The Ashburton Art Gallery which began life as a volunteer driven and operated art gallery has developed in leaps and bounds over the course of the last 20 years. Through its ambitious vision and dedication to the cultural well-being of its community, the Gallery has in recent years become a small hub of creative and diverse activity. The Gallery maintains a full programme of exhibitions throughout the year which promote and exemplify the works of local and national artists for the public. Exhibitions range from solo to group compositions and are sourced through the Gallery collection, the artists and other institutions. The Gallery welcomes proposal throughout the year for its exhibition spaces and foyer wall. Guidelines for submitting a proposal can be found below.
With its location in the heart of Canterbury, the new Ashburton Art Gallery and Heritage Centre is proudly situated on West Street and overlooks the magnificent Ashburton Domain. The new facility contains improved storage and working areas and houses the Gallery, District Archives, Museum, Family History Group and Learning Centre.
Open Daily: 10AM – 4PM
Wednesday: 10AM – 7PM