exhibitions past

Past Exhibitions 2015

Exhibition Dates

FRANCES HODGKINS

Sitting for Frances

Sitting for Frances brings together works that explore the relationship between Frances Hodgkins and her sitters, largely drawn from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Collection along with selected works... Read More
19 dec 2015 -
12 jun 2016

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
8 aug 2015 -
29 may 2016

THE FUTURE IS A DO-OVER

Curated by Ane Tonga

Amie Siegel / Bridget Reweti / Rebecca Ann Hobbs / Shannon Te Ao / Ted Whitaker / Tony De Goldi   The Future is a Do-Over explores the nature of the cinematic remake; a cyclical process of repr... Read More
12 dec 2015 -
10 apr 2016

JEFFREY HARRIS

Renaissance Days

Renaissance Days presents a series of recent work by Jeffrey Harris, one of the senior figures of New Zealand painting. Diminutive in scale, yet loaded with intense detail and colour, Harris uses thes... Read More
28 nov 2015 -
28 mar 2016

ARETA WILKINSON & MARK ADAMS

ARCHIVES Te Wahi Pounamu

This exhibition brings together works by contemporary jeweller Areta Wilkinson (Ngāi Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Waitaha) and photographer Mark Adams (Pakeha), exploring ways in which both artists have res... Read More
14 nov 2015 -
28 feb 2016

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
5 apr 2014 -
21 feb 2016

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
29 aug 2015 -
21 feb 2016

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
22 aug 2015 -
21 feb 2016

YONA LEE

Triptych

A REAR WINDOW PROJECT: Auckland-based artist Yona Lee is best known for her free-standing sculptural forms and installations that create dynamic relationships between the objects and the three-dimensi... Read More
19 dec 2015 -
7 feb 2016

R MYERS

The subject is in her house

A REAR WINDOW PROJECT: The subject is in her house documents the artist on a journey from the front door to the back door of her home, as she follows a chalk drawn line on the floor with her face... Read More
6 nov 2015 -
13 dec 2015

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
25 oct 2014 -
6 dec 2015

MARTIN THOMPSON

Sublime Worlds

The decision to move from Wellington to Dunedin in 2008 saw a big shift in Martin Thompson’s practice, literally. The ability to print sheets of graph paper, at any size imaginable, saw him crea... Read More
12 sep 2015 -
29 nov 2015

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
22 aug 2015 -
15 nov 2015

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
22 aug 2015 -
1 nov 2015

REBECCA BAUMANN & BRENDAN VAN HEK

Untitled

This installation is a collaboration between Australian artists Rebecca Baumann and Brendan van Hek, which places the viewer, including the surrounding environment, into the role of performer.  P... Read More
3 oct 2015 -
1 nov 2015

ARTSENTA

BIG SHOP Uncollectables

A REAR WINDOW PROJECT: New World Supermarket’s Little Shop promotion became a collective craze in 2014. The determined search for the full set, by children and parents, saw swaps held at stores,... Read More
25 sep 2015 -
1 nov 2015

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
29 aug 2015 -
27 sep 2015

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
8 aug 2015 -
20 sep 2015

ZINA SWANSON

For Luck

Swanson’s work, encompassing both painting and sculpture, is known for investigating and interrogating the relationships between humans, their surrounding environments and the natural world. For... Read More
30 may 2015 -
30 aug 2015

FRANCES HODGKINS

Lace Collars and Calico

Frances Hodgkins’ art and letters show that she was a keen observer of textiles – their colours, textures and patterns – and of other women’s clothes. She frequently mixed patt... Read More
25 apr 2015 -
16 aug 2015

PRIVATE UTOPIA

Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection

Private Utopia: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection explores more than 80 artworks by 28 British artists who came into prominence from the 1990s onwards, including emerging artists of... Read More
28 mar 2015 -
9 aug 2015

DAVID GREEN

Crossing the Line

A REAR WINDOW PROJECT “Don’t cross the line!” is the very first thing every fledgling filmmaker hears.  First you have to imagine two actors facing each other in conversation.... Read More
20 jun 2015 -
2 aug 2015

ALICE ALVA

The hand of the artist is present

A REAR WINDOW PROJECT. Alice Alva is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer based in Wellington whose diverse practice consists of, and investigates, the connections between drawing, illustration, ... Read More
2 may 2015 -
14 jun 2015

MARY MCFARLANE

Room Temperature

Room Temperature presents a large scale sculptural installation that Mary McFarlane has been developing over a number of years. Wire-wove walls form two rooms containing furniture, objects, and embroi... Read More
7 mar 2015 -
17 may 2015

EVAN WOODRUFFE

Dodge

A REAR WINDOW PROJECT Evan Woodruffe’s practice is deeply concerned with the materials and processes involved with painting. There is a consistent acknowledgement and inclusion of the physical ... Read More
13 mar 2015 -
28 apr 2015

NICK AUSTIN

The town wrist watch

What time is it?  This is not the first thing that comes to mind, when you see Nick Austin’s response to the Big Wall.  More likely the initial question, when you look up from the foye... Read More
20 dec 2014 -
5 apr 2015

GABRIELLA MANGANO . SILVANA MANGANO

Visible Structures

Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano’s collaborative video practice investigates the interrelationship between their bodies, sculptural objects, time and space. This highly anticipated new work... Read More
29 nov 2014 -
15 mar 2015

ERICA VAN ZON

Dogwood Days

Erica van Zon is the thirty-first artist to participate in Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s Visiting Artist Programme.  A highly regarded artist to emerge from the Wellington art community, van... Read More
29 nov 2014 -
15 mar 2015

TARA DOUGLAS

Shield

A REAR WINDOW PROJECT: Tara Douglas’s recent practice includes photography and three-dimensional sculptural installations. These tactile installations carefully and obsessively grow from in... Read More
24 jan 2015 -
8 mar 2015

BARRY BRICKELL

His Own Steam

A tribute to one of New Zealand's most important potters: Barry Brickell. His Own Steam is the first significant survey exhibition of Brickell's work, featuring over 100 pots and several ceramic mural... Read More
13 sep 2014 -
1 mar 2015

PETER TREVELYAN

The Crystal Line

Peter Trevelyan’s work investigates space, geometry, drawing and architecture through the manipulation of hundreds of pencil leads into three-dimensional structures. His assemblage of repeated g... Read More
6 dec 2014 -
1 mar 2015

MYTHOS

Curated by Aaron Kreisler

A boutique exhibition of some of the finest prints from the Gallery’s holdings.  Mythos draws out a series of fantastical, dramatic and otherworldly studies from Greek and Roman mythology f... Read More
8 nov 2014 -
1 mar 2015

FIONA CONNOR . ALICIA FRANKOVICH

Floating Studio

This exhibition brings together a tight selection of collection items by two recent participants in the Gallery’s Visiting Artist Programme, Fiona Connor and Alicia Frankovich.  The title f... Read More
29 nov 2014 -
1 mar 2015

PETER TREVELYAN

The Euclid Set

A REAR WINDOW PROJECT Peter Trevelyan has become renowned for seamlessly and precisely merging elements of sculpture and drawing into his three-dimensional practice. Over the years the Wellington bas... Read More
5 dec 2014 -
18 jan 2015