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GABRIELLE AMODEO

Even a long human life adds up to only about 650,000 hours

It started with this quote: “The bad news is that atoms are fickle and their time of devotion is fleeting – fleeting indeed.  Even a long human life adds up to only about 650,000 hou... Read More
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September

PARALLEL PLAY

Frances Hodgkins and her European Contemporaries

Parallel Play places works by Frances Hodgkins alongside works by her European contemporaries, including Auguste Renoir, Georges Henri Rouault, Lucien Pissarro, Rhona Haszard and Vanessa Bell. These w... Read More
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September

DUNEDIN 1865

A City Rises

2015 marks 150 years of the city of Dunedin. With the benefit of William Meluish's magnificant panorama of 1865 this exhibition centres on the year Dunedin becomes a city.  Drawing on other conte... Read More
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September

WANDERINGS

Works from the Collection

Travel can be a mind-altering experience – exhilarating, confronting, disorientating, liberating. How we navigate the unfamiliar, process our experiences, or understand our own identity all beco... Read More
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November

THE SARGOOD GIFT

A Tribute to the Sargood Family

On 8th August 1915 Lt. Cedric Rolfe Sargood was killed at Gallipoli.  As a memorial to their son, Percy and Lucy Sargood gave substantial funds to establish the Dunedin Public Art Gallery at its ... Read More
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November

HISTORY IN THE TAKING

40 Years of Photoforum

In 2014, Auckland’s Gus Fisher Gallery presented the exhibition History in the Taking to celebrate the 40th anniversary of PhotoForum, an organisation that has been dedicated to the promotion of... Read More
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November

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI

36 Views of Mt Fuji

Take the opportunity to view Hokusai's renowned series of ukiyo-e woodblock prints. This series, which was originally created between 1826 and 1833, includes some of the most iconic images associated ... Read More
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November

JAE HOON LEE

Stranger in Strange Land

Korean-born New Zealand artist Jae Hoon Lee has been developing this new body of work over several months, including eleven weeks spent in Dunedin, as part of the Gallery’s Visiting Artist Progr... Read More
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February

BELONGING

Works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery

This exhibition delves into the Gallery’s holdings to showcase a rich range of popular European masterpieces, rarely seen treasures and a sampling of more contemporary artworks.  A Gallery&... Read More
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February