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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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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 ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 21-Aug-2018, 22-Aug-2018, 23-Aug-2018, 24-Aug-2018, 25-Aug-2018

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: 21-Aug-2018, 22-Aug-2018, 23-Aug-2018, 24-Aug-2018, 25-Aug-2018, 26-Aug-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: 21-Aug-2018, 22-Aug-2018, 23-Aug-2018, 24-Aug-2018, 25-Aug-2018, 26-Aug-2018 View more sessions

Strangers

There is vein of 'New Zealand Gothic' running through New Zealand art: works that revel in the darker aspects of life; where the familiar is somehow rendered strange. This exhibition of photographs from the Gallery's ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 21-Aug-2018, 22-Aug-2018, 23-Aug-2018, 24-Aug-2018, 25-Aug-2018, 26-Aug-2018 View more sessions

Jonathan Jones (Untitled (D21.281 Galari Bargan) 2018

In the 1920s the Australian Museum, Sydney, exchanged a collection of Aboriginal and Papuan New Guinean material including a Galari (Wiradjuri) bargan (boomerang) with the Otago Museum, receiving two Maori amo ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 21-Aug-2018, 22-Aug-2018, 23-Aug-2018, 24-Aug-2018, 25-Aug-2018, 26-Aug-2018 View more sessions

Four: New Art from Dunedin

Since 2014, Dunedin Public Art Gallery has been running a biannual exhibition programme exploring aspects of contemporary art practice in Otepoti Dunedin. Four: New Art from Dunedin takes a focused look at new ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 24-Aug-2018, 25-Aug-2018, 26-Aug-2018, 27-Aug-2018, 28-Aug-2018, 29-Aug-2018 View more sessions

Goethe-Institut German Film Festival 2018

Ten plus one movies, six cities and three countries - from the 28th of August, film lovers can see the newest movies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Goethe-Institut, which is the Federal Republic of ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 15-Sep-2018, 16-Sep-2018, 17-Sep-2018

Self Harm Understanding, Recognising and Helping

Self-harm describes a wide range of behaviours in which young people deliberately inflict harm upon themselves, or invite harm to occur to them. Professionals working with young people frequently feel unprepared to work ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 16-Oct-2018

Distressed Or Deliberately Defiant

Professionals working in and with schools will be familiar with the complex demands created by students with challenging behaviours. Within this group there is a growing sub set of students who present as exceptionally ...

Region:Dunedin
Dates: 14-Aug-2019