Joining the celebrations for this year’s Puaka Matariki Festival, Blue Oyster welcomes a new exhibition by Ngahuia Harrison, exploring one of Aotearoa’s most precious resources: wai.

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Exchange Uniform

7 May 2016 - 28 May 2016

We operate distinctly. North and South. The cities of Auckland and Dunedin. One sub-tropical, lush, loud, and neon. One gothic, gentle, and cool. Yet our punk whakapapa is transitory in nature. 

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The Ground Swallows You Matthew Galloway

6 April 2016 - 30 April 2016

The Ground Swallows You is a graphic investigation into the geopolitical implications of shipping on the high seas, beginning with a simple observation of a docked ship in Dunedin and landing in the far more complex, disputed territory of Western Sahara.

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Duty Free Art Hito Steyerl

6 April 2016 - 30 April 2016

Hito Steyerl's Duty Free Art (2014) strikes deep into art’s social function. Free-trade zones, where speculative art commodities are bought and sold invisibly and tax free, are, like civil wars, an important backbone of the international art business.

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Jim Allen’s News presents video and still documentation of three works by Mark Harvey responding to a performance by Jim Allen entitled News

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in the abstract Natalie Kittow

1 March 2016 - 2 April 2016

Christchurch based emerging artist Natalie Kittow presents a new video work developed for Blue Oyster featuring selected sites around Dunedin including the gallery itself. 

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Join us for an afternoon screening of Phytophillic, a curated programme of contemporary video art and archival footage focused on the photosynthetic among us. Organised by Ellie Irons and presented by Zina Swanson.

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Heavy to Hold Ana Iti

2 February 2016 - 27 February 2016

Having spent 3 weeks at the Caselberg Cottage in Broad Bay and working from the Blue Oyster studio space, Summer Resident Ana Iti opens the 2016 programme with Heavy to Hold. 

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summer of supine Juliet Carpenter

1 December 2015 - 23 December 2015

To conclude our 2015 programme of exhibitions Blue Oyster has commissioned a new video installation by Auckland based artist Juliet Carpenter.

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Live at the Slipping Fan Belt Tim Player

3 November 2015 - 28 November 2015

An exploration of some live art themes.

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