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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


Current Events

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.


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Debbie Lambert | Nature Revealed | Exhibition Opening

Local painter Debbie Lambert’s solo exhibition Nature Revealed has been two years in the making and captures the remote view of the mid-Canterbury landscape and further afar. Through the expansive oil paintings on show we can trace the artist’s journey to snow-capped peaks, lush bush and winding rivers.

As part of the opening formalities Debbie will share tales of her adventures ...

13 November 2019

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In Colour | Art and Craft Club

In Colour has been reformatted 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 ...

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

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Jub Jub | Plein Air Painting

Members will be working on creating their own painting inspired by the glorious colours and patterns of Trott’s Garden. This session will take place at Trott’s Garden and will run slightly
longer than usual, be sure to bring along some snacks! We will also have local artist Debbie Lambert joining us to help. Finished works will be on display at the Trott’s Garden annual open
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10 November 2019

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David Rickard | echoes from the sound barrier |Exhibition opening

Contemporary artist David Rickard returns home for a solo exhibition in Ashburton. Echoes from the Sound Barrier will bring together new works made during 2018 and 2019, including a number of new pieces made in New Zealand specifically for this exhibition.

While in Ashburton, Rickard will also be creating a site specific work for the entrance wall of the Art Gallery.

David Rickard will be in...

27 November 2019

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Muka Youth Prints Exhibition

No Adults Allowed! | Monday 18th November 1:00pm - 6:00pm

This unique travelling exhibition for young people is back at the gallery with a collection of original lithographs which can only be viewed and purchased by those aged 5-18years. Unframed works $75, framed $155. See the Muka Prints website for more information.

18 November 2019

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Art addicts


Art Addicts (AA) is the Gallery’s weekly art space for kids during the school term. Wrap up your Wednesday school day and head to the AAG to get creative and explore different materials and themes in art. AA is all about a fun, shared learning experience for all who attend. We encourage parents and grandparents to ...


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Jub Jub | Trott’s Garden Open Day

Bring the family along to check out your exhibition at Trott’s Garden, anytime during the open day. You could even bring a picnic!

24 November 2019

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Draw & Play | Creative Learning for 2-5 years


Come along and get creative with your preschooler. We will be making an artwork inspired by our current exhibition Drawn to Sound. You can stay for as long or as short as you like.
Prams, food, babies, siblings, caregivers and grandparents are all welcome.

11 December 2019

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