Art Week: 15-19 August 2016

Art Week is a great week to support and celebrate student art and to create more awareness of the exceptional art around Dunedin. This year’s Art Week is packed with events, activities and installations for everyone to enjoy! We will be back with the popular Student Art Exhibition + Sale and City Gallery Crawl, as well as many other great interactive installations and activities. You don’t have to be an enthusiastic art student to be part of this great week, as anyone can discover and appreciate art, so get involved!

Location: Union Hall
Date:
15 - 19 August
Time:
9am-9pm daily | Price: Free

The 28th Annual Student Art Exhibition and SALE runs all week from Monday 15 August through to 12noon Friday 19 August and is open 9am-9pm daily (excluding Friday with 12noon close) for your viewing pleasure. Take a study break and head on down to Union Hall to view some beautiful art from your fellow students, maybe even make a purchase!

Location: OUSA Aquatic Centre
Date:
Tuesday 16 August
Time:
7-9pm | Price: $10

Relax, sip some wine and bring along your creative flare to OUSA’s Paint + Sip Evening! No matter your artistic ability this is a fun, social evening, so no painting experience is needed. Esther Maihi will be walking you through step by step and throughout the night you will be provided with two glasses of wine and a selection of nibbles to allow for your creative juices to flow.

Registration is essential as there are limited spots available, register online here: https://ousanz.wufoo.com/forms/pzflx9k1lcr865/. Bring your $10 cash on the night. There will be free shuttles provided running outside the OUSA Clubs and Societies Centre. (Meet 10 minutes before, 6.50pm)

Location: Dog With Two Tails
Date:
Wednesday 17 August
Time:
7-9pm | Price: Free nibbles and discounted refreshments provided

If you are an artist, writer or creative looking to meet other creative people in Dunedin, come along to Dog with Two Tails to meet other art minded people in an informal network night. This is a great opportunity to meet, talk and socialise with other creatives in a speed dating format.

Please sign up by registering your interest at ousanz.wufoo.com/forms/p1rc9xav1t9gvxs/ and get your name down for Critic’s Creative Collision night during OUSA Art Week. Limited spots, so registrations is essential. Free shuttles will also be available.

Location: Galleries across the CBD
Date:
Thursday 18 August
Time:
5pm-late (various closing times)
Price:
Free

The OUSA City Gallery Crawl is a great night to explore the huge range of galleries that Dunedin has to offer. If you have never met the local arts community and you’re yearning for a fun art-filled experience – this one’s for you! Galleries open late with free refreshments at many and art for all. Starting point is at the Dunedin School of Art at 5pm with free van rides to town from 5.30pm.

Pick up your map from OUSA Main Reception, on the night or download the PDF here.

Location: Evison Lounge, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre
Date:
Monday 15 August
Time:
7.30pm - 9.30pm | Price: $5 - get your ticket from the Clubs & Socs Centre

The Otago University Post Grad Society (OUPS) have collaborated with OUSA to provide a Post Grad Art Therapy Workshop. Art therapy is rooted in the idea that self-expression through creative art can enhance one's mental and emotional wellbeing. Such creative art can also considerably help students in dealing with some of the emotional challenges associated with their postgraduate studies. Ms. Brenda Nyhof, a local artist will be managing and demonstrating painting techniques for post graduate students.

All equipment needed will be supplied but there are only 20 slots available, so make sure you buy your ticket at the Clubs & Societies Centre before they are all gone!

Location: Main Common Room Stage (next to Union Hall entrance)
Date:
Monday 15 - Friday 19 August
Time:
10am - 4pm (Fri 10am - noon)
Price:
Free

The future is here! Come try the world of virtual reality by using the HDC Vive and the amazing Google Tilt Brush software to design and create 3D art. This is sure to leave your mind blown and get your creative juices flowing.

Make sure you book in a 15 minute slot through the link below or at the Exhibition information desk to secure your spot! http://doodle.com/poll/4c9wrnixgh8x3pzt

If you need any inspiration, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TckqNdrdbgk

Location: The Link
Date:
Monday 15 - Friday 19 August
Time:
9am – 5pm (Friday till noon)
Price:
Free

Help colour in the Giant Scarfie landscape created by the talented Jonny Waters. This 3.4M x 1.8M wall will be mesmerising to watch over the week as it comes alive with colour. Make sure you lend a hand at colouring it in throughout the week.

Location: Union Courtyard
Date:
Monday 15 - Friday 19 August
Price:
Free

We will be bringing the campus to life with colour by hanging colourful giant pom poms in the old walnut tree in the Union Courtyard and making a colourful tea cosy for the closest tree to OUSA for everyone to admire and bring colour to the week.

Location: Main Common Room
Date:
Monday 15 - Friday 19 August
Price:
Free

2016 is the 30th Anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform. To mark this occasion, OUSA Queer Support invites people to participate in a collaborative weaving. Choose some fabric and help us weave together our diverse identities so we can move forward into the next 30 years with community support and strength. For more information contact q.support@ousa.org.nz

Location: The Link Windows
Date:
Monday 15 - Friday 19 August
Price:
Free

Come help grow the Creativitree by adding your thoughts to the given leaf post it notes and watch the tree come bloom and grow over the week.

Location: The Link
Date:
Monday 15 - Friday 19 August
Price:
Free

UniCrew will be putting together an interactive installation that combines the might of kindness with handfuls of colourful confetti.

Art Tardis Installation

Location: The Link (East end)
Date:
Monday 15 - Friday 19 August
Price:
Free

Art Tardis will be placing their glass box gallery specifically designed for 3D works and installations in The Link. Make sure you check it out over Art Week.

Image: Yellow Eyes | Delavoie Julien

Location: Special Exhibitions Gallery, Otago Museum Date: Open until Sunday 16 October 2016 Price: Free

See the winners of the 17th annual Otago Wildlife Photography Competition, alongside a hand-picked selection of entries. Explore the natural world through still and moving images of animals, plants and human impact on the environment, as captured by Otago’s amateur photographers and videographers.

otagomuseum.nz/whats-on/see/exhibition/2016-otago-wildlife-photography-exhibition

Image: Yellow Eyes | Delavoie Julien

Image:
JANE DODD
Bits 2014
Ebony, lignum vitae, boxwood, cow bone, dye, sterling silver. 
Courtesy of the artist. 
Photo: Studio la Gonda

Location: Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Octagon Date: Open until Monday 24 October 2016 Price: Free

The distinct vision of a contemporary artist can offer a new lens through which to see our everyday – reshaping the intersections between the familiar, the ridiculous and the magnificent.  This exhibition brings together recent works by four contemporary New Zealand artists currently working in Dunedin – Nick Austin, Jane Dodd, Scott Eady and Rachel H. Allan.  Their diverging views offer opportunities to examine our relationships with everyday places, spaces, objects and materials – celebrating the absurd, re-valuing the ordinary, or escaping into fantasy.

dunedin.art.museum/exhibitions/now/ridiculous_sublime