What's on at Culture Waitaki
New Zealand Archaeology Week 2021
New Directions in archaeological science Aoteroa with Professor Richard Walter (University of Otago)Ōamaru Public Library29 April 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Dunedin artist Bruce Mahalski will be giving an artist talk in conjunction with his exhibition Seeds of Life – the Bone Art of Bruce Mahalski6 May 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.
Five Artists impressions of the Forrester Gallery.
This impressive building was built in 1884 for the Bank of New South Wales. Architect Robert Lawson designed this neo-classical style building; making brilliant use of local Ōamaru stone.Forrester Gallery9 February 2021 to 10 May 2021
Nāku te rourou nāu te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.
With food in your basket and food in my basket the people will thrive.Forrester Gallery24 April 2021 to 30 May 2021
Bruce Mahalski is a Dunedin artist, known for his illustration, street murals, and sculpture incorporating animal bones.Forrester Gallery10 April 2021 to 13 June 2021
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 27 June 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