Thursday, 22 December 2011

Grainstore Gallery Oamaru

If you are in Oamaru you absolutely must check out the Grainstore Gallery. It displays the work of the Whitestone Artists' Collective, including Donna Demente - she is known for winning one of the early Wearable Art Awards shows, back in its early days in Nelson.

Downstairs, a hand painted sign points the way.

You'll need to climb the steep staircase, pausing along the way to admire the art and posters displayed.

At the top, take a deep breath and gaze around. Then lose yourself in the delights beyond. I think these photos speak for themselves, so I'll let you browse at your own speed.

How was that? Now, don't look down if you're a little unsure of heights... this is a genuine grain store after all, and the floorboards don't always match up.

Hope you enjoyed this tour, ladies and gentlemen! I have one more post from enchanted Oamaru to show you, but I think that might wait till the lazy days after Christmas.


  1. Looks like a really interesting gallery Ruth, enjoyed your steampunk post too we drove down to Otago last month and saw a huge robot/warrior sculpture in a paddock, the kids thought it was great, didnt realise there was more too seein Oamaru.

  2. Thanks Ruth, has been ages since I last went to a gallery!
    Merry Xmas!

  3. It's years since I've stopped in Oamaru. I remember seeing Donna Demente's wonderful work, but it was before the steam punk took off. You make another visit seem very enticing.

  4. Kellee - yes they have sculptures dotted all around the town in interesting places, it's fun!

    Bridget - glad you enjoyed the tour :)

    Ruth - yes, you should definitely visit again, it's a great wee town :)



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