Otago Polytechnic

Art and Research 

Strong and reliable research is a vital component to produce quality artworks, at Dunedin School of Art. We offer a varied and growing suite of research-based programmes for postgraduate students and masters candidates which encourage multidisciplinary collaborations and connections with community. 

Students are continuously adapting to constant change in national and international contemporary practices. Throughout the year there is a weekly seminar programme of guest speakers, artists in residence and visiting artists to complement studio practice. In addition special projects and symposia are held each year to encourage cross-disciplinary research and the sharing of practice and systems.

 

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    Art Public Seminars

    International and national speakers will present on a variety of topics in a weekly seminar series on Thursday lunchtimes at Dunedin School of Art. This program is supported by Fred Staub Open Art. 

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    Art Symposia

    Annual interdisciplinary symposia, partnering with various departments at the Otago University and drawing speakers from various parts of the globe, to discuss the theme for the year. 

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    Art and Science Projects

    Artists and scientists form creative associations, extending their respective cognitive and visual worlds in an annual ArtScience collaborative project.

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    Postgraduate

    We offer a wide range of postgraduate qualifications through world-class resources, flexible study options and hands-on research methodology enable aspirations to specific employment opportunities.  

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    Research stories

    Be inspired by how our staff expertise supports their teaching in hands-on learning environments and building capability in the real-world.