Close quick menu

Ashburton Art Gallery

327 West St

Ashburton | 7700

P | 03 308 1133

E |

Gallery Hours

Open Daily: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

Closed Good Friday, Anzac Morning and Christmas day



National Volunteer Week | Meet Barbara

June 22, 2019

Volunteers are an integral part of the Ashburton Art Gallery and since it is National Volunteer Week 16-22 June, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate these superstars!

From Visitor Host roles, to helping with catering at event openings, to assisting with our education programmes, and sitting as members on our committee we just wouldn’t be the same without our volunteers.   We have a huge range of ages that work with us at the Gallery from 14 through to 80 years of age.  They inspire us with their creativity, generosity, energy, and passion for the Gallery on a daily basis.

We will be releasing a series of quick, fun volunteer profiles on our website and Facebook for the community to get to know our volunteers better and to celebrate Volunteer Week.


Your name: Barbara Jaine

How long have you lived in Ashburton? 63 years


How many cups of coffee/tea do you drink a day? 3-4


 What is the best present you have ever received? A trip to Argentina


If you could have one super power, what would it be? To fly like a bird


What has been your favourite exhibition the Gallery has had so far and why? The Snark a Victorian Odyssey. An amazing collection of then and now.


Tell us about the artwork that has had the most emotional/inspirational impact on you? The Water Project, an evocative exhibition that explored the use and misuse of water.


If you were a painter what would your style and medium be? I am a painter and I am still trying to decide.


Describe your personality in five words. Messy, kind, cheerful and slow.


What’s your favourite book? Currently its Oink by David Elliot, it makes me smile


What is the one item of clothing you will never throw out? My riding hat.


Where is your next holiday destination? Ayers.


Are you a cat or dog person? Cat.