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.

Since our move from Anderson House to our temporary gallery at 5 Don Street, we have put on an exciting and engaging exhibition calendar that showcases our collection alongside touring shows and invited artists of a nationally significant standard. To support these exhibitions, the gallery provides public programming and workshops to help visitors engage with what is on display.

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"I'm a feminist because..."

Last Friday, Invercargill’s Deputy Mayor Becs Amundsen and I were walking to the Kiln to pick up some platters for that evening’s event, a book launch for local poet Cilla McQueen. Interested in her KIND woman concept, and always on the hunt for cool ideas that the IPAG team can get amongst, we began discussing how we could collaborate on an exhibition for Suffrage 125.