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Ashburton Art Gallery

327 West St

Ashburton | 7700

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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.



Unusual Adornment | Summer School Holiday Programme

Adornment is usually an accessory or ornament worn to enhance the beauty of the wearer. This could be a top hat, bow tie, necklace or a brooch. It can also be something that is worn to embellish, enhance or distinguish the wearer, and to define cultural, social, or religious status within a specific community. The mayoral chains worn by our Mayor is one such example.
Elfi Spiewack’s exhibition Splendour Moot combines materials of high and low value. During the summer period visitors are invited to make their own unique adornment from recycled materials, including bottle caps, old beads, buttons and much more.


Programme runs from 16 December—21 January

Daily 10:00am – 4:00pm. Free and for all ages.

16 December - 16 January 2017| Daily 10am-4pm

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Elfi Spiewack | Artist Talk

Join contemporary jeweller Elfi Spiewack on Sunday 14 January 2018 at 2:30pm for a floor talk of her exhibition In Splendour Moot, Adornment Re-framed.

This striking exhibition explores jewellery as a marker of self-expression and invites viewers to reconsider preconceived ideas around the value of jewellery and objects of adornment.

All are welcome to attend this free event.

January 14, 2:30pm

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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

Meet new people and explore the simple pleasure of colouring-in at our In Colour programme at the Gallery taking place 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 February, 5:00-7:00pm

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

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

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

Friday 13 April,  10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 25 April (ANZAC Day) 5:00-7:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday 9 November, 10:30am-12:00pm | Wednesday 28 November, 5:00-7:00pm (please bring along any finished works)

Friday 14 December, 10:30am-12:00pm ( last session for 2017 and wall display of finished works made over the past year)

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

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