Invercargill Public Art Gallery
Invercargill Public Art Gallery (formally Anderson Park Art Gallery) is responsible for the care, collection and curation of Invercargill’s public art collection. The gallery has built a comprehensive collection of visual and applied arts that includes early European through to contemporary New Zealand art. There is a strong representation of local artists and artworks relating to Southland.
Closure of the gallery at Anderson House
During 2013, the Invercargill City Council undertook a programme of investigations into the susceptibility of all their buildings to seismic events. It concluded that Anderson House did not meet the current minimum standards and, as a result, Anderson House was closed to the public in January 2014. Until a new venue is found, we remain actively involved in the Invercargill arts scene. Our curatorial staff are committed to delivering an ongoing and engaging exhibition programme in various locations around the south. Please check our 'upcoming' and 'current' exhibition pages for more information.
Central city businesses and retailers have chosen 32 artworks from Invercargill's public art collection for a pop-up exhibition that will run from 24 August until 8 September in the city centre.
Curated by the Invercargill Public Art Gallery, it has the two aims of creating an arts attraction in the CBD that shows key works from the city’s art collection, and working with retailers to increase visitors to the central city.