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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.


The Art Grab | 25th Anniversary Fundraiser

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Gallery, the Committee are hosting an art event to give your art collections a little boost! Over the past 25 years, the Gallery has hosted and curated over 300 exhibitions with local, national and international artists. It’s a history that we are incredibly proud of and eager to continue.

To mark this significant milestone, the committee have decided ...

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Artist Talk | Mizuho Nishioka

A cutting-edge approach to photography will be on show in the Carr Family Gallery this spring through Dr Mizuho Nishioka’s solo exhibition, North by Northwest.
This exhibition will include a number of photographic works with imagery captured by the artist during a field trip to mid-Canterbury over the summer period. This imagery will be disrupted by the artist as her work pushes the po...

7 November 2020

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We will look at the extraordinary patterns in Lakiloko Keakea’s Fafetu exhibition and create our own woven star artwork inspired by the artwork on display.

6 December 2020 | 1:30 - 3:30pm

6 December 2020

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In this session we will look at Mizuho Nishioka’s photography exhibition.
Members will then get the opportunity to set up their own scene to photograph and turn it into a photographic collage.

8 NOVEMBER 1:30 - 3:30PM

8 November 2020

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October School Holidays

These school holidays, there are a number of activities to keep the kids busy and entertained, including:

Come Fly with Me | Wooden plane decorating
Fly into the Gallery to decorate your own wooden plane inspired by Gregory O’Brien’s artwork 'Flying Lesson'.
Be sure t...

September 26 - October 11

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In this session we will be experimenting with clay. We’ll learn some basic handwork techniques which will help us make some creations from clay.

18 OCTOBER 2020 | 1:30 - 3:30PM


18 October 2020

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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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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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