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Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Dunedin Public Art Gallery has one of the largest and most comprehensive art collections in the country, including significant holdings of New Zealand works from 1860 to the present, outstanding collections of historical European art, Japanese prints, and decorative arts. Located in the heart of the city, the Gallery exhibits works of national and international art from the collections, and has a dynamic programme of special exhibitions ranging from contemporary artists' projects to high-profile exhibitions from overseas collections. The decorative arts, design, fashion and the moving image are also explored in detail.

Collection Type
Art


Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 566, Dunedin
Telephone number icon64-3-474 3240
Email address icondpagmail@dcc.govt.nz


Visitor Information
Physical address icon30 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
Charges iconFree


Facilities
Wheelchair accessCafeShopFunction SpacePublic ProgrammesMembership Club
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Philip Jarvis: Toothpaste Tubes Doing Parkour

Philip Jarvis, a Dunedin-based artist renowned for his off-bat ceramics, has turned the Rear Window Gallery into a bathroom filled with parkour-practicing toothpaste tubes. Balancing on furniture and diving off ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 19-Feb-2018, 20-Feb-2018, 21-Feb-2018, 22-Feb-2018, 23-Feb-2018, 24-Feb-2018 View more sessions

Southern Selections: Collecting Frances Hodgkins In Otago

Southern Selections reveals the enduring legacy of Frances Hodgkins in Otago art collections. It offers a view back to Hodgkins's earliest patrons; collectors who provided early support when her art was sometimes ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 20-Feb-2018, 21-Feb-2018, 22-Feb-2018, 23-Feb-2018, 24-Feb-2018, 25-Feb-2018 View more sessions

World View: Mapping the Dunedin Public Art Gallery

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 period Japan, to 20th ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 20-Feb-2018, 21-Feb-2018, 22-Feb-2018, 23-Feb-2018, 24-Feb-2018, 25-Feb-2018 View more sessions

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 and pavements, ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 19-Feb-2018, 20-Feb-2018, 21-Feb-2018, 22-Feb-2018, 23-Feb-2018, 24-Feb-2018 View more sessions

Gordon Walters: New Vision

Gordon Walters: New Vision is a major survey of one of New Zealand's great modernist artists. Walters' abstraction was centred on a deceptively simple geometric language, and the infinite potential to be found in a ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 19-Feb-2018, 20-Feb-2018, 21-Feb-2018, 22-Feb-2018, 23-Feb-2018, 24-Feb-2018 View more sessions

Shannon Novak: The Expanded Gallery

In The Expanded Gallery, Shannon Novak explores the capacity of an artwork to extend beyond the physical boundaries of a gallery. Unfolding into public spaces and the digital realm, this installation combines ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 19-Feb-2018, 20-Feb-2018, 21-Feb-2018, 22-Feb-2018, 23-Feb-2018, 24-Feb-2018 View more sessions

Marilynn Webb

This exhibition explores the artistic practice of Marilynn Webb (ONZM) through works held in the collection of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Resident in Dunedin since 1974, Webb is considered one of New Zealand's most ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 02-Mar-2018, 03-Mar-2018, 04-Mar-2018, 05-Mar-2018, 06-Mar-2018, 07-Mar-2018 View more sessions

Form and Compression 2.0

Building on the success of the 2017 event, eminent techno producer son.sine (Nurture/Delsin) and Christchurch producer Sans Def return with a multi-speaker exploration of the Techno narrative. If we are doomed to ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 17-Mar-2018

Matthew Galloway: The Freedom of the Migrant

Through new sculptural works and printed ephemera The Freedom of the Migrant takes its starting point from an article published in the New Zealand Herald on 26.03.16 detailing a meeting of the International Democratic ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 20-Apr-2018, 21-Apr-2018, 22-Apr-2018, 23-Apr-2018, 24-Apr-2018, 25-Apr-2018 View more sessions

Freedom+Structure Cubism and NZ Art 1930–60

Freedom and Structure looks at the significant effect of Cubism on New Zealand painting, and reveals its impact on the work of initial adopters John Weeks, Louise Henderson and Colin McCahon, and others. This exhibition ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 27-Apr-2018, 28-Apr-2018, 29-Apr-2018, 30-Apr-2018, 01-May-2018, 02-May-2018 View more sessions

Kawita Vatanajyankur: Performing Textiles

In late 2017, video artist Kawita Vatanajyankur (b.1987, Thailand) spent six weeks in Dunedin as part of the Gallery's visiting Artist Programme. In her video-based performances Vatanajyankur uses her own body as a tool, ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 04-May-2018, 05-May-2018, 06-May-2018, 07-May-2018, 08-May-2018, 09-May-2018 View more sessions

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a strength based approach that aims to enhance people’s capacity to make positive changes in their lives. Originally developed as an intervention for the addictions field, MI has ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 17-May-2018

Living With Stuff That Sucks

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an empirically supported therapeutic approach that draws on behavioural and mindfulness principles to help people make space for painful thoughts and feelings and instead turn ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 29-Jul-2018