What's on at Culture Waitaki

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. No session July 12.

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.

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

  • Ryan Moore : Grip tape and a can of paint

    Portraits created by local artist Ryan Moore, on display in the Community Gallery. A self-taught artist, Moore has developed and refined his craft over 20 years painting on skateboards.

    Forrester Gallery
    2 June 2018 to 29 July 2018
  • Quilters Lane

    An exhibition of work from the North Otago Patchers and Quilters Challenge 2017.

    Image credit: North Otago Patchers and Quilters

    Forrester Gallery
    30 June 2018 to 5 August 2018
  • Bombs Away | Michele Beaufoy

    Local artist Michele Beaufoy explores the notion of harmony through balancing polarities (opposites). In this exhibition she looks at war/man versus nature.

    Image credit: Stripe versus blank, 2016/17, ceramic and porcelain paint, Bombs Away, Michele Beaufoy

    Forrester Gallery
    28 July 2018 to 9 September 2018
  • Sprocket & Gear: Elements of Steampunk

    The wonderlab presents Sprocket & Gear: Elements of Steampunk

    Forrester Gallery
    17 March 2018 to 9 September 2018
  • Confidence

    An exhibition featuring recent acquisitions to the cultural collections of the Gallery, Museum and Archive.

    Forrester Gallery
    28 July 2018 to 16 September 2018
  • Life and Limb : Oamaru Life Drawing Group

    An exhibition of Life Drawing in the Community Gallery.

    Forrester Gallery
    4 August 2018 to 30 September 2018
  • 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 31 October 2018
  • Our Built Heritage

    A multi-faceted exhibition about place and the heritage buildings of Oamaru. View artworks and architectural drawings from our collection. Absorb the heritage values of the Forrester Gallery building itself.

    Forrester Gallery
    17 March 2018 to 30 November 2018