What's on at Culture Waitaki

  • Summer Holiday Programme

    This holidays we’re going Rogue! Find out about the invention of mug shots in New Zealand in this action packed programme designed especially for young mischief makers!
    Drop-in programme at the Forrester Gallery, wonderlab:

    22 January 2018 - 11:00am
  • Summer reading: catch the summer reading wave kids' programme

    Open to children up to age 16
    Pick up your card from District Libraries from December 18 2017:
    Return by January 26 2018;

    11 December 2017 - 1:45pm to 26 January 2018 - 5:30pm

Programmes

Want to improve your child's reading confidence and help them enjoy reading? Why not try reading to Ace, the Golden Lab?

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.

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

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.

Kids Book Club

Love reading and finding new books to dig into?

Children aged 7-10 have the opportunity to increase their confidence in reading aloud to a dog who loves stories called Willow.

Exhibitions

  • We have moved some of our most exciting collection items from our permanent gallery space (now closed) to our temporary gallery.

    North Otago Museum
    3 May 2016 to 28 February 2018
  • Mug shot, William Millner, 29 November 1907, image provided courtesy of New Zealand Police Museum.

    Find out about the invention of mug shots and the history of their use in New Zealand through our interactive exhibition. Meet some local rogues and a vagabonds in our mugshot gallery with a twist.

    Forrester Gallery
    28 October 2017 to 4 March 2018
  • WORLD GIRL IN PARIS, 2017, acrylic on gesso on board

    This exhibition features selected new works by Kakanui basedartist Peter Cleverley. Cleverley is a nationally respected and represented artist. The Forrester Gallery has supported Cleverley’s work throughout his career.

    Forrester Gallery
    9 December 2017 to 4 March 2018
  • Te Moa: Waitaki

    Moa were large flightless birds that lived in New Zealand until the 1500s. In this interactive exhibition we will answer some FAQs and discover more about the moa story in the Waitaki.

    Forrester Gallery
    14 October 2017 to 4 March 2018