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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.

Opening night: Bobbie Barwell – Capturing People and Places

Join us for the opening night Bobbie Barwell - Capturing People and Places, exploring the life, career and photographs of one of Ashburton’s earliest female photographers, ‘Bobbie’ Barwell of Barwell Studios.

Time: 6pm Wednesday 28 September

Cost: free; refreshments will be served.

A woman who was not confined by the social constructs of her time, Bobbie’s photographs cap...

28 September - 18 December, 2022

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Exhibition opening: The Wind of the Homeland

Come and join us for the opening of our new exhibition, The Wind of the Homeland by acclaimed Canterbury artist, Henry Lowen-Smith.

This is a free event. All welcome. Refreshments will be served.

This exhibition opening coincides with the ...

28 September, 2022 at 6pm

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Family Art and Yoga

Family Art + Yoga is a workshop at Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum to support Mental Health Week 2022.

Through playful breathing exercises, energetic movements, visualisation techniques, and a mindful art activity. This workshop is an enjoyable way for both children and adults to learn how to be present; build awareness of thoughts, emotions, and feelings; let go of stress and anxiety; boost ...

Sunday 2nd October, 1:30 – 3:30pm

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Creative Futures: 7-17 year olds

Are you aged between 7-17 years old and interested in teaching an art class at Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum?

This spring, we are inviting tamariki and rangatahi from the community to design and deliver art classes for families and whānau during the school holidays. This invitation aims to provide a supportive environment in which young aspiring artists can showcase their t...

06 September - 20 September

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Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahu

Tāngata Ngāi Tahu Talk

Join co-editor and project lead Helen Brown and other members of the Tāngata Ngāi Tahu team as they highlight the lives and contributions of Ngāi Tahu people associated with the Mid Canterbury area whose biographies are featured in Tāngata Ngāi Tahu, Volumes One and Two.

The recently published second volume of Tāngata Ngāi Tahu celebrates the rich and diverse lives of the people of Ngāi...

14 September 2022 at 6pm

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Art Addicts

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 Ashburton Art Gallery and Museum to get creative and explore different materials and themes in art. Art Addicts is all about a fun, shared learning experience for all who attend.

Ages: Children of all ages are welcome! We encourage parents...

Every Wednesday from July 27 - September 28

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Selena's colouring in page (incomplete)

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.

The Gallery will supply ba...

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

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