What's on at the Forrester Gallery

  • Image: Indigo group members

    Join us as one of the Indigo artists will talk about the group exhibition and talk to their works.

    19 June 2021 - 2:00pm
  • Image: poster from 12: Portraits from our Collection, Forrester Gallery, 2021

    Welcome to a wonderlab exhibition!

    This wonderlab exhibition has been curated by our Designer Ingrid Cole and Educator Elizabeth King. They introduce visitors to some of the stars of our collection in a Q&A style experience.

    Forrester Gallery
    24 April 2021 to 20 June 2021
  • Image: Anticipation, Šárka Cibulcová

    Šárka Cibulcová is a multi-talented Czech artist living in Ōamaru. Her work draws heavily on nature, reminding her to slow down and reconnect with the outdoors. Through her work she creates a kind of garden that she hopes inspires viewers to look more carefully at the world around them.

    Forrester Gallery
    5 June 2021 to 11 July 2021
  • Image: Rod Eales

    5.30pm - 7pm, Thursday 15 July 
    Forrester Gallery
    $10/person, for ages 13+
    Contact Forrester Gallery to book your spot

    15 July 2021 - 5:30pm
  • Image: Inspiration (detail), Rod Eales, oil on board

    Rod Eales splits her time between painting and teaching. Her painting interests have always centred around the history of New Zealand still-life, and Portrait of an Icon: The Crown Lynn Swan showcases this interest.

    Forrester Gallery
    26 June 2021 to 22 August 2021
  • Image: Jenny Miller, It’s been a good year 1980, Ceramic. Collection of the Forrester Gallery.

    Jenny Miller was a potter who lived in Oamaru during the 1980s. She brought fun and fantasy to pottery in Oamaru with no regard for practicality.
    This exhibition brings Jenny’s works out of our collection stores and into our Vault Gallery to bring a bit of fun into your visit.

    Forrester Gallery
    11 June 2021 to 22 August 2021
  • Image: Indigo group members

    Indigo is an artist led informal collaboration of eight Central Otago artists.

    It presents a model of a group of artists with differing practices working together to curate their own shows in such a way as to allow a narrative to develop between the works.

    Forrester Gallery
    19 June 2021 to 22 August 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.