Forrester Gallery Blog
Featuring thoughts and ideas from the Forrester Gallery.
The Forrester Gallery has a lot to be excited about.
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.
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).
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.
Eion Shanks was born in Kurow and attended the Dunedin School of Art Oamaru Campus in the late 1980s. He has held numerous exhibitions throughout New Zealand including two previous solo exhibitions at the Forrester Gallery.
Claus Edward Fristrom (1864-1950), Homestead Titirangi, undated, Oil on linen on board, Collection of the Forrester Gallery FG2004.6.2) This week during my collection store checks I randomly selected a work by Claus Edward Fristrom, a Swedish artist who arrived in Queensland around 1884 and also
T F Gallagher, Old Totara Tree – historic landmark, Oamaru 1948. NOM88/418. During the Covid-19 lockdown I am doing 3 checks per week on the building and collection stores at the Museum & Archive and at the Forrester Gallery. I am checking security, pest and climate controls.
Apart Together: Postcards from the Island
Find out what is happening during Level 2 of the Covid-19 lockdown by visiting our individual pages. 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