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FOUR

Kim Pieters. Charlotte Parallel. Megan Brady. Aroha Novak

Since 2014, Dunedin Public Art Gallery has been running a biennial exhibition programme exploring aspects of contemporary art practice in Ōtepoti Dunedin.  Four: New Art from Dunedin takes... Read More
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November

HEAD SPACE

Portraits from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Collection

Historically, portraiture has often been positioned within Western art history as a means of recording or memorialising the wealthy or powerful. As time has passed, the portrait genre has come to re... Read More
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November

SUFFRAGE 125

A Dunedin Public Art Gallery Guide

On the 19th of September New Zealand celebrates 125 years since women were granted the right to vote in general elections. The Dunedin Public Art Gallery marks this anniversary of women’s suff... Read More
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November

DOUGLAS GORDON & PHILIPPE PARRENO

Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

Celebrated as the breakthrough film of their careers, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006) is a collaboration between Douglas Gordon (b.1966, Scotland) and Philippe Parreno (b.1964, Algeria). This... Read More
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November

SAM HAMILTON

Every day for 30 years, Nancy would sit on the street corner and watch the sunset

A REAR WINDOW PROJECT Sam Hamilton’s 16mm film clocks in at just under eleven and a half minutes. For its entire duration, four teenagers sit silently in a row on deckchairs. This might sound l... Read More
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December

COMPRESSION MEMBERS

Curated by James Hope

The original Australian Mutual Provident Society (A.M.P.) building that stood on the corner of Princes and Dowling Streets in central Dunedin was designed by the architect Louis Boldini and was com... Read More
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January

JONATHAN JONES

UNTITLED (D21.281 GALARI BARGAN), 2018

In the 1920s the Australian Museum in Sydney exchanged a collection of Aboriginal and Papua New Guinean material with the Otago Museum in Dunedin, receiving two Māori amo (bargeboard supports)... Read More
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February

WORLD VIEW

Mapping the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Collection

World View takes a journey through the Dunedin Public Art Gallery collection, mapping the geographical strengths that have come to shape it over time. From the Italian Renaissance, through Edo perio... Read More
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June

A CERTAIN VISUAL ARGOT

British Modernism from the Early to Mid-Twentieth Century

The flourishing of modernism in early twentieth century British visual art sought to revitalise painting and sculpture in that country. Numerous art societies, groups and movements arose as a respon... Read More
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June

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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December

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