exhibitions past

Past Exhibitions 2012

Exhibition Dates

FRANCES HODGKINS

Kaleidoscope

In keeping with the strong links between the Hodgkins family and the foundation of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, from the 1950s, the Gallery has made a special effort to collect the works of Frances... Read More
28 apr 2012 -
22 sep 2013

SIR FRANK BRANGWYN

Captain Winterbottom and the Billiard Room of Horton House

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s magnificent four large wall murals by artist Sir Frank Brangwyn are celebrated in this exhibition alongside a number of the artist’s works on paper. Predom... Read More
29 sep 2012 -
22 sep 2013

THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE

Collecting and Collectors

Institutions such as the Dunedin Public Art Gallery rely on the generosity of their communities, patrons and donors for the existence, growth, and care of their collections. Since its establishment in... Read More
13 oct 2012 -
22 sep 2013

MARCO FUSINATO

Reproduction of Double Infinitive 2

Marco Fusinato’s Reproduction of Double Infinitive 2, 2012, a 7 x 23 metre wall work, makes imagined sound explicit. Originally part of the Sound Full exhibition, this work does not have an audi... Read More
7 jul 2012 -
26 may 2013

ELSEWHERE

Contemporary Works

“Today a young man on acid realised that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration – that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such th... Read More
10 nov 2012 -
7 apr 2013

YVONNE TODD

Wall of Seahorsel

Yvonne Todd has, over the last decade, established a reputation for creating some of the most engaging and irreverent photography in New Zealand.  During this period Todd has produced a consisten... Read More
1 sep 2012 -
17 mar 2013

GéRICAULT TO GAUGUIN

Printmaking in France 1820-1900

Some of the most renowned French artists of the 19th century are represented in this exhibition of etchings, drypoints, lithographs, and woodcuts from Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand’s p... Read More
15 dec 2012 -
17 mar 2013

PHILIP JAMES FROST

Forkboy

Who or what is Forkboy? Is it a fantasy character, who fearlessly unleashes justice in eating establishments across the world? Or a strangely deformed anti-hero, who always leaves a set of seemingly r... Read More
1 dec 2012 -
10 mar 2013

TRUE STORIES

Scripted Realities

True Stories: Scripted Realities tests, exposes and expands forms of the documentary with video works that challenge representations of reality. The works use a variety of scripts and transcripts from... Read More
24 nov 2012 -
3 mar 2013

JEFFREY HARRIS

The Melbourne Drawings

This suite of drawings was acquired in the period that the Dunedin Public Art Gallery generated the landmark Jeffrey Harris exhibition.  The Melbourne Drawings were made a number of years earlier... Read More
15 dec 2012 -
24 feb 2013

A.H. O'KEEFFE

Light in the Shadows

In the 1930s Alfred Henry O’Keeffe was regularly acclaimed as the ‘doyen of Dunedin artists’. This title was bestowed with good reason, given that his involvement with the arts in Du... Read More
29 sep 2012 -
9 dec 2012

SOUND FULL

Sound in contemporary Australian and New Zealand art

Sound Full draws together sixteen artists working in Australia and New Zealand, who seek to extend and reframe art with the understanding that all art is already ‘sound full’. The exhibiti... Read More
7 jul 2012 -
11 nov 2012

CLEMENS VON WEDEMEYER

The Fourth Wall

Clemens von Wedemeyer's The Fourth Wall, an ambitious film-based installation, revolves around first encounters such as those between anthropologist and subject, actor and audience. Commissioned by th... Read More
16 apr 2012 -
28 oct 2012

ANGELS & ARISTOCRATS

Early European Art in New Zealand Public Collections

This major touring exhibition, curated by Mary Kisler, Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, features more than 50 of the finest examples of Eur... Read More
28 apr 2012 -
16 sep 2012

FIONA CONNOR

Untitled (mural design)

This is the second component of Connor’s eight-week artist residency, and it sees the reformulation of an existing exhibition.  Colourbox, the original exhibition, comprised a number of lat... Read More
5 may 2012 -
19 aug 2012

PAST AND FUTURE CLOUDS

New Zealand Weather from the Collection

‘The sky turns dark and light as if great hands passed mysteriously over the sun.’ (excerpt from Weather by Cilla McQueen, 2005)   The sky is present in almost all landscape painti... Read More
12 may 2012 -
17 jun 2012

WATERCOLOURS BY PAUL BRADDON

Haunts of Dickens

This exhibition celebrates the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’s birth (7 February 1812). It features a series of delightful watercolours by the British artist Paul Braddon (1864–1937) give... Read More
30 mar 2012 -
6 may 2012

EMILY HLAVAC GREEN: STILL MOVING

Rear Window

[40 Moray Place] Rear Window is a glass box that was once an entryway and display area for a department store. The window is now a showcase for objects and images by contemporary New Zealand artists. ... Read More
30 mar 2012 -
30 apr 2012

THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION

Kabuki:

Kabuki: The Art of Transformation brings together a selection of Japanese prints from the F C W Staub collection revealing the passionate determination of a single collector who has amassed a striking... Read More
30 mar 2012 -
30 apr 2012

CONTEMPORARY WORKS

Boys From The Black Stuff

Boys from the Black Stuff brings together a selection of artworks from the Gallery's permanent and long-term loan collections. Paying particular attention to contemporary New Zealand artist's who have... Read More
30 mar 2012 -
30 apr 2012

PAINTINGS FROM THE COLLECTION

Colourbox: New Zealand

Colourbox is a collection based exhibition that unashamedly celebrates the wild, vibrant and fantastical flourishes of a group of New Zealand painters, who have tested the material and expressive limi... Read More
30 mar 2012 -
22 apr 2012

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