

    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.

  • Top Ten: New Releases

    Animals, assassins and more! We are now open again so it's time to come on back in and check out some of our new releases this month! There is something for everyone, DVD's, fiction, non fiction, children and young adults!

     

  • Silver visiting card case WMA93/119

    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.

  • Coming Soon: Fiction

    New titles to hit the fiction world flying including popular authors next installments. You don't want to miss out on these! Place a reserve today and be next in line when these hit our shelves

     

  • Top Ten: Social Issues

    Take a break from your usual reads and dip your toe into social issues. Check out our top ten list on social issues in fiction. Social issues include reflections on mental health, racism, body size and more.

     

  • Image: Forrester Gallery logo

    The Forrester Gallery has a lot to be excited about.

  • Image: George O’Brien (1821 – 1888), Oamaru from Pukeuri Hill, 1872, watercolour on paper, FG1985.11.1

    O’Brien was born in Ireland to an aristocratic but not wealthy family and appears to have trained as an architectural draughtsman before emigrating first to Australia and later to Dunedin in 1863.

  • Vigilance Committee Minutes. Collection of Waitaki Archive 28110

    The recent pandemic lockdown has been a challenging event for all of us. At Waitaki Archive we have used this time to explore a digital transcription tool called Transkribus with our dedicated team of volunteers.

  • Michele Beaufoy during Covid-19 Lockdown 2020

    Michele Beaufoy is a local Oamaru artist practitioner and teacher at Ara Polytechnic in Timaru. A significant part of her practice is ceramic work (produced out of the studio at Pottery-On-Tyne). Michele has been exploring the notion of harmony through balancing polarities (opposites).

  • What Staff Are Reading

    Ever wondered what the staff at the Oamaru Library is reading? Well here's your chance! Check out our list below for all the goodies the staff are reading this month

  • ICOM logo for International Museum Day

    May 18 is International Museum Day. This year the theme is Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.

  • New name and update: Waitaki Museum & Archive Te Whare Taoka o Waitaki

    Along with the exciting news about moving to Level 2, we announce our new name and introduce our new brand to the Waitaki Community. We plan to open our refreshed permanent exhibitions later this year, with more to come in 2021. Read on for a more detailed update

  • Bottle of Campaign Ale, 1906, NOM 78/0219

    Work is underway at North Otago Museum on refitting the permanent exhibition area. The Museum has over 30,000 items in its care. Each item has its own story.

  • Image: Peter Cleverly, artist talk for his Summer 2017-18 exhibition: Beautiful Knowledge

    Peter Cleverley is a nationally recognized artist who paints from his studio in Kakanui, drawing upon his bodily relationship with place, to make comment on the wider human condition.

  • Pewter coffee pot presented to Mrs Paterson, NOM 78/2385

    Work is underway at North Otago Museum on refitting the permanent exhibition area. The Museum has over 30,000 items in its care. Each item has its own story.

  • Riveting Read: The Vanishing

    A smart and creative series opener that is sure to entertain.

    Perfect for fans of J D Robb and Nora Roberts

    Her current read is ‘The Vanishing’ by Jayne Ann Krentz

    This instalment of Riveting Reads come to you from Assistant Youth Librarian Kerrie Gamble.

  • Mothers and Motherhood

    Mother’s Day is May 10th and a day to celebrate with a good book so what is more fitting than a good novel featuring mothers & motherhood?
    If you are seeking a great story that ends on a positive note here are just a few of the many titles you might choose from:

  • Top Ten Coming Soon

    Check out some of the books soon to be arriving at the Ōamaru Library! We've got you covered after the lock down is over.

     

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