exhibitions past

Past Exhibitions 2017

Exhibition Dates

MOTOKO WATANABE

A nest in town

To make a nest is to construct a temporary safe haven — a place for comfort, rest and warmth. Motoko Watanabe’s soft fabric installation A nest in town crafts an alternative inner-city dwe... Read More
10 feb 2017 -
23 apr 2017

KUSHANA BUSH

The Burning Hours

Kushana Bush (b. 1983) inhabits a singular position within contemporary New Zealand art. Reaching across history, culture and society, her meticulously detailed compositions, multi-ethnic characters... Read More
3 dec 2016 -
17 apr 2017

TIFFANY SINGH

OM MANI PADME HUM

Tiffany Singh is known for her socially engaged practice that often manifests in colourful and large-scale installations. Her works draw on a variety of influences that include Eastern and Western spi... Read More
22 oct 2016 -
2 apr 2017

UNDREAMED OF...

50 Years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship

Undreamed of … 50 Years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship commemorates the 50th anniversary of the University of Otago’s Frances Hodgkins Fellowship. The exhibition, hung in both the Dun... Read More
5 nov 2016 -
26 feb 2017

DOUGLAS GORDON

Play Dead; Real Time

For the monumental installation Play Dead; Real Time, artist Douglas Gordon filmed a circus elephant obeying a series of commands. Like many of Gordon's protagonists, the elephant is subject to f... Read More
27 aug 2016 -
19 feb 2017

BY THE LAWS OF CHANCE

Curated by Andrea Bell

The definition of chance varies according to philosophical, religious, mystical, and cultural contexts. Some attribute it to strength in faith or superstitious belief, while others look for answers ... Read More
10 dec 2016 -
19 feb 2017

KIRSTIN CARLIN AND FRANCES HODGKINS

Through the Trees

Through the Trees sets contemporary artist Kirstin Carlin (b. 1979) onto a collision course with one of Dunedin's favourite daughters, Frances Hodgkins. Interested in the familiar tropes of art histor... Read More
29 sep 2016 -
22 jan 2017