Console Whispers brings together the work of three Ōtepoti Dunedin based practitioners, Nick Austin, Campbell Patterson and Ed Ritchie.

Closing event: Friday 20 December, 5:30pm
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Using the framework of the Talmud, When a poor man eats a chicken, one of them is sick (but we sing, we still sing) interweaves various writings and re-writings of how to be Jewish and what it means to be Jewish today. With the script of Fiddler on the Roof acting as a contemporary iteration of Mishnah, the exhibition stands as both a critical investigation into and a love letter to contemporary Jewish culture.

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Arapeta Ashton

28 August 2019 - 5 October 2019

Blue Oyster is pleased to present Hā, an exhibition of new work by Moana Nui a Toi-based artist, Arapeta Ashton. Hā explores ways of seeing and understanding Parakiekie through the creative process, from a plant—kiekie—through to its final form as kākahu.

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Film Screening curated by Sonali Joshi and Mark Williams
Presented in partnership with CIRCUIT

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Rupua No.5 Bronte Perry

18 July 2019 - 24 August 2019

Religion and empire collide and convolute, binding itself to the settler state. It forcibly assimilates subjects into the colonial body—a good body, a moral body, a silent body. 

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UKU//UTU aims to disrupt the structure of a formal exhibition as a site for wānanga, where practitioners and guests with specialist knowledge will facilitate discussion around uku and its impact on relationships with ourselves, other people and places.

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OTHER [ōtepoti chinese] Alice Canton

15 June 2019 - 13 July 2019

OTHER [ōtepoti chinese] investigates the experiences of Chinese people in Ōtepoti, asking what it means to be Chinese—ethnically, culturally and socially—here and now. 

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If you have nothing nice to say considers the notion of empathy in public spaces; text and audio are used to explore the act of public platitude, as seen on people’s bodies, clothing and transportation. 

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Once More, with Feeling is an improvised, choreographic experiment in 4-D. The performers navigate a terrain of their own making, exploring choreography, time and space, whilst contending with the influence of an omnipresent, Clairvoyant Mr Fox.

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Better living everyone. Elisabeth Pointon

27 March 2019 - 27 April 2019

Under the guise of a double agent, working as Bookings Coordinator/Official Artist in Residence at a luxury car dealership, Elisabeth Pointon’s practice investigates how shared spaces are becoming sites for communal isolation. 

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