Forrester Gallery Blog
Featuring thoughts and ideas from the Forrester Gallery.
Apart Together: Postcards from the Island
The Culture Waitaki facilities are closed to the public until further notice. Culture Waitaki is the collaborative home for Forrester Gallery, Oamaru Opera House, North Otago Museum, Waitaki District Archive and Waitaki District Libraries.
The Community Gallery is situated on the first floor of the Forrester Gallery. It is a very popular exhibition space designed to support new and emerging artists of the Waitaki by offering a low charge but professional venue for displaying an art exhibition.
GALLERY REOPENING: Saturday 2 May, 2020
Dooleys Masonry team are currently on site at the Forrester Gallery carrying out repairs to the stonework.
The Forrester Gallery will be reopening soon.
Our planned reopening on Saturday 2 May, 2020 has now been postponed as part of the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the past Museums often collected indiscriminately, becoming a bit like community attics. This applies right from major international museums to small regional museums such as the North Otago Museum and Archive.
The staff at North Otago Museum and the Forrester Gallery have been working on the local moa story recently. Moa are fascinating and we have two upcoming opportunities for you to learn more.
Nui te Korero: Talking about Diversity, Wednesday 7 June 2017, Aotea Centre, Auckland.
Today I was lucky to hear Professor Richard Walters talking about archaeology again. This time Maheno School had invited him in as they were studying early Maori in New Zealand, and the Treaty of Waitangi. These are my notes from his talk.
Last month I was lucky to get a grant from National Services Te Paerangi to attend a Museum Educators Forum. The one and a half day forum was held in Hinatore the newly renovated learning lab at Te Papa. The space was very multifunctional and transformative.
It was with a lot of excitement Jane Macknight and I met with Chris Smith the curator at the W.D Trotter Anatomy Museum on Tuesday 9 August. We found the Museum on the 2nd floor of the
A photographic exhibition by NZ photographer Wayne Barrar.
9 July to 4 September 2016
Something very cool has been happening in the Forrester Gallery lately. Students from Waitaki Girls’ High School and St Kevin’s College have been visiting. It has been wonderful having the youth of Waitaki attending and performing at the openings and Artist talks.
The following excerpt was sent to us from Ben a DOC worker on Raoul Island. He describes his work and experiences living on a volcanic Island. If you want to see more photographs from the Kermadec Islands pop up to the wonderlab.
Summer Holiday programme at the Forrester Gallery
We had a fun week of activities from January 18 to January 22 in the community gallery. Called Miniature Mania the activities were based on Val Griffith-Jones’ current exhibition WICKED STITCH-on till 28 February.
Jane and I have been out and about alot over the last month or so visiting schools and seeing some new countryside. It has been great meeting principals and teachers at big schools and smaller schools, from Morven to Palmerston.
Oh my goodness the children in North Otago have been busy making art lately! In the last few days the back room and top galleries have been getting full of work coming in for the Burns Memorial Exhibition-opening 12 September.
On Friday I made a visit to St Kevins to work with a group of year 7 students from St Josephs. Their topic was ceramics so it was very exciting that I took a tub of ceramics from the Museum's New Zealand Pottery collection.