Otago Polytechnic

The Dunedin School of Art Gallery


Experience fresh, vibrant, contemporary art in Dunedin.

A visit to the Dunedin School of Art Gallery is a visual feast. Whether you are embarking on a career as an artist, thinking about studying the visual arts or want to see what artistic talent Dunedin has to offer – the Dunedin School of Art Gallery welcomes you to view our upcoming exhibitions.  

The Dunedin School of Art Gallery:

  • showcases the talent of our undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as past students, academic staff, and other schools within Otago Polytechnic
  • has a continuous programme of events scheduled throughout the year
  • operates as a teaching space for Dunedin School of Art students
  • gives our students the opportunity to present their work professionally, both to fellow students and the public
  • allows our students to engage with the work of other artists and groups.

Dunedin School of Art Gallery Opening Times

  • The Gallery is open to the public during the school year.
  • Student Exhibitions are open to the public 10.00am to 4.00pm – Monday to Friday during Semesters 1 and 2. The Gallery is not open during school holiday periods. Please check Gallery schedule for current exhibitions.

Although the Gallery is not a commercial space, at the end of each year, final-year students exhibit their works at SITE, and many works are available for sale.



Explore and experience Dunedin School of Art Gallery.


Coming up in the Gallery 2019


18 February – 22 February

Dii Moffat

Master of Visual Arts, Postgraduate Season

25 February – 1 March

Andrea Muggerage

Master of Visual Arts, Postgraduate Season

4 March – 8 March

Michael Schouten 
Master of Visual Arts, Postgraduate Season

 11 March – 15 March

Michelle Wilkinson
the sixth
Master of Fine Arts, Postgraduate Season

19 March – 29 March (Monday 25th Holiday)

Get Staffed!

Dunedin School of Art Staff Exhibition 2019

2 April – 5 April and 8 April – 12 April (Friday, Monday, Tuesday Easter Holiday)

Areta Wilkinson + Mark Adams
Archives: Te Wāhi Pounamu (to be continued)
Nohoaka Toi Kai Tahu (Kai Tahu Artist in Residence) Exhibition by Areta Wilkinson

29 April – 3 May

Top Art Exhibition

A selection of NCEA Level 3 portfolios that achieved Excellence in 2018

21 May - 31 May

Emma Chalmers

Intersecting Architectures

3 June - 7 June 

Margo Barton

Fashion Artist in Residence 

10 June – 21 June

Tau Tai Artist in Residence Exhibition

This triennial Pacific Residency supports artists as advocates for Tautai and Contemporary Pacific Art

22 - 26 July

David Green
Bodies in Time

29 July – 2 August

Kim McAlevey

Postgraduate Exhibition

5 August – 16 August

Barbara Graf

Vienna-Exchange Exhibition

19 August – 30 August

Celebrate 2019

Art Otago Secondary Schools Exhibition

14 October – 25 October

Mark Braunias

Artist in Residence Exhibition

2 September – 6 September

Hayley Walmsley

Postgraduate Exhibition

16 September – 20 September

Kate Watts

Postgraduate Exhibition

23 September – 27 September

Tom Fox

Postgraduate Exhibition

4 November – 8 November

Night Class Exhibition

24 November - 29 November

SITE 2019

End of year exhibition for final year students