exhibitions past

Past Exhibitions 2013

Exhibition Dates

SEUNG YUL OH

MOAMOA

This is the first major survey exhibition of the Korean-New Zealand artist Seung Yul Oh. After spending his formative years in South Korea (b. 1981, Seoul), Oh has now spent as much time in New Zealan... Read More
23 nov 2013 -
27 apr 2014

FRANCES HODGKINS

Specular Reflection

This exhibition focuses on a selection of Frances Hodgkins watercolours from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s permanent collection that depict the play of light on water. Specular reflection is ... Read More
12 oct 2013 -
30 mar 2014

RALPH HOTERE AND BILL CULBERT

HOTERE CULBERT

This exhibition brings together for the first time the largest and most significant collection of works by these highly acclaimed New Zealand artists.  For more than forty years these artists ha... Read More
12 oct 2013 -
9 mar 2014

WONDERWALL

Works from the Collection

“That is part of the wonder of a collection: its regenerative seriality, the interplay between the whole and its individual parts and between infinity and boundary, inclusion and exclusion&rdquo... Read More
16 nov 2013 -
23 feb 2014

GREGORY CREWDSON

In a Lonely Place

Gregory Crewdson’s photographs come from the dark heart of contemporary Americana, belonging to a cultural lineage that stretches from Edward Hopper to David Lynch, by way of Flannery O’Co... Read More
28 sep 2013 -
26 jan 2014

DEREK BALL

High-Tech Fantasy

This exhibition pairs a selection of works by Derek Ball from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s permanent collection and the University of Otago’s Embellishment Collection with newly commis... Read More
16 nov 2013 -
26 jan 2014

NICK AUSTIN

Fallen Picture with Harpoon

A REAR WINDOW PROJECT In Nick Austin’s paintings, arrangements of objects form poetic puzzles imbued with melancholic humour. His work often depicts the left-over or overlooked, creating a feel... Read More
12 oct 2013 -
17 nov 2013

AMONG THE MACHINES

Australian and NZ artists

Among The Machines features works by 13 Australian and New Zealand artists who interrogate relationships between utopia, technology, nature and place. Situating the long term concerns of ecology along... Read More
6 jul 2013 -
3 nov 2013

JACK HADLEY

Frances Hodgkins Umbrella

A REAR WINDOW PROJECT Jack Hadley (b. Christchurch, 1989) is an Auckland based artist and recent graduate from Elam School of Fine Arts. Jack’s practice seeks out the play and humour inherent i... Read More
3 sep 2013 -
6 oct 2013

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

NATURE-STUDY

A Floral Tribute

Flowers have captivated audiences since at least 600 BCE and continue to do so, both for their beauty and for their inherent healing properties.  The title of this exhibition references the late ... Read More
3 aug 2013 -
22 sep 2013

SASKIA LEEK

Desk Collection

Desk Collection brings together nearly 60 of Saskia Leek’s artworks in a survey exhibition spanning 1994–2012. The exhibition traces Leek's rise to prominence in 1995 as a young artis... Read More
27 apr 2013 -
8 sep 2013

FRANCES HODGKINS

Colour and Light

In 2007, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki acquired these 20 paintings by expatriate New Zealand artist Frances Hodgkins. Painted in the first decade of the 20th century, they were hidden away in... Read More
27 apr 2013 -
21 jul 2013

DAYES AND WEEKS

Works from the collection selected by Saskia Leek

The initial starting point for this exhibition materialized in discussions with Saskia Leek and Nick Austin, when they orchestrated the final reorganisation of Fiona Connor’s Untitled (mural des... Read More
27 apr 2013 -
23 jun 2013

SOMEONE ELSE

Curated by Leonhard Emmerling

Developed by German curator Leonhard Emmerling, Someone Else brings together eight international and New Zealand artists who interrogate ideas around foreignness and alienation as it relates to self-b... Read More
16 mar 2013 -
16 jun 2013

TE PO

Contemporary NZ artists

In the beginning there was darkness.  According to certain Maori mythologies the world began with the coming together of the sky and earth, while for others there were generations of beings who s... Read More
11 may 2013 -
16 jun 2013

SHAPE-SHIFTERS

contemporary sculpture

“I am for an art that takes its form from the lines of life itself, that twists and extends and accumulates and spits and drips, and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet and stupid as life it... Read More
23 mar 2013 -
9 jun 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

GOLDIN+SENNEBY

M&A

Patrick Davies (actor) Anna Heymowska (set designer) Johan Hjerpe (graphic designer) Paul Leong (investment banker) Jo Randerson (playwright)   Ybodon (computer scientist)    The tw... Read More
23 mar 2013 -
28 apr 2013

HOME SEWN

Original NZ Fashion

Home Sewn is a touring exhibition from the New Zealand Fashion Museum that takes an engaging retrospective look at the evolution of home sewing in New Zealand and documents the changing face of fashio... Read More
9 mar 2013 -
14 apr 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