Burns Memorial Art

Virtual Exhibition

Haere Mai

Welcome to to the 49th Burns Memorial Art Exhibition

Hosted by the Forrester Gallery

Saturday 31 August to

Tuesday 31 December


The Burns Memorial Art Exhibition is always a wonderful showcase of children’s art that reflects our community and environment. Named to honour George Burns (not Burns Pollock!) an Oamaru born journalist with a passion for children’s’ art.

It was his belief that “Art is not a luxury. In this day and age, art in all its forms is a pathway back to sanity. I repeat: art is not a luxury, but a necessity for complete living”.