Aigantighe Art Gallery in Timaru is the home of art in South Canterbury
Aigantighe Art Gallery has a rich collection and diverse exhibition programme. Its name is Scottish Gaelic for ‘at home’ and is pronounced ‘egg and tie’.
The Aigantighe holds an extensive permanent collection of New Zealand and international art from the 16th century to the present day. Its collection of British Victorian paintings is particularly strong, while national favourites Charles Goldie, Frances Hodgkins and Colin McCahon are also very well represented.
The modern wing displays the work of local artists and also hosts travelling exhibitions from around the country. The gallery offers plenty of activities for children, from art books and drawing materials to dress-ups and art hunts.
Aigantighe Art Gallery’s park-like grounds are always open to the public, featuring a wide variety of permanent sculptures set amongst established trees and gardens.
School Holiday Programme: Every school holidays, the Aigantighe Art Gallery offers a varied programme of education and learning opportunities for children of all ages. From workshops, activities, art hunts and so much more, the Aigantighe Art Gallery is the place to be during the school holidays.
Friends of the Aigantighe Art Gallery… supporting the Gallery since 1976: The Friends of the Aigantighe Art Gallery were founded in 1976 and they have been enthusiastically supporting the Gallery ever since. They support selected exhibition openings, assist with printing costs, fundraise for the conservation of artworks, donate prizes for the annual Artarama and Polychrome exhibitions, and so much more.