What's on at the Forrester Gallery

  • Forrester Gallery reopening 31 January 2019

    The Forrester Gallery will remain closed until 31 January so that further investigative and remediation work can be completed. The summer exhibition programme will resume at that point. Staff are now accommodated offsite but can be contacted by email and phone in the usual way.

    Forrester Gallery
    12 December 2018 to 31 January 2019
  • Colin McCahon: from the collection

    Colin McCahon is New Zealand’s most famous modernist painter. The Forrester Gallery has a small but significant collection of works by McCahon. This exhibition features two new acquisitions to the collection kindly gifted by Ron and Margaret Parker in 2017.

    Forrester Gallery
    31 January 2019 to 17 February 2019
  • Colin Wheeler

    Does everyone see the same thing? What do you see when you wander around the historic harbour area of Oamaru? Do you even really look? This exhibition features two Oamaruvians, living sixty years apart, who saw something worth capturing in photography and painting.

    Forrester Gallery
    31 January 2019 to 17 February 2019
  • Tākaro: Play @ wonderlab

    Tākaro is a fully interactive exhibition featuring a paua shell play house, a giant puzzle, marble run, weaving and games. It will be a super place for families to visit and take visitors during summer.

    Forrester Gallery
    31 January 2019 to 20 April 2019
  • Sharon Mitchell - Reflections from The Lion King

    Self-taught Figurative Cloth Doll Artist, tutor and pattern maker Sharon Mitchell has been inspired by the story of the Lion King for her first exhibition at the Forrester Gallery. She uses human and animal figures to portray the story and express the connectivity of a community.

    Forrester Gallery
    9 March 2019 to 21 April 2019