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OLAFUR ELIASSON

The Cubic Structural Evolution Project

In this exhibition by the Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, thousands of white Lego bricks await an audience to transform them into art. Eliasson has constructed an environment of participation and calls... Read More
ends 3
August

AROHA NOVAK

Sweet Child O Mine

A REAR WINDOW PROJECT Aroha Novak has transformed the Gallery’s Rear Window space into a luminescent hyperactive lightbox named after the 1980s rock ballad ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine by G... Read More
ends 23
August

LAURENCE ABERHART

ANZAC

Late last year the acclaimed New Zealand artist Laurence Aberhart completed the final phase in a photographic series, which he has been working on for over thirty years.  This major exhibition of... Read More
ends 31
August

FRANCES HODGKINS

Frances Hodgkins in 1913

Frances Hodgkins visited New Zealand for the last time in 1913, and this exhibition is built around works bought for public collections during that year.  Press reports reflect the response to he... Read More
ends 12
October

WILD LIFE

Curated by Aaron Kreisler

This exhibition brings together a selection of paintings from the Gallery’s holdings, in which the artists try to tap into a set of instinctual, visceral and even spiritual qualities through the... Read More
ends 2
November

MICHAEL PAREKOWHAI

Jim McMurtry

Jim McMurtry is an enormous cartoon rabbit, 12 metres long and 4.5 metres wide, lying flat on his back with one eye closed and his tongue hanging out. Audiences are made to question whether he is... Read More
ends 9
November

PAUL MASEYK

One Pot Wonder

This survey exhibition brings together a range of work by New Zealand ceramist Paul Maseyk. One Pot Wonder focuses on the artist’s unique, personal and highly detailed ceramics, highlighting bot... Read More
ends 30
November

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
ends 31
March