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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


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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Takerei Norton | Gallery Talk


To celebrate Māori Language Week, the Ashburton Art Gallery warmly invites you to join us for a special talk by Takerei Norton, Manager of the Ngāi Tahu Archive Team, on Kā Huru Manu - the Ngāi Tahu Cultural Mapping Project.

Kā Huru Manu is a Ngāi Tahu digital atlas ( dedicated to recording and mapping traditional Māori place na...


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Glass Jewellery Workshop for Adults

Due to popular demand we are running an adult workshop with local glass artist Tash Sim. You will learn how to cut glass and make a unique piece of jewellery. She will then take your creations back to her studio to fuse the glass in her kiln.
There will also be some wine and cheese on hand during the workshop.
There are only 20 spaces available for this special class.
Bookings are essential. To...

25 September 2019

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Jub Jub | Typography

15 SEPTEMBER 2:00- 4:00pm

In this session we will be taking a closer look at our current exhibition AEIOU: Tūhurahia te arapū Māori which explore the 15 letters of the Māori alphabet. Members will get the opportunity to explore NZ motifs, symbols and Māori patterns and create their own large scale decorative letter.

15 September 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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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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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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