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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.


Exhibition Opening | Elizabeth Thomson

Wellington-based sculptor and artist Elizabeth Thomson joins us at the Gallery for the opening of her exhibition Cellular Memory.

Thomson has been drawn to areas of scientific knowledge such as botany, micro-biology, oceanography and mathematics. With images and concepts from those fields as her starting point, Thomson’s works take flight. They impart a sense of mystery, beauty and t...

14 August 2021 | 6pm

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Jub Jub | experimenting with stencils

In this session we will be looking at Mark Soltero’s artwork in the foyer and taking inspiration from it to make our very own stencil art. This session was originally to be held in May, but was postponed.

15 August 2021 | 1:30 - 3:30pm

15 August 2021 | 1:30 - 3:30pm

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Exhibition Opening | Braided Threads

Braided Threads is the 2021 incarnation of the Ashburton Embroiderers' Guild’s biannual exhibition which is open to all members. The exhibition brings together an impressive array of artworks
to showcase the artistic practice of embroidery, and celebrate the achievements of the members. Braided Threads encourages the creation and display of embroidery in all its forms, with wo...

4 September 21 | 2PM

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Jub Jub | Various stitches

In this session, artists from the Embroiderers’ Guild will teach members about various types of stitching. Members will get the opportunity to take their creation home.

26 September 21 | 1:30 - 3:30pm

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In Colour | Art and Craft Sessions

In Colour is a great way to unwind and relax with like-minded people. Bring along your art and craft projects to share with others over morning tea once a month.

These are social sessions that 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...

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

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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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