Art

Open Air, Still Life

Posted 1:40pm Sunday 26th March 2017 by Monique Hodgkinson

If you’re new to art history and can’t tell your Rembrandts from your Renoirs or your Monets from your Manets — no stress, it’s all good. But you’d probably benefit from learning the name Frances Hodgkins, who was one of our country’s most famous artists and a Read more...

A Nest in Town

Posted 2:23pm Sunday 19th March 2017 by Monique Hodgkinson

Making my way downtown, walking fast, faces pass and I—glimpse what seems to be the nest of a giant bird? Currently on display on Moray Place is A nest in town by Motoko Watanabe; a mass of crumpled folded sheets and dense brown foliage packed behind the rear window of the Dunedin Public Art Read more...

10 Quick Questions with Flavia Rose

Posted 2:19pm Sunday 12th March 2017 by Monique Hodgkinson

Flavia Rose is an emerging artist and creative raised in Dunedin and based in Wellington. She sat down with Critic’s Art Editor, Monique Hodgkinson, for ten quick questions about all things whimsical and lovely. Describe your artistic style in three words. Delicate, whimsical, Read more...

Dunedin Murals: A Snapshot

Posted 1:11pm Sunday 5th March 2017 by Poppy Henderson

During recent years, the urban art scene has taken Dunedin by storm. Our buildings are becoming a canvas for internationally renowned street artists, who have been flocking from all over the world to make their multicoloured mark. These unusual artworks are a far cry from the graffiti-style tags or Read more...

OM MANI PADME HUM

Posted 1:03pm Sunday 26th February 2017 by Monique Hodgkinson

My first glimpse of this work was an unexpected one: while chatting with a friend in Nova. I was thoroughly preoccupied with my cappuccino and not ready to be introduced to my new favourite contemporary art piece, but there it was, unavoidable —OM MANI PADME HUM by Tiffany Singh, towering Read more...

Observations

Posted 12:55pm Saturday 8th October 2016 by Carolijn Guytonbeck

This Dunedin exhibition showcases some of the local artistic talent incorporating varied styles but all figurative in form. If you didn’t manage to get to the show you can still easily access these artists if not directly via the gallery. People will always love paintings for their Read more...

The Port Collective

Posted 1:03pm Saturday 24th September 2016 by Carolijn Guytonbeck

Here we see a mix of painting, printmaking, and ceramics influenced by the artists’ environment and daily life in Port Chalmers. There is a coherency to this collection of work - along with a lyrical and wistful feeling. End of Days Man with Flax Low Fly Zone  Dave Read more...

Animal Advocates-Art in Law XVI

Posted 2:16pm Saturday 17th September 2016 by Carolijn Guytonbeck

The Faculty of Law and the Dunedin School of Art collaborate biannually on the Art in Law Collections displaying exhibitions by Dunedin School of Art senior students and graduates. Animal Advocates curated by Marion Wassenaar comprises of works by four artists Rachel H. Allan, Daniel Bloxham, Read more...

3 x 4 Lisa Reihana

Posted 1:14pm Saturday 10th September 2016 by Carolijn Guytonbeck

Take the opportunity to view some work from one of New Zealand’s current 'it' artists, Lisa Reihana. Milford Gallery are showing a range of her magnificent staged photographic portraiture work.  Distinct themes of mythology and colonisation run through the Māori descended Read more...

OUSA Student Art Exhibition & Sale

Posted 1:08pm Sunday 4th September 2016 by Monique Hodgkinson

Now that the OUSA Art Week festivities have wound down for another year, I think it's safe to say that the events were a fantastic success once again. Awesome work all you painters, sculptors, sketchers, jewellers, activists, volunteers, and other art-lovers! It was a fabulous five days which Read more...

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