What's on at Culture Waitaki
Join us as one of the Indigo artists will talk about the group exhibition and talk to their works.19 June 2021 - 2:00pm
Come along to support poet Rachel J.Ōamaru Public Library29 June 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Dr Ian Chapman & the Cosmic Jive Trio present David Bowie & the Art of Being Different.Oamaru Opera House4 July 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:15pm
5.30pm - 7pm, Thursday 15 July
$10/person, for ages 13+
Contact Forrester Gallery to book your spot15 July 2021 - 5:30pm
Take a wild ride to paradise with Indian Ink’s powerful new play about impermanence – of life, love…. and ice cream!Oamaru Opera House25 August 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
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!
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.
Interested to know more about your family?
Join others and learn from the experts.
Learn how to record family information.
Mad about Lego? Join the Lego Club at Oamaru Library! Ages 7 and up. No longer any need to register. Held the fourth Wednesday of every month during term time. Starts at 3.45; pick-up at 4.45.
Love to do jigsaw puzzles and want to meet others? Come to the Community Space at the Oamaru Library, and indulge your passion in puzzling. Every Friday from 10 am-1pm
Stories and music for preschoolers and parents/caregivers. Come along to our fun, free sessions at Ōamaru Library, every Thursday from 10:45-11:15am.
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.
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 Gallery24 April 2021 to 20 June 2021
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 Gallery5 June 2021 to 11 July 2021
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 Gallery11 June 2021 to 22 August 2021
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 Gallery19 June 2021 to 22 August 2021
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 Gallery26 June 2021 to 22 August 2021
In the mid 1800s, Ōamaru was a bustling outpost of the British Empire. Immigrants from different cultural and social backgrounds settled here in search of a better life.Waitaki Museum15 December 2020 to 15 December 2023
Waitaki Museum is home to a significant collection of taoka (treasures), dating back to the earliest days of Māori settlement.Waitaki Museum15 December 2020 to 15 December 2023
- The story of our land begins millions of years ago, when Waitaki, like much of New Zealand, lay under the sea.Waitaki Museum15 December 2020 to 15 December 2025