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Forrester Gallery

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The lady at the front desk was friendly. There were some really great exhibits when I visited - the... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
JeffroNZ
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My Wife and I spent over an hour looking at the wonderful painting and the beautiful building both inside and out!! We w

Wonderful paintings by people of Otago region and else where. Nice ones Evelyn Paige and others... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
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Jul 19, 2018
“Great exhibits”
Jun 19, 2018
“My Wife and I spent over an hour looking at the wonderful painting and the beautiful building both inside and out!! We w”
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9 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

The lady at the front desk was friendly. There were some really great exhibits when I visited - the hand coloured photographs of central Otago were really interesting. The grip-tape portraits were also very good. The building itself is also pretty cool.

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Chloe S, Curator at Forrester Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our gallery.

Reviewed 20 June 2018

Wonderful paintings by people of Otago region and else where. Nice ones Evelyn Paige and others. Why visit well many reasons to do so===You know, they say the best things in life are free. This is a fantastic reason to visit this art gallery. All...More

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Chloe S, Curator at Forrester Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of the Forrester Gallery. We appreciate it.

Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

I would give it 4 star for its beautiful architecture. It is a 19th century neoclassical building, restored and converted from a former bank to an art gallery. It was built with beautiful white stones from the region. Together with other neoclassical buildings in the...More

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Chloe S, Curator at Forrester Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the Forrester Gallery. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 21 October 2017

The Forrester Galley is obviously popular with the Oamaru community. The afternoon we visited it was hosting an opening of works by a local artist, complete with string quartet. The volunteer at the front desk was enthusiastic and welcoming.

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Chloe S, Museum Curator at Forrester Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I visited with my 11 year old grandson. We thoroughly enjoyed it, lots to discuss and learn about, everything is set out very well and a great variety of exhibits. Is definitely something we will do again. I do recommend it.

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Chloe S, Curator at Forrester Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review the Forrester Gallery. So glad you and your grandson enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Almost next to the iSITE, this former stately bank building has a lot of character. Check out the giant doors on the second floor that mirror the domed windows. Local artists had a casting exhibit with an accompanying video on the process. This definitely further...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Set in an old bank, beautiful ceilings and wooden staircase. Helpful lady at reception desk with good information on the exhibitions.

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Chloe S, Curator at Forrester Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review the gallery. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

It is located along the thames street. There are many beautiful limestone buildings along the street. When you walk along the road in the direction of the district museum, we found a beautiful souvenir shop at reasonable prices. The place was overflowing with items, looked...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2015

this is a very exciting building. I remember it as a bank. art work is local and great to see kids artwork.

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Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is an excellent use of an old bank building made of oamaru stone. There are three levels on which to view art displays. The individual rooms provide an excellent setting for display of a variety of art works. We viewed, fabric sculptures, a local...More

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