What's on at Culture Waitaki

Programmes

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!

Bookchat

Do you love reading and finding new books to dig into?

Come along to the BookChat group at Palmerston Library! We meet the third Wednesday of the month at 2pm.

Genealogy Help

Interested to know more about your family? Join others and learn from the experts.

Learn how to record family information.

Need help researching your ancestors?

Kids Book Club

Love reading and finding new books to dig into?

Mad about Lego? Join the Lego Club at Oamaru Library!
Ages 7 and up. Limited places available.

Puzzle Club

Love to do jigsaw puzzles and want to meet others?

Come to the Community Space at the Oamaru Library, keep warm this winter and indulge your passion in puzzling.

Toddler Time

Stories and music for preschoolers and parents/caregivers. Come along to our fun, free sessions at Oamaru Library, every Thursday from 10:45-11:15am.

Wriggle and Rhyme

Wriggle & Rhyme is an active movement programme for 0-2 year olds and caregivers.

It runs Fridays during term times from 10:30-11:00am at The Oamaru Opera House.

Exhibitions

  • Image: Sharon Mitchell, from left to right, Rafiki , Simba , Zazu, 2018, mixed media.

    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.

    Crafted, 3 Harbour Street
    26 July 2019 to 29 August 2019
  • Peace Parade 1919, JMBrown collection, Collection of the Waitaki District Archive 105019

    One hundred years ago on Saturday 19 July 1919 the community of Oamaru celebrated PEACE.

    Thames Street, Oamaru
    18 July 2019 to 18 September 2019
  • Image credit: Burns Memorial 2018 poster winners, Brodie Holywell, Rory Bailey, Cam Notman, Weston School.

    The Burns Memorial Art Exhibition is always a wonderful showcase of children’s art that reflects our community and environment. Named to honour George Burns, an Oamaru born journalist with a passion for children’s’ art, it was his belief that “Art is not a luxury.

    31 August 2019 to 6 October 2019
  • Graphic concepts for the Our Land theme in the new museum displays

    You might have noticed all the building work happening around the Museum. Most of this work is readying the main display space for our new displays.

    North Otago Museum
    1 August 2019 to 1 March 2020