Bouquet Eleanor Cooper

6 March 2020 - 4 April 2020

Drawing on personal experiences as a field ranger in nature reserves, Bouquet presents new sculptures and photographs that recollect first-hand encounters, traces of human interaction and ecological findings. 

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Te kete rokiroki Hōhua Thompson

29 January 2020 - 29 February 2020

Te kete rokiroki is a venue for sharing and discussion through the collaborative maintenance of the māra kumara, which provides us with fertile ground and stable footing with which to grow our own narratives to take forward.

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

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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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