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, Aritsts 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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    Public Seminars

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

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    Interdisciplinary symposia have followed since then, partnering with various departments at the Otago University and drawing speakers from various parts of the globe to discuss the focus theme. 

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    Art and Science Projects

    It is always hoped that not only artists and scientists can gain from this creative association, extending their respective cognitive and visual worlds, but that they can both offer the public.

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    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.