a season of change...

19 August 2020

Thanks for reading this latest issue of ARTPOST.  At the time of writing we are still facing some uncertainty concerning the COVID-19 situation; how far this latest wave has spread and what it means for us all.  Auckland remains in Level 3 with the rest of the country in Level 2. This means the Gallery is still very much open to the public, albeit with some reductions in services so we can provide a safe environment for guests and our staff. We have closed our Playspace area for the time being and are closing the gallery a little earlier at 4pm to allow for additional cleaning. When you visit, you will need to follow the Level 2 protocols including contact tracing.

Our exhibition and public programmes will continue to operate as normal – we are currently working on the installation of our new exhibition Wrapped up in Clouds, by Ayesha Green (Ngāti Kahungunu, Kāi Tahu). This exhibition is part one of Suite 20/21, an exhibition series that is part of the DPAG’s biennial commitment to showcasing contemporary art practice in Ōtepoti Dunedin.  Wrapped up in Clouds will be followed by Suite 20/21: Part Two, planned to open in March 2021.

Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels – Instagram and Facebook are best – for any programming updates, announcements or schedule changes. It’s been wonderful to see the Gallery so full of visitors over the past few months, and we have engaged with so many of our communities online during the lockdown and since then. Please do call in and see us if you can,  and watch for online content for all ages and interests which we will be continuing to produce and share widely!

Kia kaha and much aroha from our Gallery whānau to you and yours.
Cam McCracken, Director
Dunedin Public Art Gallery

[image: AYESHA GREEN (Ngāti Kahungunu, Kāi Tahu) I thought I heard you crying in the forest2020 (detail). Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.]


For details on the Dunedin City Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, click here


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