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.
The front of the Waitaki Museum & Archive is now open again. After having this space closed for refurbishment it is a joy to be welcoming visitors back to the museum.
"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)
“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.”
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.
"A wonderful selection of inspiring art!"
- Carol, UK (Forrester visitor book)
Waitaki District Libraries offers a range of online services and access points - from eBooks to eAudiobooks, Ancestry.com to movie streaming, we hope there is enough here to keep you occupied for h
Five Artists impressions of the Forrester Gallery.
Epitaph is a series of biographical sketches produced by the Waitaki Museum and Archive to commemorate local identities.
Explore our Collection The collection includes photographs, artworks, architectural drawings, natural history specimens, social history items and more.
"Extremely well put together exhibit and beautiful building"
- Elaine, NZ (Forrester visitor book)
Our enthusiastic Book Chat group meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 2:15pm at Oamaru Library. Come along to discuss your latest reads and get a sneak peek at our brand new books!
"Excellent assistance, I found exactly what I wanted. Many thanks."
-Stephen (Archive visitor book)