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Weekends and Public Holidays 1- 4pm
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day,
Boxing Day and New Years Day
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Eastern Southland Gallery,

PO Box 305, Gore 9740,

14 Hokonui Drive, Gore 9710, 

Southland, New Zealand

Phone 0064 (0)3 208 9907

Email artgallery@goredc.govt.nz

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Temporary Exhibitions

As well as permanent displays featuring the John Money and Ralph Hotere Collections, the Eastern Southland Gallery has two temporary exhibition spaces offering a changing programme of solo, group and touring exhibitions by national and international artists.

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Audrey Baldwin, Daegan Wells, Gaby Montejo, Liv Worsnop, Lonnie Hutchinson,
Nathan Pohio, Rob Hood, Zina Swanson


Examines the role of public art and its impact on place and place-making in post-quake Christchurch. An exhibition in partnership with The Physics Room Contemporary Art Space in Christchurch.

28 September - 1 December


Showcases a selection of works donated to the Gallery by significant NZ painter Nigel Brown and his partner Sue McLaughlin including many paintings from when the couple lived at Cosy Nook on the southern coast. 

2 October - 1 December

NIGEL BROWN: Southern Interactions


Landscapes from the Kelliher Art Trust Collection.


Classic Kelliher landscapes by Peter McIntyre and Austen Deans alongside the Trust’s recent acquisitions by some of the best-known artists of the era such as Toss Woollaston, Michael Smither, Dick Frizzell and Stanley Palmer. 

7 December 2019 - 1 March 2020



A selection of drawings by Michael Smither, gifted to the Gallery from the collection of Jim Barr and Mary Barr in Wellington.

7 December 2019 - 1 March 2020