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  • Charity House 2016 (November 16 2016)

    Otago Polytechnic’s charity house is open for viewing and ready for auction on Sunday 19th November.

    This is the tenth year for the event, which has made more than $820,000 for charity over the past decade.

    The house gives building students an opportunity to learn some necessary skills, and give to charity at the same time! 

    There are actually three houses up for auction: two 4-bedroom houses, and one 3-bedroom house.  All three were built by Otago Polytechnic building students under the tutelage of the lecturers.  They took 10 months to complete. 

    About 25 sponsors have helped out, some have even provided materials and labour at no cost. 

    The profits are given to United Way, which then distributes to Otago charities. 

    The houses are behind the Architecture, Building and Engineering School (L Block) – accessible off Parry Street.

    The final open home is on Thursday November 17th 5-5:30pm and the auction is Saturday 19th November at 12pm.

    Click here if you'd like to find out more about Building and Construction courses at Otago Polytechnic.

  • TRADEable Skills (November 14 2016)

    Come along and enjoy listening to our Automotive and Mechanical Engineering students as they showcase their end-of-year projects. Our tutors will host interactive demonstrations in welding, automotive, fabrication and machining, and our built-from-scratch grass karts will be on display! For those who enjoy getting their hands dirty – this is an event not to be missed!

    Wednesday 16 November, 11am – 2pm

    A Block, Otago Polytechnic
    St David Street, Dunedin

    Light lunch provided - RSVP >

  • Information Evening (November 28 2016)

    1 DEC, 7PM-8:30PM, L BLOCK, 100 ANZAC AVENUE, DUNEDIN

    This is the perfect opportunity to find out about our Horticulture programmes and the wide range of electives we are offering.

    The team of friendly staff from the School of Natural Resources will be there to answer any questions you may have, and to provide guidance on the electives that best suit your interests.

    You will have the opportunity to learn how to build a rock wall, create salad pots, visit our permaculture garden and Polygrow nursery and see the landscaping projects our students have undertaken.

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Please meet in the nursery area off Parry Street (look for the large greenhouse).

  • Exhibition: Mandy Joseph (Inside Out) (November 25 2016)

    Inside Out
    Mandy Joseph (MFA Exhibition)


    Exhibition dates: 28th November - 2nd December
    Exhibition Opening: Monday 28th November, 5.30 - 7.30PM
    Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 10AM-4PM
    Where: DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY, Riego St (off Albany St) Dunedin




     

  • Food glorious food! (November 15 2016)

    On Thursday, Otago Polytechnic’s two Food Design Honours students will present their end-of-year food experiences. Food, creativity, design, emotion … what more is there in life?

     

    Penelope Baldwin
    ‘Bad Medicine: Love Potion’ 

    An edible modern exploration of the foods of love throughout time and culture. A botanical infused multi-course gathering designed to nourish the senses and encourage joy. 

    Price: $45 
    Date: 7pm, Thursday 17 November 

    Tickets from: badmedicinenz@gmail.com

     

    Emily Jory
    A Sweet Encounter:

    Indulge yourself in an evening of desserts. Enjoy a 5 course multi-sensory dining experience and get to know chef Emily Jory through a delicious menu inspired by her 'first' memories and experiences.

    Price: $45
    Date: 8pm, Thursday 17 November 

    Tickets from: JORYE1@student.op.ac.nz

     

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  • ‘Bad Medicine: Love Potion (November 14 2016)

    An edible modern exploration of the foods of love throughout time and culture. A botanical infused multi-course gathering designed to nourish the senses and encourage joy. 

    Price: $45 
    Date: 7pm, Thursday 17 November 

    Tickets from: badmedicinenz@gmail.com

  • A Sweet Encounter (November 14 2016)

    Indulge yourself in an evening of desserts. Enjoy a 5 course multi-sensory dining experience and get to know chef Emily Jory through a delicious menu inspired by her 'first' memories and experiences.

    Price: $45
    Date: 8pm, Thursday 17 November 

    Tickets from: JORYE1@student.op.ac.nz

  • End of year EXHIBITION: SITE 2016 (November 9 2016)

    19 - 24 NOVEMBER 2016,  Dunedin School of Art, Riego Street (off Albany St)

    SITE 2016 EXHIBITION WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  

    WHEN:
    19 - 24 November
    Gallery Hours
    Saturday 10am - 4pm
    Monday to Thursday 12 – 4pm
    LATE NITE TUESDAY 12 - 8pm

    WHERE:
    Dunedin School of Art

     

  • Public Seminar - Cooke’s Endeavour in New Zealand (November 9 2016)

    THURS 10 NOV, 12.00-1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    Cooke’s Endeavour in New Zealand: an Ecocritical Exploration of the New Zealand - Paintings of Barrie Cooke.

    The artwork of Barrie Cooke (1931-2014) over a number of decades enables the observation of a growing concern over environmental issues. He was the first artist in Ireland to address ecological threat in his art.  Disillusioned by the destruction of the lake ecosystems of his locality, Cooke began to travel to locations he associated with paradisiacal purity, particularly to the South Island of New Zealand. This seminar adopts an ecocritical analytical approach in examining how his work reveals his dismayed reaction in response to emerging evidence of devastating pollution in his adopted paradise, and a growing concern for the implications for the future.

    Dr. Yvonne Scott is the Director of Trinity College Irish Art Research Centre in Dublin and the Program Director for the MPhil in Irish Art History at the same institution. She explores agendas in the representation of landscape, space and place, investigating landscape imagery in a variety of locations and periods. She engages with a range of disciplinary approaches to interpretation, from philosophy to cultural geography. She is currently also involved in the Royal Irish Academy Irish Art Project.

  • Public Seminar - How do Paintings Function? (November 1 2016)

    THURS  1 DEC, 12.00-1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    James Cousins’ practice pivots around questions of how a painting might function: how do we understand the status of an image? What systems guide our understanding? What processes could be used to disrupt these assumptions? Cousins’ recent works call into question the certainty of representational conventions and create a fresh encounter with what painting might be while provoking a heightened consciousness of the very act of looking.
     
    James Cousins graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland. His work has been included in many exhibitions in New Zealand and abroad. Recent exhibitions include Restless Idiom, a survey exhibition of Cousins' work, curated by Ioana Gordon-Smith and held at Te Uru, Waitakere Contemporary Gallery and Necessary Distraction, A Painting Show, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki, curated by Natasha Conland.

  • Public Seminar - How do Paintings Function? (November 1 2016)



    THURS  1 DEC, 12.00-1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    James Cousins’ practice pivots around questions of how a painting might function: how do we understand the status of an image? What systems guide our understanding? What processes could be used to disrupt these assumptions? Cousins’ recent works call into question the certainty of representational conventions and create a fresh encounter with what painting might be while provoking a heightened consciousness of the very act of looking.
     
    James Cousins graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland. His work has been included in many exhibitions in New Zealand and abroad. Recent exhibitions include Restless Idiom, a survey exhibition of Cousins' work, curated by Ioana Gordon-Smith and held at Te Uru, Waitakere Contemporary Gallery and Necessary Distraction, A Painting Show, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki, curated by Natasha Conland.

  • Public Lecture: Jessica Hemmings - Craft and Labour (November 1 2016)

    MON 21 NOV,2016 5.30pm, P125, Lighting Room, Dunedin School of Art, Riego St, Dunedin

    Making Meaning: Craft and Labour

    Familiar criticisms are easy to level against today’s culture of overproduction: low quality goods manufactured in unacceptable working conditions have driven down quality in favour of volume. Far harder to come by are clear solutions. Consumer apathy, the disparities of global economics and rapidly disappearing knowledge pose formidable barriers to change.

    But there are inspiring examples of designers and artists succeeding in their rejection of our present models of production. As the American artist Liza Lou recently explained, “The story and the way things are made is very important, it is part of the meaning… I don’t think you can separate the meaning from how things are made… if we do that, then what we do is negate labor, and the people that are part of a process.”

    This lecture considers practitioners such as Liza Lou, Studio Formafantasma, Meekyoung Shin, Theaster Gates and Hechizoo Studio - who each critique current models of production and investigate inspiring alternatives. Time, as the Swedish artist Emelie Röndahl explains, is often their greatest investment capital.

    Jessica Hemmings latest editorial and curatorial project, Cultural Threads, is a book about postcolonial thinking and contemporary textile practice (Bloomsbury: 2015) accompanied by a travelling exhibition Migrations. She is currently Professor of Visual Culture and Head of the School of Visual Culture at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin.

  • END OF YEAR NIGHTCLASS EXHIBITION (November 1 2016)

    FRI 4, NOV, 5.30PM, Dunedin School of Art Lecture Room, on the ground floor of the main Art School Building.


    You are warmly invited to celebrate another fabulous year of art nightclasses at our END OF YEAR NIGHTCLASS EXHIBITION.

     

    2017 NIGHTCLASS ENROLMENTS ARE NOW OPEN.

    Please go to www.op.ac.nz to enrol online. Term One starts on the week of February 20th.

    Image: Andrew Wicken, Silver.

  • Public Seminar – Field Notes: Rebecca Baumann (November 1 2016)

    THURS 3 NOV, 12.00-1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    Rebecca Baumann’s practice has largely been driven by a formal and conceptual exploration of materials, through which she has interrogated ideas around colour, light and time. During this seminar she will discuss her recent work, and the development of the project she is undertaking as visiting artist- in-residence at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

    Rebecca Baumann is an Australian artist whose work spans sculpture, installation and performance. She has exhibited internationally, with recent exhibitions including Set In Motion, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth; New Romance, MCA Sydney; and WA Focus: Rebecca Baumann, Art Gallery of Western Australia (all 2016). Her work is included in public and private collections internationally.

  • Hairdressing Information Evening (November 1 2016)

    HAIRDRESSING INFORMATION EVENING

     

    93 St Andrew Street (above Refined Rig)

    Wednesday, November 9

    5.30pm-6.30pm

    Express your creativity and make people feel and look great!

    Come along to our information evening and find out how you can study towards a career in hairdressing.

    You will be able to visit our onsite salon (where students enjoy working with real-life clients!), find out about our industry recognised qualifications and meet with our friendly team of staff.

    We also welcome hairdressing students who have studied at another provider to complete their second year with us.

     

  • Exhibition: w ā n a k a … learning in the dark (October 20 2016)

    OCT 25 - NOV 4, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN
    ‘w ā n a k a …  learning in the dark   p a I n t I n g s   &   s o u n d’, MOANA TIPA painter / researcher  & MARAHIA TE KAHIKA singer/song writer/composer.

    Opening: Tuesday October 25th, 5-7pm
    Exhibition Dates: October 25 - November
    Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm

    Artist Floor Talk: Wednesday October 26, 12.30pm

  • Public Seminar - Observing Matter in Art (October 17 2016)

    THURS 27 OCT, 12.00-1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    Greg Minissale is particularly interested in how relatively unformed matter, rough-hewn or unfinished, is awkwardly lodged in otherwise quite well-formed artworks or objects. The psychology involved in observing this kind of matter in art takes on extraordinary properties that require different levels of description.

    Dr. Gregory Minissale is Head of Art History at the University of Auckland. He is author of The Psychology of Contemporary Art (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

  • Public Seminar - Art Responses to the Current Refugee Crisis (October 17 2016)

    THURS 20 OCT, 12.00-1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    This seminar presents a range of  registers in which contemporary art and architecture are responding to the current world-wide refugee crisis. These registers range from ’fugitive actions’ to ‘emergency architectures’ to an ‘aesthetics of fragility’ and more. The seminar includes references to the current exhibition entitled “Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter” at MoMA in New York.     

    Dr. Leoni Schmidt is Head of the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic . She supervises candidates in the visual arts postgraduate programmes and leads academic quality in the School of Art. Her own research focuses on responses in contemporary art and architecture to issues of migration and – more recently – to the current refugee crisis in the world.

  • Public Seminar - Mònica Gaspar: The Challenges of Participation (October 11 2016)

    THURS 13 OCTOBER, 12.00 -1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    Concepts such as ‘social innovation, social media, social capital, social art or social design’ have become pervasive in the past years. In this seminar, The Challenges of Participation: Towardsman (Applied) Social Art and Design Practice, Mònica Gaspar discusses how craft and design have reacted to the so-called ‘social turn’ and which strategies have been developed when it comes to redefining a sense of collectivity.

    Mònica Gaspar is a curator, writer and lecturer based in Zürich (Switzerland). She focuses on contemporary craft and design as critical practices, and has also engaged in art jewellery, curating, writing and lecturing at several international conferences and institutions. Currently, she works at the Institute for Critical Theory at the Zurich University of the Arts.

  • Art and Future (September 28 2016)

    Exhibition Opening: Thurs 13 October,

    Exhibition Dates: 10 - 21 October, Open 10am - 4pm daily

    Symposium dates: 14-15 October 2016

    DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY
    Ground Floor, P Block, Riego Street (off Albany St), Dunedin 
    Find out more >

     

  • Excite 2016 (September 28 2016)
  • Public Seminar: Lisa Walker Contemporary Jeweller (September 20 2016)

    THURS 22 SEP, 12.00 -1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN


    Lisa Walker doesn't want to make pieces that are easily steered through our established channels; she wants people to be forced to work on new syllogisms, analogies and positions.
She makes responsive work, consciously active with influences from all walks of culture and life, positioning her practice around the history, future, and boundaries of jewellery.   Her talk, Lisa Walker: A Retrospective Look at Projects and Pieces from the Last 20 Years, will be a retrospective look at projects and pieces from the last 20 years, including the fifteen years she spent in Germany.

    Lisa Walker is an artist/jeweller/designer mostly working in the area of contemporary jewellery. She uses a large range of materials and techniques. Her work explores  accepted notions of beauty or stereo-types. Her pieces are often laced with references to contemporary jewellery of the last forty years, questioning and researching what jewellery means, and what it can be. She exhibits and is involved in projects with museums, galleries, and other venues around the world and is regularly invited to teach workshops and give lectures. After many years spent living in Munich, Germany, Walker is currently based in her city of birth Wellington, New Zealand.

  • School Holiday Programme: Imagining the Future (September 19 2016)

    What will your world look like in the year 2025? How about 2045? Will there be cool technology that does all the jobs people do now? Will you interact with the world through a virtual reality headset? What jobs will people do in the year 2045? How can you prepare yourselves for this future?

    Years 10 and 11 secondary school students are invited to a FREE ‘Imagining the Future’ day at Otago Polytechnic’s College of Enterprise and Development on Friday, October 7 - 9.45am to 3.30pm.

    Students will spend a fun day with Business and Information Technology staff and will imagine how work and play might look in the future. In a series of interactive workshops, students will explore how technology and business might interact to create new careers that require new skills. During the day, students will also have the opportunity to try out robotics, website development, programming and how Otago Polytechnic’s learning pathways can prepare them for the careers of the future.

    There are lots of great prizes to be won and students will enjoy working in small groups with a facilitator – lunch is also provided.

    “All students need to bring is a willingness to be creative and have fun” says Lesley Smith, Head of College.

    RSVP by October 5: lesley.smith@op.ac.nz 

  • Exhibition: Out of Office (September 12 2016)

    20-23 SEP, DUNEDIN SCHOOOL OF ART GALLERY, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    Out of Office   |   Dunedin School of Art Technicians: 

    Rob Cloughley

    Emily Davidson

    Tina Grubba

    Colin Howes

    Brendon Monson

    Jamie Oliphant

    Steev Peyroux

     

    EXHIBITION OPENING
    September 20, 2016   |  12pm - 1.30pm

    EXHIBITION DATES
    September 20 - 23, 2016

     

    GALLERY HOURS
    Tuesday to Friday  |   10am – 4pm

    See facebook event for more details https://www.facebook.com/events/334550040269530/

    (Image credit: Emily Davidson)

    Image: Emily Davidson

     

  • Public Seminar: On Hybridity - the Future of Jewellery (September 6 2016)

    THURS 15 SEP, 12.00 -1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    There is a certain obsession in contemporary discourses on jewellery towards establishing its identity as an art form with sharp contours and distinguishing it from other forms like painting, sculpture, photography, or elements of popular culture like fashion or designer jewellery. In the process the inherent hybridity of jewellery tends to be obscured. In this context I would like to discuss some basic features of the ‘jewellery talk’ of our day and introduce the category of hybridity as an instrument for a description of contemporary works and formulating a vision of what jewellery could become, if it would open up towards its transdisciplinary Other.

    Pravu Mazumdar studied physics in New Delhi and Munich and has a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Stuttgart, West Germany. He writes in German and English, and his books, which use themes like migration and consumerism to unfold a diagnosis of modernity, are closely connected to French Postmodernism, in particular the philosophy of Michel Foucault. His book on jewellery was published in 2015 under the title: Gold und Geist: Prolegomena zu einer Philosophie des Schmucks (“Gold and Mind: Prolegomena towards a Philosophy of Jewellery”).

  • The Blumhardt Foundation (September 6 2016)

    THURS 15 SEP, 4.00 PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    The Blumhardt Foundation, established by notable potter and educator Dame Doreen Blumhardt, is New Zealand's only charitable trust dedicated to supporting contemporary craft/object art. Trustees Kaye McKinlay & Philip Clarke outline the Foundation's exciting new five year programme of support for the New Zealand craft/object art sector which includes initiates that support both individual makers and enhance the sector that all makers operate within. All welcome.

    The inaugural winner of the award was Craig McIntosh, who graduated from the Dunedin School of art with an MFA.

    http://www.blumhardt.org.nz/the-recipients.html

  • Public Seminar: He Hekenga Ta Moko (September 5 2016)
    THURS 8 SEP, 12.00 -1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN
    He Hekenga Ta Moko
     
    From the beginning of my ta moko journey I have seen the rise and strengthening of this treasure for us; for Maori our depth of knowledge is strengthened on ta moko. I have established a ta mokomoko whanau, and together we have travelled the many marae of New Zealand to hold wananga, we have also attended global tattoo expos and conferences and highlighted the tradition of ta moko in these forums. I feel that it is important to get the understanding out to a wider audience so that ta moko is understood and treasured.
     
    Stu McDonald is the director of Moanamoko Creative Natives limited in Tauranga. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Maori and a graduate diploma in teaching from Waikato. He works in a whare kura which is a kaupapa Maori school and is currently running a rugby academy.
  • Public Seminar: On Hybridity - the Future of Jewellery (August 29 2016)

    THURS 15 SEP, 12.00 -1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    There is a certain obsession in contemporary discourses on jewellery towards establishing its identity as an art form with sharp contours and distinguishing it from other forms like painting, sculpture, photography, or elements of popular culture like fashion or designer jewellery. In the process the inherent hybridity of jewellery tends to be obscured. In this context I would like to discuss some basic features of the ‘jewellery talk’ of our day and introduce the category of hybridity as an instrument for a description of contemporary works and formulating a vision of what jewellery could become, if it would open up towards its transdisciplinary Other.

    Pravu Mazumdar studied physics in New Delhi and Munich and has a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Stuttgart, West Germany. He writes in German and English, and his books, which use themes like migration and consumerism to unfold a diagnosis of modernity, are closely connected to French Postmodernism, in particular the philosophy of Michel Foucault. His book on jewellery was published in 2015 under the title: Gold und Geist: Prolegomena zu einer Philosophie des Schmucks (“Gold and Mind: Prolegomena towards a Philosophy of Jewellery”).

     

  • School of Nursing: Timaru Information Evening (August 24 2016)

    Thursday 8 September, 5pm-6pm Education Centre - Timaru Hospital 

    Interested in a rewarding career in nursing?

    Come to our Timaru information evening and find which study option is best for you.

    Bachelor of Nursing – Timaru-based

    Our renowned programme aims to educate students to the highest professional standards in nursing and prepare them to be part of a healthcare team.

    Certificate in Health] (Level 4) – By distance

    This Certificate can act as a bridging option to help you meet the minimum academic criteria for application to the Bachelor of Nursing.

  • Public Seminar: Lost Object Ensemble by Jane Venis (August 18 2016)

    THURS 25 AUG, 12.00 -1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    This seminar expands on my recent paper The Lost Object Ensemble: Absurdities of the ‘multi-functional’ object presented recently at the International Conference for the Arts in Society at UCLA.  The Lost Object Ensemble is an installation currently showing in South Island galleries that is located in the tension between instrument design and contemporary art practice. In this project I overturn the concept of using ‘found materials’ by creating sculptural instruments from objects that appear to have lost their way. These instruments not only critique popular culture but reference the history of instrument making when in earlier times instruments were made from whatever materials were available.

    Jane Venis is a multi-media installation artist and musician who uses humour to engage her audience in work that reflects on the absurdities of contemporary society. She has an MFA from the Dunedin School of Art and a PhD in Fine Arts from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.

     

    Postgraduate Seminars, Thursday 25 August, 10.30 – 11.30am and 2-5.30pm, P152 (public session).
    Master of Fine Arts Seminars, MFA Candidates presenting.  Contact alex.kennedy@op.ac.nz for program detail.

  • Exhibition: Francine Keach, Home Remedies (August 15 2016)

    12 - 19 AUG,  DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    Francine Keach
    Home Remedies
    MFA Exhibition
    Dunedin School of Art Gallery

    Exhibition Dates: 12 - 19 August
    Exhibition Opening: Thursday 18 August
    Gallery Hours Monday to Friday 10am-4pm

    Multimedia artist Francine Keach investigates the politics that surround body conformity. Keach shares her experience of living and working in a culture that reinforces the glamour of the fashion model, celebrities and the retouched images seen in advertising.

  • Exhibition: Art and Space (August 11 2016)

    16 SEP - 2 OCT, HD SKINNER ANNEXE, OTAGO MUSEUM

    A collaboration with scientists from the University of Otago, Dunedin artists and the Dunedin School of Art in celebration of the opening of the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium at the Otago Museum.

    Artists include Heramaahina Eketone, Holly Aitchison, Charlotte Parallel, Emily Brain, Esther Ritter, Christine Keller, Ruth Napper, Sue Novell, Jesse-James Pickery, Jen Smith, Sarah McKay, Pam McKinlay, Aroha Novak, James Bellaney, Ben Watkins and Sally Shephard.

     

    Artist and Scientists Floor Talks at weekends. Please see Otago Museum Events page for schedule.

     

    The Big Picture, Pam McKinlay, 2016. (Image credit: photograph of nebulae and simulated gravitational waves, Pam McKinlay, 2016 and visible spectrum of Hydrogen, Jan Homann, 2009. CC_BY_SA

    Artists—graduates, staff and senior students of the Dunedin School of Art, as well as other artists associated with the School or living in the greater Dunedin area—over the last eight months have participated in the latest Science Series Art Project, entitled Art and Space, supported by the Dunedin School of Art, the University of Otago and the Otago Museum, following the very successful Art and Neuroscience, Art and Anatomy and Art and Light Projects in the previous three years.

    Artists have been working with research scientists from the University of Otago to develop visual material relating to concepts of space that stem from their creative exchange of ideas. ‘Space’ has been interpreted in a broad context, from the space left in the brain after cerebral damage to the gravitational waves of the cosmos. The resulting artworks will be exhibited in the H.D. Skinner Annexe of the Otago Museum from 16 September until 2 October 2016 and will range from paintings to sculpture, and from weaving to aural sensations.

    The Project is in support of The Perpetual Guardian Planetarium at the Otago Museum, which opened on 5 December 2015 and is the only 3D planetarium experience in the southern hemisphere.  

    The Project has been organised by Dr Ruth Napper, Dept. of Anatomy, University of Otago, and Peter Stupples, Dunedin School of Art. It is supported by Professor David Hutchinson, Director of the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, and Dr Ian Griffin, Director of the Otago Museum, as well as with funding from Creative New Zealand/DCC Creative Communities Scheme.

    For further details contact Peter Stupples or Ruth Napper: peter.stupples@op.ac.nz or ruth.napper@otago.ac.nz.

     

     

     
  • Collaborative Jewellery Project at Te Uru, AKL (August 11 2016)

    24 AUG - 30 SEP, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, 418 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi, Auckland 0604
    with live events on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th August 2016.

    CLINK Project is a contemporary jewellery collaborative that was established in 2014 jointly by Hungry Creek Art & Craft School and the Dunedin School of Art. CLINK plays with the experience of "disruption" or "intervention", often in the form of unannounced pop-up events in the centre of Auckland, such as jewellery making on the street or deploying clear plastic umbrellas as moving showcases. In 2016, CLINK #3 is working with the challenge of how to enact these driving forces within the context of the public gallery setting at Te Uru. The gallery’s window, changing room, stairwell landing and basement seating areas will become interconnected CLINK Project spaces from 24 August to 30 September, with live events on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th August 2016.

     

    This year’s CLINK Project intervenes with expectations of authorship. During this bustling week, jewellery pieces will be created collaboratively by the 16 group members, each taking turns in working on, extending and changing the pieces circulating among them. Objects generated will be unpredictable and driven by each maker's inherently different methodology. Making will unfold over two days in the traditional jewellery workshop/studio setting at Hungry Creek and then move into the public sphere at Te Uru on 24-25 August. The mode of making will change in response to the four different spaces to be occupied. The exact nature of public interaction will vary from space to space and will be revealed during the CLINK #3 collaborative brainstorming week. The manifestation of objects and interventions generated by the diverse makers during CLINK #3 will be accessible to the public until the end of September. 

    This year CLINK #3 crosses craft discipline boundaries and includes a textile artist for the first time. The collaborators are Kanisha Aldred, Sarah Beaumont, Antonia Boyle, Emily Brain, Tayla Edmunds, Rob Fear, Ildi Juhasz, Brogan Nutall, Andrew Last, Eileen Leahy, Catherine Randall, Meg Van Hale, Susan Videler, Ali Wallace, Michelle Wilkinson, Johanna Zellmer.

     

    CLINK Project is a collaborative jewellery initiative between the Dunedin School of Art and Hungry Creek Art& Craft School in Auckland; https://www.facebook.com/clinkproject.

     

    To see more about this collaborative initiative between NZ jewellery schools visit http://www.thescopes.org/ (art&design issues 9 + 11).

     

     

  • Public Seminar: Artists in the Anthropocene (August 8 2016)

    THURS 18 AUG, 12.00 -1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN
    Many contemporary artists and theorists have engaged with the idea that human impact on the planet's structure is significant enough to label a new geological era. This presentation looks at the development of the concept, artists who specifically address the subject and also artists whose works can be understood through the lens the term provides.     

             
    Bridie Lonie, Emeritus Member of Otago Polytechnic,Lecturer in Art History and Theory at the Dunedin School of Art, and PhD candidate at the Department of History and Art History, University of Otago.
    Postgraduate Seminars: Thursday 18 August, 10.30 – 11.30am and 2-5.30pm, P152 (public session).
    Master of Fine Arts Seminars, MFA Candidates presenting.  Contact alex.kennedy@op.ac.nz for program detail.

  • Public Seminar: Beyond linear film narratives (August 8 2016)
    THURS 11 AUG, 12.00 -1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN
    The Dirty Wizard
    New Zealand artist Steve Carr’s work navigates the broad possibilities of film beyond traditional linear narratives. His work resists the sensory detachment of spectatorship where, in our obsessively digital era, we consciously overlook or forgive the artifice of moving images. Join Steve in an intense, hyper-sensory exploration of his work that draw into focus the connection between our sense of time and space, and the complex relationships between materiality, magic, performance, and cinema.
     
    Steve Carr was born in New Zealand and completed a Masters in Fine Art at the University of Auckland. His work has been included in many major exhibitions, including Videos of New Zealand, a touring exhibition through New Zealand, Germany and Denmark in 2008; and Les Rencontres Internationale at the Centre Pompidou, Paris in 2011. He represented New Zealand at the 2006 Busan Biennale, South Korea, and he was also the recipient of a Headlands Center for the Arts Residency in San Francisco in 2013. In 2014 he featured in Where do I end and you begin at City Art Centre, Edinburgh for the Edinburgh Art Festival.
  • Take a Tour: Dunedin School of Art (August 2 2016)

    31 AUGUST, 10.30 AM, Dunedin School of Art Riego Street

    Take a tour through the Dunedin School of Art.
    Meet at the main entrance off Riego Street
    Please RSVP to mark.bolland@op.ac.nz

    (Rachel Allan - photo)

  • Public Seminar: Blue Oyster Approaching 20 years (July 26 2016)

    THURS 4 AUG, 12.00 -1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN
    Blue Oyster Director Chloe Geoghegan will give a seminar on the Blue Oyster's 17 years in Dunedin City. She will be discussing how the space has affected local artists, art school students, and other spaces in Aotearoa, as well as what's next for Blue Oyster as it approaches 20 years of operation in 2019.

    Chloe Geoghegan has been running Blue Oyster since early 2014 and in early 2017 will be handing the reigns over to a new Director that will see the gallery forward with the Blue Oyster Trust's strategic vision. Prior to moving to Dunedin, Chloe was based in Christchurch where she studied a BFA (Hons) and PG Dip in Curating at Ilam School of Fine Arts and co-founded and ran an artist run space for 2 years.

    Postgraduate Seminars --  Thursday 4 August, 2.30 -5.00pm (public session).
    Economies of Art  by Rebecca Hamid 2.30-3.30PM, Art & Money  by Leoni Schmidt 4-5PM

  • Public Seminar: Masques (July 25 2016)
    THURS 28 JULY, 12.00 -1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN
    Masques
    This seminar is in the form of a performance-lecture, exploring the historical co-dependence of art history, the format of the slide lecture and the apparatus of photography. It is argued that photography gave birth to the profession of art historical criticism and analysis, in allowing the historian to isolate, detail, compare and extract given works from their physical context.
     
    Blaine Western is an artist based in Berlin, Germany. He completed his MFA at Elam School of Fine Arts and a research residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie, The Netherlands. His work often takes the form of collaborations, intervention, film and photography, exploring how historical narratives and meaning are consolidated through architecture, materiality and language.
  • Exhibition: Art in Law XVI (July 14 2016)

    20 JULY – 11 NOV, LAW FACULTY, RICHARDSON BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO, DUNEDIN

    Rachel H. Allan | Daniel Bloxham | Steph Cossens | Jackie Milford
    Curated by Marion Wassenaar

    The age of the anthropocene could be considered a distress signal that is marked by increasingly destructive human activity on planet Earth. The artists in Art in Law XVI each share concerns for the plight of animals as a result of this human-centred action. A question may be ‘who is held captive’ through engaging with these works? Is it the viewer who seeks to come to terms with issues surrounding vulnerability, loss of habitat, extinction and the ethical conscience surrounding animal rights? Or is it the animals themselves, helpless and threatened by human intervention?

    Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 20 July 2016 | 5.30pm – 6.30pm | Faculty of Law Staff Common Room | 9th Floor | Richardson Building
    With a performance featuring the work of Steph Cossens.
    The works will be displayed at the Faculty of Law from 20 July – 11 November 2016.
    Please RSVP to lauren.hall@otago.ac.nz


    Image credit: Rachel H. Allan. From the series Valerie groomed the horses procured for the lion’s dinner. 2016.

  • Exhibition: Mark Bolland, Nice Background (July 7 2016)

    18-30 JULY, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY, P BLOCK, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    Exhibition:"Nice Background", new work by Mark Bolland.
    Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Ground Floor, P Block.
    Exhibition dates: 18-30 JULY
    Opening: 19 JULY, 5-7PM

    GALLERY HOURS
    Monday to Friday
    10am – 4pm

     

  • Public Seminars Term 4, 2016 (July 7 2016)

    THURSDAYS, JULY-SEP, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, Dunedin School of Art, Riego St, except where stated otherwise. Times are included with each event.

    School of Art at Otago Polytechnic Public Research Seminars, Studio Critiques and Postgraduate Workshops, Term Three, 2016
    The program is supported by FRED STAUB OPEN ART.

     

    The Challenges of Participation: Towards an (Applied) Social Art and Design Practice

    THURS 13 OCTOBER, 12.00 -1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    Concepts such as ‘social innovation, social media, social capital, social art or social design’ have become pervasive in the past years. In this seminar,  Mònica Gaspar discusses how craft and design have reacted to the so-called ‘social turn’ and which strategies have been developed when it comes to redefining a sense of collectivity.         

    Mònica Gaspar is a curator, writer and lecturer based in Zürich (Switzerland). She focuses on contemporary craft and design as critical practices, and has also engaged in art jewellery, curating, writing and lecturing at several international conferences and institutions. Currently, she works at the Institute for Critical Theory at the Zürich University of the Arts.

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    PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM - ART &  FUTURE: ENERGY, CLIMATE, CULTURES    

    14 - 15 OCTOBER, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN – see programme for times on each day

    Art has always had to do with identity — with kin and class, with gods and demons, and also with aspirations and fears for the future. Instead of leaving the future to fate, Post-Enlightenment Modernity has often cast science and technology as tools to craft a future, a future better than any past, conquering disease and deprivation. Yet the positive outlook of the 1960s has been shaken by an overabundance — of people, of goods, of waste, of environmental destruction. At this moment, when confidence is being eroded by despair as the utopian project is threatened by disaster, it may be an opportunity to assess interlocked themes, the conflicting knowledges and values that give rise to our current alarm and the part art might play in their elucidation and unravelment.

    Downlad Programme  or contact Peter.Stupples@op.ac.nz

    An exhibition will be running in association with the Art and Future event.

    Exhibition Dates : 10 - 21 October, Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Open 10am - 4pm daily

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    Insecurities: Responses in Contemporary Art and Architecture  to the Current Refugee Crisis

    THURS 20 OCT, 12.00-1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    This seminar presents a range of  registers in which contemporary art and architecture are responding to the current world-wide refugee crisis. These registers range from ’fugitive actions’ to ‘emergency architectures’ to an ‘aesthetics of fragility’ and more. The seminar includes references to the current exhibition entitled “Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter” at MoMA in New York.  

    Dr. Leoni Schmidt is Head of the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic . She supervises candidates in the visual arts postgraduate programmes and leads academic quality in the School of Art. Her own research focuses on responses in contemporary art and architecture to issues of migration and – more recently – to the current refugee crisis in the world. 

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    Observing Matter in Art

    THURS 27 OCT, 12.00-1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    Greg Minissale is particularly interested in how relatively unformed matter, rough-hewn or unfinished, is awkwardly lodged in otherwise quite well-formed artworks or objects. The psychology involved in observing this kind of matter in art takes on extraordinary properties that require different levels of description.

    Dr. Gregory Minissale is Head of Art History at the University of Auckland. He is author of The Psychology of Contemporary Art (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

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    Field Notes

    THURS 3 NOV, 12.00-1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    Rebecca Baumann’s practice has largely been driven by a formal and conceptual exploration of materials, through which she has interrogated ideas around colour, light and time. During this seminar she will discuss her recent work, and the development of the project she is undertaking as visiting artist- in-residence at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.

    Rebecca Baumann is an Australian artist whose work spans sculpture, installation and performance. She has exhibited internationally, with recent exhibitions including Set In Motion, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth; New Romance, MCA Sydney; and WA Focus: Rebecca Baumann, Art Gallery of Western Australia (all 2016). Her work is included in public and private collections internationally.

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    Cooke’s Endeavour in New Zealand: an Ecocritical Exploration of the New Zealand - Paintings of Barrie Cooke

    THURS 10 NOV, 12.00-1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    The artwork of Barrie Cooke (1931-2014) over a number of decades enables the observation of a growing concern over environmental issues. He was the first artist in Ireland to address ecological threat in his art.  Disillusioned by the destruction of the lake ecosystems of his locality, Cooke began to travel to locations he associated with paradisiacal purity, particularly to the South Island of New Zealand. This seminar adopts an ecocritical analytical approach in examining how his work reveals his dismayed reaction in response to emerging evidence of devastating pollution in his adopted paradise, and a growing concern for the implications for the future.

    Dr. Yvonne Scott is the Director of Trinity College Irish Art Research Centre in Dublin and the Program Director for the MPhil in Irish Art History at the same institution. She explores agendas in the representation of landscape, space and place, investigating landscape imagery in a variety of locations and periods. She engages with a range of disciplinary approaches to interpretation, from philosophy to cultural geography. She is currently also involved in the Royal Irish Academy Irish Art Project.

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    How do Paintings Function?

    THURS  1 DEC, 12.00-1.00PM, P152 LECTURE THEATRE, RIEGO ST, DUNEDIN

    James Cousins’ practice pivots around questions of how a painting might function: how do we understand the status of an image? What systems guide our understanding? What processes could be used to disrupt these assumptions? Cousins’ recent works call into question the certainty of representational conventions and create a fresh encounter with what painting might be while provoking a heightened consciousness of the very act of looking.

    James Cousins graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland. His work has been included in many exhibitions in New Zealand and abroad. Recent exhibitions include Restless Idiom, a survey exhibition of Cousins' work, curated by Ioana Gordon-Smith and held at Te Uru, Waitakere Contemporary Gallery and Necessary Distraction, A Painting Show, Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tāmaki, curated by Natasha Conland.

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    All listed events are open to the public – all welcome, no RSVP and no charge.

    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 during events (except water) and from sitting on tables, thank you.

    All enquiries to Head: Dunedin School of Art leoni.schmidt@op.ac.nz except where otherwise indicated.

  • Public Seminar: The Asia Pacific Triennial 2015-16 (July 6 2016)

    THURS 21 JULY, 12.00 -1.00PM, P152, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO ST

    The Asia Pacific Triennial is held in Brisbane, Australia and brings together the work of emerging and established artists from the region - encompassing a broad geographical swathe from India in the North to China in the East and New Zealand in the South. Victoria Bell's report considers aspects of the recent event and focuses on the work of selected artists. 

    Artist Victoria Bell¹s art-making is engaged with ideas about post-colonialism, cultural tourism, feminist criticality and identity construction, as well as the ethics of animal representation. Known for her soft sculpture works, her practice is founded upon a textile sensibility drawing upon both fine art and craft histories. Bell is also an arts educator and has taught at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic since 2007

  • Free Workshops and Open Day (June 29 2016)

    SATURDAY 30 JULY,10AM-3PM,  DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART

    The Dunedin School of Art Open day is an opportunity for anyone to visit our world class workshop facilities, to see what goes on, explore our studios and gain a sense of our creative community. Workshop activities and materials are free. There is no need to register, please come along any time during our open hours and join in on one or all of the workshop activities.  Tours of the Dunedin School of Art will also be available on request.

    Suitable for everyone, no prior experience needed. ALL WELCOME.
    Registration is NOT required
    Dunedin School of Art, Riego St (off Albany Street). Dunedin
    Saturday 30 July 2016. 10.00am – 3.00pm
    Enquiries phone: 0800 762 786 email: artadmin@op.ac.nz


    Studio Workshop Activities

    Ceramics. “Have a go on the wheel” with Rob Cloughley
    Tours of the Ceramic Studio, demos & some basic tuition on making with clay. Here is an opportunity to have a go making work on the pottery wheel. Also at 12 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 Hannah Joynt
    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 and Andrew Last
    Customise a ring or pendant using simple CAD software, 3D print the Jewellery and cast it in pewter using the Delft Clay technique.

    Painting. “Painting in Miniature” with Clive Humphreys, Anita De Soto, Graham Fletcher and Michael Morley.
    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 David Green and Alex Lovell-Smith
    Create a photographic drawing in the darkroom under 'the red light’.

    Printmaking. “Etching Workshop” with Marion Wassenaar
    Introduction to the intaglio process of dry point etching on clear plastic. This involves inking and printing works on paper through the etching press.

    Textiles. "Wet Felting" with Vivien Dwyer, Catherine Randall & Emily Brain
    Join our 'felting circle' and make a felt artwork to take home. Wet felting is the process of combining layers of wool roving and yarns into one piece of felt fabric. Tutors will demonstrate how pictures or patterns can be felted into the works. Come join in.

    Postgraduate Study Information Session 11.00am- 12.00noon 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.

    Thinking of applying to study at the Dunedin School of Art in 2017? Staff will be available to discuss application entry requirements for our art courses, assist with your portfolio preparation and your application. We are now offering provisional placements in our programs for 2017 if your work clearly meets our entry criteria. Bring along samples of your art work and discuss this option.

     

  • BYO Battery (June 27 2016)

    9 and 24 July, Blue Oyster Project and The Anteroom.

    A series of four DIY sound art events being run as BYO Battery by artist Charlotte Parallel.
    Check out events on The Anteroom facebook page.

    Bruce Munro from the Otago Daily Times talked to Charlotte Parallel and William Henry Meung about the workshop held last weekend.

     

     

  • Art and Science: Lightning - at Science Festival (June 27 2016)

    9 and 10 JULY, second floor ST DAVID'S LECTURE THEATRE, OTAGO UNIVERSITY

    Embodied Earth (II) - an Art and Science collaboration by Steven Mills (Computer Science, University of Otago)  and David Green (Photography and Electronic Arts, Dunedin School of Art).
    Pop-up exhibition in association with the NZ Science Festival.
    Second floor of St.David’s Lecture Theatre.

  • Public Seminar: Moral Panic in Yogyakarta (June 9 2016)

    THURS 16 JUNE, P152, 12:00PM, Dunedin School of Art, Riego St

    Yogyakarta, Indonesia has earned an international reputation for its thriving arts community and the distinctive, idiosyncratic works they produce. Historically, artists in this city have always played an important role in articulating the desires of the people, and fighting for social change. Today, the reputation of the arts community brings a steady stream of international curators, cultural exchange programs and significant project funding opportunities to the city. Krack! studio has in many ways benefitted from these opportunities.  In recent years, conservative religious groups have been steadily growing in Yogyakarta, and in recent months there have been a number of highly publicized clashes between the ‘religious right’ and the ‘liberal’ community (which includes NGOs, activists and the arts community).  The focus of my masters research has been to examine the impact of cultural exchange programs in Yogyakarta. These programs are largely funded from the foreign aid budgets of western nations with interests in the region. As the polarization of the community between western liberalism and conservative Islam continues to grow, we need to ask ourselves the question; given the large investment being made in cultural exchange programs; why are they failing?

    Malcolm Smith is an Australian artist and art manager based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He is one of the founders of Krack!, a print studio and gallery that focuses on critically engaged, technically innovative, contemporary Indonesian printmaking. Established in 2013, Krack! has worked collaboratively with over 100 local artists to produce works that have been exhibited nationally and internationally.  He is currently writing his Masters thesis at Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta.  Before moving to Indonesia Malcolm managed exhibition programs in well regarded, publicly funded contemporary art spaces around Australia, including the Australian Centre for Photography, Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design, and 24HR Art, the Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art (now NCCA).

     

    www.invisibleman.net.au

    www.krackstudio.com

  • Exhibition: Suzanne Emslie at Glenfalloch (June 7 2016)

    4 - 26 JUNE, Glenfalloch Gardens, 430 Portobello Rd, MacAndrew Bay

    In the Strawberry Patch
    ceramic works created by Suzanne Emslie
    OPENING this Sunday 12 June 1-3PM

    Read more about Suzanne's work in the Otago Daily Times...

  • Dunedin Careers Expo (May 26 2016)

    2 JUNE, 9-3PM, FORBURY PARK RACEWAY, DUNEDIN

    Thinking of studying Nursing? Come and visit us at the 2016 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. 

     

  • AKL - Flexible Study Opportunities (May 26 2016)

    The Dunedin School of Art in conjunction with Hungry Creek is now offering staircasing opportunities for study.

    Students who complete the Diploma in Art and Craft or the Diploma in Jewellery at Hungry Creek will have the opportunity to apply to be admitted into the third year courses of the Bachelor of Visual Arts programme. There is also provision for students who complete the Advanced Diploma in Art and Craft (Level 7) at Hungry Creek to apply to Postgraduate programmes. These programmes are offered by the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic and partly overseen in Auckland at the Hungry Creek studios with the support of selected Hungry Creek staff.

    Further low residency options with flexible supervision are also available nationally for Dunedin School of Art Master of Visual Arts and Master of Fine Arts programmes across the following eight disciplines: Ceramics, Electronic Arts, Jewellery & Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture and Textiles.


     

     

     

     

  • Exhibition: Claudia Jowitt (May 24 2016)

    7 - 24 JUNE, Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego St, Dunedin

    "Ceva" by Claudia Jowitt | Tautai Artist in Residence

    EXHIBITION OPENING | Friday June 3rd, 2016, 5pm – 7pm
    EXHIBITION DATES | June 7th - 24th, 2016
    GALLERY HOURS | Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm


  • Exhibition: David Green - Subluxation (April 9 2016)

    5-8 APRIL, Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego St, Dunedin

    Subluxation: Finding Joy in the Privilege of Leisure

    New Works by David Green

    Closing event with Live Music April 8th at 5PM

  • Health Information Evening (May 18 2016)

    THURS 9 JUNE, 6.30-8.30PM, THE HUB (GROUND FLOOR, 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)
    • Certificate in Health (Level 4) – Bridging option

     

    Topics include:

    > Role and scope of practice for nurses, midwives, occupational therapists, community health and social services practitioners, career practitioners and health and physical activity advisors

    > Overview of education programmes for these professions

    > Entry criteria and expectations of students

    > Application and selection processes

    > Bridging course options for those without academic entry criteria.

     

    Presentations start at 6.30pm.

     

  • Artist Floor Talk, Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore (May 17 2016)

    WED 1 JUNE, 2.30PM, Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore

    Eastern Southland Gallery invites you to attend a floor talk by Te Papa Senior Art Curator Sarah Farrar and Dunedin Artist Johanna Zellmer. Free admission.

  • Learn basic sign language on campus (May 16 2016)

    TUESDAY 24 and 31 MAY, 12.00PM-1.00PM, H601 

    Open to staff and students who are keen to learn some basic sign language – New Zealand’s third official language!

    Contact Barbara Fogarty to register as places are limited. 03 471 6878

  • Public Seminar: Max Bellamy - Nevada Residency (May 13 2016)

    THURS 9 JUNE, 12.00 -1.00PM, P152, Dunedin School of Art, Riego St

     

    MAX BELLAMYThe Contrarian – Reflections on Recent Outcomes and 10 Years of Arts Practice.

    In October 2015 Max Bellamy spent two weeks isolated alone in the remote Nevada desert on a Montello Foundation Residency Programme. This presentation will share some of the work he created there and will be a chance to reflect on how this time offered new perspectives on his practice at large.

    Max Bellamy is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker. Since graduating from the Electronic Arts Studio of the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic in 2008 his work has featured in galleries and cinemas around NZ and internationally. His practice taps into social fantasies around (dis)location, expectation and paradox.

    (image Max Bellamy, White Line Fever)

     

    Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic Public Research Seminars Term Two, 2016.

    All events are held at 19 Riego Street Dunedin, Lecture Theatre P152, except where stated otherwise. Times are included with each event.

    Note: All listed events are open to the public (except those designated “closed sessions”) – all welcome, no RSVP and no charge. The program is supported by FRED STAUB OPEN ART.

    Note: All Thursday seminars are scheduled for 12-1pm – this is a change from previous years and is made to accommodate colleagues and students from the University of Otago and from the School of Design and the Food Institute at Otago Polytechnic.

    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 during events (except water) and from sitting on tables, thank you.

    All enquiries to Head: Dunedin School of Art leoni.schmidt@op.ac.nz except where otherwise indicated.

  • Public Seminar: Theo Schoon: Caveman and Commercial Artist (May 13 2016)

    THURS 2 JUNE, 12.00 -1.00PM, P152, Dunedin School of Art, Riego St

    WARREN FEENEYTheo Schoon:  Caveman and Commercial Artist.

    There are few certainties about Māori rock art drawing.  Yet the mainstreaming of the iconography of such images into European philosophy and New Zealand culture by Dutch artist and immigrant, Theo Schoon in 1948 represents a significant historical moment. Māori rock art suddenly became all things to all people – except for Māori.  Schoon’s record of cave drawings were formative for an emerging New Zealand modernism and became highly visible in post-war popular culture; its tea-towels and souvenirs. Theo Schoon:  Caveman and Commercial Artist considers a divided conversation between two distinct cultures.

    Dr. Warren Feeney has written on the visual arts for more than 25 years. He completed his PhD at the University of Otago in 2009 and currently contributes to The Press, The Listener and eyecontactsite.com.  He is also Adjunct Fellow in the School of Humanities at the University of Canterbury.

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    Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic Public Research Seminars Term Two, 2016.

    All events are held at 19 Riego Street Dunedin, Lecture Theatre P152, except where stated otherwise. Times are included with each event.

    Note: All listed events are open to the public (except those designated “closed sessions”) – all welcome, no RSVP and no charge. The program is supported by FRED STAUB OPEN ART.

    Note: All Thursday seminars are scheduled for 12-1pm – this is a change from previous years and is made to accommodate colleagues and students from the University of Otago and from the School of Design and the Food Institute at Otago Polytechnic.

    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 during events (except water) and from sitting on tables, thank you.

    All enquiries to Head: Dunedin School of Art leoni.schmidt@op.ac.nz except where otherwise indicated.

  • Public Seminar: Piero della Francesca - Painting Heaven In Earth. (May 13 2016)

    THURS 26 MAY, 12.00 -1.00PM, P152, Dunedin School of Art, Riego St

    ANNA PETERSENPiero della Francesca: Painting Heaven In Earth.

    This seminar presents a personal story about how the work of the 15th- Century Italian artist, Piero della Francesca, has influenced the life of the speaker. As such, the talk will offer a rather different perspective on this well-known master, whose small number of surviving paintings has been the subject of many books.

    Anna Petersen is a lover of Piero della Francesca's art She has spent her last two annual holidays in Italy on the Piero della Francesca trail.  Anna works as a musician and curator of historic photographs at the Hocken Library, University of Otago, in Dunedin.

    (image: Ducal Palace, Urbino)

     

    Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic Public Research Seminars Term Two, 2016.

    All events are held at 19 Riego Street Dunedin, Lecture Theatre P152, except where stated otherwise. Times are included with each event.

    Note: All listed events are open to the public (except those designated “closed sessions”) – all welcome, no RSVP and no charge. The program is supported by FRED STAUB OPEN ART.

    Note: All Thursday seminars are scheduled for 12-1pm – this is a change from previous years and is made to accommodate colleagues and students from the University of Otago and from the School of Design and the Food Institute at Otago Polytechnic.

    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 during events (except water) and from sitting on tables, thank you.

    All enquiries to Head: Dunedin School of Art leoni.schmidt@op.ac.nz except where otherwise indicated.

  • Public Seminar: Claudia Jowitt - Tautai Trust / Dunedin School of Art 2016 Artist-in-Residence (May 13 2016)

    THURS 19 MAY, 12.00-1.00PM, P152, Dunedin School of Art, Riego St

    CLAUDIA JOWITTProcess Painting/Painting Process.

    Claudia Jowitt will discuss the development of both her painting practice and the project she is undertaking as the artist-in- residence at the Dunedin School of Art.  She will also talk about navigating an art scene both in and out of the institution and the practicalities of developing a sustainable practice outside of art school.

    Claudia Jowitt is currently in Dunedin as the Tautai Trust / Dunedin School of Art 2016 Artist-in-Residence. She completed a Masters in Fine Art at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, graduating in 2015 and has a Bachelor of Art & Design (Hons) and Bachelor of Visual Arts from AUT. In 2008, Jowitt was selected for an international exchange program and accepted into the School of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her work has featured in a number of exhibitions in Aotearoa and internationally.  Jowitt’s work is housed in both public and private collections.

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    Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic Public Research Seminars Term Two, 2016.

    All events are held at 19 Riego Street Dunedin, Lecture Theatre P152, except where stated otherwise. Times are included with each event.

    Note: All listed events are open to the public (except those designated “closed sessions”) – all welcome, no RSVP and no charge. The program is supported by FRED STAUB OPEN ART.

    Note: All Thursday seminars are scheduled for 12-1pm – this is a change from previous years and is made to accommodate colleagues and students from the University of Otago and from the School of Design and the Food Institute at Otago Polytechnic.

    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 during events (except water) and from sitting on tables, thank you.

    All enquiries to Head: Dunedin School of Art leoni.schmidt@op.ac.nz except where otherwise indicated.

     

  • Free screening of award-winning doco (May 10 2016)

    WED 11th MAY, 5.30PM, UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO COMMON ROOM

     

    A life-changing encounter between actor Hugh Jackman and an impoverished Ethiopian coffee farmer is the subject of an award-winning documentary screening for free in Dunedin this week, in acknowledgement of Fair Trade Week.

    Dukale’s Dream illustrates how something as simple as the choice of your morning coffee impacts on someone else’s life.

    It will be screened at the University of Otago Common Room on Wednesday 11 May at 5.30pm. Fair trade hot drinks and popcorn will be provided to the audience, and a short panel discussion will follow the screening.

    The Dunedin screening is the result of a joint partnership between Otago Polytechnic, University of Otago, OUSA and Trade Aid Dunedin.

    “We are all fair trade organisations working together to raise awareness of the poverty-alleviating impact fair trade can have,” says Jen Rodgers, Otago Polytechnic’s Sustainable Practice Advisor.

    www.dukalesdream.com

     

     

  • Public Seminar: Clive Humphreys: A makers guide (May 9 2016)

    THURS 12 MAY, 12:00-1:00PM, P152, Dunedin School of Art, Riego St

    Map - Tracking the Constant and Contradictory: A makers guide, revised in retrospect, to work made in the last ten years.

    Clive Humphreys is a Principal Lecturer in the School of Art and teaches Textiles. He has been supervising postgraduate projects since 1998 and has also chaired and examined postgraduate examinations. His research expertise lie in drawing, painting and textiles and his recent research has consistently developed around the potentials and problems of pictorial composition and its various strategies for engagement of the viewer.

    Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic Public Research Seminars Term Two, 2016.

    All events are held at 19 Riego Street Dunedin, Lecture Theatre P152, except where stated otherwise. Times are included with each event.

    Note: All listed events are open to the public (except those designated “closed sessions”) – all welcome, no RSVP and no charge. The program is supported by FRED STAUB OPEN ART.

    Note: All Thursday seminars are scheduled for 12-1pm – this is a change from previous years and is made to accommodate colleagues and students from the University of Otago and from the School of Design and the Food Institute at Otago Polytechnic.

    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 during events (except water) and from sitting on tables, thank you.

    All enquiries to Head: Dunedin School of Art leoni.schmidt@op.ac.nz except where otherwise indicated.

  • Exhibition: WONTED (May 3 2016)

    2-6 MAY

    WONTED/DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART: wonted.academy

    VICTORIA WALLACE/ MON 2ND MAY - FRI 6TH MAY/ DSA GALLERY/ 10AM - 4PM DAILY {LIVE WORKS (1 HOUR DURATION) TUE/WED 11AM & 3PM, THU 11AM}. THE BLUE ROOM/ TUE-FRI 11AM - 4PM. OFFSITE WORKS/ MON-THU/ REFER BELOW.

    WE HAVE A SAYING/ MON 2ND MAY - FRI 6TH MAY/ DSA GALLERY & OFFSITE LOCATIONS/ REFER BELOW.

    THE YELLOW MEN/ MON 2ND MAY - FRI 6TH MAY/ SCULPTURE DEPARTMENT, N BLOCK/ MON-FRI 9-10:30AM, 10:45AM-12:30PM, 1-3PM & 3:15-5PM/ DSA GALLERY/ MON-FRI 10:30-10:45AM, 12:30-1PM & 3-3:15PM.

    ADRIAN HALL (AND SPECIAL GUEST MOTOKO KIKKAWA)/ BANZAI/ THU 5TH MAY & FRI 6TH MAY/

    DSA GALLERY/ THURSDAY 4:30 - 7PM/ FRIDAY (WITH SPECIAL GUEST) 3:30 - 5:30PM.

    {Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Ground floor, P block}
    {Sculpture department, N block}
    {The Blue Room, Ground Floor Bathrooms, last on the right, P block}

     

    PLEASE ALSO JOIN US FOR A CLOSING EVENT AT THE DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY

    ON FRIDAY THE 6TH OF MAY FROM 5-7PM.

     

    OFFSITE INFORMATION: wanton.academy

    CHAPEL APRTMENTS, VIEW STREET, DUNEDIN/ SCENIC CIRCLE HOTEL, PRINCES STREET, DUNEDIN

     

    WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING BOOKINGS FOR OUR WONTED OFFSITE LOCATION:

    SCENIC CIRCLE HOTEL, PRINCES STREET, DUNEDIN.

    LIMITED APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE: TUES 3RD OF MAY & WED 4TH OF MAY BETWEEN 4 AND 8:30PM.

    APPOINTMENTS ARE FOR A MAXIMUM OF 2 GUESTS. INDIVIDUALS ATTENDING ALONE MAY SPECIFY WHETHER THEY WOULD BE WILLING TO SHARE THEIR TIME-SLOT WITH ANOTHER GUEST IF WE HAVEMORE THAN ONE INTERESTED PARTY IN THE TIME REQUESTED.

    APPOINTMENTS ARE EACH 30 MINUTES IN DURATION SO WILL BE ON THE HOUR AND HALF HOUR BETWEEN THE ABOVE TIMES INCLUDING 8:30-9PM.

    TO REGISTER INTEREST PLEASE EMAIL YOUR NAME TO FAMEINOATS@GMAIL.COM, SUBJECT: SCENIC. (ALMOST AT CAPACITY)

    ON RECEIPT OF YOUR EMAIL YOU WILL BE SENT A BOOKING FORM TO COMPLETE AND RETURN.

    BOOKING AND OPEN HOME TIMES FOR OUR SECOND OFFSITE LOCATION:

    CHAPEL APARTMENTS, VIEW STREET, DUNEDIN.

    (CHAPEL APARTMENTS CNR MORAY PLACE AND VIEW STREET, ENTRANCE VIA VIEW STREET. DOOR WILL BE OPEN AND THERE WILL BE A SMALL SIGN OUTSIDE DURING OPENING HOURS)

    OPEN HOME HOURS/ MON 2ND 5-7PM/ TUE 3RD & WED 4TH 9AM-5PM/ THU 5TH 10AM-3PM & 7-10PM.

    IN THE EVENT YOU ARE UNABLE TO LOCATE THE APARTMENT OR WOULD LIKE TO ARRANGE A BOOKING OUTSIDE OF THESE HOURS PLEASE CALL/TEXT 02108494111 OR EMAIL FAMEINOATS@GMAIL.COM, SUBJECT: CHAPEL, AND WE WILL ATTEMPT TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR REQUEST.

  • Public Seminar: Wine Experience Architectures (May 2 2016)

    THURS 5 MAY,  12.00 -1.00PM, P152, DUNEDIN SCHOOL OF ART, RIEGO ST

    Performativity of Space and Place – a Case Study of Wine Experience Architectures by TOBIAS DANIELMEIER

    Technological innovations and increased public interest in wine led to novel approaches in the design of these purpose-built facilities that used to be deeply connected to land and people. The seminar will analyze a set of case studies and reflect on how a designed narration of place and space can be strategically used as a tool for the generation and projection of identity.

    Tobias Danielmeier is Principal Lecturer and Academic Leader of Otago Polytechnic’s Interiors programme. Many of his architectural designs have gained international and national architecture awards.. He is currently completing a PhD entitled ‘The Art, Business and Science of Contemporary Winery Architecture’.

  • SOUTHERN LIGHTS SALON CULINAIRE - 21 MAY 2016 (April 11 2016)

    Watch the action as Hospitality students from the region compete in the 2016 Southern Lights Regional Salon Culinaire cookery competition. 

    Central Campus, Cromwell. 21 May 2016 from 8.30am for live action. Static displays on view from midday.

  • PINK RIBBON BREAKFAST (April 11 2016)

    4 May 2016 from 7.30am.   
    Molyneux Restaurant, Central Campus. 

    Book your tickets now - 0800 765 9276
    $20 per person

  • Exhibition: Art in Law XV - Ocular Itinerary (April 6 2016)

    31 MAR – 17 JUN 2016, Law Faculty, Richardson Building, University of Otago.

    Curated by Marion Wassenaar
    Artists | Hannah Joynt, Sue Pearce and Greg Thomas.
    Art in Law XV
    Ocular Itinerary

     

  • School Holiday Workshops for Students (April 5 2016)

    18-19 April, Dunedin School of Art, P and N Blocks, Riego St, Dunedin

    Workshops @ Dunedin School of Art In conjunction with Top Art we are pleased to be able to offer a series of workshops during the School Holidays - on the 18th and 19th April 2016.

    There is a charge of $20 per workshop or $30 for two workshops per person to cover cost of basic materials, or no charge where indicated. No previous experience is needed. All tools and basic materials are provided. We suggest you wear clothes that can get a little dirty and/or bring an apron. You must wear closed footwear. A map will be available at the main entrance to indicate directions for classes.

    Class size is limited except where indicated so early booking is recommended. Payment can be made at the art school office before the workshop or to the class tutor on the day.

    To book your place please contact us with your name, address, phone and email: artadmin@op.ac.nz You also are welcome to arrange a tour of the Art School or talk to staff about study options and portfolio preparation.

    Monday 18th April 2016

    Textiles:  (class size 8) 10am -3pm and Tuesday 9am -12pm (optional) Screenprinting for post production of art, fashion or interior design use. Please bring approx. 2 metres pre-washed natural fibre fabrics in light colours (e.g calico) to print on, 2 A4 b/w images (pattern, drawing or photographic) and 1 roll of masking tape.

    Photography: (class size 12) 10am – 3pm

    Explorie the fundamentals of darkroom photography, where light and silver meet to make images.

    Painting: (class size 12) 10am – 3pm

    am session: Colour mixing and creating experimental backgrounds in preparation for the afternoon. pm session: Working from a life model with brushes and alternative tools, making use of backgrounds created in the morning.

    Jewellery: (class size 10) 10am – 3pm 3D Printed Jewellery

    Customize a ring or pendant using simple CAD software, 3D print the jewellery & cast it in pewter using the Delft Clay technique

    Art talk: 12.30 – 1pm The Head of School presents her perspective and highlights from Top Art. No charge

    Tuesday 19th April 2016

    Textiles:  (class Size 8) 9am -12pm Screenprinting for textiles (cont’d from Monday)

    Print: (class size 12) 10am - 3pm

    Screenprint your own T-shirt and poster. BYO T-shirt & your single colour A4 design.

    Ceramics/Sculpture: (class size 15) 10am – 3pm

    Explore the clay construction processes of coil and slab, making pots and figurative work, as well as trying out some glazing and firing processes.

    Life drawing: (class size 12) 1-3pm

    You will be working with charcoal developing tonal techniques

    Postgraduate study: 11-11.30am

    Presentation of postgraduate options for high school teachers at the DSA. No charge

    Art talk: 12.30 – 1pm The Head of School presents her perspective and highlights from Top Art. No charge

     

    Please notify of cancellation as there may be a waiting list. Non-attendance may be charged.

     

  • Public Seminar: Notes from the Blacktop: Number 8 Collective (April 5 2016)

    THURS 7 APRIL, 12.00-1.00PM,  P152, Dunedin School of Art, Riego St, Dunedin

    Number 8 Collective have been collaborating for a decade in New Zealand and overseas. The seminar will present an overview of their practice and arts-based community projects in Vanuatu, Colombia, China and the USA.

    Ana Terry and Don Hunter are two Dunedin School of Art MFA alumni who work in the cultural and arts sector in local government, tertiary and community sectors as coordinators, mentors and educators.

  • Public Exhibition: Wonted (April 4 2016)

    2 - 6 MAY, Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego Street, Dunedin

    W O N T E D . A C A DE M Y

    Victoria Wallace, The Yellow Men & Adrian Hall

  • Exhibition: TOP ART (April 4 2016)

    11-21 APRIL, Dunedin School of Art Gallery, Riego Street, Dunedin

    Top Art is an annual touring exhibition featuring a selection of the NCEA Level 3 portfolios that achieved Excellence in Visual Art in the previous year. Five streams are covered: design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

    The Dunedin School of Art invites high school students to participate in workshops on the 18th & 19th April. Please email the school for details.

    Please contact: artadmin@op.ac.nz to book a workshop, arrange a tour of the Art School or talk to staff about portfolio preparation.

     

  • Public Seminar : Art, Climate Change, Antarctica (April 4 2016)

    TUES 12 APRIL, 11AM-12 noon, P152, Dunedin School of Art, Riego St, Dunedin

    Public Seminar : Art, Climate Change, Antarctica

    Gabby O’Connor is a process based installation artist, interdisciplinary researcher, science communicator and educator. O’Connor produces large-scale site-specific works, drawings, painting, photographic works and video; transforming everyday materials into beautiful and complex artworks that communicate sophisticated ideas. She often works collaboratively: from cutting-edge scientists to community groups with her work existing as installations in their own right, and also acting as a bridge between art and science.

    O’Connor has a large scale solo exhibition opening June 19 - Sept 20 at Pataka Museum+Art in Wellington and will be returning to Antarctica to continue her research on sea-ice platelets in October 2016. In 2017 she will continue her ongoing collaborations with Niwa oceanographer Dr Craig Stevens culminating in a large scale outdoor installation for TEMP. TEMP is a series of public art science experiences contributing to the conversation about climate change anchored at two hubs – the Corban Estate Art Centre and Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery. She lives and works in Wellington.