Otago Polytechnic

Archive for 2015

Events

  • Sustainability Showcase (November 30 2015)

    DEC 1-3, DUNEDIN CAMPUS

     

    Otago Polytechnic will be celebrating its many achievements in sustainable practice at a Sustainable Practice Showcase at the Dunedin campus on 1 – 3 December. 

    “There’s been a lot of internal initiatives to make Otago Polytechnic leaner and more efficient across the three campuses - Dunedin, Auckland and Central Otago - so we thought it was time to showcase what we’ve achieved so far,” says Steve Henry, Programme Manager Sustainable Practice.

    The two day showcase will feature talks, displays, a wind turbine and an electric car designed by Otago Polytechnic’s Professor Tom Qi.

    "The showcase is a moment to pause and see where we have come from since we made the commitment to embed sustainable practice in all aspects of Otago Polytechnic. By celebrating we hope to inspire new ideas to take us further,” says Steve Henry.

     

     

  • Public Lecture by Michel Bauwens: P2P (November 12 2015)

    NOV 30, 5.30-6.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST

    Culture,Technology and Business in a Peer-Driven Economy:  a public lecture by Michel Bauwens who will be in Dunedin as part of his New Zealand public speaking tour.

    Michel Bauwens is a Belgian Peer-to-Peer theorist and an active writer, researcher and conference speaker on the subject oftechnology, culture and business innovation. He is a theorist in the emerging field of P2P theory and director and founder of the P2P Foundation, a global organisation of researchers working in collaboration in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. He has authored a number of essays, including his seminal thesis "The Political Economy of Peer Production" (2005).

    Monday 30th November,
    5.30-6.30pm, Lecture Theatre P152
    Dunedin School of Art at Otago
    Polytechnic, Riego Street, Dunedin

    Drinks and light refreshments will be served from 5PM.

  • Public Lecture: P2P Michel Bauwens (November 12 2015)

     NOV 30, 5.30-6.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST

    Culture,Technology and Business in a Peer-Driven Economy:  a public lecture by Michel Bauwens who will be in Dunedin as part of his NZ public speaking tour. Read more in the Otago Daily Times ...

    Michel Bauwens is the Founder of the P2P Foundation and is the foremost chronicler of commons-based peer production. New forms of cooperation, value, creation and distribution are emerging. What does this mean for Aotearoa New Zealand and the world?

    The Dunedin School of Art invites you to an open lecture presented by Michel Bauwens is a Belgian Peer-to-Peer theorist and an active writer, researcher and conference speaker on the subject oftechnology, culture and business innovation. He is a theorist in the emerging field of P2P theory and director and founder of the P2P Foundation, a global organization of researchers working in collaboration in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. He has authored a number of essays, including his seminal thesis "The Political Economy of Peer Production" (2005).

    Monday 30th November,
    5.30-6.30pm, Lecture Theatre P152
    Dunedin School of Art at Otago
    Polytechnic, Riego Street, Dunedin

    Drinks and light refreshments will be served from 5PM.

  • SITE 2015 Exhibition (November 5 2015)

    21 & 23 - 26 NOV, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    End of year Graduating Student Exhibition

    You are cordially invited to attend SITE, our completing student exhibition. Student projects are based on their own interests and skills base and a variety of studios disciplines are on display, including sculptural work, painting, print, photography, electronic arts, ceramics, drawing, jewellery and textiles. 

    Saturday 21 November, 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Monday to Thursday 23 - 26 November, 10:00am - 4:00pm
    (closed Sunday)
    SITE Shop open for sales during these times. Cash or eftpos.

    See Facebook event page for more details

  • Public Talk by Portage Judge, Ingrid Murphy (November 2 2015)

    5 NOV, 4:00PM and 5.30PM, upstairs P Block, Room P20, Dunedin School of Art, Riego St.

    Invitation to attend two talks by this year’s Portage Judge, Ingrid Murphy,  and well-known ceramics critic Moyra Elliot.

    Ingrid Murphy, Metamaking and Me" - How new technologies can influence the ways in which we conceive, produce and perceive a ceramic object

    Moyra Ellliott, Opinion Required: the economics of the critical article

    This year's Portage Ceramic Awards were judged by Ingrid Murphy, an Irish ceramic artist whose focus on new media is creating radical new ways to work with clay. Murphy’s practice is distinctive for its focus on digital technology and interactivity as a way to explore the potential of ceramics. Murphy who has, herself, just been shortlisted for an art prize - the British Ceramics Biennial Award - notes: “For a selector to have the chance to see innovative ideas given permanent form through dextrous skill and material understanding is indeed a thrilling thing. I am greatly looking forward to viewing the works submitted for selection.”  Murphy was born in County Cork, Ireland and has been living and working in Wales since 1990. She is the Subject Leader for Ceramics and Maker at the National Centre for Ceramics in Wales at Cardiff School of Art and Design. A practicing ceramicist, Murphy has recently been awarded a Creative Wales Award from the Arts Council of Wales to explore how new and emerging technologies can be used within ceramic practice. A fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Murphy is passionate about education and recently presented a paper on Ceramics and Virtual Learning at 2011 NCECA conference in Florida. Murphy currently works from studios based at Fireworks Studios in Cardiff and the La Perdrix Art Centre in Dordogne France.

    Moyra Elliott is an Auckland based Ceramic lecturer, curator, ex-maker and writer. Moyra was instrumental in the setting up and running the Fletcher Awards which was an international ceramic award competition run in Auckland, that predated the Portage. She has also been closely associated with the Portage Awards over the years . She writes the blog  https://conetenanddescending.wordpress.com/

  • SITE 2015 Exhibition (October 29 2015)

    21 & 23 - 26 NOV, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    End of year Graduating Student Exhibition

    You are cordially invited to attend SITE, our completing student exhibition. Student projects are based on their own interests and skills base and a variety of studios disciplines are on display, including sculptural work, painting, print, photography, electronic arts, ceramics, drawing, jewellery and textiles. 

    Saturday 21 November, 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Monday to Thursday 23 - 26 November, 10:00am - 4:00pm
    (closed Sunday)
    SITE Shop open for sales during these times

    See Facebook event page for more details


     

  • Public Seminar: Visualising Difference from a Pasifika Perspective (October 27 2015)

    5 NOV, 12.30-1.30pm, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST

    Andrea Low has a PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology, researching early twentieth-century popular Hawaiian music. Andrea has a background in fine arts with a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) from Elam as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English, both from The University of Auckland. Her work as a visual artist is held in public and private collections and she continues to practice as an artist and curator.

    Historical photographs have formed a significant part of my PhD research and I will discuss how my interest in the archive and decolonization literature informs my interpretive approaches and my practice as an artist.

     

  • Got a business idea you want to launch? (October 20 2015)

    OCT 28, 5:30PM-7:30PM, STARTUP SPACE (CNR FORTH ST & LEITHBANK)

    Got an idea you want to launch into the market? Then head along to the Lightning Lab Roadshow!

    Lightning Lab is a 3-month mentor-intensive business acceleration programme that takes in up to ten start-up teams per programme and provides each with structure, start-up methodologies, business skills and focused support so they can successfully prove, build and launch their ideas into market. 

    For more information, visit www.lightninglab.co.nz/xx

  • Exhibition: Lanu ma Musika (Colour and Music) (October 19 2015)

    2-6 NOV, Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego St.

    Lanu ma Musika (Colour and Music) is an exhibition of new works by Master of Fine Arts candidate Ana Teofilo.

    See Facebook event.

  • Public Seminar: Designing, making & riding recumbent bicycles (October 19 2015)

    29 OCT, 12.30-1.30pm, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST

    Project 46o ‘Bent',  Designing, making & riding recumbent bicycles:
    For the last five years I have become a little obsessed with recumbent bicycles – those weird bikes where the rider is laid back & pedaling with feet out in front. This project tracks the overlaps of Art, Engineering & Design that characterize my studio practice. I’ll talk about the ways this project may be framed within a sustainable arts practice.
     
    Andrew Last studied engineering for a short while, received a BA (Fine Arts, Gold & Silversmithing) from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 1987, MFA from RMIT in 1994 & has been teaching Jewellery & Metalsmithing in Australia & New Zealand since 1989. Andrew is currently the Studio Coordinator for Jewellery & Metalsmithing at Dunedin School of Art. His practice spans disciplines of jewellery, silversmithing, design, sculpture, luthiery and occasionally  boatbuilding & architecture.

  • Public Seminar: The News Network Project (October 19 2015)

    22 OCT, 12.30-1.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST
    The News Network Project
    Richard Harding, Karol Wilczynska and Neil Emmerson will talk about work in the Dunedin School of Art Gallery at this time featuring artists-in-residence at the Dunedin School of Art and other artists from New Zealand and Australia participating on a Trans-Tasman project called “The News Network Project”.

  • Institute of Sport and Adventure Open Day (October 19 2015)

    OCT 29, NOV 12 & 26, 8.30AM-4.30PM, SARGOOD CENTRE, LOGAN PARK DRIVE

    If you're interested in sports and adventure and have any questions about our programmes or enrolling for 2016 come and chat to our team of friendly staff and get a tour of our facilities.

    The Sargood Centre is next to the University Oval.

  • Workshop and Talk by Sustainability Author, Dr Niki Harre (October 14 2015)

    FRI 16 OCT, 2015, 3.30PM ONWARDS, H1 & G106, UNION ST EAST

    Otago Polytechnic Sustainability Group and the Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua Community are excited to be co-hosting a workshop and talk this Friday, 16 October, at Otago Polytechnic by the author and award winning teacher Associate Professor in Psychology and Associate Dean Sustainability from Auckland University, Dr Niki Harre.

    “Otago Polytechnic is famous in New Zealand tertiary institutes for sustainability leadership and I am delighted to be speaking there,” says Dr Niki Harre.

    Dr Harre is the author of “Psychology for a Better World: Strategies to Inspire Sustainability.” Her latest research looks at the values and symbols that underlie the human drive to participate in the common good. 

    The workshop runs from 3.30PM-4.30PM on Friday 16th October in H1 and is aimed at senior secondary students, University and Polytechnic students, and other young people. Refreshments will be provided afterwards. Immediately afterwards, from 5.30PM onwards a public talk open to all will be held in G106 on "Psychology, Sustainability and Life as an Infinite Game".


     

  • Print Collective - The News Network Exhibtion (September 23 2015)

    12-30 OCT, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY, RIEGO ST

    The News Network Exhibition celebrates the works of artists with common interests in printmedia and fine art printmaking processes, politics and current events, who have received a News Network Print Collective residency. The News Network Print Collective artists for 2015 are Neil Emmerson, Marian Crawford, Richard Harding, Chris McBride, Karol Wiłczyńska, Trent Walter, Tosh Ah Kit and Kate Zizys.

    The exhibition dates are as follows:

    Exhibition dates: 12-30 October, 2015
    Exhibition Opening: 12 October, 5PM-7PM
    Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 10AM-4PM

    See facebook event for updates.

  • Jewellery project takes to streets in Auckland (September 23 2015)
    23 SEPT 2015, VARIOUS LOCATIONS, AUCKLAND
    CLINK PROJECT 2015 explores the display of jewellery outside the traditional gallery setting.  Collaborators from Hungry Creek Art and Craft School and Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic, intend to capture public attention through performance, engaging the audience with contemporary jewellery in pop-up shows.
    Pop-up performance times and locations will be as follows:
    Wednesday 23rd September 2015
    ·         2:00pm at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
    ·         2.45pm at Takutai Square - Britomart
    ·         3.30pm at Auckland Central Library
     
    CLINK PROJECT was founded in 2014 to establish the relationship between Hungry Creek Art & Craft School and the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic.
     
    SNAP-MAKE-EAT-DRAW-FORM was CLINK's first project, bringing new ideas of what jewellery can be to unsuspecting commuters, at various bus stops along the City Link Bus route in Auckland. https://www.facebook.com/clinkproject
     
    The 2015 CLINK collaborators are Ruth Evans, Susan Videler, Jennifer Duff, Tori Black, Emily Brain, Brogan Nuttall, Meg Van Hale, Tayla Edmunds, Brendon Monson, Johanna Zellmer, Sarah Beaumont,
    Georgia Hopner, Hami Rump, Lilach Paul, Margot Symes, Ildi Juhasz, James Rawlinson, Joshua Lindstrom and founding members Alison Wallace, Kylie Sinkovich and Robert Fear.
  • Foundation Learning Information Evening (September 22 2015)

    Come along to our information evening and find out about our range of Foundation programmes and bridging options.

     

  • Public Seminar: Vladimir Tretchikoff and Me (September 22 2015)

    24 SEP, 12.30-1.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST
    Vladimir Tretchikoff and Me - Some Thoughts on the Politics of Taste.

    Referring to Vladimir Tretchikoff's Chinese Girl (1950) and using some theoretical markers form Homi Bhabha's writing on the postcolonial, I will discuss how the 'King of Kitsch' has been rehabilitated from the role of cultural outcast to a national symbol of post-apartheid cultural inclusivity.

    Henry Symonds is an artist and educator. He has exhibited internationally for many years and is represented in public and corporate collections in South Africa, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Born in South Africa he has been resident in New Zealand for twenty three years. He is currently Academic Director at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland.

  • Exhibition tells a story of care in WWI (September 10 2015)

    OTAGO MUSEUM, SEPT 26 (OPENING DATE)

    The Otago Museum has collaborated with the Otago Polytechnic’s School of Design to create Who Cared? Otago Nurses in WWI, an immersive and interactive exhibition based on the historical novel Lives We Leave Behind by Dunedin author Dr Maxine Alterio. The story in the exhibition follows three nurses serving in France as they care for wounded soldiers, illustrating the contribution of women from Otago and New Zealand during the Great War.

    Upon entering Who Cared? Otago Nurses in WWI, being held in the 1877 gallery, visitors are transported to the Number One New Zealand Stationary hospital in Wisques, France, in the autumn of 1917. Here they can explore a temporary surgery, hospital ward and a Nissen hut where the nurses lived.

    “We want to offer a different perspective on the war,” says Head of Design, Craig Scott. “Our focus is on the nurses who served, and even gave their lives, to care for soldiers fighting in World War One. This is a less well-known story, and one which we are honoured to share. We don’t want to take away from the soldiers that served, but rather provide a narrative that works alongside their stories.”

     

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  • Otago Polytechnic to host emotional intelligence workshop (September 10 2015)

    WED 23 SEPT, 5.15PM-8.15PM, THE HUB, H BLOCK, FORTH ST

    Otago Polytechnic’s Capable NZ is providing a unique opportunity for the public to be introduced to the concept of emotional intelligence and to explore strategies to increase their resilience in the workplace at a pop-up Resilience Workshop on 23 September.

    Facilitator Dr Lesley Gill, who completed her PhD in emotional intelligence, will present the three-hour interactive workshop and address the following:

    • Explore the nature of resilience and what it means in your personal and professional life  
    • Find out what is working now
    • Discover ways for increasing or strengthening  resilience
    • Appreciate the boundaries of resilience
    • Develop personal strategies for becoming more resilient.

    Mr Naell Crosby-Roe, Capable NZ Business Development and Marketing Manager, says the workshop will equip people who haven’t been able to cope under pressure, the tools to succeed.  “And, at the same time, we want to give businesses the tools to develop todays’ managers to become the leaders of tomorrow.”

    Capable NZ is a subsidiary of Otago Polytechnic, which enables people with significant career experience to undertake qualifications through independent learning pathways, incorporating the assessment of prior learning experience, which counts towards a chosen qualification.

    For more information about the workshop, visit www.capablenz.co.nz

  • Open Day at the School of Design (September 9 2015)

    SAT 19 SEPT, 11.00am-4.00pm, H BLOCK, CNR FORTH & UNION STS

    Visit us at our Open Day to find out more about our certificate, degree and post-graduate programmes in design including Product, Interior, Fashion and Communication Design. Information will be available on portfolios, study and how to apply.

     

  • Public Seminar: Silversmithing (September 7 2015)

    17 SEP, 12.30-1.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST

    This seminar 'Thinking out Loud' is a personal reflection on the traditions of silversmithing; reviewing the importance of making, the obsession with skills and tools; revealing the essential act of experimentation and play that is central to my practice. It will offer, by example, a playful manner of making, allowing precious metals to be destroyed, redundant objects to be reinvigorated and illuminating why I twist or break the rules of tradition.

    Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1997, David Clarke has gained a well-earned international reputation for producing intelligent and challenging domestic objects. Alongside his own practice, he is Adjunct Professor at Konstfack Sweden, and has been guest lecturer at South-Carelian Polytechnic, Finland; Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway; Pforzheim School of Design, Germany; The Royal College of Art, London; Rhode Island School of Design., USA; Nanjing, CAFA and Wuhan University, China and Hiko Mizuno Tokyo, Japan.

  • Masterclass: Food, Death and the Table (September 7 2015)

    16 SEP, 9-5PM, P119, DSA, RIEGO ST

    This workshop, 'A Matter of Life and Death: Food, Death and the Table' by David Clarke, will offer a metal-based investigation of food, death and rituals that occur at the table. Objects will appear through devastatingly fast paced intuitive action and reaction. Ambitious thoughts will build objects through use, handling and discussion. Contact Art reception for more information.

  • Public Seminar: Trouble in Private Places (September 7 2015)

    10 SEP, 12.30-1.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST

    This seminar will focus on recent performance related art practices of Mark Harvey whereby he plays with promises of notions of trouble in different contexts, situated and otherwise. From being decked by spectators to trying to save the world of laid off public servants; to attempts to push his body and hug the un-huggable, a range of propositions around political encounters will be proposed.

    Mark Harvey’s performance practices are concerned with the politicizing of labour, exploring notions of idiocy, and more recently climate change. He has presented in a range of international and national contexts, such as the 55th Venice Biennale for Visual Arts (2013), and The New Zealand Festival of Arts/City Gallery with Letting Space (2012). He holds a PhD in practice from the School of Art and Design, AUT, and is a senior lecturer at NICAI, The University of Auckland.

  • Ross Hemera: Ko Ahuriri te Wātea (September 2 2015)

    8-25 SEPT, DSA GALLERY, RIEGO ST

    Ross Hemera was born at Kurow in 1950. He earned a Diploma of Fine and Applied Arts from Otago Polytechnic in 1972. Recently retired from his position as Professor of M¯aori Art and Design at the College of Creative Arts at Massey University in Wellington, Hemera’s works are creative expressions of contemporary M¯aori pattern, design and imagery, and expand the tradition of Ng¯ai Tahu visual culture. Specifically, they reference the ancient imagery of Waitaha, Ng¯ati M¯amoe and Ng¯ai Tahu within the context of Taonga tuku iho, a process involving the transmission of knowledge within a spiritual framework. Known primarily for his mixed-media sculptures, he has undertaken significant public commissions; his work has been exhibited in major contemporary M¯aori art exhibitions, including the American tour of “Te Waka Toi: Contemporary M¯aori Art”, “M¯aori” at the British Museum in London (1988), “Te Puawai o Ngai Tahu” at the new Christchurch Art Gallery, “Kiwa-Pacific Connections” (2003) in Vancouver, Canada, and “Whenua-Born of the Land” (2004) in Wellington.Ross Hemera, Ko Ahuriri te Wātea

    See Facebook event page for details.

     

  • Occupational Therapy Information Evening (August 24 2015)

    24 SEPT, 6.30PM-9.30PM, G323, UNION ST 

    Want to know more before you decide whether occupational therapy is the career for you? Come and learn about this diverse, people-oriented profession. Hear from therapists working in Dunedin, Occupational Therapy staff members and students currently enrolled.

  • Public Seminar: Food Design (Opportunity for Expression) (August 24 2015)

    27 AUG, 12.30-1.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST

    Food design is an emerging field in design and design research. It has its roots in the commercial worlds of design practice and culinary arts but it has also moved food into new areas of performance and expression, taking food from the banal and quotidian to the extraordinary and memorable.

    Dr. Richard Mitchell is a social scientist whose research interests are at the intersection of food, people and place. He teaches on the Bachelor of Culinary Arts at Otago Polytechnic.
    Adrian Woodhouse is the academic leader for the Bachelor of Culinary Arts programme at Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand. His research focuses on the theme of innovation and creativity in culinary arts pedagogy.

  • Celebrate Otago School Art Awards (August 14 2015)

    24 AUG - 4 SEP, DSA GALLERY, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN 

    Dunedin School of Art and Otago Secondary Schools Art Awards & Exhibition

    Awards evening: Friday 4 September, 5pm – 7pm
    Awards ceremony: Friday 4 September, 6pm 
    Exhibition dates: Monday 24 August to Friday 4 September
    Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm

    (poster image: Shaun Runnell)

    www.op.ac.nz/art

  • OPEN DAY - Free workshops (August 7 2015)

    SAT 22 AUG, 10.00AM – 3.00PM, Dunedin School of Art, Riego St (off Albany St), Dunedin

    The Dunedin School of Art Open day is an opportunity for anyone to visit our Art School's world-class workshop facilities, to see what goes on, explore our studios and gain a sense of the creative community we are part of. ALL WELCOME.

    Thinking of applying for entry into the Dunedin School of Art undergraduate programmes? Talk to our staff about portfolio and application advice. Staff will be available to discuss what is required and assist with portfolio preparation. Bring along examples of your art work to discuss the offering of a provisional place to study Art with us in 2016 if your work clearly meets our criteria.

    Tours of the Dunedin School of Art will also be available on request.

    Enquiries phone: 0800 762 786
    email: artadmin@op.ac.nz

     

    Studio Workshop Activities

    Ceramics. “Have a go on the wheel” with Rob Cloughley
    Demos & some basic tuition on making things with clay. Enjoy the chance to make something on the pottery wheel.
    Also at 12.00 noon we will demonstrate the Raku firing process. Raku is a Japanese process that involves opening the kiln up while red hot to take the work out.

    Drawing. “Observational Drawing” with Kiri Mitchell
    Have a go at drawing still life with charcoal and an eraser. Also try the concept of creating a blind contour drawing.

    Jewellery and Metalsmithing. “3D Printed Jewellery” with Brendon Monson
    Customise a ring or pendant using simple CAD software, 3D print the Jewellery and cast it in pewter using the Delft Clay technique.

    Painting. “Portrait Painting” with Graham Fletcher
    You may discover skills that you never knew you had. Learn an easy way to achieve instant results.

    Photography. “Partake in a photography experience” with Mark Boland
    Create a photographic drawing in the darkroom under 'the red light’.

    Printmaking. “Etching Workshop” with Neil Emmerson
    Introduction to the intaglio process of dry point etching on clear plastic. This involves inking and printing works on cotton paper through the etching press. Also have a go at making your own badge.

    Textiles. “Screen printing on fabric” with Victoria Bell, Alicia Hall and Vivien Dwyer
    Textiles will be hosting a series of felting projects in our studio for the public to take part in. Third year BVA student Alicia Hall will showcase her dynamic final year studio project, which requires 10,000 felted units to be completed by November. Alicia will let people in on her process, demonstrating washing machine felting for all to try. Vivien Dwyer will also demonstrate needle and wet felting. Visitors may contribute to a large needle felt work or make an individual piece to take home.

    Postgraduate Study Information Session 11.00am- 12.00noon Room: P152 with Alex Kennedy
    Postgraduate study provides the opportunity to develop as an art practitioner as you develop a deeper understanding through practical- and theory-based research. Choose to study at the Dunedin School of Art and enter into a lively and challenging environment where you will benefit from the nationally-unique workshop facilities, a focus on individual supervision and the expertise of lecturers who have a diverse range of approaches and understandings in the Visual Arts.

    Information on the Postgraduate fee discount scholarships will also be available.

  • Student forum & free lunch (August 5 2015)

    9 SEPT, 12 NOON, G303, G BLOCK, DUNEDIN CAMPUS

    The Learning Environment team aim to provide an excellent experience for all students through Technology, Buildings, Facilities and Services. We’d like to meet you, tell you a little bit about what we do and hear from you what’s working well, what we could improve and what you would like to see in the campus of the future.

    Light lunch provided. See you there! 

     

  • Public Seminar: Tikanga - Cultural & Creative Practice (August 4 2015)

    13 AUG, 12.30-1.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST

    Ross Hemera, Ngai Tahu artist and designer, will discuss the concept of tikanga in relation to his personal creative practice. In particular he will talk about some of the commissions he has been involved with over recent years.

    Ross Hemera is an established artist and designer and has had a long career in arts education. He has built a practice that honours and reflects the cultural and artistic traditions of his iwi, Waitaha, Ngati Mamoe and Ngai Tahu whilst incorporating new interpretations. Ross is the Ngai Tahu artist-in-residence in the Dunedin School of art for 2015.

  • Art at night - City Gallery Crawl (July 21 2015)

    6 AUG, 5PM- LATE, MEET AT DSA

    OUSA City Gallery Crawl
    Starting point is at the Dunedin School of Art at 5pm, with refreshments and with free van rides to town from 5.30pm. It wouldn't be OUSA Art Week without the City Gallery Crawl and this year there are with plenty of galleries to choose from. It's a great opportunity to visit some of Dunedin’s galleries and studios in a relaxed atmosphere. If you have never met the local arts community and you’re yearning for a fun art-filled experience – this one’s for you! Galleries open late with free refreshments at many and art for all.

    Location: All over the CBD | Date: Thursday 6 August
    Time: 5pm - late (gallery close times vary) | Price: Free

    The OUSA City Gallery Crawl is part of OUSA Art Week - 3rd through 7th of August.
    The 2015 OUSA Art Week aims to bring the Otago University Campus alive with art for the week.
    The week also provides students an opportunity to sell and display their work at the Student Art Exhibition & Sale event.

     Find out more on the OUSA website 

  • Public Seminar: Perpetuating Postmodernism (July 20 2015)

    20 AUG, 12.30-1.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST

    The scholarly engagement of artists with theory provides a solid foundation of research and documentation upon which more searching analyses, and thus informed practices, can be produced. But some crucial texts have outlived their usefulness while others, deserving of consideration, languish in obscurity. What "other criteria" should we use to make the next cuts to the canon? We'll look at modern and contemporary images to launch this discussion.

    Jean Marie Carey studies modern and contemporary art and art historiography. Her doctoral thesis Wiederkehr des Immergleichen: Wie Franz Marc wiederkommt (Recurrence of the Same Thing: How Franz Marc Returns) uses ideas about empathy and "deferred action" to examine the German artist’s life and work in the context of animal studies and recovered biography.

  • Art in Law XIV: Bare with (July 20 2015)

    20 JULY - 20 NOV, LAW FACULTY, OTAGO UNI

    An exhibition of works by Kiri Mitchell, Brittany Waszczak and Victoria Stevens from the Dunedin School of Art.

    See our Facebook page for event details.

    Art in Law Exhibition: Bare With, image by Victoria Stevens

    (image by Victoria Stevens)

     

     

  • Molyneux Restaurant (July 9 2015)

    23 JUL-24 SEP, CENTRAL CAMPUS, CROMWELL 

    Located in the heart of Otago Polytechnic’s Central Campus, Molyneux Restaurant opens on Thursdays from 23 July to 24 September and offers a diverse menu, including some of delicious Central Otago’s regional cuisine, and a cosy, ambient environment for lunchtime and evening dining.

    Call 0800 765 9276 to book. 

  • Hairdressing models wanted (July 7 2015)

    24 JULY-25 SEPT, CENTRAL CAMPUS, RAY & ERRIS ST

    Central Lakes Trades Academy invite you to get a taste of what our hairdressing students have been learning through the year. We are looking for models of all ages and varying lengths of hair.

    When: Fridays from 24th July until 25th September
    Where: Otago Polytechnic Central Campus, Ray & Erris Streets, Cromwell
    Cost: Free
    Treatments: Shampooing, hair ups, braiding, blow drying and temporary colour 
    Contact: 03 445 9900 to book an appointment

  • Art and Design Exhibition and Symposium (June 22 2015)

    14 - 25 OCT, SKINNER ANNEX, OTAGO MUSEUM and DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO ST

    An exhibition curated by Clive Humphreys (Dunedin School of Art) and Matthew Galloway (Otago Polytechnic School of Design) will run from 14-25 October. Through the selection of works, the curators will identify practices that in some way play with the interface between Art and Design. The exhibition will be alongside the Art and Design Symposium event which will be held 16-17 October. What art and design have in common and what separates them will exercise the minds of those at a symposium in Dunedin this week. See ODT for more ...

    See also facebook event page.

    Art & Design

    Programme for Symposium

    Friday 16 October, 2015

    8.20 Official opening

    8.45 Tea, coffee, biscuits

    1st Session - Room P152

    Chair: Professor Leoni Schmidt

    9.00-9.20 Peter Stupples—Disegno: Art, Design and a Priceless Cushion

    9.20-9.40 Dr Monica Lausch—Viennese Art and Design Practices and the Problematic Interface between Philosophy and Reality

    9.40-10.00 Lesley Kaiser—Art and Design: An Evolutionary and Cognitive Approach

    10.00-10.20 Dr Mary Rosengren—Converging Practices in Art-Design, Science and Technology

    10.20-10.35 Discussion

    10.35-10.50 Coffee

    2nd Session - Room P152

    Chair: Dr Jane Venis

    10.50-11.30 Panel Paper: Caroline McCaw, Jane Malthus, Gavin O’Brien, Matthew Galloway, Meg Brasell-Jones, Col Fay, Margo Barton, Otago Polytechnic School of Design—Art-Educated Design Educators

    11.30-11.50 Gavin O’Brien—The Apple Macintosh: A Case Study in Design and Art

    11.50-12.10 Dr Mark Maguire—Smartphones and Open, Collaborative Image-Making

    12.10-12-30 Discussion

    12.30-1.00 Lunch

    3rd Session - Room P152

    Chair:  Professor Khyla Russell

    1.00-1.20 Roka Hurihia Ngarimu-Cameron—Nga Taonga tuku iho

    1.20-2.00 Damian Skinner, Kolokesa Māhina-Tuai, Karl Chitham—Three Moments in a New History of Craft in Aotearoa

    2.00-2.20 Discussion

    4th Session

    Group A: Room P152

    Chair: Dr David Bell

    2.20-2.40 Jean Marie Carey—“Constant Use Will Not Wear Ragged the Fabric of Friendship:” Weaving, Textiles, and More by Franz Marc and August Macke

    2.40-3.00 Victoria Bell—Drape, Frill and Flounce: An Abbreviated History of the Curtain in the Western Tradition

    3.00-3.20 Rigel Sorzano—Sit and Think

    Group B: Room P204

    Chair: Clive Humphreys

    2.20-2.40 Prof. Estelle Alma Maré—Craft as a Link between Design and Art Exemplified in Ceramics

    2.40-3.00 Justine Olsen, James Greig—Art and Design—Bridging the Gap

    3.00-3.20 Dr Noel Waite—Leo Bensemann: An Artist of Sorts 

    3.20-3.40  Discussion

    3.40-4.00 Tea

    5th Session - Room P152

    Chair: Tobias Danielmeier

    4.00-4.20 Alexander Selenitsch—Follow the Instructions

    4.20-4.40 Assoc. Prof. Greg Missingham—Rules, Misprision and Desirable Accidents, Minimalism and Structure

    4.40-5.00 Yvette Putra—Tell Him He’s Dreaming

    5.00-5.30 Discussion

    Symposium attendees and their guests may book for a Symposium Dinner at the Technique Restaurant at $65 a head. Provisional booking requests should be sent to peter.stupples@op.ac.nz by October 7. Drinks may be purchased separately at the bar.

    The Symposium Dinner will be preceded at 6.30 at the Technique Restaurant by a performance paper by Dr Jane Venis and company: The Eureka Salon: Use, Usefulness, and the ‘Unuseless’ Object

    Saturday 17 October

    6th Session - Room P152

    Chair: Caroline Terpstra

    9.00-9.20 Dr Craig Easton—Art & Chinese Gardens & Design & Abstract Painting &…

    9.20-9.40 Simon Swale—Refashioning our Practice: Utilising Arts=Based Models in the Teaching of Fashion Design

    9.40-10.00 Britanny Pooley—The Collaboration of Art and Fashion through Conversation

    10.00-10.20 Machiko Niimi—Industrial Craft

    10.20-10.30 Discussion

    10.30-10.45  Coffee

    7th Session - Room P152

    Chair: Peter Stupples

    10.45-11.05 Alexandra Kennedy—The Fondation Louis Vuitton

    11.05-11.25 Michael Greaves—Economics of Aesthetics

    11.25-11.55 Dr Kate Tregloan and Prof. Kit Wise—The Good‐Morrow: Twin Hemispheres of Art and Design

    11.55-12.40 Summary Panel Discussion: Matthew Galloway, Margot Barton, Damian Skinner, Dr Mary Rosengren, Dr Craig Easton and Prof. Leoni Schmidt

    12.40-1.00 Wind up

    1.00 Lunch

     

     

  • Public Seminar: Folly (June 16 2015)

    23 JULY, 12.30-1.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST
    Folly

    This seminar introduces a new sculptural-architectural-photographic project that combines ‘biotecture’ and ideas from ancient observatories with a camera obscura. The seminar will detail the research and experiments behind this ongoing project, from ‘prehistoric’ architecture to 1970s land art, historic and contemporary ‘biotecture’, sun images and cameras.

    Mark Bolland is Studio Coordinator for Photography and Electronic Arts at the Dunedin School of Art, where he is also Programme Manager for the BVA and Graduate Diploma.

  • Semester 2 Public Seminars (June 16 2015)

    23 JULY - 5 NOV, 12.30PM - 1.30PM THURSDAYS, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, P152, RIEGO ST

    Public Research Seminars and Symposia Programme - Semester 2

    All Research Seminars and Symposia are open to the public with no RSVP and no charge. Please note - in accordance with the Otago Polytechnic MoU with local Kai Tahu runaka, we observe tikanga in our lecture and gallery spaces and thus request all attendees to refrain from eating and drinking (except water) and from sitting on tables in our spaces.

    The seminar programme is supported by FRED STAUB OPEN ART. For details see facebook event page
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    22 OCTOBER, 12.30-1.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST
    The News Network Project

    Richard Harding, Karol Wilczynska and Neil Emmerson will talk about work in the Dunedin School of Art Gallery at this time featuring artists-in-residence at the Dunedin School of Art and other artists from New Zealand and Australia participating on a Trans-Tasman project called “The News Network Project”.
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    22 OCTOBER, 2.30-5PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST
    Art in the Age of Asymmetry
    This paper discusses the notion of asymmetry in the contexts of artworks and their relationship to other ‘things' in the word, and in respect of the framework of Object Oriented Ontology, with a view to re-working established critical approaches to non-objective art. Newly emerging ideas around realism, materiality and art are discussed. A workshop part of this session will focus on objects and materialities in contemporary visual arts.
    Alexandra Kennedy is a Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Coordinator at the Dunedin School of Art. She publishes and exhibits internationally and leads the Professional Practices Course in the School as well as teaching in Art History & Theory and supervising in postgraduate programs.
    Dr. Jane Venis works in the School of Design at Otago Polytechnic and in the postgraduate programs of the Dunedin School of Art.
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    29 OCTOBER, 12.30-1.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST
    Project 46o"Bent',  Designing, making & riding recumbent bicycles
    For the last five years I have become a little obsessed with recumbent bicycles – those weird bikes where the rider is laid back & pedaling with feet out in front. This project tracks the overlaps of Art, Engineering & Design that characterize my studio practice. I’ll talk about the ways this project may be framed within a sustainable arts practice.
    Andrew Last studied engineering for a short while, received a BA (Fine Arts, Gold & Silversmithing) from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 1987, MFA from RMIT in 1994 & has been teaching Jewellery & Metalsmithing in Australia & New Zealand since 1989. Andrew is currently the Studio Coordinator for Jewellery & Metalsmithing at Dunedin School of Art. His practice spans disciplines of jewellery, silversmithing, design, sculpture, luthiery and occasionally  boatbuilding & architecture.
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    5 NOVEMBER 12.30-1.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST
    Visualising Difference from a Pasifika Perspective
    Historical photographs have formed a significant part of my PhD research and I will discuss how my interest in the archive and decolonization literature informs my interpretive approaches and my practice as an artist.
    Andrea Low is a PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology, researching early twentieth-century popular Hawaiian music. Andrea has a background in fine arts with a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) from Elam as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English, both from The University of Auckland. Her work as a visual artist is held in public and private collections and she continues to practice as an artist and curator.

  • Trace: Caitlin Donnelly, Sue Pearce & Tom Fox (June 16 2015)

    20-24 JULY, DSA GALLERY, RIEGO ST

    Trace - Group Exhibition
    Caitlin Donnelly, Sue Pearce and Tom Fox

    Exhibition opening: Monday July 20, 5pm – 7pm

    Exhibition dates: July 20 - 24, 2015

    Gallery hours: Monday to Friday,10am – 4pm

    See our facebook event page for more details

     

  • Top Art: NZQA Exemplars Exhibition (June 16 2015)

    17-21 AUG, DSA GALLERY, RIEGO ST

    TOP ART: NZQA Student Exemplars Travelling Exhibition - hosted by Dunedin School of Art Gallery
    TOP ART is an annual touring exhibition featuring a selection of NCEA Level 3 portfolios that achieved Excellence in Visual Art in 2014.
    Five streams are covered: design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. See Otago Daily Times for more.


    Open during Dunedin School of Art hours:
    Monday 1.00pm – 4.00pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Thursday 10.00am – 7.00pm
    Friday 10.00 – 12.00noon

    Please contact artadmin@op.ac.nz or phone 0800 762 786 if you would like to arrange a tour of the Art School or talk to staff about portfolio preparation.

    See facebook event page for more details

  • Year One & Nightclass Exhibition (June 16 2015)

    19-26 JUNE, DSA GALLERY, RIEGO ST

    Year One & Nightclass - 1st Semester Exhibition

    Opening: 19 June, 5pm-7pm
    Exhibition dates: 22-26 June

    GALLERY HOURS
    Monday to Friday
    10am-4pm

    For more details see our Facebook page.

  • Dig deep for Nepal fundraiser! (June 2 2015)

    8-12 JUNE, H & A BLOCK, DUNEDIN CAMPUS

    Otago Polytechnic is hosting a week-long fundraising event to raise much needed money for shelter boxes in Nepal. Each shelter box costs $1,500 which includes delivery to the final destination. Staff and students can help out by: 

    • Checking out the actual shelter boxes on display in H and L blocks and making a donation
    • Buying a coffee or food at the H Block cafe (ground floor) or AKO and donating more than the price you pay – the additional amount will be your donation
    • Buying a traditional Nepalese style lunch on Thursday 11 June from next to the shelter box tents in H or L block (12noon) or P block (1.30pm)
    • Donating directly online through the give-a-little page set up specifically for this cause: https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/shelterboxesfornepal 

    Otago Polytechnic will match the amount of money we raise, so dig deep and help support this worthy cause!

    For any further information, please contact Roberta.lawrence@op.ac.nz 

  • Carpentry Taster Sessions (May 20 2015)

    2 JUNE - 4 JUNE, 9AM-3PM, L BLOCK, DUNEDIN CAMPUS

    Come along to our FREE  taster day, experience our pre-trade programme, and enjoy learning how to use a range of hand and small power tools.

    RSVP: abeadmin@op.ac.nz

  • Public Seminar: The Noisy Silence of Climate Change (May 18 2015)

    11 JUNE, 12.30-1.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST

    Climate change has been characterised as a hyper-object: an entity vastly extended in space and time, in which everything is implicated. The seminar argues that conceptual art’s use of pre-existing objects enables it to engage with the details as well as the wider implications of climate change.

    Bridie Lonie is a Lecturer in Art History and Theory at the Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic. She is currently enrolled in a PhD at the University of Otago on the subject of artists working with climate change.


  • Public Seminar: Censure and Compassion (May 18 2015)

    4 JUNE, 12.30-1.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST

    Prof. Elizabeth Rankin - Censure and Compassion: Contradictory Characteristics in Diane Victor’s Post-apartheid Art
    Diane Victor became well-known for her compelling drawings and prints that provided an acerbic commentary on the iniquities of the apartheid regime. She has continued to forge a critique of South African society after the democratic elections of 1994.


    Prof. Elizabeth Rankin began writing on South African art while professor of Art History at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and has continued her research there, alongside projects on New Zealand art, since taking up a professorship at the University of Auckland in 1998.


  • Five day screen printing workshop (May 18 2015)

    6-10 JULY, DSA, PRINT STUDIO, RIEGO ST

    In association with Private Utopia: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection, the Dunedin Public Gallery and Dunedin School of Art are offering a five day screen printing workshop at the Dunedin School of Art with tutors Marion Wassenaar and Kiri Mitchell.

    For enquiries and enrolments see DPAG events or phone 474 3249.

    6-10 July, Dunedin School of Art, Print Studio, Riego St
    5-day screen printing workshop: 10am-4pm


  • 2015 Tourism Symposium (May 18 2015)

    5 JUNE, 10AM-1PM, G104, UNION ST 

    With a focus on sustainbility, Otago Polytechnic will welcome Key Note Speaker - Leader of the Green Party, Meteria Turei. Other guest speakers include:

    10am - 10:25am: Chris Baillie, Orokonui
    10:30am - 10:55am: Kylie Ruwhiu-Karawana, Cadburys

    Following this, Tourism students will present their projects, closely followed by nibbles and refreshments provided from12-1pm.

    There is no charge for this symposium and everyone is warmly welcome to attend. 
    To confirm your attendance, please email toursymp@op.ac.nz  

  • Health Information Evening (May 6 2015)
    11 JUNE, 6:30-8:30PM, H603, H BLOCK, FORTH ST
    If you are thinking of a career in health, social services or career practice this is an ideal opportunity to find out more about our degree, diploma and certificate programmes in: Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Social Services (Counselling, Career Practice, Social Services, Disability Support, Human Services, Mental Health Support Work), Applied Science (Physical Activity, Health and Wellness) and the Certificate in Health (Level 4) – bridging option.
     
  • Exhibition: David Green - Granularity (April 28 2015)

    18 - 22 MAY, DSA ART GALLERY, RIEGO ST

    Granularity - works in progress by David Green

    See facebook event for event updates

    Granularity Poster thumb

     

     

     

  • South Island Information Sessions (April 22 2015)

    Interested in an exciting career in Midwifery? Otago Polytechnic’s renowned Bachelor of Midwifery programme is available to students living in the Dunedin, North Otago, South Otago, Central Otago and Southland area.  You will work with local midwives and attend tutorials locally. Many of the learning resources are online and the programme is supported by block courses in Dunedin. 

    South Island Roadshows: 

    Gore
    Friday 22nd May, 7.00pm, 
    Gore Health Seminar Room

    Wanaka
    Wednesday 17th June, 6.00pm,
    OP Classroom, Cliff Wilson St, Wanaka

    Invercargill
    Friday 19th June, 6pm, 
    Maternity Conference Room, Southland Hospital

  • North Island Information Sessions - Midwifery careers (April 16 2015)

    Interested in an exciting career in Midwifery? Otago Polytechnic’s renowned Bachelor of Midwifery programme is available to students living in the Wellington area, Hutt Valley, Porirua, Kapiti Coast, Wairarapa, Palmerston North and Whanganui. You will work with local midwives and attend tutorials locally. Many of the learning resources are online and the programme is supported by block courses in Paraparaumu.

    North Island Roadshows: 

    Porirua
    Saturday 9 May, 4.30pm, Conference Room,
    Kenepuru Hospital Education Centre

    Masterton
    Thursday 21 May, 7.00pm, Wairarapa
    Hospital Cafeteria

    Palmerston North
    Wednesday 27 May, 6.00pm, Block 4, Level 2,
    Room 06, UCOL Campus

    Whanganui
    Thursday 28 May, 5.30pm, The Courtroom,
    Women’s and Children’s Health Service Building,
    Whanganui Hospital

    Hutt Valley
    Thursday 28 May, 7.00pm, Learning Centre,
    Meeting Room 3, Hutt Valley Hospital

    Wellington
    Thursday 4 June, 7.00pm, Seminar Room,
    Level 4, Women’s Health Service,
    Wellington Hospital

    Paraparaumu
    Thursday 11 June, 6.30pm, Meeting Room 2,
    Kapiti Health Centre, Warrimoo Street,
    Paraparaumu

    For more information, contact Nicky.creevey@op.ac.nz 

  • Dunedin Tertiary Information Day (April 16 2015)

    28 APRIL, 9AM-3PM, DUNEDIN CAMPUS

    We are holding our annual Information Day on Tuesday 28 April 2015, from 9am to 3pm. This is a great chance for you to visit our Dunedin campus, find out about the programmes we offer and see what life as an Otago Polytechnic student is all about. There will be presentations given by our Schools throughout the day, campus tours, entertainment, and our staff and students will be available to ask any questions you might have

  • German exchange opportunity (April 1 2015)

    20 MAY, 2PM, G106, DUNEDIN CAMPUS 

    Interested in studying in Germany on an exchange? Come and find out about scholarship and study opportunities in Germany! This information session is suitable for: 

    • Undergraduates about to graduate and looking for a study and scholarship opportunity abroad 
    • Graduates 
    • Academic staff looking for funding of a research stay in Germany. 

    G106 is located on the Dunedin campus. For more information, please contact Elizabeth.white@op.ac.nz 

     

  • Auckland Graduation (April 1 2015)

    17 APRIL, 1:30PM, AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

    Students graduating from the Auckland International Campus will have their ceremony in Auckland, on Friday 17 April. Find out everything you need to know to graduate successfully here. 
    Congratulations to all our graduands! 

  • Exhibition: Hannah Joynt, Te Araroa Drawing Expedition (March 25 2015)

    20 APRIL-1 MAY, DSA ART GALLERY, RIEGO ST 

    Hannah Joynt
    Te Araroa Drawing Expedition

    Te Araroa Exhib poster image web

  • Farming Skills programme starting 20 April (March 20 2015)

    Prepare to join an exciting industry with the only High Country Farming programme in NZ.

     

  • Dunedin Tertiary Information Day (March 20 2015)

    28 APRIL, 9AM-3PM, DUNEDIN CAMPUS

    We are holding our annual Information Day on Tuesday 28 April 2015, from 9am to 3pm. This is a great chance for you to visit our Dunedin campus, find out about the programmes we offer, and see what life as an Otago Polytechnic student is all about. There will be presentations given by our Schools throughout the day, campus tours, entertainment, and our staff and students will be available to ask any questions you might have.

    Check out the programme of events >

  • Public Seminar: Carving Social Space (March 10 2015)

    28 MAY, 12.30-1.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST

    In Carving Social Space: Resistance to the Built Environment, Joe Joe Orangias discusses his methodology in approaching history and social inequities in the built environment. How may the built environment more cohesively archive and inform the experience of minority communities?

    Joe Joe Orangias is a visual artist, writer and curator currently based in Wellington as a 2014 Alumni Traveling Fellow of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA). He earned an MFA from Tufts University and SMFA, and a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design.



     

  • Silent Auction (March 5 2015)

    9 MARCH, 11AM-2PM, F BLOCK, FORTH ST 

    This auction is open to staff, students and the public. The process for the auction will be that all auction items will have a piece of paper to place your bid and write your contact details.

    The terms of entering a bid is that the item needs to be removed by the end of the day Tuesday, March 10 at an agreed time following the successful bid on items.

    CASH ONLY ON PICK-UP

    Auction items will include:

    • Desks 
    • Under desk draws
    • Tub chairs
    • Filing cabinets
    • Bookshelves 
    • Cupboards

    All items not sold will be gifted to a local charity.

  • High Performance Sport Culture Symposium (March 3 2015)

    5 MAY, 9AM-5PM, Z114, SARGOOD CENTRE, 40 LOGAN PARK DRIVE

    Want to know more about current culture in high performance sport? During the last four symposiums, the Institute of Sport and Adventure focused on technical aspects of high performance conditioning. With our newly implemented Graduate Diploma in Performance and Movement Analysis, this year's symposium will focus on aspects of culture in high performance sport.

    Key note speaker: Professor Ken Hodge, Otago University School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Sciences.

  • Exhibition: James Doyle, Folk (March 2 2015)

    9-12 MARCH, DSA GALLERY, RIEGO ST

    James Doyle, Folk
    Exhibition Opening: Monday 9 March, 2015, 5-7PM

    Visit the Dunedin School of Art Facebook page for more details. 

    web James Doyle image

    Visit the James Doyle, Folk Facebook page 

  • Art in Law XIII (February 27 2015)

    5 MARCH - 19 JUNE, LAW FACULTY, OTAGO UNI

    An exhibition by Stacey Butler from the Dunedin School of Art including works from the series, The Pastoral Chain and Farmageddon.

    See our Facebook page for event details.

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  • Performance Excellence Briefing (February 25 2015)

    5 MAR, 9.30AM-12.30PM, SARGOOD CENTRE, LOGAN PARK, DUNEDIN

    Sister Mary Jean Ryan (President of SSM Health, USA) and Dr. Kevin Johnson (Senior VP Patient Safety and Quality at SSM Health, USA) will be delivering a briefing on how to use peformance excellence criteria to transform the results being achieved by organisations.

    Under Sister Mary Jean Ryan's ledership, SSM Heath (SSMH) was the first health sector recipient of the US Malcolm Baldrige Award for Excellence. The story of SSMH's journey from being a below average performer to achieving exceptional world-class results is a compelling one.

    The briefing is hosted by Otago Polytechnic and Business Excellence NZ

    Cost: $190 (+GST) or $175 (+GST) for groups of five plus.

    To register, please contact: info@op.ac.nz, or 03 477 3014

    Read more about the event here.

  • Public Seminars - Semester 1 (February 16 2015)

    12.30-1.30PM - THURSDAYS, P152, RIEGO ST 

    All Research Seminars and Symposia are open to the public with no RSVP and no charge. Postgraduate workshops may be attended by non-enrolled students through case-by-case negotiation with Leoni.Schmidt@op.ac.nz.  Please note: In accordance with the Otago Polytechnic MoU with local Kai Tahu runaka, we observe tikanga in our lecture and gallery spaces and thus request all attendees to refrain from eating and drinking (except water) and from sitting on tables in those spaces.

    The seminars will take place on Thursdays - except where otherwise indicated.

    The programme is supported by FRED STAUB OPEN ART. Find us on facebook 

    web A3 Poster Seminars term 1

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    Seminar Thursday 19 February, 12.30-1.30pm, P152
    Appropriation Art and Copyright: A Culture of Exclusive Possession
    Kari Schmidt
    Kari Schmidt is receiving her LLB (Hons) from the University of Otago in May 2015. Her honours dissertation focused on Art and Copyright Laws. 

    Seminar Thursday 26 February, 12.30-1.30pm, P152
    The Wreck of Hope: A Sculpture Installation
    Michele Beevors
    Michele Beevors is the Studio Coordinator for Sculpture at the Dunedin School of Art. Her recent exhibition entitled The Wreck of Hope was shown at the Forrester Gallery in Oamaru. 

    Seminar, Thursday 5 March,  12.30-1.30pm, P152
    The Changing Face of Tertiary Education:  Emerging Modes and Models
    Phil Ker
    Phil Ker is the CEO of Otago Polytechnic. He is a tertiary leader and teacher, with expertise in curriculum development, assessment of student learning and leadership. 

    Seminar, Thursday 12 March, 12.30-1.30pm, P152
    Playful Storytelling
    Tanya Marriott
    Tanya Marriott is a multidisciplinary designer who works in a variety of media, including interactive design and play, character and toy design, film and animation. She is a lecturer in the College of Creative Arts at Massey University in Wellington. 

    Suite of events, Thursday 12 March, 4-6pm, P152
    Lesbian History in New Zealand
    The Charlotte Museum Trust (Auckland)
    The Charlotte Museum Trust (Auckland) is bringing a pop up museum with lesbian history displays, artefacts, two short NZ films of the history of lesbian music, and five women talking about coming out in the seventies, and a short performance with songs from the eighties. 

    Seminar, Thursday 19 March, 12.30-1.30pm, P152
    An Ideal Life: Olfactory Cyphers and Glassmaking
    Raewyn Turner
    Raewyn Turner’s interdisciplinary work is concerned with cross-sensory perception and the uncharted territories of the senses. She works with video, smell, interactive installation, performance, painting and sculpture. 

    Seminar, Thursday 26 March, 12.30-1.30pm, P152
    Words are Birds: The Arts as Agents of Change
    Claire Beynon
    Claire Beynon has undertaken two research seasons in Antarctica which led to a period of intensive interdisciplinary work and the establishment of valued collaborative partnerships with scientists, filmmakers, musicians, fellow artists and writers.  Claire is the curator of MANY as ONE, a global Arts and Peace hub. 

    Seminar, Thursday 2 April, 12.30-1.30pm, P152
    A Postgraduate Journey: Trekking through Space
    Jae Hoon Lee
    Jae Hoon Lee studied sculpture at the San Francisco Art Institute, United States, then continued his Master of Fine Art at the Elam School of Fine Art, University of Auckland. Lee's art works are comprised of digitally collaged photography, object-based and video installation. 

    Seminar, Thursday 23 April, 12.30-1.30pm, P152
    Art and Architecture: The Boros Collection in Berlin
    Prof. Leoni Schmidt
    Leoni Schmidt is Head of the Dunedin School of Art and Academic Leader for postgraduate programmes in the School. Her research focuses on contemporary drawing and architecture in cross-disciplinary contexts. 

    Seminar, Thursday 30 April, 12.30-1.30pm, P152
    Design is Inherently Political
    Matthew Galloway
    Matthew Galloway is a designer and writer currently based in Dunedin, where he is a Senior Lecturer in Communication Design at the Otago Polytechnic School of Design. Since 2011, he began publishing The Silver Bulletin — a semi-regular art and design publication. 

    Seminar, Thursday 7 May, 12.30-1.30pm, P152
    Art, Chemistry and Fraud
    Victor Fester
    Victor Fester has been a chemistry lecturer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology near Cape Town, South Africa, and the Waikato Institute of Technology in Hamilton, New Zealand. He is currently a staff developer at Otago Polytechnic. 

    Seminar, Thursday 28 May, 12.30-1.30pm, P152
    Carving Social Space: Resistance to the Built Environment
    Joe Joe Orangias
    Joe Joe Orangias is a visual artist, writer and curator currently based in Wellington as a 2014 Alumni Traveling Fellow of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA). He earned an MFA from Tufts University and SMFA, and a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. 

    Seminar, Thursday 4 June, 12.30-1.30pm, P152
    Censure and Compassion: Contradictory Characteristics in Diane Victor’s Post-apartheid Art
    Prof. Elizabeth Rankin
    Elizabeth Rankin began writing on South African art while professor of Art History at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and has continued her research there, alongside projects on New Zealand art, since taking up a professorship at the University of Auckland in 1998. 

    Seminar, Thursday 11 June, 12.30-1.30pm, P152
    The Noisy Silence of Climate Change: Conceptual Art, Mere Real Things and Climate Change
    Bridie Lonie
    Bridie Lonie is a Lecturer in Art History and Theory at the Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic. Bridie is currently enrolled in a PhD at the University of Otago on the subject of artists working with climate change. 

  • Exhibition: Alex Theron - White Guilt (February 16 2015)

    23-27 FEB 10AM-4PM, PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT SPACE, 1ST FLOOR P BLOCK, DSA, RIEGO ST

    Alex Theron -  MFA Graduating Exhibition
    White Guilt: a graphic novel

    For details see Facebook event.

    Alex Theron invite

     

  • HortTalk: Botanic Garden (Nov 6 2015) (February 13 2015)

    6 NOV, 12PM, INFO CENTRE, OPOHO RD

    Top tree tips – from seed to significant (Alvar Del Castillo and Ben Fentiman, Arboriculture Lecturers, Otago Polytechnic)

    Tree huggers unite when professional arborists share their secrets to success when it comes to tree selection, purchasing, formative pruning, staking, and general maintenance to ensure tree health.

    Read more about upcoming HortTalks for 2015.

  • HortTalk: Botanic Garden (Oct 2 2015) (February 13 2015)

    2 OCT, 12PM, INFO CENTRE, OPOHO RD

    Otago Organics – cross the bridge to certification (Rayna Dickson, Otago Organics)

    Exciting opportunities for people with a passion for an organic lifestyle and more is explained by Rayna when she introduces the goals of Otago Organics and the launch of a mentoring scheme that could be your bridge to local certification.

    Read more about upcoming HortTalks for 2015.

  • HortTalk: Botanic Garden (Sep 4 2015) (February 13 2015)

    4 SEP, 12PM, INFO CENTRE, OPOHO RD

    Delta delights – Dunedin’s top-notch bedding displays (Rebecca Thomson, Head Gardener Services)

    A pictorial showcase of bedding displays past and present that take street art to ground level. Otago Polytechnic graduate reveals the inspiration and care that contributes to the seasonal displays outside the Dunedin Railway Station and many more picturesque locations in Dunedin.

    Read more about upcoming HortTalks for 2015.

  • HortTalk: Botanic Garden (Jun 5 2015) (February 13 2015)

    5 JUNE 12PM, INFO CENTRE, OPOHO RD

    New Zealand natives used in the manufacture of Māori textiles (Rua McCallum, Public Programmes Developer, Toitū Otago Settlers Museum)

    Rua presents an insight into the traditional uses of native plants and an appreciation of the plants used for constructing pre-colonial clothing.

    Read more about upcoming HortTalks for 2015.

  • HortTalk: Botanic Gardens (Aug 7 2015) (February 13 2015)

    7 AUG, 12PM, INFO CENTRE, OPOHO RD

    BioBlitz – studying life in Dunedin Botanic Garden (Tom Myers, Botanist, Dunedin Botanic Garden)

    Last year scientists and citizens researched Dunedin Botanic Garden’s biological life as part of the NZ International Science Festival. Come and hear about the plant and animal life that uses this train station of urban biodiversity.

    Read more about upcoming HortTalks for 2015.

  • HortTalk: Botanic Gardens (Jul 3 2015) (February 13 2015)

    3 JUL, 12PM, INFO CENTRE, OPOHO RD

    Spring in the north – a visit to Taranaki Spring Festival (Louise Kilby, committee member of the Friends of Dunedin Botanic Garden)

    Louise visited six gardens a day for five days. See some of Taranaki’s best private and public gardens through the lens of her camera.

    Read more about upcoming HortTalks for 2015.

  • HortTalk: Botanic Gardens (May 1 2015) (February 13 2015)

    1 MAY 12PM, INFO CENTRE, OPOHO RD

    Blue Mountain Nurseries – the history of a southern gem (Denis Hughes, General Manager and New Plant Development, Blue Mountain Nurseries)

    One of the country’s oldest nurseries, Blue Mountain has seen the swinging of the fashion pendulum, from edibles to ornamentals and back again. Along the way they have bred unique plants, in particular, their acclaimed azaleas.

    Read more about upcoming HortTalks for 2015.

  • HortTalk: Botanic Gardens (Apr 10 2015) (February 13 2015)

    10 APR, 12PM, INFO CENTRE, OPOHO RD

    An introduction to NZ’s native plants – the launch of new fact sheets from NZ Plant Conservation Network (Iain Reid, Diploma in Horticulture, Lincoln)

    Iain knows this material intimately, having researched and written it himself. He will summarise the 10 fact sheets, provide a guide to their use and distribute free copies.

    Read more about upcoming HortTalks for 2015.

  • HortTalk: Botanic Gardens (Mar 5 2015) (February 13 2015)

    6 MAR, 12PM, INFO CENTRE, OPOHO RD

    Craigieburn Reserve – love, sweat and years (Lisa Burton, Programme Leader, OP & Paul Pope, Environmental Project Manager, Spiralis Ltd.)

    Lisa and Paul delve into the history, partnerships and people power behind the conservation and regeneration of a native forest nurtured for the Dunedin community by the Dunedin Amenities Society.

    Read more about upcoming HortTalks for 2015.

  • Design Talk: Tino Grass (February 12 2015)

    10AM, WED 18 FEB, DUNEDIN ART GALLERY, OCTAGON 

    Tino Graß is a designer and typographer who lives and works in Cologne, Germany, where he runs a studio for Visual Communication. He teaches Visual Communication and Typography in several universities for art and design (Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, École Supérieure d‘Art de Metz Métropole, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, den Haag) and works closely with artists and designers of note. Current work includes a project with students designing a temporary way-finding system for the upcoming Sigmar Polke exhibition at the Ludvig Museum, Cologne.  

    Tino is in Dunedin as part of OFF typ gr ph c, a tour of talks he is giving around the country following a two-day typ gr ph c workshop with Catherine Griffiths. While here, he will be working with students from Otago Polytechnic's Communication Design programme on a 3-day typographic project. 

    Visit Tino's website 

    Presented by Otago Polytechnic School of Design, with support from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery

  • Year 2 Exhibition (February 10 2015)

    16-27 FEB, DSA, RIEGO ST

    2nd Year Students Exhibition: Textiles, Jewellery, Photography and Electronic Arts. 

    Amanda Konyn

    (image: Amanda Konyn)

    For details, see Facebook Event

  • Autumn Plant & Food Fair (February 4 2015)

    27 MARCH 2015 10 am – 2pm

    Central Campus, entry via Blyth Street, Cromwell. EFTPOS available.

    Central's fantastic Autumn Plant and Food Fair and take time out to check out what's on offer at your local Polytechnic at our Open Day.

    We have a great selection of plants grown for local conditions available for sale.

    Meet the staff and ask any questions about programmes and courses available in 2015. 

  • Social Services Information Day (January 21 2015)

    28 JAN, 3-6PM, DUNEDIN CAMPUS - MANAAKI, GROUND FLOOR

    There is a wide range of careers in Social Services; each focused on helping people to improve their quality of life in some way. Attend our information session and find out more about our qualifications in Social Services. There are career opportunities in the fields of counselling, disability, social services, mental health support work and targeted assistance for the elderly and families.

    For more information about our information session, please email erin.marlow@op.ac.nz 

  • Social Services information session (January 21 2015)

    28 APRIL, 1-2PM, H608, DUNEDIN CAMPUS

    There is a wide range of careers in Social Services; each focused on helping people to improve their quality of life in some way. Attend our information session at the Tertiary Education Day and find out more about our qualifications in Social Services. There are career opportunities in the fields of counselling, disability, social services, mental health support work and targeted assistance for the elderly and families.

    For more information about our information session, please email erin.marlow@op.ac.nz 

  • Central January Open Day (December 3 2014)

    Open Day at Central

    MON 26 JAN 2015 11am–1pm

    Seeking a new start in 2015? Visit Central, tour the campus, meet the staff and discuss opportunities to apply for programmes in 2015.

  • Central Open Day in December (November 11 2014)

    SAT 5 DEC 2015. 11AM-1PM 
    MOLYNEUX RESTAURANT 
    CENTRAL CAMPUS, CNR RAY & ERRIS ST, CROMWELL 

    Tour the facilities, meet the staff and discuss your options for studying at Central.

  • Art and Light Exhibition (October 31 2014)

    15-30 AUG, 10-3PM DAILY, OTAGO MUSEUM 

    2015 is the UNESCO International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, ‘to promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health.’

    Students, graduates and staff of the Dunedin School of Art, as well as other artists associated with the Dunedin School of Art, have worked with scientists, University of Otago staff including postdoctoral research staff and PhD students, from the Departments of Physics, Botany, Anatomy, Physiology, and Computer Science, and related sectors of the Dunedin community, on a joint Art and Light Project from November 2014-August 2015.

    Artists and scientists have worked together, individually or in small groups, to develop visual material that relate to research topics, often tangentially and always unexpectedly. The artists have created responses to the ideas, not illustrations of the research.The resulting artworks, from 17 artists working with 13 scientists, will on display at the exhibition.

    The Project has been administered by Dr Ruth Napper, Dept. of Anatomy, University of Otago, and Peter Stupples, Dunedin School of Art, who also co-ordinated the very successful Art and Neuroscience and Art and Anatomy Projects that ran in 2013-14, with the support of Professor David Hutchinson, Director of the Dodds-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, University of Otago.

    For full details and programme of artist and scientist floor talks see Facebook event page.

     

  • Giant Plant Sale - Central (October 3 2014)

    24 OCT, 9:30AM-12NOON, CENTRAL, BLYTH ST ENTRANCE

    The public are warmly welcome to attend Central's Giant Plant Sale! Our plants are grown for local conditions and you can choose from a wide variety of good value, hardy plants. Everything from flower punnets, veges and tomatoes to tussocks and unusual trees. Use Blyth St Entrance, Cromwell. EFTPOS available. Bring boxes. All welcome - see you there!

News

  • SECOND INTERNATIONAL FOOD DESIGN CONFERENCE AND STUDIO CONFIRMED FOR JUNE 2016 (November 1 2015)

    MEDIA RELEASE

    November 2015

    Otago Polytechnic’s Food Design Institute has announced it will host the second International Food Design Conference and Studio in late June 2016.

    Food Design Institute Professor and Conference Convener Richard Mitchell said the three-day event would celebrate ‘The Human Touch’, recognising the stories and influence of people who grow, manufacture and prepare our food.

    He says the first task is to secure an engaging selection of world-class presenters and workshop hosts and an international search has begun. He’s encouraging international food and design professionals who have projects to share to contact him.

    The inaugural 2014 conference was a blend of keynote addresses and hands-on workshops and Mitchell says that formula will be used again in 2016. Attendees included; chefs, food producers, growers, food technologists, food media and bloggers and highly engaged foodies.

    A popular feature of the last event was pop up dining experiences across Dunedin for conference attendees and locals.  Tickets sold out for these events and its hoped an extended programme will be available.

    The International Food Design Conference and Studio will be one of the cornerstone events of the celebrations for 50 years of Otago Polytechnic, which was founded in 1966.

    Early bird tickets will go on sale in February 2016.

     

    WHAT                                                   International Food Design Experience, Conference and Studio

    WHEN                                                   Wednesday 29 June - Friday 01 July 2016

    WHERE                                                 Otago Polytechnic, Union Street, Dunedin

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND                  Everyone with an interest in food, particularly food professionals

    FACEBOOK                                          www.facebook.com/Food.Design.Edge

    WEB                                                       http://www.fooddesign.org.nz

     

    For more information and images contact:

    Nicola McConnell, Glow Consulting +64 27 218 8120; nicola@glowconsulting.co.nz

    Richard Mitchell, Otago Polytechnic Food Design Institute, +64 21 301 296 Richard.Mitchell@op.ac.nz

  • Collections Fashion Design Show on Dunedin TV (December 9 2015)

    COLLECTIONS  GRADUATE FASHION SHOW SCREENING:

    SATURDAY 12TH DEC @ 7PM on Dunedin TV; Freeview CH 39.

     

  • Social Services students spreading Christmas cheer (November 5 2015)

    School of Social Services students have been busy bringing a little light to children in preparation for this coming Christmas. The students are helping out at the Christmas Grotto set up by Certificate in Human Services students in The Hub. Donations are also being collected for Unicef and Pregnancy Help Otago! Check out the photo in The Star here

  • Artists raise awareness against 21st century slavery (November 2 2015)

    Artists from around Dunedin including graduates, students and staff from the Dunedin School of Art took part in the "Louder" exhibition at the weekend. The exhibition was part of the New Zealand-wide creative arts festival LOUDER www.loudernz.org. Designed as a chance to use creativity in a direct way in the fight against slavery, the festival raises both awareness and funds for the anti-trafficking work of Hagar International www.hagar.org.nz. Scott Eady talks to Bruce Munro of the Otago Daily Times about how art is needed as a voice for political and humanitarian issues in the world. Read here ...  

    Planning is already under way for the second Dunedin ''LOUDER'', to be held next year, in the Dunedin School of Art Gallery.

  • Glass classes with Artist in Residence, Di Tocker (October 29 2015)

    Visiting Glass Artist, Di Tocker is the Artist in Residence at the Dunedin School of Art during October and November. Di holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from RMIT University in Melbourne. As a Cast Glass artist she has 12 years full-time tutoring experience, creating and facilitating courses for glass enthusiasts. For six weeks she is teaching the technique of glass-casting. The process involves modelling wax, refractory mould making, glass selection, steaming, kiln loading, finishing and cold working techniques. Participants in the course are each creating an object of Blackwood Lead Crystal Glass, starting with wax as their modelling material. For more see interview in the Otago Daily Times ...

     

     

  • Want to work overseas? (October 28 2015)

    IEP are the New Zealand working holiday experts and offer opportunities in the USA, Canada and the UK. 

    Some of their programmes include: Summer Camp USA, The Broadmoor (US 5-star resort), Work USA: 12 month programme, Canadian ski resort work, British pub jobs and summer jobs in Canada. 

    Want to find out more? Then head along to the IEP presentation:

    6.00pm, Wednesday 4 November, 2015

    Otago University, Cnr of Union & Great King Streets, Union Street Lecture Theatre, Level 1 of 42 Union Street. 

    To find out more about IEP, visit their website: http://www.iep.org.nz/ 

  • Charity house project an example of 'community helping community' (October 19 2015)

    Community collaboration is hailed as the key of the successful Otago Polytechnic charity house project, which is now in its ninth year. Since its inception in 2007, this worthwhile project has raised and donated $720,000 to around 40 Dunedin and Otago charities, distributed through United Way. Sponsored by over 20 local businesses, the scheme has a proud track record including winning the prestigious Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM) award in 2012. The award judged the charity house project as being the number one community project from any tertiary institution in Australasia.

    Each year’s house is constructed on campus, to maximise learning opportunities for carpentry students who build it with the guidance of two staff members. Building Programme Manager, Graham Burgess, says, “It’s really good to see the pride and happiness of students who have built their first home and made a contribution to their local community. That makes it all worthwhile. Students walk away knowing they’ve achieved something special.” He adds, “Our students come from all over Otago, and one of the things I particularly like about this project is that the money raised benefits the whole region. It’s a concept I truly applaud.”

    Two thirds of the carpentry students who work on the charity house have no prior building experience when they start the task. “It’s a real credit to the students and staff involved. When students attend the open homes and hear the people comment on the exceptional standard of the properties it is really validating. Seeing the finished product and following the process right through to auction and sale shows them the value of their work – it’s the icing on the cake,” says Graham.

    This year carpentry students built two four bedroom houses (one of which is the charity house) and one three bedroom home. Thanks to the generous donations of local businesses the charity house has been completed and furnished with a kitchen, heat pump, appliances, paint, floor coverings, and soft furnishings. Transportation of the house to its new location has also been kindly subsidised by a sponsor.

    This year’s spacious four bedroom charity home will be auctioned by Metro Realty on 21 November 2015 at midday. Open home viewings will be held one month prior on the 21 October. Otago Polytechnic wishes to thank its generous charity house sponsors:

    Metro Realty, Warwick Grimmer, Media Works (MORE FM), Aotea Electric, Dulux, The Dunedin Training Centre, Kitchens for Less, Active Furnishers, Fulton Hogan , Bedpost, Placemakers, Oakleys, Barry Dell Plumbing, Carpet Court, Vision, Schneider Electric, Ideal South, Toshiba, Barlow Justice Binns, Makeovers, Otago Design, Veridian Glass, Synergy Architecture, Total Span.

     

     

  • Public Seminars: Venice Biennale 2015 and Paperbag Polaroids (October 12 2015)

    15 OCT, 12.30-1.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST
    Venice Biennale 2015: All the World’s Futures
    This seminar discusses the 56th Venice Biennale and focuses on how artists from many countries are worried about the state of things. Some present a grim picture in ways inviting us to experience affect through direct engagement with materialities; others present us with hope. What can hope entail in our time and how is it visualized today?


    Prof. Leoni Schmidt is Head of the Dunedin School of Art and Academic Leader for postgraduate programmes in the School. Her research focuses on contemporary drawing and architecture in multi-disciplinary contexts.
    .............................

    15 OCT 2.30-5pm, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST
    Paperbag Polaroids and the Lure of the Impossible Project
    I have been lured into a world of mimicry, investigating every app and device that purports to deliver an analogue outcome. Watching chemistry and code intermingle to deliver a somewhat unpredictable print I fetishize the device that I traveled half way around the world to collect.


    A workshop part of this session will focus on using apps for various studio practices.
    Darkroom alchemist and appographer, collector and purveyor of snippets of light, Rachel Allan was awarded a Master of Fine Art with distinction in 2013 from the Dunedin School of Art, where she now lectures in photography. Her work scratches at the surface of reality and investigates the notion of loss and fetishization of objects. Rachel exhibits locally and internationally in Public Museums, Project galleries and artist run spaces.

  • New programmes for 2016! (October 8 2015)

    Check out our exciting new programmes in Enrolled Nursing, Postgraduate Design, Cookery, Electrical Engineering and Tourism!

    Apply online now for 2016!  

    For further information about these programmes or any of our other study options:  

    Phone 0800 762 786 

    Email info@op.ac.nz

     

    PLUS, we are pleased to be working in partnership with Aoraki Polytechnic to advertise these new qualifications for 2016. To find out more, please click on the individual programme names below:

    Certificate in Beauty Skills (Introductory) (Level 2)*

    Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)*

    Diploma in Beauty Therapies and Epilation (Level 5)*

    Certificate in Hairdressing (Level 3)*

    Certificate in Professional Hairdressing (Level 3)*

    Certificate in Stress Management and Spa Therapies (Level 5)*

    Diploma in Advanced Therapeutic Massage (Level 6)*

    Certificate in Early Childhood Studies (Level 3)*

    Certificate in Film and Television (Level 4)*

    National Diploma in Journalism (Multimedia) (Level 5)*

    Certificate in Digital Photography (Level 5)*

    Diploma in Digital Photography (Level 6)*

    *subject to approval 

    For further information or to apply for these programmes:

    Visit www.aoraki.ac.nz/campuses/dunedin

    Phone 0800 426 725

    Email study@aoraki.ac.nz

  • Finland Winter School opportunity: Jan-Feb 2016 (October 7 2015)

    Embark on a 6 week winter adventure in Finland in Jan-Feb 2016. The Lappeenrata University of Technology (LUT) Winter School in Finland is offering an opportunity to 2nd and 3rd year graduating students. You don't need prior knowledge in the subject areas in order to take advantage of this opportunity, and you can take as few as 2 courses. All tuition, accommodation and organised social activities are free for OP students!

    Why not kick-start your OE with this opportunity in Finland? This course will make a great addition to your CV! Begin making international networks, and show you are a global citizen.

    Watch this YouTube clip about last year's participant, Libby Sims (Communication Design student), who had an awesome experience!

    Deadline for applications has been extended to 15th October 2015 - don't miss out!

    Download the LUT Winter School Brochure (PDF).

    Find out more information about the programme on LUT's website.

  • Planning for next year's Fashion Week (September 29 2015)

    Three-quarters of the 24 third-year Bachelor of Design (Fashion) students are entering designs for the 12th iD International Emerging Designer competition, to be held in March 2016. Read the full story here

  • Bachelor of Culinary Arts student creating sustainable food from byproducts (September 29 2015)

    Love food, hate waste?

    So does Victoria Madison.

    The Otago Polytechnic student, who is close to completing a bachelor of culinary arts degree, is turning byproducts from beer and chocolate-making processes into food and beverages.

    Ms Madison was concerned by the ''enormous'' amounts of food waste and thought there had to be a better way of dealing with it than simply discarding it.

    Read the full story here

     

  • Otago Polytechnic welcomes first exchange lecturer from Vienna (September 29 2015)

    Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin School of Art is pleased to have recently hosted their first visiting lecturer, Artistic and Scientific Associate Elisabeth Wildling, from the University of Applied Arts (Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien) following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding last year. 

    Elisabeth Wildling arrived on August  1 and has spent the past five weeks at the Dunedin School of Art pursuing artistic research for upcoming artwork, as well as presenting her work, conducting a workshop in visual media, joining critiques and dialogues,  taking part at the Photography and Electronic Arts Programme,

    Elisabeth says being at the School of Art has opened up new horizons and perspectives and created the “possibility for changing, shifting, moving, thinking and acting in my work”.

    Elisabeth Wildling has worked and exhibited in Vienna, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Shanghai, Colombo (Sri Lanka), and is represented by a gallery in Vienna. She joined The University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2008, which is home to more than 2,000 students and regarded as one of the world's best art schools.

  • Citi Foundation supports United Way’s “Otago Polytechnic Charity House” Project (September 29 2015)

    United Way New Zealand’s Chief Executive Don Oliver and Citi New Zealand’s Country Officer, Derek Syme, will be visiting Otago Polytechnic’s Charity House tomorrow following the agreement by the Citi Foundation to provide a grant to support the project.

    “The Citi Foundation is globally focused on connecting young people to jobs.  The Charity House Project is well aligned, with 70% of carpentry students involved in building the House ending up with jobs,” says United Way NZ CE Don Oliver.

    Mr Oliver and Mr Syme arrive on Tuesday, 29 September and will meet with Otago Polytechnic staff and Charity House donors and suppliers before viewing the Charity House and training facilities at Otago Polytechnic with Carpentry tutor Graham Burgess and Marketing and Business Manager Mike Waddell.

    This is the eighth year of Otago Polytechnic’s Charity House project. The re-locatable home is constructed on campus to maximise learning opportunities for the carpentry students who build it with the guidance of two staff members. The students finish the house to lock-up stage, after which local companies donate time, materials, craftsmanship and advertising. The proceeds from the auction are distributed to charities through United Way and into student opportunities through the Polytechnic’s Education Foundation. 

  • Occupational Therapy graduate wins award (September 23 2015)

    Otago Polytechnic Occupational Therapy graduate Maria Scott-Multani has received the Whakaora Ngangahau Aotearoa Achievement Award from Occupational Therapy New Zealand (OTNZ), and a $1,000 for her contribution to healthcare and the well-being of those with dementia.

    The Occupational Therapist and Dementia Educator with Canterbury DHB Psychiatric Services is one of the creators and a driving force behind the innovative training programme “Walking in Another’s Shoes” which focuses on the emotional needs and preferences of the individual living with dementia rather than just their daily requirements.

    “Walking in Another’s Shoes” looks at the world from the perspective of the person living with dementia and has been called the ‘gold-standard’ for residential care for people with dementia.

    OTNZ Executive Director, Peter Anderson, presented the award at the Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress (14 – 17 September) and congratulated Maria on holding to the occupational focus of her approach to dementia care. 

    "We were very impressed with Maria and the way occupational therapy and occupational practice has been and continues to be recognised  and profiled within this programme. We congratulate the applicant on her very important contribution to healthcare in New Zealand, and to the wellbeing of those with dementia. Those people completing the training programme value it, and this provides a vehicle for occupation and occupational therapy to be recognised in the field and to benefit the  health and wellbeing of people living with dementia”.

     

  • October start for programmes (September 22 2015)

    Kick-start your career. The following programmes are starting this October :

    National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4)
    Diploma in Viticulture (Level 5)
    Sustainable Growing (Level 3)
    Sustainable Farming (Level 3)
    Better Business Buying

  • Arboriculture students climb high (September 17 2015)

    Three Otago Polytechnic arboriculture students - Julian Kirby, Chelsea Robertson and Aurora Passchier - have qualifiied to compete in the National Tree Climbing Competition in Nelson in October. The winner of the nationals will earn a chance to compete in the International Tree Climbing Competition (ITCC) in San Antonio, Texas, next year.

    “In the three years I’ve been teaching at Otago Polytechnic we’ve never had three students qualify for the nationals before, and we’ve also never had three women on the course before, it’s a record,” says Arboriculture Lecturer Ben Fentiman. "A few of the Otago Polytechnic arboriculture students will be going to support their classmates at the competition in Nelson. We encourage our students to get involved in these events as it’s where employers, industry experts and other professionals come together to share knowledge and ideas. It’s all about the love of trees and the love of climbing and that’s what brings everyone together,” says Mr Fentiman.

    Otago Polytechnic is a sponsor of the New Zealand Arboriculture Association (NZ Arb) conference that is held in conjunction with the National Tree Climbing Competition. 

  • New Generation Study Abroad Initiative (September 10 2015)

    Otago Polytechnic has welcomed the opportunity to join the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad initiative to help more Americans gain international experience through study abroad programmes in New Zealand. The Study Abroad initiative aims to double the number of American students studying abroad to reach 600,000 by the end of the decade.

    “Globalisation has changed the way the world works, and employers are increasingly looking for workers who have international skills and expertise,” says Dr. Allan Goodman, President of IIE. “Studying abroad must be viewed as an essential component of a college degree and critical to preparing future leaders.”

    Otago Polytechnic is strongly committed to international education and has collaborative teaching, research and exchange agreements with major institutions in the United States as well as Asia, South America, Canada and Europe. To date Otago Polytechnic hosted 850 from more than 42 countries enrolled in a wide range of courses at all levels of study.

    Otago Polytechnic Director of Internationlisation Marc Doesburg says this is an important step forward in ensuring the Polytechnic has a strong global presence. “International students enrich the culture of Otago Polytechnic, and students from the United States contribute a valuable perspective and dynamic to our learning environment. We are very pleased to support this initiative and will work hard to ensure its success.”

  • Celebrate: Otago Secondary Schools Art Awards (September 10 2015)

    On Friday 4 September Dunedin School of Art hosted the "Celebrate: Dunedin School of Art and Otago Secondary Schools Art Awards". The awards ceremony was the culmination of a two week exhibition held at the Dunedin School of art Gallery in support of Otago Secondary School art students.

    Congratulations to Elaine Mitchell (Otago Girls High School) who received the prize for Celebrate 2015: Dunedin School of Art Otago Secondary Schools Award which included vouchers from Artzone and The Framers Room and a fees reduction scholarship; and Grace Heenan (St. Hilda’s Collegiate School) winner of the Celebrate 2015 : Head of Dunedin School of Art - Drawing Prize.

    Congratulations also to the following students who were finalists for an Excellence Award: 


    Kings High School – Isaac Mak
    Bayfield High School – Bexy Shingleton
    John McGlashan College – Will Pinford
    Columba College – Amira Alloo
    St. Hilda’s Collegiate School – Ainslea Boult
    Taieri College – Kimberly Thomas
    Logan Park High School – Shem Scoles
    Queen’s High School – Grace Parkes
    Kavanagh College – Briana George
    Waitaki Boys High School – Mitchell Allen
    Southern Otago High School – Tasmyn White
    Kaikorai Valley – Georgia Wilkinson

     

    image: Elaine Mitchell (Otago Girls High School) winning entry "The Naturalist")

  • School of Social Services Information Evening (September 9 2015)

    20 OCT, 5:30PM-7:00PM, H BLOCK, H601, UNION ST 

    Come along to our Information evening and find out about our programmes and the wide range of Social Services careers including counselling, mental health, disability and career practice.

  • Keen to study overseas? (September 9 2015)

    You still have time to apply! Check out Bachelor of Information Technology student, Lachlan Rutherford's adventures in Germany earlier this year on our You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp_0xG7Fn-0

    For more info about study abroad and exchange, click here

  • OP first to receive Fair Trade Status in NZ (September 8 2015)
    Otago Polytechnic has become the first Fair Trade Polytechnic in New Zealand. The Institution has been awarded the Fair Trade status in recognition of its commitment to sell only Fair Trade products such as tea, coffee, sugar and chocolate drinks in its cafes and other commercial outlets, and sourcing Fair Trade materials for its schools where appropriate.
     
    The Fair Trade principle was first recommended by Otago Polytechnic’s Director of Sustainability, Jean Tilleyshort and adopted by both the Council and the Students’ Association more than two years ago. It meets the Otago Polytechnic’s Sustainable Practice Strategic Framework, which is ‘to ensure our actions benefit our communities’.
     
    “We are excited to be the first Polytechnic in the country to have Fair Trade status,” says Otago Polytechnic Sustainability Advisor Jen Rodgers. “Our Institution has a robust sustainability strategy and this is just one of our many initiatives which will contribute towards the well-being of our local, national and international communities.”
     
    Dunedin is arguably leading the country in Fair Trade practice with the city formally recognised by the Fair Trade Association as New Zealand’s first Free Trade city in 2009. 
  • Designers collaborate with Glassons (September 7 2015)

    Major New Zealand clothing label Glassons have been working with third-year Fashion students, collaborating on a series of collections. View the story and designs here

  • Shelley Adamson: ODT Class Act update (September 2 2015)

    Giving people the chance to go up against a professional goalie or to immerse themselves in a post-apocalyptic Chicago is all in a day's work for Dunedin School of Art alumni and former ODT Class Act recipient, Shelley Adamson. Shelley works for digital production studio Thinkingbox and is based at its head office in Vancouver. As user experience (UX) designer, Adamson is responsible for planning experiences in a way that makes them intuitive and engaging for people to use. She works with a variety of clients, from movie studios to communications companies. One project her team worked on was creating a 4-D virtual reality experience to promote science fiction adventure film The Divergent Series: Insurgent, she says.

    Always on the lookout for new technology it can use, Thinkingbox has created virtual reality projects using the Oculus Rift and Samsung VR headsets, dabbled with Google Cardboard and used technologies such as WebGL, which makes it possible to interact with 3-D graphics in a browser without the use of additional plug-ins or software.

    Shelley Adamson: Maniototo Area School, 2004 

    After completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (majoring in sculpture) degree at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic, Adamson had an art studio in Dunedin and worked as a barista and restaurant manager while saving money to travel. She spent two years as a UI/UX designer at mobile application company Pocket App in London, and now works at Thinkingbox, a digital studio in Vancouver. Shelley plans to move to Singapore when her Canadian visa ends next month and will be graduating with a postgraduate certificate in digital media (through the University of Newcastle, Australia) in October. Read more of Shelley's story in the Otago Daily Times ...

  • Art Graduates in Sydney Exhibition (September 2 2015)

    Work by Rebecca Agnew, Kiri Mitchell, The Yellow Men, Phoebe Thompson and Joe Worley will be showcased in a new exhibition opening in Sydney next week. The Immaterial is an exhibition of work by Dunedin School of Art graduates, curated by Michele Beevors. The Immaterial, opens at Articulate project space in Sydney Friday 11 SEP, Exhibition dates: 12-27 SEP.

  • Public Seminar: Human relationships with emergent technology (September 1 2015)

    3 SEP, 12.30-1.30PM, P152, DSA, RIEGO ST

    Slippage, Sliding explores the spaces between works that investigate human relationships with emergent technology, and Arnot’s more bodily or formal sculptures. Technology, especially interface based technology, can be seen as a layering of surfaces, a mediation of one reality by a new (un)reality. Often the registration of these layers becomes askew. We end up with an impossibly enhanced reality deep in the uncanny valley, a contradictory slip.

    Tully Arnot’s work explores the subtle, almost alchemical, alteration of everyday objects, in order to shift the audience’s perception of these familiar forms. Tully was recently the winner of the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Sculpture (2015), NAB Emerging Artist Award (2014), was the winner of the Qantas Spirit of Youth Award (2012), and has had numerous exhibitions across Australia, and in Germany, Italy, China, New Zealand, Russia and America. Tully will be exhibiting at the Blue Oyster Art Project Space in September 2015.

    For more upcoming Seminar Programme

  • Social Services students help raise funds (August 28 2015)

    Four Social Services students are helping to raise funds and awareness for the Dunedin Night Shelter Trust. They have taken on the project as part of their studies towards the Certificate in Human Services (Level 4) (Specialty) and hope to make contacts in the community to help raise the profile of the Trust. Along with fundraising initiatives, they are also hoping to assist with grant applications. Read more about their story on page 5 of The Star.

  • Otago Organics Spring Workshops (August 25 2015)

    Otago Organics are offering two Spring workshops during September. The first, held on Saturday 5 September from 1.00-4.00pm, is called Demystifying organic certification and is designed for people who are curious to know more about how organic certification works. The second, held on Saturday 19 September, from 1.00-4.00pm, is called Business principles for small-scale organic production and is designed for those looking to learn more about basic business principles on a small commercial scale for a supplementary income.   

    For prices, locations, contact details and further information, please click here

  • Visual Arts Work Experience (August 20 2015)

    The Dunedin School of Art offers postgraduate and undergraduate students opportunities to undertake work experience while they study. Rachel Oon, Kimi Rindell and Jasmine Rule are currently undertaking workplacements at the Blue Oyster Art Projec Space in Dunedin. They have this to say about their experience: "Its one thing being in the studio and another to exhibit yourself. You need to know how galleries work.” (Kimi Rindell)

    "It connects you with the art you want to make yourself. Our work experience demystifies the art gallery. Lots of work goes into installing and de-installing". (Rachel Oon)

    "You develop relationships with people working in the industry". (Jasmine Rule).

    Obtaining formal qualifications is a significant foundation for a career in the Visual Arts and work experience during the period of study allows students to gain a sense of the breadth of career possibilities available, and it contibutes to becoming work ready. Students gain skills and experience that contribute to future employability and can graduate with a valueable addition to their CV. Potential employers also look favourably on those who have made a committment to their own devleopment through putting themselves forward for this real world experience as they study.

    Work experience develops so called ‘soft skills’ such as communication, team work, problem solving and the taking of initiative in a professional environment. It differenates a candidate for a potential employer, enhances your CV for applications and interviews, gives you a sense of whether a pathway meets your expectations and can lead to further opportunites, including employment.

     

     

     

  • The Philanthropist's Stone unveiled (August 19 2015)

    Senior lecturer in sculpture at the Dunedin School of Art, Scott Eady unveiled his latest commissioned work "The Philanthropist's Stone" in Lower Cuba St, Wellington earlier this week.

    The sculpture was commissioned as a joint project between the TG Macarthy Trust and the Wellington Sculpture Trust, to commemorate and celebrate prominent Wellington businessman and philanthropist, Thomas George Macarthy. It sits upon a pedestal and includes a tall blue Corinthian column and hand carved capital, with a large gold plated bronze nugget on top. Protruding from the nugget are candles with hand-blown glass lights which at night will illuminate the sculpture and its surroundings. Sue Elliott, Chair of the Wellington Sculpture Trust said: “The column is typical of the classical modern architectural features used on buildings around the early 1900s, and the candles celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Trust. The nugget itself is a reference to Macarthy, a Londoner, who in the 1850s headed to the Victorian goldfields and then was enticed to New Zealand to join the gold rush to Central Otago, and subsequently to the fields on the West Coast.”

    Scott Eady is a senior lecturer in sculpture at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic and his work was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2013.  He was awarded the prestigious Frances Hodgkins Fellowship at the University of Otago in 2002 and the Wallace Award Development prize in 2003.  Read more at the Wellington Sculpture Trust.

    Installation in progress of Scott Eady's, "The Philanthropist's Stone", 2015

     

  • Wallace Art Award Finalists (August 19 2015)

    The Wallace Art Awards Finalists have been announced for 2015. Congratulations to Dunedin School of Art alumni including; Simon Attwooll, Clare Fleming, Sam Foley, Liz Fea, Rebecca Wallis and Chris Pole.

    The annual Wallace Art Awards are the largest and longest-running art awards of their type in New Zealand. They were established by Sir James Wallace in 1992. Awards are made for contemporary painting, sculpture and photography and are run by the James Wallace Charitable Arts Trust. For a full list of finalists please see Wallace Arts Trust.

     

  • Age of Dragons Wins Art Award (August 18 2015)

    The winner of the Excellence in Sculpture Award at OUSA Art Week was Tori Clearwater, first year art student at Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic.

    Her piece “Frozen in Time” was created as a tribute to fantasy genres she enjoys such as Game of Thrones, Eragon and Harry Potter which feature dragons within their respective worlds. "The idea came to me in our Ceramics rotation where we were given the theme of mapping, so I decided to map the anatomy of the dragon. I wanted to create a skeleton that would blur the lines between reality and fiction.” Tori used sheep and rabbit bones coated in clay then arranged together to create the form of the dragon. For more images of her winning work see our facebook gallery.

     

    Tori Clearwater, Age of Dragons, 2015

     

  • Bachelor of Design graduates shortlisted for Best Awards (August 13 2015)

    Anna Taggart and Craig Scott, both Bachelor of Design (Communication) graduates from Otago Polytechnic, have had their exhibition design shortlisted in the Designers Institute of New Zealand's 2015 Best Awards.

    Anna Taggart (Design Officer), and Craig Scott (Head of Design), at Otago Museum, are responsible for ‘Intersections’. This exhibition features ceramics from Ralph Hotere’s Personal Collection.

    The Best Awards celebrate graphic, interactive, product and spatial design. ‘Intersections’ was entered into the ‘spatial design, exhibition installations and temporary structures’ category. The winner of this contest category will be announced at an Auckland awards dinner on 9 October 2015.

    ‘Intersections’ is a free exhibition, and will continue to run at Otago Museum’s 1877 gallery until 6 September 2015.

    Read more…

  • Art teacher receives NZ excellence award (August 12 2015)

    Since 2007, 15 Otago Polytechnic staff members have received the prestigious Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award, celebrating New Zealand’s finest tertiary teachers, and this year is no exception. 

    Principal Lecturer at the Dunedin School of Art and artist Clive Humphreys was presented the Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching award this evening – as recognised by Ako Aotearoa, Otago Polytechnic, fellow colleagues, learners and the broader New Zealand art community.

    Mr Humphreys, who has taught at Otago Polytechnic since 1987, is one of 12 educators to be honoured and will take home $20,000 in recognition of his achievement. 

    “I feel honoured to receive this award,” says Mr Humphreys. “It recognises the effective learning culture at the Dunedin School of Art, and the potential for art education to respond to the needs of modern-day learners. It’s a privilege to be part of it.”

  • "Truly Exceptional" Art Teacher (August 12 2015)

    Congratulations to Principal Lecturer Clive Humphreys, at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic, who has won a national Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Excellence Award,  the citation terming him a ''truly exceptional'' teacher. The annual Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards aim to recognise and encourage excellence in tertiary education, at a national level. A key focus of the awards is to identify and reward teaching practices that are student-focused and committed to promoting effective learning.  Dunedin School of Art, Head of School, Professor Leoni Schmidt, was a also a recipient of an Ako Aotearoa Tertiary Excellence Award, the Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching, in 2011. Read more in the Otago Daily Times ...

  • Central team wins awards at Toque d'Or (August 5 2015)

    Otago Polytechnic Central Campus team wins two Silver medals and the Innovation Award at this year's Toque d'Or

    Read more...

  • Central Otago Young Viticulturist (August 5 2015)

    Otago Polytechnic Central Campus played host to this year's Bayer Central Otago Young Viticulturist of the Year competition. Read more...

  • Review Consultation in Architecture, Building and Engineering (ABE) (August 3 2015)

    We would like to inform students in the School of Architecture, Building and Engineering (ABE) that we have commenced consultation with staff about proposed changes in the school.  

    Despite the strong career opportunities for graduates in the sectors served by the school, this is not reflected in student demand for some of the programmes as currently offered, and demographic projections indicate this trend is unlikely to change.

    The Polytechnic therefore needs to make changes to ensure our programmes are both financially viable and meet the needs of future learners and the industries we support. 

    We are currently consulting on change proposals with staff across all programme and support areas in the school.  The consultation period finishes at the end of August. 

    Please be assured that no current programmes will be affected – you will be able to complete the programmes you have begun. Our focus is on considering different ways of delivering these programmes in the future that better matches the trends in the industry and needs of our students. 

    You will appreciate that this is a difficult time for staff in this area as we explore the necessary changes. We are grateful for your support and understanding at this time.

    If you have any questions about the change process, please email john.findlay@op.ac.nz

  • Graduate for Doris Lusk Residency (July 28 2015)

    Zehavit Darlington is the recipient of the 2015 Doris Lusk Residency - a new award organised between Dunedin School of Art and Risingholme Community College in Christchurch. In 2014 Risingholme Community Education Centre celebrated its 70th Anniversary and over these years  has enjoyed a vast array of prominent Community Educators, including Doris Holland nee Lusk, who tutored ceramics from the late 1940’s up until the late sixties. This residency will serve as part of Zehavit’s ongoing project for the year, to continue with making the figurative work from the series “Alice In Wonderland".


    (image: Zehavit Darlington, "Mad as A hatter'', coffee table, 2015.
    Hand dug and recycled sculptural clay, slip and glaze decorated)

  • Nohoakatoi Residency (July 28 2015)

    Ross Hemera will be taking up our reinstated Ngai Tahu residency on Fri 7th August until 11 September. A mihi will be held in the Dunedin School of Art Gallery at 8.30am. Ross will be staying on campus in the Art House and will be giving a public Seminar on Thursday, 13th August. Ross will have an exhibition in our Gallery in September.

     

    Ross Hemera was born at Kurow in 1950. He earned a Diploma of Fine and Applied Arts from Otago Polytechnic in 1972. Recently retired from his position as Professor of M¯aori Art and Design at the College of Creative Arts at Massey University in Wellington, Hemera's works are creative expressions of contemporary M¯aori pattern, design and imagery, and expand the tradition of Ng¯ai Tahu visual culture. Specifically, they reference the ancient imagery of Waitaha, Ng¯ati M¯amoe and Ng¯ai Tahu within the context of Taonga tuku iho, a process involving the transmission of knowledge within a spiritual framework. Known primarily for his mixed-media sculptures, he has undertaken significant public commissions; his work has been exhibited in major contemporary M¯aori art exhibitions, including the American tour of "Te Waka Toi: Contemporary M¯aori Art”, "M¯aori” at the British Museum in London (1988), "Te Puawai o Ngai Tahu” at the new Christchurch Art Gallery, "Kiwa-Pacific Connections” (2003) in Vancouver, Canada, and "Whenua-Born of the Land” (2004) in Wellington.

  • Timaru Nursing Information Evening (July 24 2015)

    3 SEPT, 5-6 PM, EDUCATION CENTRE, TIMARU HOSPITAL

    Thinking of a career in nursing? Come to the School of Nursing Information Evening at Timaru Hospital. Lecturers and staff will discuss the role and scope of practice for Registered and Enrolled Nurses, an overview of the programmes, entry criteria, application process and bridging course options for those who do not meet academic entry criteria.

    Presentations start at 5.00pm.

  • "More chill...in a really good way" (July 21 2015)

    International exchange student Kristina Brandeus Kirkkopelto ended up at Dunedin School of Art by picking a name from a list. She is just one of hundreds of international students at Otago Polytechnic.

    Kristina told Carla Green of the ODT, ''I didn't really know anything [about Otago],'' the Swedish exchange student said. 'It's much more chill in Dunedin ... in a really good way,'' she said. She had a closer relationship with her teachers here than in Sweden, and it was much easier to get help when she needed it, she said.

    And ''in terms of adventure sports, you can pretty much do anything here, and you don't have to go that far.'' But when she made the decision, she did not know any of that. ''I guess I should've done more research,'' she said cheerfully, ''but it's been working out really [well].'' Kristina hopes to extend her student visa and stay in Dunedin until December. Read more in the Otago Daily Times 

  • Short course Screen Print Workshop (July 21 2015)

    It was snowing in Dunedin in the semester break week but that didn't deter enthusiastic participants producing amazing work in the week long Screenprint Workshop held at the Print Studio at the Dunedin School of Art. Organised by the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in association with the current exhibition Private Utopia’ the workshop offered the opportunity to learn the skill of screen printing, using the facilities and tutors, Marion Wassenaar and Kiri Mitchell, from the Dunedin School of Art.

    Screenprinting in progress at Print Studio week long course, 2015
    For more see the Dunedin Print Lab blog...

  • Design graduate to star on Project Runway (July 15 2015)

    Otago Polytechnic graduate Duncan Chambers-Watson is to be a contestant in Series 14 of US hit series Project Runway. Duncan graduated from Otago Polytechnic in 2014 with a Bachelor of Design (Fashion), with distinction.

    The opportunities made available to Duncan through his studies at Otago Polytechnic means this will not be his first foray onto an international stage: he gained a scholarship to attend Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, and participated in Shanghai Fashion Week through Otago Polytechnic’s partnership with the Shanghai University of Engineering Science. Duncan was also recently invited to submit his portfolio for consideration by Vogue Italia New Talents.

    Duncan’s graduation collection featured at the 2015 iD Dunedin railway show, as well as in the exhibition A Darker Eden: Fashion from Dunedin, held in Auckland this year, a collaboration between Otago Polytechnic and the New Zealand Fashion Museum.

    Kiwis will be able to keep up with Duncan’s progress in the competition as Project Runway Series 14 will screen on SKY’s VIBE channel.

    Read the full story on Stuff 

  • 26 charities benefit from United Way (July 15 2015)

    Over $165,000 has been distributed to 26 Otago charities at Otago Polytechnic, as United Way announced the recipients of its 2015 grants. 

    The grants were awarded over a dinner ceremony at Technique Restaurant, which also acknowledged the efforts of Otago Polytechnic, which is among United Way’s largest contributor of funds in New Zealand, and is responsible for nearly half of the money being distributed at tonight’s event.

    Otago Polytechnic raises the money through its Charity House auction, where staff and students build a relocatable home during the Certificate of Carpentry (Level 4) programme. The project is supported by dozens of local businesses, supplying furnishings, electrical fittings and more.

    The home is auctioned, with the proceeds going to charities via United Way, as well as being directed into student opportunities through the Polytechnic’s Education Foundation. In total, Otago Polytechnic has contributed $580,000 to United Way over eight years.

  • Fairly big fun night (July 10 2015)

    On a cold wet winter Dunedin evening, 35 staff members gathered to have fun and be merry in the name of Fair Trade. The evening was hosted to reward and give recognition to the departments who have supported us in becoming Fair Trade accredited and to have some fun fair trade-related activities and kai.

    During the evening, we recognised people for the efforts they make towards the values and culture of Otago Polytechnic. Big thanks to everyone who changed their purchasing behaviour and encouraged others to do the same. Your actions make a difference! 

     

     

     

     

     

  • Interested in design? (July 2 2015)

    We are offering a range of short courses in the last week of the secondary school holidays (13-17 July, 2015) and applications are open now. Get an introduction to interiors and product design or learn about fashion design processes. Alternatively, enrol in one of the courses on offer during our Communication Design Winter Camp. Options include character design, digital illustration, green screen film and animlation. For more information, click here.

  • Sports Turf Golf Tournament (June 30 2015)

    16 AUG 2015, 12 NOON, CROMWELL GOLF CLUB

    Come and enjoy a day on the green at the beautiful Cromwell Golf Club, to help raise money for Otago Polytechnic Sports Turf Management students to attend an Education Tour. 

    Sports Turf Golf Tournament 

    Time: Tee-off 12 noon
    Entry fee: $25 per player or $100 per team of four. First 30 paid up teams accepted (with guarantee of a spot next year). 
    BBQ and refreshments provided, with excellent prizes! 

     

     

  • Olveston & Art School Student Project (June 29 2015)

    An exhibition of work produced by Dunedin Art School of Art Year 2 Photography and Electronic Arts Students was produced as part of the students' 3 week residency at Olveston in June 2015.

    Mechanical Archives presented new works by Kelsey Frost, Liam Hoffman, Emily Johnston, Harry McComish, Zoa Smalley and Benjamin Watkins. Students spent a week cataloguing pieces from Olveston's collection and then the next couple of weeks responding to the house and the environment. The Exhibition included works in sound, video, projections of 3d modeling and printed images and was held in The Drying Room at Olveston House.

  • "Forged": Artist's Talk and Exhibition (June 29 2015)

    Johanna Zellmer's touring exhibition "forged" explores issues of national identity and migration by ‘changing’ the status of iconic objects. In some works national commemorative coins are flattened into ‘coinscapes’ and in others coins are sawed, and passports constructed and reconstructed to create works which question assumptions about identity and markers of identity. The exhibition opens at the Forrester Gallery in Oamaru on Friday, 17th July, from 5.30pm.

    Johanna will give an Artist Talk: Tuesday, 1 September at 5.30pm
    Exhibition Dates: 17 July - 6 September, Forrester Gallery, Oamaru 

  • Students raise money for flood victims (June 29 2015)

    Otago Polytechnic cookery students have raised around $1000 for South Dunedin flood victims by hosting a market day. A choice of homemade pasta, pies, cakes and artisan bread was available, with all proceeds going directly to Presbyterian Support, to assist flood victims in South Dunedin. 

    Read the full story here 

  • Students learn about careers in health (June 29 2015)

    The next generation of potential doctors, nurses and health professionals have had a special insight into their chosen futures at the MidCentral District Health Board's Careers in Health Day at the Palmerston North Hospital's Education Centre. The event provided the opportunity for public and secondary school students to learn from workers in the health industry, including staff from Otago Polytechnic's School of Midwifery.  

    Schools throughout the MidCentral district attended, including Palmerston North Girls' High, Palmerston North Boys' High, Freyberg High, St Peter's College, Longburn Adventist College and Queen Elizabeth College.

    MidCentral's medical recruitment consultant Christine Wood said she was happy to see so many people showing an interest in health. "We've had an incredible amount of interest from the public, and this year's event has certainly attracted more people which is great to see," she said. "Health is an engaging and interesting career path, and one of the biggest employers in the district, so it's no surprise that it's attracting the attention of those looking for career ideas."

    This event follows on from several previous careers events this year including a MidCentral stand at Palmerston North's Sort It Expo in April, and visits to secondary schools in Dannevirke, Horowhenua and Feilding, with a planned visit to Otaki in July.                   

    Students from Palmerston North Girls' High School learn about women's health and midwifery careers at MidCentral District Health Board's annual careers in health day    
    Photo: David Unwin/ Fairfax NZ 
  • 1864 Mundy photographs revisited at Toitu (June 29 2015)

    Scenes of early Dunedin by Mr D. Mundy, photographer, of Princes street have been revisited by Dunedin School of Art senior students, of Photography: Maxwell Cole, Lara Colyer, Rory Allardice and Jade Sheppard, of Riego St, 2014. One hundred and fifty years after photographer Daniel Mundy took a series of photos around Dunedin, Dunedin School of Art students set out to remake the images set in modern Dunedin, as part of a community-based project assignment in collaboration with Toitu Museum.

    Daniel Mundy was one of the earliest photographers to work in New Zealand. He spent around nine years in New Zealand in the late nineteenth century making numerous expeditions to photograph the landscape, as well as historical events, dignitaries and Mäori. The 39 images have gone on display at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.

    Read the fully story here 

     

     

  • An adventure in Finland (June 16 2015)

    Otago Polytechnic student, Libby Sims (Communication Design), took up the opportunity to study abroad in Finland earlier this year. Watch this video
    (https://goo.gl/V2ldTY) to hear more about her awesome adventure and why you should do the same! For more information, visit www.op.ac.nz/exploremore

    Otago Polytechnic School of Design ‪#‎exploremoreOP‬

  • Tautai / Dunedin School of Art / Artist in Residence 2016 (June 11 2015)

    This is an opportunity for a Pacific Artist to be the inaugural Pacific Artist in Residence at the Dunedin School of Art for an eight week residency (11 April – 5 June 2016).
    Artists of any discipline will be considered. The Dunedin School of Art has world-class facilities to support printmaking, sculpture, painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, electronic arts, textiles, jewellery & metalsmithing.
    This is a great opportunity to take the time to research and make, with access to wonderful facilities including the Hocken Library, a library collection of national significance administered by the University of Otago.
    If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please email Tautai@tautai.org with a letter outlining your intention and interest and your CV by 5pm Monday 15 June. For more information about the residency please see the link on the Tautai website.

     

  • Alumni designs new 50 cent ANZAC coin (May 26 2015)

    The Reserve Bank has minted one million of a newly designed 50 cent coin commemorating the ANZAC centenary. The new 50 cent coin was designed by alumni Dave Burke and will be the first time that a New Zealand coloured circulating coin has been produced. The coin will be in circulation as legal tender and also available for collectors.

    New Zealand Post Group chief executive Brian Roche said NZ Post commissioned renowned New Zealand artist Dave Burke to design the coin. It is part of NZ Post’s wider five-year stamp and coin programme commemorating the centenary of WWI and honouring the role in the war of staff from the Post and Telegraph Department (a precursor of NZ Post).  “The coin features New Zealand and Australian soldiers standing back to back with their heads bowed in remembrance. The mangopare (hammerhead shark) pattern symbolises strength and determination, and the silver fern reflects New Zealand’s national identity.”

    Dave Burke has also designed other coins and stamps for NZ Post, including the 2013 Koru Gold Proof Coin and stamp issue commemorating 100 years of Maori Rugby. Other high profile designs by Dave include working with Adidas to design limited editions of Rugby jerseys including NZ Warriors 2015 Anzac Commemorative Jersey and Women's Anzac Commemorative Jersey and NZ Maori Rugby jersey. 

    Dave Burke is a graduate of the Dunedin School of Art and has over 20 years experience working in the field of art, design and advertising.

    For images of the 50 cent coin see the story at Stuff. For more information about the commemorative issue see NZ Post.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Nursing Information Evening (May 13 2015)

    11JUNE, 6.30-8.30PM, H BLOCK, LEVEL 6, ROOM H603

    Thinking of a career in nursing? Come to the Health Information evening at Otago Polytechnic. Lecturers and staff will discuss the role and scope of practice for Registered and Enrolled Nurses, an overview of the programmes, entry criteria, application process and bridging course options for those who do not meet academic entry criteria.

    Presentations start at 6.30pm.

     

  • Dunedin Careers Expo - Explore Nursing! (May 13 2015)

    3 JUNE, 9-3PM, EDGAR CTR, 116 PORTSMOUTH DR

    Thinking of studying Nursing? Come and visit us at the 2015 Dunedin Careers Expo and explore your future! Speak with lecturers and staff from the School of Nursing who will give you an insight into what your study path with us will be like. This is a valuable opportunity to clarify study and career goals and get information directly from your future colleagues. 

     

  • MoU signed with Nanjing Institute (May 12 2015)

    A Chinese delegation from Nanjing Institute of Technology has strengthened ties with Otago Polytechnic, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The partnership is likely to lead to more international collaboration between the two tertiary education providers. 

    Watch the news story here. 

  • Stonemasonry Programme (April 28 2015)

    Build yourself a career as a professional stonemason.

    Starting: 20 July 2015

    More details...

  • Lecturer wins wine award (April 23 2015)

    Central Campus lecturer Roger Gibson's Lowburn Ferry Pinot Noir 2013 won top spot in Cuisine magazine's latest tasting. Read more ... 

     

  • Coffee-making short course (October 20 2014)

    Next course starts 24 August2015

    Have a coffee machine and want to know the secrets to making café style coffee? This is the course for you! Have a fun day learning how to make great coffee then practice your new coffee-making skills for your family & friends.