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FREEDOM & STRUCTURE

Cubism and NZ Art 1930-60

Cubism introduced a radical new approach to painting. It combined different views of the subject in one image often through the fragmenting and geometricising of form, and disrupted traditional dis... Read More
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July

KAWITA VATANAJYANKUR

The Robes

A REAR WINDOW PROJECT In her video-based performances Kawita Vatanajyankur (b.1987, Thailand) uses her own body as a tool, exploring and exploiting her physical and psychological limits through rep... Read More
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July

MATTHEW GALLOWAY

The Freedom of the Migrant

The Freedom of the Migrant takes its starting point from a column published in the New Zealand Herald on 26 March 2016, written by NZME Head of Business Fran O’Sullivan. In this, O’Sull... Read More
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August

NOT NEUTRAL

Selected Works from the Wellington Media Collective Archive

Wellington Media Collective (WMC), operating from 1978 – 1998, was a collective (including graphic designers, activists, writers and photographers) that produced graphic material as a means of... Read More
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August

KAWITA VATANAJYANKUR

Performing Textiles

In her video-based performances Kawita Vatanajyankur (b.1987, Thailand) uses her own body as a tool, exploring and exploiting her physical and psychological limits through repetitive actions and end... Read More
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August

STRANGERS

Curated by James Hope

There is a vein of ‘New Zealand Gothic’ running through New Zealand art–works that revel in the darker aspects of life where an imposition or absence of a certain element renders t... Read More
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August

JOHN VEA

Two recent works

John Vea (Aotearoa/Tonga) is a contemporary artist based in Auckland.  Working across video, performance and sculpture, Vea makes visible stories of Pacific migration, labour and the lived experi... Read More
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October

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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December

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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December

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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December

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