exhibitions past

Past Exhibitions 2011

Exhibition Dates

BELOVED

Works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Winner of the New Zealand Museums Awards 2011, Excellence in Exhibition (Art) Award and organised to celebrate the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s 125th year, Beloved showcases a selection of the h... Read More
12 dec 2009 -
1 apr 2012

FRANCES HODGKINS

The French Connection

This exhibition brings together a number of paintings from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s collection, from the late nineteenth through to the mid-twentieth century, which share aesthetic, conc... Read More
28 apr 2011 -
1 apr 2012

BACK IN BLACK

Contemporary New Zealand Art

“There is a black which is old and a black which is fresh.  Lustrous black and dull black, black in sunlight and black in shadow. For the old black one must use an admixture of blue, for th... Read More
10 sep 2011 -
28 mar 2012

RUTH WATSON

Myriad worlds

Ruth Watson’s considered response to the challenge of producing a work for the Gallery’s Big Wall was to delve into her personal cartography collection. Amassed over a sustained period, Wa... Read More
22 oct 2011 -
1 mar 2012

FIONA PARDINGTON

The Pressure of Sunlight Falling

Fiona Pardington’s The pressure of sunlight falling is a series of photographs that depict life casts made by medical scientist and phrenologist Pierre-Marie Dumoutier during one of French explo... Read More
10 sep 2011 -
19 feb 2012

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

At a Glance

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s collection has, since 1884 been developed and grown largely through the donations of works of art, or money to buy art, which it has received from generous benef... Read More
17 dec 2011 -
22 jan 2012

JANE VENIS

Gymnauseum

Do you suffer from exercise anxiety? Are the signs of poor lifestyle choices starting to show?  Or, maybe you are comfortable in your skin, you feel toned, buff and in alignment, having done your... Read More
15 oct 2011 -
11 dec 2011

RALPH HOTERE AND BILL CULBERT

Pathway to the Sea-Aramoana

Individually Ralph Hotere and Bill Culbert are widely regarded as two of New Zealand’s most singular and significant senior artists.  This admirable status has been garnered largely as a re... Read More
6 aug 2011 -
20 nov 2011

JEENA SHIN

Fractus

Jeena Shin is the third artist over the last twelve months to produce a monochromatic painting for the Big Wall. While the change over of projects for this site is usually determined by what proposals... Read More
7 may 2011 -
7 oct 2011

SARAH LUCAS

NUZ Spirit of Ewe

Sarah Lucas emerged on the international art scene in the nineties as one of the key figures in a new generation of young British artists, which included the likes of Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Gary H... Read More
18 jun 2011 -
2 oct 2011

DANE MITCHELL

Radiant Matter Part II

The second in a trilogy of exhibitions by Dane Mitchell, which unfold across a series of public art spaces in New Plymouth, Dunedin and Auckland, Radiant Matter Part II continues the artist’s ex... Read More
28 may 2011 -
28 aug 2011

PIETER HUGO

Nollywood

It is said that Nigeria's Nollywood is the world's third largest film industry. It releases up to a thousand titles a year onto the local home-video market. Such productivity is only possible because ... Read More
28 may 2011 -
21 aug 2011

REUBEN PATERSON

Te Putahitanga o Rehua

Reuben Paterson will be familiar to Dunedin audiences, having exhibited here on numerous occasions over recent years. His installation When the Sun Rises and the Shadows Flee, is one of the most popul... Read More
19 mar 2011 -
17 jul 2011

NINA KATCHADOURIAN

Seat Assignment

Based in Brooklyn, New York, Nina Katchadourian is the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s 2011 international visiting artist.  For Seat Assignment, Katchadourian has transformed her downtime on a... Read More
28 mar 2011 -
17 jul 2011

A LA MODE

Early 19th Century Fashion Plates

In times of great change, fashion can be a barometer that reflects new ideas and even cultural shifts.    This exhibition of exquisitely rendered fashion plates from the Dunedin Public Art... Read More
12 feb 2011 -
10 jul 2011

FIONA AMUNDSEN

The First City in History

The First City in History is Fiona Amundsen’s most recent photographic project. It focuses on Hiroshima, the city which became the first urban environment in history subjected to nuclear warfare... Read More
12 mar 2011 -
5 jun 2011

JOHN PULE

Hauaga (Arrivals)

John Pule is not only a significant New Zealand artist, he is a major presence in Pacific artistic culture, playing a pivotal role in the presentation of that culture globally. His art has been includ... Read More
19 feb 2011 -
8 may 2011

SIMON MORRIS

Black Watercolour, 2010

One hundred lines two thousand millimetres high by two hundred millimetres wide, fan out across the big wall creating a twenty metre expanse.  This seemingly simple proposition of Black Watercolo... Read More
5 dec 2010 -
17 apr 2011

FRANCES HODGKINS

Portraits

"I feel pleasantly anchored….I must look around for something fresh to which I can re-act – touch and see….Something is really happening at last – and yet this, I feel, is on... Read More
16 sep 2010 -
3 apr 2011

PRETTY VACANT

Contemporary Works

‘…oh we're so pretty, oh so pretty we're vacant, oh we're so pretty, oh so pretty a vacant…’.  The Sex Pistols, Pretty Vacant, 1977.   Pretty Vacant brings toge... Read More
8 oct 2010 -
7 mar 2011

EUGENE HANSEN & ANDY THOMSON

Fieldwork

The second major collaborative project between artists Eugene Hansen and Andy Thomson, Fieldwork brings together a series of digital audio recordings that the artists have made in various locations ar... Read More
16 oct 2010 -
27 feb 2011

PIECES OF EIGHT

New Zealand Modernism

In the mid seventies the noted Australian art writer and expatriate New Zealander Professor Patrick A. E. Hutchings, wrote an influential article ‘Eight New Zealand Abstract Painters’, whi... Read More
8 oct 2010 -
30 jan 2011

CUT COLLECTIVE

Illegal Tender

Cut Collective brings together six artists who work primarily with stencils to produce a rich tapestry of graffiti. Working under a series of aliases the members of this group all produce very distinc... Read More
8 oct 2010 -
23 jan 2011