Something is Happening Here

Robin White

14 February 2023

Over the next four weeks, the Gallery’s exhibition team is installing Robin White: Te Whanaketanga | Something is Happening Here – a retrospective exhibition of work by contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand artist Dame Robin White (Ngāti Awa, Pākehā).Developed by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, this exhibition spans White’s 50-year career and includes her celebrated portraits, her iconic landscapes, and her collaborative works with artists from across the Pacific.Some of the first works to be installed in the galleries include those made while White was living on the Otago Peninsula in the 1970s, including Harbour Cone (1972) and Sam Hunt at the Portobello Pub (1978), both drawn from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery’s collection.Robin White: Te Whanaketanga | Something is Happening Here opens at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery on 11 March 2023. Noho ora maiLauren GutsellKairauhī Curator, Dunedin Public Art Gallery[image: ROBIN WHITE Harbour Cone 1972. Oil on canvas. Collection Dunedin Public Art Gallery.]

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