Art at night - City Gallery Crawl 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...
Alumni designs new 50 cent ANZAC coin
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...
Public Seminar: Perpetuating Postmodernism 13 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...
Short course Screen Print Workshop
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...
Top Art: NZQA Exemplars Exhibition 17-21 AUG, DSA GALLERY, RIEGO ST
Top Art: NZQA Student Exemplars Travelling Exhibition
Top Art is an annual touring exhibition featuring a selection of...
"Forged": Artist's Talk and Exhibition
Johanna Zellmer's touring exhibition "forged" explores issues of national identity and migration by ‘changing’ the status of iconic objects. In some works...
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...
"More chill...in a really good way"
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...
Art and Light Exhibition 15-30 AUG, 10-3PM DAILY, OTAGO MUSEUM
2015 is the UNESCO International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, ‘to promote sustainable development...
Graduate for Doris Lusk Residency
Zehavit Darlington is the recipient of the 2015 Doris Lusk Residency - a new award organised between Dunedin School of Art and Risingholme Community College...
See image galleries above for a selection of art works from our annual completing student exhibitions; SITE.
For all other student exhibitions see our exhibition archive pre-2013
or see featured videos on our home page.
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Please apply online and submit a portfolio. Refer to the application information page on this website for details about compiling a portfolio and for our entry requirements. Applications will be considered by portfolio review.
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Message from Head of School Professor Leoni Schmidt
Dear students, colleagues and friends of the Dunedin School of Art,
We are looking forward to a productive and creative 2015. I invite you to attend our weekly seminars, regular exhibitions and other events – these are free of charge and all are welcome. Please view the news and events at the top of the page and our facebook page to see what’s going on amongst our community of artists in the School.
The Dunedin School of Art is committed to hands-on studio skills training in conjunction with the conceptual development of our students. We aim to prepare students for lifelong work and participation in a wide range of arts-related fields. Our graduates are able to engage with the art world of the 21st Century and they make valuable contributions to communities wherever they find themselves.
I’m looking forward to working with you all through the new year, to seeing exciting work in progress by students and colleagues, and to welcoming visitors to our community and our events. My door is always open for students, parents, and all those interested in what we do in the Dunedin School of Art. Please come and talk to me if you have any ideas about how we can engage ever more widely with our communities.
Professor Leoni Schmidt Head: Dunedin School of Art. firstname.lastname@example.org