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. We are currently exhibiting highlights from our art collection at a pop-up gallery on 5 Don Street. Please check our 'upcoming' and 'current' exhibition pages for more information.
The Invercargill Public Art Gallery is briefly closed while staff install the new exhibition, co-curated by children and young people.
The new exhibition, Kids can Curate, will be open to the public from midday on Saturday 29 October.
The official public exhibition opening will be held at 2pm on Saturday 5 November at the 5 Don Street Pop-up Gallery. After school art workshops are also being organised.