Art

The Bloggs —Nicola Jackson

Posted 12:56pm Sunday 30th April 2017 by Monique Hodgkinson

Currently tucked away in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery is a small room exploding with rainbow colours and slightly disturbing human bodies in a kaleidoscope of unapologetic vibrancy. This is The Bloggs by Nicola Jackson, simultaneously Frida Kahlo-style living room and anatomical exploration, and Read more...

Otago Wildlife Photography Competition

Posted 1:53pm Sunday 23rd April 2017 by Monique Hodgkinson

Here in Dunedin we’re pretty darn lucky. We’ve got an abundance of stunning wildlife perched right on our doorstep - the albatrosses, seals and penguins on the coast, the botanic gardens right by campus, and gorgeous countryside only a short drive away. The native birdlife is something Read more...

AXIS: Anatomy of Space —Daniel Belton

Posted 12:33pm Sunday 9th April 2017 by Monique Hodgkinson

Beautiful, elegant, and led by a strong sense of purpose, Daniel Belton’s performance piece AXIS — anatomy of space intrigued and inspired audiences at its Otago Museum premiere. In refusing to align with one medium alone, AXIS combines dance with fashion design, celestial cartography, Read more...

Fabricate

Posted 1:41pm Sunday 2nd April 2017 by Kate Avery

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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...

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