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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.



Wonderful Water: Part 3 | Jub Jub Club

Our regular volunteers Diana and Kaitlin will be running this hands-on session. The members
will get the opportunity to create wonderful water-inspired artworks.

27 May | 1 Session |2:00-4:00pm

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Wonderful Water: Part 4 | Jub Jub Club

Timaru based artist Michael Armstrong will be coming in to lead members through the making water-inspired artworks.

10 June| 2 Sessions | 10:30am-12:30pm & 2:00-4:00pm

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One-Colour painting | Jub Jub Club

In this interesting session, artist Sarah Harper will guide you through the process of creating a painting using tones and shades of one colour.

24 June | 1 Session| Jub Jub Club

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Celebrating Matariki, Kite making

Kites are often flown during Mataraki, Màori New Year, to celbrate the rising of the Matariki star cluster (also known as the Pleiades of Seven Sisters) which coincides with the end of the harvest season. About 500 stars make up the cluster, but only seven can be seen clearly with the naked eye.

We are celebrating Matariki at the Gallery by inviting you to make your own manu tukutuku kite using recycled materials. This hands-on activity is free and for all ages.

15 June- 1 July, 10am-4pm

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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.

Art Addicts will take a break over the holiday period from the 13th of December 2017 to the 24th of January 2018.


Every Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30pm

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In Colour, Art and Craft Club

In Colour has been reformatted for the coming year and is not only for adults interested in colouring-in but also a great making space to unleash your creativity. Bring along your art and craft projects to share with others over morning tea once a month.

These are social sessions which encourage you to connect with others through creativity.  Be inspired to learn a new creative pastime. Sessions are free and new members are always welcome.

The Gallery will supply basic colouring-in sheets and colouring-in materials, along with tea and coffee. Those attending are encouraged to bring along their own materials and projects. Sessions are held on the second Friday of the month between 10:30am-12:00pm.

Dates for upcoming sessions:

Friday 9 February, 10:30am-12:00pm

Friday 9 March, 10:30am-12:00pm

Friday 13 April,  10:30am-12:00pm

Friday 11 May, 10:30am-12:00pm

Friday 8 June, 10:30am-12:00pm

Friday 13 July, 10:30am-12:00pm

Friday 10 August, 10:30am-12:00pm

Friday 14 September, 10:30am-12:00pm

Friday 12 October, 10:30am-12:00pm

Friday 9 November, 10:30am-12:00pm

Friday 14 December, 10:30am-12:00pm

Please note due to low attendance we will no longer be hosting evening sessions on the last Wednesday of the month. However, we do hope to run a few creative workshops for adults on a Wednesday evening over winter. Please let us know if you would like to attend or run a workshop.


2nd Friday of the month, 10:30am- 12pm

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