Eastern Southland Gallery

Eastern Southland Gallery

Nicknamed the ‘Goreggenheim’ by Saatchi & Saatchi boss Kevin Roberts, the Eastern Southland Gallery is a regional public art museum, situated in the Arts and Heritage Precinct of Gore’s CBD. Established in a former Carnegie Library building, the Gallery includes the John Money Wing, which features the remarkable and internationally renowned collection of expatriate New Zealander Dr John Money. A great patron of the arts, his collection includes works by Theo Schoon, Rita Angus (NZ), Lowell Nesbitt (USA), Bambarra, Dogon and Baga carvings from West Africa, and paintings and carving from Elcho Island (Australia).

The Gallery is also home to one of the largest collections of works by major contemporary NZ artist Ralph Hotere.

There is also a steady flow of temporary exhibitions to whet any art lovers appetite.

Check out the latest exhibition on the Gallery's website.


Admission: Free - donations appreciated


Monday to Friday: 10.00am - 4.30pm
Weekends and Public Holidays: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Closed New Years Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day


Corner Hokonui Drive and Norfolk Street (next to Gore Public Library)


District Curator Jim Geddes or Programmes Officer Marcella Geddes
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PO Box 305
Gore 9700
Phone 03 208 9907
Fax 03 208 9968
Email: jgeddes@goredc.govt.nz

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: info@goredc.govt.nz