The 2015 OUSA Art Week aims to bring the Otago Campus alive for the week of the 3rd through 7th of August. The week also provides students an opportunity to sell and display their work with the main event: Student Art Exhibition & Sale. The week will also host the ever popular Gallery Crawl and if you want some inspiration why not sign up for the Artist/Writer Speed Dating event!

Student Art Exhibition & Sale
| Critic Installation | A'Shop Campus Street Art Project | 'A Toast to Individuality' | Art Tardis Installation | 'Before I Die' | P3 Foundation Installation

MONDAY - Post Grad Art Therapy Workshop
TUESDAY - 'A Tragic Delusion': Opening Preview
WEDNESDAY - Artist/Writer Speed Dating
THURSDAY - OUSA City Gallery Crawl

OUSA Student Art Exhibition & Sale

Location: Main Common Room | Date: Monday 3 – Friday 7 August | Time: 9am – 9pm daily | Price: Free

The 27th Annual Student Art Exhibition and SALE runs all week from Monday 3 August through to 12noon Friday 7 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!

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OUSA City Gallery Crawl

Location: All over the CBD | Date: Thursday 6 August |
5pm - late (gallery close times vary) | Price: Free

It just wouldn't be Art Week without the OUSA City Gallery Crawl and this year there are with plenty of galleries to choose from. It's a great opportunity to visit some of Dunedin’s galleries and studios in a relaxed atmosphere. 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.

Dunedin School of Art 5–7pm • Riego St (off Albany St)
Gone Potty 5:30–7:00pm • 7 Anzac Avenue
Dunedin Public Art Gallery 5:30–7:30pm • 30 The Octagon
Fresh & Fruity 5:30–7:30pm • 3rd floor, 140 George St (next to Farmers)
Gallery De Novo 5:30–7:30pm • 101 Lower Stuart St
Margaret Freeman/Studio 2 5:30–7:30pm • 83 Upper Moray Pl
The Attic 5:30–7:30pm • 3rd floor, 140 George St (next to Farmers)
Blue Oyster Art Project Space 5:30–8:00pm • 16 Dowling St
Brett McDowell Gallery 5:30–8:00pm • 5 Dowling St
Mint Gallery 5:30–8:00pm • 32 Moray Place
Allbell Chambers Galleries - Level 1: Space4U. Level 2: Cognitariat; Open Studios; Salon des Femmes 5:30–8:30pm • 127 Lower Stuart St
Moray Gallery 5:30–8:30pm • 55 Princes Street
Inge Doesburg 5:30–8:30pm • 6 Castle St
Otago Art Society 5:30–8:30pm • 1st Floor, Dunedin Railway Station, 22 Anzac Ave
Otago Wildlife Photography Exhibition @ Otago Museum 5:30–8:30pm • 419 Great King St
Quadrant Gallery 5:30–8:30pm • Bracken Court, 480 Moray Pl
Stuart Street Potters Co-op 5:30–8:30pm • 14 Stuart St
OUSA Student Art Exhibition & Sale 5:30–9:00pm • Union Hall, Otago University, 640 Cumberland St
State of Princes 5:30–9:00pm • 393 Princes St
Glory Box @ Dog with Two Tails 5:30pm–late • 25 Moray Pl

>> Download a PDF map here

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Artist/Writer Speed Dating

Location: Dog With Two Tails | Date: Wednesday 5 August | Time: 7-9pm | Price: Free (nibbles & discounted refreshments provided)

If you are an artist or creative looking for an aspiring author to document your work, an author wanting to match your words to an inspiring artist, or just want 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 and talk with other artists and writers in a speed dating format.

Please sign up by registering your interest HERE and get your name down for the Artist /Writer Speed Dating night during OUSA Art Week. Transport from the OUSA Rec Center to Dog with Two Tails will be available. Limited spots for the night, so registrations is essential.

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A Toast to Individuality

Location: Concrete Bollards in the Link | Date: Monday 3 – Friday 7 August | Price: Free

"Getting out of bed at 11, making nothing-on-toast, putting on damp clothes and wondering where it all went wrong #studentlife".

60 students from the Advertising Specialisation have been given the artist task of up-styling toast, as a metaphor for creative reinterpretation of their daily lives. From having ‘nothing on toast’ to ‘just getting by’ students may well believe that there is no better way to get through the broke days, with the dining able as the definition of monotony and the epitome of boredom, same as it has always been. Each of the bollards in the Link will be covered by large re-printed presentations of toast. Each individual art work will be accompanied by a short description in defiance of being broke, and highlights toast as the staple food of the student.

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A'Shop Campus Street Art Project

Location: Castle St Lecture Theatre| Date: 9am-4pm, until Friday 7 August | Price: Free

OUSA and The University of Otago have collaborated to bring you the international street artist group A’Shop to Dunedin that will extend Dunedin’s street art on to the campus. They are ecstatic to design and install a street art piece on the side of the Castle Lecture Theatre building and they will be working throughout Art Week to install this. Make sure you go check the progress out!

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Art Tardis Installation

Location: (Cumberland St entrance) The Link | Date: Monday 3 – Friday 7 August | Price: Free

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

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Critic Installation

Location: Main Common Room | Date: Monday 3 – Friday 7 August | Time: 9am – 9pm daily | Price: Free

Critic is celebrating being 90 years into their journalistic journey and have decided to put on an Art Week installation for all of you to enjoy. They will have lots of the old Critic front pages on display to admire as well as heaps of activities to do: from reading old Critics in beanbags, writing letters and illustrations to the editor, and even badge making! Come check it out for a great wee break from study. Don’t forget to check out the Student Art Exhibition + Sale while you are at it!

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Post Grad Art Therapy Workshop

Location: Evison Lounge, OUSA Rec Centre | Date: Monday 3 August | Time: 7.30 – 9.30pm | Price: $5 - sign up at the OUSA Rec. 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 Rec Centre before they are all gone!

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A Tragic Delusion – Opening Preview

Location: Blue Oyster Art Project Space, 16 Dowling Street | Date: Tuesday 4 August | Time: 5.30pm - Late | Price: Free

Blue Oyster Art Project Space will be having an opening preview for the exhibition ‘A Tragic Delusion’. This will showcase the works from Deanna Dowling, Tomas Richards, Cobi Taylor and Robyn Jordaan. Make sure you head along on Tuesday night to help support these artist!
There will also be the public programme which will include works from Adrian Hall, Kim Pieters, Nick Knox and Stuart Griffiths.

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‘Before I Die’

Location: The Link (main library entrance end) | Date: 3 - 7 August | Price: Free

Unicrew and OUSA have collaborated once again to bring awareness to volunteering through art. Check out the interactive wall and add your ideas and thoughts for everyone to view and think about what they want to achieve in their lifetime.

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P3 Foundation Installation

Location: The Link (main library entrance end) | Date: 3 - 7 August | Price: Free

P3 Foundation is New Zealand's leading youth movement with a vision to see extreme poverty end within our generation. They will be having a curious installation in the link to raise awareness to extreme poverty and what you can do to contribute towards ending extreme poverty.

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