What's on at Culture Waitaki

  • New Zealand Music Month

    Join us at the Oamaru Library this May to hear local musicians celebrate New Zealand Music Month 2019

    Wednesday May 8th 10-10:30am - Papakaio School Band

    Oamaru Library
    8 May 2019 - 12:00pm to 31 May 2019 - 4:00pm

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

  • Fluming in Glen Street, 1917. Photograph. Waitaki District Archive 349.

    The early story of electricity supply in Oamaru is a small commemorative display marking 100 years of the Waitaki electricity scheme.

    North Otago Museum
    12 November 2018 to 30 June 2019
  • Image credit: www.lobofactory.com

    Steampunk HQ and the Forrester Gallery combine to present an exhibition to celebrate 10 years of Steampunk in Oamaru. From award winning wearable art to portable brains this riveting show will blaze your furnace and spark your engine.

    Steampunk HQ
    11 May 2019 to 28 July 2019
  • 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.

    Forrester Gallery
    20 July 2019 to 8 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