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SOMEWHERE UP COUNTRY

Landscapes from the Collection

In the hierarchy of painting genres formalised by the European academies of the 17th and 18th centuries, landscape hovered some-where in the middle – outranking the still life but eclipsed by... Read More
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October

BY PURCHASE, GIFT OR BEQUEST

Works from the Collection

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery collection was founded in 1884, borne from a desire to create a significant art collection for the city of Dunedin.  From the beginning, the Gallery aspired to c... Read More
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October

MARIE SHANNON

Rooms found only in the home

Sensitive, authentic and funny, Marie Shannon’s photography and video works present contemporary art as an intimate and immediate occupation. Her work casts light across what it means to make... Read More
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October

LOVELINESS EXTREME

Curated by Lucinda Bennett

Sentimentality is a word which not only describes feelings of tenderness, sadness or nostalgia but suggests an excess of these feelings – an overindulgence in their affect.  Formed arou... Read More
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October

FRANCIS UPRITCHARD

Jealous Saboteurs

In 1998 – freshly graduated from Ilam School of Fine Arts in Christchurch – Francis Upritchard headed to London. There, she would become one of New Zealand’s most successful arti... Read More
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November

LOUISA AFOA

A Pool is not the Ocean

Oceania is vast, Oceania is expanding, Oceania is hospitable and generous, Oceania is humanity rising from the depths of brine and regions of fire deeper still, Oceania is us. We are the sea, we are t... Read More
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November

GLEN HAYWARD

dendrochronology

Glen Hayward is known for replicating and re-contextualising everyday objects – smoke alarms, security cameras, office furniture, tools, buckets of paint, animal skulls. These sculptures, while ... Read More
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February

GRAHAME SYDNEY: ETCHED IN TIME

Early works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Collection

Grahame Sydney is one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent artists. Born in Dunedin in 1948 and having lived most of his life in Otago, Sydney’s distinctive style and subject matter have become sy... Read More
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February

SHANNON NOVAK

The Expanded Gallery

In The Expanded Gallery, Shannon Novak explores the potential to extend his work beyond the physical boundaries of the gallery. Expanding from the gallery walls into a range of physical and digital re... Read More
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April

ANDREW BARBER

Folly (stone carpet)

In this site-specific floor painting, Andrew Barber reclaims the floor as a legitimate site for contemporary art. Folly (stone carpet) taps into an historic vein of decorative approaches to flooring a... Read More
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December