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Grainstore Gallery

Address: 7 Harbour Street, or 9 Tyne St, | Historic Precinct, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Phone Number: 27 3666201
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Type: Art Galleries, Shopping & Fashion, Museums
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Type: Art Galleries, Shopping & Fashion, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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New Zealand
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoy heading up the stairs and seeing what treasures there are in Donna's gallery. Can spend an hour in here looking at all the amazing art work and things for sale. Always something that takes my eye and a good range of prices.

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Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The trip up the stairs is well worth it, a gallery full of quirky and interesting art from the district and more as well as Donna's own work. Great browsing.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Situated in the Victorian area of Oamaru, the Grainstore Gallery is the result of the creative artist Donna Demente's endless imagination. She has filled this fairy tale place with papier mâché masks, some small, others are enormous, and wonderful Renaissance style paintings. If you have ever wanted to see a huge paper mâché sculpture of Queen Victoria, complete with crown... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Don't miss this attraction: the building itself is the star! (But the art is pretty good too!) This was a real highlight of my visit to Oamaru

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SG
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

If you like old buildings, this is someplace you should not miss. enjoyed my quick look around, wish I had more time to explore.

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Down Under
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Follow a sign on the street and enter an airy hideaway filled to the rafters with a range of romantic and surreal art. MUST SEE! Worth climbing the flights of stairs, trust me. Items range from $5 to $5000. I'll be back to buy some art.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This is a gem of an odd gallery, with faces everywhere. always fun and welcoming. We were allowed to wear some papier mache bird heads and it was like dropping into a friend's house while they are having a party.

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Otago
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Three lots of stairs to get to the top. Some very interesting work by Donna Dementhe and other artists. I liked the subjects with different eyes. Different!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Got really bad vibes in this place and couldn't wait to exit. Quite weird stuff in here. Didn't really enjoy this one.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The Historic Precinct in Oamaru is spectacular and unique. The access to the gallery is by an old, worn staircase against the whitestone blocks laid by Italian stonemasons when the grainstore and other parts of the precinct were built long ago. I had a wonderful time quietly and unhurriedly browsing through the gallery and was delighted to find artworks by... More 

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