You’ll find impressive art exhibitions in smaller centres too. The Aigantighe Art Gallery (pronounced ‘Egg & Tie’) in Timaru holds the South Island’s third-largest public art museum collection, while the Forrester Gallery in Oamaru is housed in a spectacular neo-classical building dating back to 1884. The Southland Museum & Art Gallery in Invercargill is also good. In New Plymouth, take time to visit the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and in Whanganui, the Sarjeant Gallery is a must-see. Other galleries to visit are Wellington’s The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt and The Suter Art Gallery in Nelson.