Image: Too Much Monkey Business (detail), Ewan McDougall, 2023

It’s a party! Join in on the fun and visit Ewan McDougall’s Too Much Monkey Business, an exhibition filled with vibrant colours, wildly cavorting figures and a good dose of humour.

Forrester Gallery
27 January 2024 to 7 April 2024

"A wonderful selection of inspiring art!"
- Carol, UK (Forrester visitor book)

Image: Pottery factory worker, unidentified, collection of the Waitaki District Archive, 2015/441.1278

In almost every house across the country there resides an unassuming piece of crockery, stamped with ‘Temukaware’.

Waitaki Museum
24 February 2024 to 12 May 2024
Image: Connell and Clowes (detail), John Baster, 2023.

Local artist John Baster examines Ōamaru’s early townscape Italianate designs through a series of miniatures. 

Image: Connell and Clowes (detail), John Baster, 2023

Forrester Gallery
27 January 2024 to 10 March 2024

"Excellent assistance, I found exactly what I wanted. Many thanks."
-Stephen (Archive visitor book)

Image: Geoff Korver, Jeff Armstrong, 2023

Through a series of oil portraits, local artist Jeff Armstrong contemplates metaphysical questions about the nature of being, personhood and the I-Thou relationship highlighted in the artist/subjec

Forrester Gallery
3 February 2024 to 7 April 2024
Image: Untitled, Hubert Struyk, Collection of the Forrester Gallery,FG2005.2.70Image: Untitled, Hubert Struyk, Collection of the Forrester Gallery,FG2005.2.70

Celebrating the ever-changing seasons and the power they wield, Hour after Hour explores our local landscapes through a selection of artworks from the Forrester Gallery’s permanent collection. 

Forrester Gallery
3 February 2024 to 7 April 2024
Image: Ballad of the Waitaki exhibition, Waitaki Museum,  2023

Sometimes roaring, sometimes wandering, the Waitaki is always present. It runs through our district as it runs through our past.

Waitaki Museum & Archive
11 March 2023 to 15 December 2024

"Extremely well put together exhibit and beautiful building"
- Elaine, NZ (Forrester visitor book)