DPAG purchases popular tea work
21 July 2020
Throughout the summer of 2019/2020, visitors to the Dunedin Public Art Gallery were able to explore three works from the Brazilian collective OPAVIVARÁ! – Rede Social (a giant hammock), SeaSystem and Paje Curumim (communal tea stations). It was an exhibition that celebrated and facilitated participation and conversation through a variety of shared experiences.
As one of our most popular exhibitions in recent times, the Gallery was overwhelmed by the positive response to these works and the huge numbers of people who came to explore, play, rattle, contemplate, chat and share a cup of tea.
The Dunedin Public Art Gallery is excited to announce the recent acquisition of Paje Curumim for the permanent collection. We look forward to a time when we can exhibit this work again – allowing people to create their own special blend of tea from the wide range of ingredients provided!
Noho ora mai, Lauren Gutsell
Curator, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
[image: OPAVIVARÁ! Paje Curumim (2018/19), wood, glass, herbs, water, people. Collection of Dunedin Public Art Gallery. Purchased 2020 with funds from Dunedin City Council.]