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Grainstore Gallery

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Address: Or Tyne St 9 7 Harbour Street | Historic Precinct, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 27 366 6201
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Absolutely unique and inspiring.

You will enjoy a long meander through the wide selection of arts and crafts in this Gallery. It's a visual smorgasboad that seduces every taste. The talent to create these... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Oamaru, New Zealand
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

You will enjoy a long meander through the wide selection of arts and crafts in this Gallery. It's a visual smorgasboad that seduces every taste. The talent to create these displays will have you in awe.

Thank TwoTravellers34
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Highlight of harbour street. Very friendly atmosphere, great music playing as we wander through her gallery. Donna has made an amazing job here. Will definitely be back again. 😊

Thank Buffalo W
Melbourne, Australia
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

If you like contemporary and quirky art then this little place is a must visit. Really close to the steam punk museum, this arty little gallery store is eccentric and surreal. Simply awesome!

Thank Rinaeleven
Dunedin, New Zealand
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I was glad when I first ventured upstairs into this dustily charming showroom in the heart of the historic precinct, adorned with surprises large & small: massive papier mâché Queen Victorias and various other mammals, deer horns decorated with dainty necklaces - as well as items actually for sale such as cards, homemade pretty boxes & such things as pre-loved... More 

Thank Helen M
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

One cannot go to Oamaru without going to this gallery to see what Donna and her friends have been up to. Fascinating, eclectic range of artworks, no pressure to buy, Donna is a delight and great to chat with. They always have interesting music playing and they often host events that one can be part of.

Thank Andy C
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62 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Donna Demente's artistic talent is amazing and visiting her gallery is such fun. There is a selection of gifts for all pockets and I bought a brilliant poster which I shall frame and hang when I get back to the UK. Would definitely recommend a visit .... loved it.

Thank SteelerRos
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Donna is a graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts . I loved my visit to this quirky & intriguing gallery. She was there the day I visited & I had a great chat to her. Definitely a highlight of my stay in Oamaru.

Thank nina m
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

What fun to discover all the olde world bits and pieces. Great gifts and interesting art in old buildings that are just as interesting .A most enjoyable place to wonder and ponder.

Thank Pam P
Maroochydore, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

The Art is absolutely magnificent this place would not be out of place smack bang in the middle of Paris it is soooo Magnificent!!!!

Thank Carlakoala1
Invercargill, New Zealand
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2015

a trip to the grainstore gallery is a must. I have never seen anything like it before. The art work is amazing.

Thank rose740

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