What's on at the Forrester Gallery

  • Image: It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere, Sharon Murcott, 2020

    I have always had a love of drawing but first picked up a paintbrush at the age of 16. It was then I started to have a go at oils, as I loved the old masters. I could spend hours looking through books I had got out of the library wondering how on earth they managed to paint like that.

    Forrester Gallery
    23 January 2021 to 7 March 2021
  • Image: The Forrester, Zuna Wright, date unknown, Collection of the Forrester Gallery, FG2010.6.2

    Five Artists impressions of the Forrester Gallery.

    This impressive building was built in 1884 for the Bank of New South Wales. Architect Robert Lawson designed this neo-classical style building; making brilliant use of local Ōamaru stone. 

    Forrester Gallery
    9 February 2021 to 4 April 2021
  • Image: Mars in Crammasy, Dyan Prujean, 2020, textile ink on embossed cotton fabric

     “I like the idea of people being literally wrapped up in my artwork and wandering about in it. A sort of walking exhibition that changes with the wearer and the walk.”

    Forrester Gallery
    20 February 2021 to 4 April 2021
  • Image: Pottery on Tyne

    In 1970 a group of Oamaru potters came together and called themselves the North Otago Potters. They moved into a cottage at 44 Tyne Street and became Ceramic 44, now Pottery on Tyne. 

    Forrester Gallery
    20 February 2021 to 4 April 2021

The Forrester Gallery provides a vibrant array of exhibitions and events based from its wonderful Class I heritage building at 9 Thames Street, Oamaru.