What's on at Culture Waitaki

Programmes

Exhibitions

  • Image: Flower for My Lovely, Dugal Armour, 2009

    Standing Up is personal story of trauma, self-realisation and recovery told through a series of hand wrought, steel sculptures. 

    Forrester Gallery
    16 March 2024 to 28 April 2024
  • 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
  • Indigenous II (Pokaka - Elaeocarpus Hookerians), Denise Copland 1991, Collection of the Forrester Gallery.  Purchased with funds from the Pollard bequest. FG1992.7.1

    Our environment and climate are facing challenges. In this wonderlab exhibition we asked people in our community who are taking action to be our guest curators. Our curators have chosen artwork from the Forrester Gallery permanent collection featuring nga rākau | trees. 

    Forrester Gallery
    13 April 2024 to 19 May 2024
  • Inge Doesburg Denn Bleiben ist Nirgends, 2021

    In their joint exhibition Yesterdays’ Journeys, printmaker, painter and photographer Inge Doesburg explores the natural world with photographer and partner Marc Doesburg. Navigating the past and present, they find beauty in the everyday.

    Forrester Gallery
    13 April 2024 to 30 June 2024
  • Image: Lost Story, Andrew Killick, 2024

    Discover the beauty and timeless allure of Silenzio Pottery, where creativity takes shape in every fired masterpiece, and art and earth unite.

    Forrester Gallery
    4 May 2024 to 30 June 2024
  • Image: Hippocratic Corpus, la liberté des femmes!, Maggie Covell, 2024

    Maggie Covell explores mental health, trauma, reproductive rights and body autonomy through her interactive art installation Good as Gold.

    Forrester Gallery
    13 April 2024 to 30 June 2024
  • Image: Passing Moa Creek, Robert Scott

    In Recover the Land, Robert Scott draws from memories, observations and imagined scenes to depict landforms – as they were, as they are, and as they once again could be. 

    Forrester Gallery
    13 April 2024 to 30 June 2024
  • Image: Our Land, Tō Tātau Whenua, 2020, Waitaki Museum
    The story of our land begins millions of years ago, when Waitaki, like much of New Zealand, lay under the sea.
    Waitaki Museum
    15 December 2020 to 15 December 2024
  • Image: European Settlement, 2020, Waitaki Museum

    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 Museum
    15 December 2020 to 15 December 2024
  • exhibition of the Waitaha Taoka | Stewart Willetts Family Collection

    Waitaki Museum is home to a significant collection of taoka (treasures), dating back to the earliest days of Māori settlement.

    Waitaki Museum
    15 December 2020 to 15 December 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