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Ashburton Art Gallery

327 West St

Ashburton | 7700

P | 03 308 1133

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Gallery Hours

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

Closed Good Friday, Anzac Morning and Christmas day



The Gallery extends its exhibition programme through a diverse range of events and activities that are designed to enrich your experience of visual discovery. Our public programmes range from workshops to artist talks and include guided tours and film screenings.



Story time

We will be running Story Time on weekdays from 2-2.30pm throughout the school holiday in conjunction with David Elliot’s exhibition Pigs, Penguins and Polecats. Gallery staff and volunteers will be reading from David Elliot’s magical stories.

Come along for some fantastic stories for children of all ages.

Weekdays | 2:00-2:30PM

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Summer Memories | District Card Competition 2017

In the term 3 school holidays the Gallery is getting festive with our annual card competition, which is open to those aged 5 to 13. To enter you need to complete your entry by 4:00pm on Sunday 15th October 2017.
We ask that you make your card design in a collage style and respond to the theme of ‘Summer Memories’. This competition will be judged by the Mayor who will select the winner of the ADC Christmas Card, and the public who will vote for their favourite which will become the Gallery’s Card of the year!

Programme runs | 30 September—15 October
from 10:00am—4:00pm daily


30 September- 15 October | Daily 10am-4pm

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Paper-mache workshop | Creative Class for adults

This October we will be running our second workshop especially for adults who are keen to learn something new! This upcoming workshop is your chance to learn about and create your own papier-mache masterpiece. Over 4 sessions you will turn old newspapers into a work of art with local artist Barbara Jaine who will guided you through building and reinforcing armatures to the decorating embellishing and finishing. If this hands on class sounds like something you are interested in, make sure you contact the Gallery to secure your place as there are only 10 places available so be in touch as soon as possible to sercure yours. You have until the 30th of September to enrol before the classes start in October running on Wednesday evenings from 5-7pm.

All materials will be provided however we do recommend participants wear clothes they don’t mind getting dirty.

$30 for friends | $40 non friends Every Wednesday in October 5-7pm

4, 11, 18 and 25 October

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Art addicts

Art Addicts (AA) is the Gallery’s weekly art space for kids. Wrap up your Wednesday school day and head to the AAG to get creative and explore themes in art. Jub Jub members are welcome to use this time to complete work from the Sunday sessions or partake in new activities provided. These sessions will not incur any extra costs for Jub Jub members as they are included in their membership fee. A great space for children to interact and learn from each other in a safe and facilitated environment. Children of all ages welcome. Donations appreciated.


Every Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30pm

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In Colour

Meet new people and explore the simple pleasure of colouring-in at our new In Colour programme at the Gallery taking twice a month with a morning and evening session, this popular activity will calm your nerves and inspire you to connect with others through creativity. These are social sessions with all equipment supplied, however feel to bring along your own colouring-in books and pencils. Sessions are held on the second Friday of the month between 10:30am-12:00pm and the last Wednesday of the month between 5:00-7:00pm. Beginners and all ages are welcome.

Dates for upcoming sessions:

Wednesday 22 Feburary, 5:00-7:00pm

Friday 10 March, 10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 29 March, 5:00-7:00pm

Friday 14 April, Closed for Good Friday | Wednesday 26 April, 5:00-7:00pm

Friday 12 May, 10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 31 May, 5:00-7:00pm

Friday 9 June , 10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 28 June, 5:00-7:00pm

Friday 14 July , 10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 26 July, 5:00-7:00pm

Friday 11 August, 10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 30 August, 5:00-7:00pm

Friday 8 September, 10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 27 September, 5:00-7:00pm

Friday 13 October, 10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 25 October, 5:00-7:00pm

Friday 10 November, 10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 29 November, 5:00-7:00pm (please bring along any finshed works)

Friday 8 December, 10:30am-12:00pm ( last session for 2017 and wall display of finshed works made over the past year)

2nd Friday of the month, 10:30am- 12pm & Last Wednesday 5:00-7:00pm

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