The Left Bank Art Gallery is located by the bank of the Grey River, in the heart of Greymouth. The gallery is housed in an historic building, built in 1924 – the former Bank of New Zealand.
The main gallery and vault spaces display regular exhibits of contemporary New Zealand paintings, prints, photography, sculpture and crafts, with an emphasis on local content. The gallery gift shop offers hand crafted work in textiles, jewellery, jade, vintage pendants, carvings along with a fine selection of paintings and prints.
An expanding national collection of pounamu is a major feature of this gallery, with works from throughout New Zealand, including two large boulders that toured New Zealand to be worked on by nine leading carvers as a New Zealand 1990 project. The Collection showcases the country’s finest collection of jade works, selected from the Contemporary Stone Awards held every 2/3 years.
Summer hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm
Winter hours: Mon-Sun 10am-2pm