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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Robert Carter, Brendan Jon Philip, Stella Corkery, Ondřej Vicena.
The call to “design your own flag” aligns with a proud DIY culture, modern democracy and a wry antipodean humour. What does the referendum mean to Aotearoa’s largely apolitical and globalised youth? 

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Grey Goo Tully Arnot

2 September 2015 - 26 September 2015

The Blue Oyster welcomes spring to Dunedin with a solo exhibition by Sydney based artist Tully Arnot. Supported by the 2015 Blue Oyster Supporters Network, Grey Goo is Arnot’s first major exhibition in New Zealand.

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Accompanying Public Programme: Adrian Hall, Kim Pieters, Nick Knox, Stuart Griffiths

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vital bodies Curated by Georgina Watson

8 July 2015 - 1 August 2015

Georgette Brown, Wendelien Bakker, Anna Rankin, Sam Norton, Virginia Overell and Holly Childs.

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Excess Baggage Curated by Claudia Arozqueta

10 June 2015 - 4 July 2015

Gina Arizpe, Elena Astashova, Irina Birger, Claire Harris, Elena Kovylina. 
Excess Baggage explores and tests notions of displacement, challenge and endurance that are often the vector that shapes and forges the life of any given woman around the world.

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swfer Luke Munn

9 May 2015 - 6 June 2015

A Google Image search for the term ‘digital’ yields a cascade of luminous grids and network nodes, all in blue—a colour rarely found in living organisms because of the energy required to produce it.

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