Current Exhibitions

Trevor Askin : Time Flies

27 January 2024 - 10 March 2024

This exhibition presents a retrospective of Trevor Askin's works over the last 40 years.

Trevor Askin works from his own studio and foundry in the Timaru. He began sculpting in 1980, working mainly in a representational sculpture. However, after about five years his work began to develop a freer and flowing style, enabling a fuller expression of life and movement. These works are without hard lines, which give the unique style its name ‘curvilinear’.

Gathered Voices: Highlights from the Fletcher Trust Collection

25 November 2023 - 21 January 2024

This exhibition presents a selection of paintings from the Fletcher Trust Collection—pieces of national significance that tell rich and varied stories about this place and those who call it home.

Jock Fraser: Artist in the Tempest

25 November 2023 - 11 February 2024

South Canterbury artist John Edward ‘Jock’ Fraser (Service Number: 11418) spent several years in such prison camps across Italy and Germany. Art provided a way for Fraser to focus on something beyond the cold, hunger, and the lice in his clothing – painting and drawing elevated everyday objects into something beautiful and momentarily offered a reprieve from the war. This exhibition of Fraser’s sketches and paintings offers a profoundly personal insight into his individual wartime experience.