The Burns Memorial Art Exhibition is always a wonderful showcase of children’s art that reflects our community and environment. Named to honour George Burns (not Burns Pollock!) an Oamaru born journalist with a passion for children’s art. It was his belief that “Art is not a luxury.22 September 2018 to 22 October 2018
An exhibition of Life Drawing in the Community Gallery.Forrester Gallery4 August 2018 to 30 September 2018
An exhibition featuring recent acquisitions to the cultural collections of the Gallery, Museum and Archive.Forrester Gallery28 July 2018 to 16 September 2018
Local artist Michele Beaufoy explores the notion of harmony through balancing polarities (opposites). In this exhibition she looks at war/man versus nature.
Image credit: Stripe versus blank, 2016/17, ceramic and porcelain paint, Bombs Away, Michele BeaufoyForrester Gallery28 July 2018 to 16 September 2018
The wonderlab presents Sprocket & Gear: Elements of SteampunkForrester Gallery17 March 2018 to 9 September 2018
An exhibition of work from the North Otago Patchers and Quilters Challenge 2017.
Image credit: North Otago Patchers and QuiltersForrester Gallery30 June 2018 to 5 August 2018
Portraits created by local artist Ryan Moore, on display in the Community Gallery. A self-taught artist, Moore has developed and refined his craft over 20 years painting on skateboards.Forrester Gallery2 June 2018 to 29 July 2018
In 1945 Leo White combined his love of photography and flying to establish Whites Aviation, a company that went on to change the way many New Zealanders saw the land in which they lived.Forrester Gallery9 June 2018 to 22 July 2018
In this exhibition Print artists from Australia and New Zealand explore current debate in modern news media about global events and conflicts and how these might be re-presented in contemporary fine art.Forrester Gallery21 April 2018 to 4 June 2018
Purchase a limited edition fine art print for $300.Forrester Gallery20 April 2018
Eion says about his work: I am Artist & Other. Since 2016 I have again, for the fourth time, ensconced myself in Oamaru. Painting is my way of both obscuring and giving back my ‘take’ on the world. I have done this steadily from the time I could hold a crayon.Forrester Gallery10 March 2018 to 15 April 2018
Find out about the invention of mug shots and the history of their use in New Zealand through our interactive exhibition. Meet some local rogues and a vagabonds in our mugshot gallery with a twist.Forrester Gallery28 October 2017 to 4 March 2018
This exhibition features selected new works by Kakanui basedartist Peter Cleverley. Cleverley is a nationally respected and represented artist. The Forrester Gallery has supported Cleverley’s work throughout his career.Forrester Gallery9 December 2017 to 4 March 2018
Moa were large flightless birds that lived in New Zealand until the 1500s. In this interactive exhibition we will answer some FAQs and discover more about the moa story in the Waitaki.Forrester Gallery14 October 2017 to 4 March 2018
New work by Mary Horn and a retrospective of twenty years of painting.Forrester Gallery21 October 2017 to 3 December 2017
Every year since 1984 the Forrester Gallery has hosted this annual exhibition of artworks created by children of the Waitaki District.Forrester Gallery23 September 2017 to 15 October 2017
This exhibition features three bodies of work by two generations of art-makers; dealing with landlessness and the outcome of philosophies of political theorist John Locke.
Image credit: Moana Tipa, Waanaka 3 (detail).Forrester Gallery5 August 2017 to 17 September 2017
This film records the journey of Te Maihāroa whānau and friends, in summer 2016 as they retraced the footsteps of their Pōua Great Grandfather and prophet Te Maihāroa, to celebrate 139 years since he led his people on Te Heke (1877-79). Filmed and produced by Bronwyn Judge.Forrester Gallery5 August 2017 to 17 September 2017
Grant Whibley is an artist and teacher. Whibley was born in Tokoroa and raised in Whakatane. In 1997 he was awarded a Master of Fine Arts, with first class honours, from Elam School of Art in Auckland. Whibley has exhibited widely and been the recipient of several awards for his art.Forrester Gallery5 August 2017 to 17 September 2017
Nigel Brown uses everyday New Zealand objects in his work to explore issues about identity and politics. A big focus for Brown is our relationship with the natural environment. His work can be personal and confrontational.Forrester Gallery18 March 2017 to 30 July 2017