The Terraces

Old artifacts on a dresser and land yacht at The Terraces with table in foreground in Ōamaru.
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki

Local Kevin Murdoch restored The Terraces building and filled it with historical relics and an art studio. Pop in for a chat with Kevin and the other Ōamaru artist in residence, Al Bell - this is something of an alternative visitors’ centre.

Steampunk HQ

Exterior view of Steampunk HQ victorian building in Ōamaru.
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki

This epicentre of Steampunk culture is where interactive art comes to life in a way that’s fun, spooky, antique and futuristic all at once. Steampunk enthusiasts from far and wide travel to Ōamaru to play the metagalactic pipe organ, check out the doomsday clock and more.

Grainstore Gallery

Close up of Donna Demente painting at Grainstone Gallery in Ōamaru.
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki

Not quite a gallery or a studio, Grainstore Gallery is an emporium of local artist Donna Demente’s larger than life paintings and sculptures and the ephemera that informs them. Climb up the stairs and be immersed in her creative world.

CRAFTED

Shelves of ceramics at CRAFTED in Waitaki.
Place Ōamaru & Waitaki

It’s hard not to be inspired by Ōamaru’s rugged coastline and fabled history. The town is home to many talented makers and artists, and at the collective gallery you can explore their work at your own pace.