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, with a strong representation of local artists and artworks relating to Southland.


IPAG wish to inform our friends, followers and supporters that our current exhibition ‘Returning: Works by Peter Belton’ will be our last at 5 Don Street. At 3.30pm on Sat 24th November, we will close our doors in order to pack up and make way for the proposed ILT hotel build on this site, as well as embark on our exciting collaborative project with the Southland Museum & Art Gallery.

We have loved our space here, and everything it has given us. Originally secured only for a three-week collection exhibition in October 2016, it has become our home for over two years and given us a place to grow and develop as an institution. Here, we have reconnected with our public and created wonderful relationships with the community, as well as taken measures to preserve the city's collection and begin to weave together the many stories that pertain to it. We have also had the opportunity to display this fabulous art collection and bring several high profile artists to the city. None of this would have been possible without the support of the ILT - Invercargill Licensing TrustInvercargill City CouncilCommunity Trust South and the Southland Regional Heritage Committee, so we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to them.

Whilst we are sad to leave 5 Don Street, our small team are excited about the future and know in our hearts that what is coming is going to be worth the wait.

So please, don’t be a stranger. Keep up to date with us on Facebook where we will continue to post about our happenings (including an upcoming Christmas party!), and pop in before Sat 24th November and say hello. You mean the world to us here at IPAG and we are very excited to take you on the next stage of our journey.


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