Art

Shin Hanga (新版画)

Posted 12:12pm Sunday 13th August 2017 by Waveney Russ

Early 20th century Japan is a total cultural divergence from a tiny South Island town like ours, but the McDowell gallery has been authentically transformed into a perfect haven for the impressionistic prints of a pre-war age gone by. Shin-hanga (literally meaning “new woodcut Read more...

Art Week Cover Competition

Posted 2:23pm Sunday 30th July 2017 by Critic

Art Week is approaching and to celebrate, Critic wants artists to send us your artwork. We will choose a piece to go on the cover of Critic for the week, plus you get prizes! The magazine prints at 300ppi so please send high-resolution images. If your work is digital you need to send it at Read more...

‘Extrait d’Image’ – Lisa Reihana

Posted 1:09pm Sunday 30th July 2017 by Waveney Russ

‘Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique’ by Joseph Dufour is wallpaper. Spectacular, exceptionally rare, two-hundred-year-old wallpaper. Flagged as ‘armchair tourism’, the wallpaper depicts the over twenty different indigenous groups that Captain James Cook or Louis Antoine de Read more...

Finger Paintings

Posted 1:27pm Sunday 23rd July 2017 by Waveney Russ

Envision cruising in through the Octagon and walking straight up to ‘La Débâcle’ by Claude Monet (if you know where to find it that is, thanks Dunedin Public Art Gallery), then shoving your hands onto the oil painting’s exterior; your Fatty-Lane-grease-infused digits Read more...

Sunroom – Trudy Lane (16 June – 1 July)

Posted 2:00pm Sunday 16th July 2017 by Waveney Russ

Staring at the sun as a child seemed a formidable challenge, akin to holding your breath at the bottom of a pool, only with a greater chance of permanently damaged corneas. Enter digital artist Trudy Lane. Like switching from a BSc to a BA, Lane endeavours to transport us to that sun gazing end goal Read more...

Call Sick

Posted 1:19pm Sunday 9th July 2017 by Grace Ryder

Showing 17 June – 1 Oct at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, FREE   Campbell Patterson is really good at climbing out of windows, particularly for someone wearing bizarre and little garb. There are few slips and falls, mostly carefully managed limbs making their way out of windows, Read more...

Freefall

Posted 1:10pm Sunday 28th May 2017 by Monique Hodgkinson

Above image: Freefall, exhibition installation view, featuring Colin McCahon, The Wake, 1958; Ralph Hotere, And ye shall dwell in the land I gave your fathers and ye shall be my people and I will be your God. Ezekiel, 36. 28, 1983, image reproduction by permission of the Hotere Read more...

A Rainy Day Gallery Guide

Posted 12:59pm Sunday 21st May 2017 by Monique Hodgkinson

Cold weather getting you down? Check out these hidden gems around campus for some art and culture to warm you right up.   De Beer Gallery Special Collections For our first pick you don’t even have to leave the library! Head on over to Special Collections on the first floor, Read more...

Five Offbeat Illustrators Doing Interesting Things

Posted 1:01pm Sunday 14th May 2017 by Monique Hodgkinson

With books on the brain following the annual Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival, writing about illustration seemed a logical choice this week. These five contemporary artists each take the concept of illustrating for children in completely different directions, showing that the picture book page Read more...

Rebecca Baumann: Untitled (Exploded View)

Posted 2:32pm Sunday 7th May 2017 by Monique Hodgkinson

Explosions seem to be a bit of a theme at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery at the moment, with Exploded Worlds dominating the ground floor and Untitled (Exploded View) now showing upstairs. While the word seems to connote some degree of chaos, the latter of these two exhibitions is instead built on Read more...

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