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
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
Local artist and Steampunk enthusiast Trish Shirley has created a series of portraits of other Steampunk enthusiasts and participants of the annual Steampunk NZ Festival in Oamaru.
Image credit (detail): Trish Shirley, Mirror World, Oil on board, 2017.Forrester Gallery3 June 2017 to 30 July 2017
Art Historian Dr Warren Feeney has curated an exhibition to highlight his recent research into Colin Wheeler's painted street scenes of Oamaru, held in the Forrester Gallery collection.Forrester Gallery3 June 2017 to 30 July 2017
Come and view some of the extraordinarily beautiful Chinese textiles and costumes held by the North Otago Museum and find out the interesting stories about how the items came to be part of our collection.Forrester Gallery3 June 2017 to 23 July 2017
A mixed-media essay about the artist’s move to North Otago combining her experiences of Oamaru popular culture with an exploration of the local landscape.
Image credit (detail): Jane McEntyre, Jersey Caramel 2, 2017.Forrester Gallery20 May 2017 to 1 July 2017
A touring exhibition of artworks spanning the 35 year career of one of New Zealand’s leading figurative painters. The exhibition features works from the artist’s own collection on public display for the first time.Forrester Gallery1 April 2017 to 28 May 2017
In commemoration of ANZAC Day 2017 we are displaying the Museum’s Red Cross Quilt. It was made 100 years ago by the Ardgowan-Weston Red Cross and used in a New Zealand military hospital overseas during World War I. Mr S.J.Forrester Gallery8 April 2017 to 14 May 2017
Contemporary poetry by Kerry Hines illuminates nineteenth century photographs by William Williams.Forrester Gallery19 February 2017 to 26 March 2017
The Frances Hodgkins Fellowship was established by the University of Otago Council in 1962 to aid and encourage painters, sculptors and multi-media artists, while at the same time associating them with the life of the University and fostering an interest in the Arts within the University.Forrester Gallery25 February 2017 to 26 March 2017
A series of work celebrating the abundance of ‘misplaced’ flora and fauna growing in narrow margins of public land.
1. a wild plant growing where it is not wanted.
1. remove unwanted plants.Forrester Gallery4 February 2017 to 26 March 2017
An exhibition exploring the idea of Landscape.Forrester Gallery10 December 2016 to 12 March 2017
Celebrating the art of small-scale sculpture with a display of contemporary medal art featuring more than 200 medals crafted by 33 New Zealand artists over the last 25 years.Forrester Gallery17 December 2016 to 12 February 2017
An exhibition of favourites from the costume collection selected by longstanding Museum volunteer Alison Sofield.Forrester Gallery10 December 2016 to 29 January 2017