Helping make the Great South the best place to create and experience Visual Arts


Current and Upcoming Exhibitions and Art Events in the Great South

Anderson Park Art Gallery

Chris Flavell: Oxygen III

A contemporary exhibition of new works by Riverton artist Chris Flavell. Featuring paintings and sculpture using a combination of traditional and new techniques.

Anderson Park Art Gallery

91 McIvor Road, Invercargill

Phone: 03 215 7432

Hours: Daily, 10am - 5pm

City Gallery on Don Street

Jodie Marlow
Margaret Palmer McKenzie

During July.  Call gallery for more details.

Kathryn Blomfield

City Gallery Coordinator

28 Don Street


PH:  214 1319

[email protected]


The Bank Art Gallery

Soiree at the Bank: Peter Belton and John Wishart

Through the 29 July

Superframers and The Bank Art Gallery presents, 'Soiree at the Bank', a special evening for area professionals, art lovers and clients to meet our notable Southland artists who are known and well-regarded in contemporary art circles around New Zealand.   With masterful artwork, live music, great food, refreshments and good friends and associates, it makes for a captivating early evening event.

Our inaugural fete, which features Peter Belton and John Wishart, is on 5 July and will continue through to 30 July.

After School Break Though Drawing with Anna Claire Thompson Exhibition
Childrens Art Experience

1 August through 30 August 2013

Gala Opening 1 August 2013 at 4 pm

Superframers and The Bank Art Gallery proudly hosts the Children's Art Experience exhibitions in our Upper Gallery.

Superframers and The Bank Art Gallery

21 The Crescent


Gallery Open M-F 10 to 6

Saturdays 10 to 2

Superframers and The Bank Art Gallery proudly sponsors the Great South Artist's Network website and newsletter.

Eastern Southland Gallery

James Robinson
Rainbow Serpent (Psychic Skins)

17 August - 6 October 2013

Created over a 5 yearear period, James Robinson, the current William Hodges fellow, presents a large dynamic multi-layerd mural created from a series of shredded experimental paintings.  The over-layered fragments make an interpretive storyboard.

Speed and Colour
British Linocuts from the 1930's

2 November - 30 November

From the Grosvenor School linocuts in the Te Papa collection. these prints convey the optimism of the Roaring '20's and the '30's with images of cars, machinery, sports and daily life all captured in vivid colour.


A La Mode
Early 19th Century Fashion Plates

15 June - 11 August 2013

A La Mode features a selection of fashion plates from Rudolph Ackermann's 19th century publication Ackermann's Repository of the Arts, a magazine that documented changing styles in dress and furniture of the Regency.

Peter Nicholls
As It is on Earth

17 August - 6 October 2013

Nicholls' work shows a gentle awareness of environmental issues. This exhibition focuses on environmental imbalance and recovery of native species.

About Face
Portraits from the Eastern Southland Gallery Collection

2 November 8 December 2013

'About Face' brings together a history and contemporary selection of portraits by key New Zealand artists, including Grahame Sydney, Rita Angus, Rudolph Gopas, Simon Richardson, Els Noodhof and Jeffrey Harris.

Eastern Southland Gallery
Corner Norfolk Street & Hokonui Drive


Phone: 03-208-9907

Email:  [email protected]


Riverton Art Centre

Winter Closure

We’re now closed for exhibitions but still have Film Society screenings plus a few extra events coming up. Emails and phone messages will be checked regularly—we’ll be fully back on board in August. In the meantime keep warm over winter! Our exciting first exhibition of the season opens August 30th.


Starting 30 August 2013

A group exhibition of works including paintings, jewellery and ceramics by established and emerging artists

Guest Artist Nigel Brown 

Opening night 7pm, Friday 30th August with artist talk by Nigel Brown

Dianne Robinson
Gallery Coordinator
Riverton Community Arts Centre
129 Palmerston Street
Riverton/Aparima 9822
Email: [email protected]

Queenstown Art Society

Southland Museum and Art Gallery

Times of Our Lives 
150 Years of the Southland Times

Ongoing exhibition


Discovery, Recovery and Preservation of a Maori Canoe
Te Waka o Mokomoko

Ongoing exhibition

In December 2011 a section of a small wooden waka (canoe) was recovered from Mokomoko Inlet in Southland.

Phil Newbury
Seeking Transparency: The Open Door Series

Until 1 September 2013

Phil Newbury is now in his 47th year of working with glass, exploiting its qualities to create stunning works of art. This exhibition, two years in the making, is a continuation of that journey.

Take a Moment with us

On through 18 August

Take a moment to get to know people with intelletual disabilites living in your community.


On through 4 August

An exhibition of art work produced in workshops run by the Learning Education Outside The Classroom.


Polyfest 2013 'Our Community'
Murihiku Maori & Pasifika Cultural Trust

10 August - 8 September 2013

The creative ability of young Southlanders is showcased in this annual exhibition.

Postal Address
PO Box 1012
New Zealand

+64 3 219 9069

+64 3 218 3872

9am - 5pm Monday to Friday
10am - 5pm Saturday to Sunday

Queens Park
108 Gala Street

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