Photo of Gareth Boyt - Biodiversity Advisor

 A Waitaki Whitestone Geopark presentation with Gareth Boyt.

Ōamaru Public Library
20 August 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Family History Month

Marilyn Wreakes (née  Vette) will talk about researching her fascinating family history, from Denmark to Bunnythorpe

Ōamaru Library
25 August 2020 - 6:00pm
Image: Burns Pollock, Foothold, 2020, Watercolour on paper

Burns Pollock describes himself as a “lucky lifetime resident of the Awamoko (valley)”.

Forrester Gallery
25 July 2020 to 6 September 2020

"Excellent assistance, I found exactly what I wanted. Many thanks."
-Stephen (Archive visitor book)

Michele Beevors, Technicolor Yawn (studio view) 2020, soft toys steel and wood.

Configured has been created especially for the Forrester Gallery, Ōamaru and continues a dialogue begun in 2017 with new work

Forrester Gallery
25 July 2020 to 6 September 2020
Collections Online

Explore our Collection The collection includes photographs, artworks, architectural drawings, natural history specimens, social history items and more.

Conservation Week: Penguin Rescue

Rosalie Goldsworthy from Penguin Rescue, Moeraki will discuss the current situation of the Yellow-Eyed Penguins and the threats to their survival.

Ōamaru Library
17 August 2020 - 6:00pm

"A wonderful selection of inspiring art!"
- Carol, UK (Forrester visitor book)

National Poetry Day

Rachel Rees is a published poet based in Ōamaru. Rachel will perform a selection of her poems from her book “Let Her Breathe”. She will share with us the source of her inspiration.

Ōamaru Library
21 August 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Vigilance Committee Minutes. Collection of Waitaki Archive 28110

The recent pandemic lockdown has been a challenging event for all of us.

Germinated, 2020, Yvonne Gillespie

I am a local Oamaru artist. I moved here from Wellington and love the Otago region. I have a small space in my house where I am very happy painting.

Apothecary jar, WMA 78_1892

Work is underway at Waitaki Museum on refitting the permanent exhibition area. The Museum has over 30,000 items in its care. Each item has its own story.

"There are many moments in the day when I wish time could stand still and I could take the girls out of school and just hang out, with daily visits to the library"
Jan (email comment)

Image: 'The Stormcloud - Bushey Beach', Amos Glass, collection of the Forrester Gallery FG1992.5.1

The works in this small exhibition inside the old bank vault are all from the Forrester Gallery collection and all depict the sea near Ōamaru – by the harbour, or just south at Bushey Beach and Cap

13 June 2020 to 6 September 2020
Epitaph biography

Epitaph is a series of biographical sketches produced by the North Otago Museum and Archive to commemorate local identities.

"Extremely well put together exhibit and beautiful building"
- Elaine, NZ (Forrester visitor book)